At the end of Week 2, I submitted my rough draft for my professor to review. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the work I had put into my design document paid off. My professor was mostly happy with my design document. He did have some suggestions for me to improve it, which I fully expected; however, I was in much better shape than I expected to move forward for the semester. I was relieved to not have to start over and that I just needed to make some minor revisions to my document.
After revising my document based on my instructor’s feedback, it was time for peer feedback. I was very nervous about this part as I didn’t really know who would be in my group. I shouldn’t have worried. My partner was awesome and provided the feedback quickly after we were assigned to our respective groups. Furthermore, I was very lucky in that the feedback she supplied was both insightful and helpful. After reviewing her perspective on my document, I have a better understanding of how a new instructor or instructional designer would interpret my design document.
For the most part, I learned that my design document was in good shape. She had some grammatical suggestions which I followed and she also recommended that a few sentences be modified for clarification purposes. The best part of her peer feedback is that she gave me some insight on the flow of my document. What I mean by that are the little details that I overlooked that make sense to me but not to an outsider reading my document, such as the shorthand name I used for my course, BUSL. It’s clear to me that BUSL stands for Business Library but it wasn’t to my peer.
One area that she made a suggestion to change but I didn’t was the numbering system I used for my goals and objectives. I didn’t delineate my goals and objectives as G.1 and O.1. I used a numbering system that my professor in CECS 5210 recommended, which was 1 and 1.1, 1.2, etc. I like the simplicity of that system and left my numbering system as is.
Other than that one major area, I did try to revise my document based on the suggestions of my peer. I do hope that the feedback I provided her was appreciated and considered in turn. I expect that the changes I made have improved my design document and that by the end of the semester I will have created an awesome course!
Levine, A. (2014, May 26). Got feedback? [Digital image]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/14279306964/in/album-72157638934279076/