What is knowledge? Merriam-Webster defines knowledge as information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education, awareness of something, the state of being aware of something, the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association, acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique (Merriam-Webster, 2015). Instructional Designers (ID) serve as knowledge agents transforming information to the learner that clearly communicates the intent of the teacher or ID. ID’s are professional learning designers, trainers and project managers that utilize many tools to create and distribute knowledge to a variety of content management platforms. In today’s rapidly growing age of technology the need to develop engaging and innovative approaches to training is paramount (McDonald, 2014). With the Web 2.0 technologies distance learning continues to expand using an array of platforms for providing engaging and innovative knowledge. I myself am a distance learning enthusiast. I began taking distance learning courses in 2000. I enjoy the autonomy as well as the flexibility to study at my convenience. Distance learning simplifies my lifetime learning objectives and I am eager to see this platform transform and develop as technology continues to advance. Please join me on this evolving knowledge journey.
McDonald, Mary E. (2014). Jones and Bartlett Learning Developing Instructional Objectives Chapter 3. Retrieved from http://www.jblearning.com/samples/0763740233/40233_ch03_final.pdf
Merriam-Webster. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knowledge