Sara Brady's Farewell to the MALTL Program
Providing a teaching demonstration in a local school and donating materials.
The English Kit
My charity project.
I was able to travel frequently while obtaining my degrees.
However, I think this course could be greatly improved for future students. The main issues I found with this course were the generally repetitive nature of the weekly assignments and the lack of a clear match between what the assignment required and the past assignments at my disposal. Having learnt so much about instructional design from this program, I would expect more variety and creativity in the assignments in our capstone class.
Overall, the class was beneficial. I believe there is always room for improvement and this class helped show there are many ways that one can present the same assignment, and reach the objective.
The MATLT Program
The most beneficial points for me were learning about instructional design and exploring different online tools and technologies. I believe these online tools provide a lot of future potential in how we present information in online courses.
To improve the program, I would like to see a greater variety of online tools featured. I would also like to see these tools incorprated into our online classrooms as examples of how they can be used to deliver information.
The Final Project
I believe the final project could be improved in several ways. First, I would spread the work of the final project out over a few smaller assignments. The assignments could be exploring online options to present e-portfolios, finding resources or writing a rough draft/summary of each week's assignments. This would allow the student to work on the project over time, and leave more time at the end of the course for design and creativity in how the information is presented.
I am very happy that I decided to continue on to an MA program. I feel this program is helpful in my current job and will provide additional opportunities in the future.