Okay, unpanic. I've done the readings, I'm exploring learning objects and feel like I may be getting a handle on them. Now it's time to start with DCC:
- Assess needs to identify the instructional goal - I really need to settle on this tonight. Do I want to do something for my students, or for teachers? I'll use the TEKS, either way, but the language might be a bit different. No, not for a learning object, would it? By definition, the L.O. is supposed to be reusable in different contexts. I need to include the needs, goals and generally describe the learners, performance context and tools available. Hmm.
- Instructional goal analysis - this will be very time-consuming I suspect, based on my tendency to go overboard on minute details. This is something I will have to watch closely. I should end up with a diagram (Gliffy?) of the main steps as well as the KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes) required to perform each of the main steps. Oh! And don't forget to designate the entry behaviors.