Use of a learning management system (Blackboard)
ID Model and the Rational
For the purpose of the instructional design for the Washington County, SC School District, Ichose the ASSURE model which was presented by Heinich, Molenda, Russell and Smaldino in1999. Since this is a face-to-face training workshop and it also presents utilizing technologytools, the ASSURE model provides these essentials. This model is a classroom-oriented andfocuses on media and technology. ASSURE is an acronym for
Analyze learners, State objectives,Select
Utilize media and materials, Require learner participation
Evaluate and revise
.This model starts out with a thorough learner analysis including the learners’ attributes andlearning styles. For this particular classroom and lesson subject, we require a model whichemphasizes learner analysis and setting up the objectives. The reason is that the instructionaldesigner needs to gather some personal and professional information of the teachers to meet theirneeds. Moreover, the emphasis on the outcomes helps the instructional designer to set upappropriate objectives that fit the learners’ goals. In order to have effective learning, the learnersneed to interact in the process, and this model provides this participation.The abovementioned reasons were the critical issues for this instructional design, however, othercomponents of this model such as utilizing media and evaluation methods impact the teachingprocess and the results of the workshop.