My final assignment for my grad school program was to write an essay reflecting on what I had learned. This included tying my newly-gained knowledge to the curriculum standards as defined by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI), and how my knowledge would help me in my career.
So once again, I ran into the paradigm of my graduate program not being designed for a senior-citizen simply trying to accomplish a life goal. I decided to use this essay assignment as another design challenge in presenting a technical paper with specific objectives.
This essay proved to be surprisingly difficult to write. But I do like the presentation format, and plan to use this again in future web-based writing assignments.