A sample lesson for those just starting the course (please use another participant's submission over this one if you can)
1. What is your target audience for the instructional item that you created? (Age/grade/subject/etc)
This is designed for adult learners taking a professional development course called "Presentation Zen". It is on how to give better presentations, including ones that use Power Points. It is old... it was originally created in 2009 and the most recent revision was in 2014.
2. What are the objectives for the instructional item (what did you want students to learn)?
The main objective for the lesson is for learners to understand the concept of Presentation Zen in basic terms, but more importantly to understand that the process of learning is one of discovery more so than simply "figuring it out".
I have objectives for my own purposes in teaching the class. I wanted the lesson to establish a certain instructional tone and to interject some humor into the course, since it is entirely online. Plus, by using personal experiences and anecdotes, it helps to reinforce the message.
3. What is one question that you would like fellow teachers to answer?
The lesson is not very interactive. What would be something that you would add to make it more interactive, that helps a person learn more about the content without becoming busy-work?