I’m not a prolific blogger. I blog when I’m inspired so there could potentially be months between posts. I thought two blogs on my website, how am I going to do that. I’m going to reserve this space for thoughts, quotes, advice and inspirations. Some fun things if you will. Plus I recently downloaded Adobe Post, it has lots of free photos that you can put text over.
I follow inVision on Facebook. It’s a web design company that I think is really creative. Nick Fredman posted an article on the in Blog about becoming a Unicorn. What is a Unicorn? It’s a designer who codes. I don’t know why this continually surprises me but there are parallels in the design world and […]
I’ve been working in PowerPoint a lot lately. It made me think about grad school and reading Edward Tufte. If you do a Google search you can read his writing about PPT and the Challenger disaster or here’s a brief essay about PPT being evil from Wired. It’s a fine tool for presentations when it’s […]
I came across this quote from Cammy Bean and I’m not sure where it came from. I read her book The Accidental Instructional Designer with a co-worker that I was mentoring. This is a great quote. eLearning can be incredibly dry and we as IDs/eLearning Developers have it within our power to do something to change […]
I sent a message to an Instructional Technologist friend and said something about when I design training, I’ve found that learners will only tolerate so much “cheese.” I explained that you can make activities fun but too much fun and learners think it’s cheesy. To which he replied, “I don’t design cheese. I design engaging, […]
This had to be my favorite quote of all of ATDTK 2016. If we are just going to make learners read slide after slide of text, wouldn’t a handout or an email serve the same purpose? (I love Adobe Post by the way. It’s a cool iPhone app to put text over photos.)
Matt Nathanson is my Instructional Design partner. I love music. When I’m stuck or need a break it helps me to take my mind off of my project work for a little bit. When I’m getting close to a deadline I can put my headphones on and just keep going. Matt Nathanson is pretty cool […]