Author Archives: DaveHallmon

About DaveHallmon

With experience in web, graphic, and instructional design, Dave maintains a balance between what is efficient and effective in every message. He always focuses on the why and how rather than "just doing it" to get the job done. By day he works at a leading university designing online courses that support 9,000 students in 64 countries. He works directly with faculty to brainstorm, design, and develop their online instruction utilizing the Adobe suite. He also teaches for the university as an adjunct faculty member in the area of web design. By night he is a devoted husband, father, freelancer, and adventurer of the outdoors. His other interests include LifeHacker, Science Fiction and Hayao Miyazaki movies, Settlers of Catan, and coffee with friends. He currently lives in St. Louis and has an M.S. in Instructional Design and aspires to pursue a professional degree in content marketing and strategy. Visit the links below for more information about his interests and design work.

A Primer for Content Managers 

Have you come across Doug’s post on LinkedIn? Lynda.com: What Content Managers Do (and Why They’re So Important) Doug’s point about the behind the scenes effort of a Content Manager doesn’t communicate the severity of the need for content management. … Continue reading

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How can we get our clients to play the “What If” game?

Can we all agree that technology can sometimes be a double-edged sword? Some technology can cause people to lose their job because it is replaced by technology. Although, some technology can make new jobs possible. For example, according to Wikipedia, … Continue reading

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Designing Discomfort Into “Free” Games…

Airports purportedly design the baggage claim areas to be uncomfortable in order to minimize crowds. What are other examples where designers deliberately create an unhappy user experience? Check out Quora to see what others have been sharing. See, What are … Continue reading

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What are some ways to cut corners, save time, and be more efficient at developeing eLearning?

Be sure that you check out Google’s UX designer, Michael Margolis, tips on productive design (see Google Ventures On 8 Shortcuts For Better, Faster Design Research). Do these apply to eLearning or instructional design? Of course they do 🙂 Start … Continue reading

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How will social media change the #WorldCup?

The World Cup officially kicked off yesterday! While I am not a fan of soccer or sports in general I am interested to see the effects of social media on such a major social event. Twitter has been planning ahead … Continue reading

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Using digital stories in elearning

Originally posted on Making a difference:
Digital stories are a quick meaningful way to get a message across. They are stories told using technology that include a combination of images and audio to tell a tale. Digital stories have advantages in that you can…

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Check Out Stanford Online’s 2013 In Review Report

Be sure to check out “Stanford Online: 2013 in Review.” For a quick summary of the report, check out Campus Technology’s article, Stanford Report Shares Snapshot of Online Learning. The report discusses that since fall 2012 they have delivered four … Continue reading

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