The Articulate e-Learning blog had a great post about the difference between teaching and informing, and the value of an instructional design degree in the real world.
The blog post opens with a brief discussion of what educators are using instructional media software for. Are we using it to entertain and inform, or are we actually designing effective instructional activities?
Instructional design implies instruction. But much of what’s created with the eLearning applications is less about learning and more about sharing information. It’s really more interactive multimedia content than it is interactive instructional design.
The rest of the e-Learning blog post is worth reading should you have an interest in effective teaching practices.
I thought this was right in line with the theme for my week: a total perspective shift on how I teach!