Marc LaTourette

Instuctional Design Portfolio

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Teach the tasks, not just the tools.

The series of tasks that comprise a job duty or responsibility are greater than any tool set used in their accomplishment. Teach the entirety of the task, its requirements, procedure and acceptable results. Then provide guidance on error resolution, trouble-shooting and subsequent decision-making. Otherwise, write user manuals.

Exploit the medium.

Provide targeted feedback and remediation. Create scaffolded task simulations. Direct learners to what needs to be learned. It can and should be done.

Learning is work.

If instructional products do not require the learner to perform at least something, then what were you trying to accomplish in the first place? Please, challenge your learners.