My EDUC 891 class met for the second time. After being introduced to FirstClass (for our discussion posts), we dove into a discussion of the readings. We talked a bit about "affordances" of various technologies. There was also some discussion about the historical background of ID (Instructional Design). In particular, Bloom (with his taxonomy) and the question of "formative assessment" (Scriven) and "criterion referenced assessment" (Glaser) made an impact on the way ID developed.
I also borrowed a copy of "Oversold and Underused" by Larry Cuban. Sounds like a great read! I'll let you know what I think.