I particularly liked this class period's discussion of rationales for use of ISD: the process being timeless, the fact that ISD has no opinions/the idea that ISD has no bias toward any specific delivery system, and the help that ISD identifies design problems. I enjoyed presenting and found Reigeluth's Elaboration Theory interesting--my group was great.  As for the other ISD models, I enjoyed hearing of varying methods, but I think that the ADDIE model does take the best from all of the models--Merrill's, Kirkpatrick's, the Dick and Carey Model, Gagne's, Wiggins and McTigge's, the Smith and Ragan Model, Rapid Prototyping, and Kemp's Instructional Design Model.  Whereas many of the models overlapped, and many were cyclical in process involving many steps of evaluation, I appreciate that we are sticking with one model throughout the class rather than trying to incorporate many ISD models into varying projects.  I appreciated hearing about other models, but, again, feel happy we are sticking with one, and the clearest one at that.  Hooray!

Incorporating this week's reading with last week's class, I think that analysis is, in fact, the most important step of the ISD process.  Models that focused less on analysis (such as the prototype model)  seemed to lack the power that models that embraced analysis (such as the ADDIE model) have.  As I mentioned in my response to the readings, applying an ISD model without analysis is like doing an AP calculus problem without writing out every step, and then, when something goes wrong, not being able to see the logic that occurred in the first place.  I think Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction adequately addresses analysis, and I also think that Reigeluth's Elaboration Theory adequately analyzes a project while producing--the analysis happens simultaneously with the aspects of performing the ISD: as the learner zooms in and out on a problem, the learner becomes the designer through analysis of the problem.  Great class!    
I found last class period (Tuesday, January 15, 2013) really fun!  I love making Weebly sites!  I am still uncertain about some aspects of the class--I am nervous to make/edit videos, etc., but I hope that as the class progresses, I will learn how to do a lot.  For instance, I know that I was wary of making a Weebly site before Tuesday, but it turned out to be a great experience.  I particularly like how this class centers around doing and not just discussion.  I know that dialogue is an important part of the process, but I love creating, as well.

I was most excited about the hyperlink e-portfolio model.  I want to incorporate it for the vita section of my web page.  The model of a hyperlink e-portfolio given in the module section of Canvas looked so accessible to viewers of the e-portfolio.  

I found the discussion by Helen Barrett interesting.  Despite my love of creating over discussion, I agree that metacognitive learning is the most important way to self-regulate learning, as she said.  I used the golden circle model in another part of my life this week--somewhat nerdy, but true--outlining what, how, and why I wanted to write something for an online magazine, and I found out a lot of things about my motives.    

Thanks for a great week!