504 Week 3 – Trials and Tribulations within my LMS build.
Well, its nice to have the D2L presentations done and start putting all of that great learning into practice. My head has been swimming with all the information provided, and I’m slowly synthesizing it all into a workable D2L LMS. Working on this project has really brought home to me how important design can be in communicating ideas, and making the information provided user friendly. Joe Sparano’s quote “Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” has been ringing in my ears as I move around modules and activities in the D2L environment. It occurs to me that during my past VIU courses I haven’t really thought about how the content has been organized and presented to us students. I know I will not look at it the same way after having the opportunity to “look under the hood” and see how everything fits together.
Working on my course has been at times both frustrating and rewarding. I tend to learn best by just jumping in and figuring the tools out as I go. It was great to have the presentations fresh in my mind as I explored, but feel that most of my true learning came from making mistakes and fixing them as I went. At this point I think most of D2L site is there, I just need to go through it all and make sure it is working! Feels good to know that each subsequent D2L build will be faster and smoother!