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Peer Review

Introduction to Instructional Design

by Cheryl Bielema


Overall Rating:

3 stars
Content Quality: 3 stars
Effectiveness: 3.5 stars
Ease of Use: 3 stars
Reviewed: Mar 26, 2013 by Faculty Development
Overview: A quick time PowerPoint presentation that is narrated by the author I assume. Deals with material relating to online teaching and planning of courses. Her caveats are helpful to the beginner in this area of course development
Learning Goals: The goal seems to be in helping faculty develop online courses, what to do and what not to do. There is also some information from other sources besides the presenter.
Target Student Population: Faculty interested in online course development
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None
Type of Material: A PowerPoint presentation(although not many slides) with an abbreviated outline of the material detailed by comments from the presenter.
Recommended Uses: This would be a one time tutorial for someone interested in online course preparation. One would simply watch/listen to it, perhaps take some notes or print the slides.
Technical Requirements: You need Quick Time installed and running.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 3 stars
Strengths: A basic overview of online teaching and the different environment and challenges that it creates.
Concerns: Very difficult site to navigate if you want to jump around or over slides.The narrative could be more engaging. Since this was originally produced in 2004 so items may be dated

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 3.5 stars
Strengths: It gives one some guidance at a basic level.
Concerns: There is no visual interest, just the slides with basic outline ideas of what the speaker is talking about. There seemed to be some background noise.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 3 stars
Strengths: Very easy to use. No problems of any kind.
Concerns: It would be helpful if you could navigate between slides

Other Issues and Comments: Probably only useful for the true novice.