Instructional design is a unique meta-field with a rich history. I created a timeline that describes major milestones in the field's history.
What small group activities can instructional designers and teachers use to generate ideas and promote participation? The University of Waterloo's Centre for Teaching Excellence suggests seven small-group activities:
In addition, post-it notes are a helpful tool to promote idea generation. Post-It.com offers some creative suggestions.
Once ideas have been created and organized, groups have to work together to reach a consensus on the best idea. One method to accomplish this objective is Dot Voting, also known as Sticker Voting.
For anyone interested, I have a personal blog titled My Journey to Know the Savior where I share reflections about Jesus Christ.