This journal records my real struggles as a freelancer. When no one tells me what to do, no deadlines have been assigned to me, I lost my momentum on bad days due to fear of uncertainty.
"Am I good enough to do this?" "Will my ideas be challenged by the clients?" "Is this the right move?" All those self-doubts slowed me down.
It turned out simple things won't happen easily. The golden learning theories are not good enough to persuade the clients to buy e-learning. After struggling for 3 months, now I have learned to accept my initial ugly ideas. Saying it's ok to show an imperfect solution actually encouraged me to do the work. Here's how i overcame my procrastination.
What strategies can we use to make learning effective? When i studied in HKU, I got a good answer from Dr.Hew. Here're a summary of the e-learning strategies based on learning outcomes.
I like using the 5-E learning cycle model (Jensen et al., 2015) to foster student active learning. The 5-E learning cycle, which is mainly a student-centered constructivist model, consists of five learning phases (Jensen et al., 2015) (see Table 1). The first three phases (engage, explore, and explain) are used to facilitate content attainment, while the last two (elaborate, and evaluate) are the ones in which students apply the content learned.
Below are a series of online courses telling how to create a MOOC
It's been three months since I worked as an Instructional Designer in a private college. As a fresh graduate, I felt both excited and nervous about this new job, which needs to create online courses on how to use some softwares and create a MOOC. I can apply most of what I learned in the past 5 years in the program of Information Technology in Education, like how to make an animation, record screen, editing video, audio and poster. At the same time, I lack of skills of real training and consulting experience, and don't know how to start and manage a new project.