Ma ka hana ka 'ike . . . In working one learns

Three Years in a Lifetime of Learning

It was gratifying to review the work from the last three years and difficult to select the artifacts for this section because there were so many from which to choose. 

For each work selected I have tried to include a reflection that
  • describes how technology and teaching strategies were utilized
  • connects the product to appropriate standards (AECT) and the literature,
  • explains how the product was conceived, and
  • describes how feedback received from peers and faculty was integrated into the final
      development of the product.


To view coursework leading to the M.Ed. in Educational Technology and the Certificate in Online Learning & Teaching, go to the Coursework page.

OTEC 2008 - First Year Group Instructional design project ETEC 603

The pace of the first-year in the OTEC program was overwhelming. Together the four courses were an introduction to educational technology - from educational foundations to technologies to research to instructional design. Each of the four core courses required projects that foreshadowed the creation of the final master's project. It was a stretch to work online, where no one can sit quietly and anonymously in the back of the class. Work is all published, shared, and provided with feedback from peers and instructors. It was also a stretch to return to higher education after such a long time, albeit exciting and stimulating. This first year artifact is an instructional design project from ETEC 603.

First Year Individual Final Project ETEC 600 - Creating a proposal for needs analysis

The final project  for ETEC 600, a Needs Analysis, is provided for the first year to demonstrate individual understanding of the ID process.

Multimodal * Multimedia Instruction - thank goodness my life coincided with Web2.0

One of the most valuable and serendipitous outcomes of the OTEC program was the rise of Web2.0 tools during my time in the program. Two projects are featured from ETEC 661, in which Jings and Podcasts were used to deliver instruction. I still use both of these tools in my classroom to provide support for all students. 

Learning Objects - Ubiquitous  Learning - Building Collaborative Learning Spaces

Now I understand the idea of ubiquitous learning. Learning objects are  utilitarian tools that allow instructors to create objects that are portable, transferable, and mutable. The idea of repositories of learning objects contributes to the concept of ubiquitous learning.