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Wither we like it or not, technology solutions are cheap and the go to panacea for training

I came across another discussion on the Chief Learning Officer Magazine group on LinkedIn started by Ladan Nikravan Senior Editor at MediaTec Publishing. As the pace of organizations has increased and technology has become a convenient enabler, has the learning … Continue reading

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eLearning Manifesto: Can we break the multifaceted pattern of bad eLearning?

Yesterday I started a blog series about a recent movement in eLearning or perhaps a “manifesto” of sorts by introducing The eLeanring Manifesto Instigators. What an amazing group of professionals in the field of Instructional Design and eLearning that banded … Continue reading

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How Can Instructional Designers Avoid The Sharks?

A few months back I discussed why Instructional Designers should have a “chess game” design perspective in mind… and hoped to dig into “some guiding principles for their practice” that Jason MaDonald proposed in his 2010 article in Educational Technology, … Continue reading

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The Parallels of Instructional Design & Ferrari

I recently came across an episode of Ultimate Factories, which showcased the Ferrari Factory in Italy. The Ferrari factory which produces the car that everyone dreams of owning and few ever do, has some striking similar characteristics to the field … Continue reading

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Designers should drive change through continual cycles of creation…

This is my 3rd post discussing a recent article in TechTrends, by Jason McDonald—The Creative Spirit of Design. The article discusses characteristics that instructional designers, like myself, may exemplify. This post specifically deals with the second characteristic of the “Creative … Continue reading

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Designers should envision the unexpressed and unrealized…

This post discusses a recent article in TechTrends, by Jason McDonald—The Creative Spirit of Design. The article discusses three characteristics instructional designers, like myself, may exemplify, i.e., imagination, creation-oriented, and inter-disciplinary action. This post specifically deals with the first characteristic … Continue reading

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Designers should have a “chess game” design perspective in mind…

This post discusses a recent article in TechTrends, by Jason McDonald—The Creative Spirit of Design. The article discusses three characteristics instructional designers, like myself, may exemplify, i.e., imagination, creation-oriented, and inter-disciplinary action. These will be tentatively discussed in subsequent posts … Continue reading

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Getting and/or Redesigning Content

The following are some notes that I will use for a presentation that I am giving to my department about how, I as a designer, get or redesign content that I receive from instructors for their online courses. Each heading … Continue reading

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Why not just focus on the project?

I came across an article recently on Get Buttoned Up which is a blog about learning to “live an organized life not a life of organization.” It is worth a sub to your Google Reader if you are interested in … Continue reading

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How & When Do You Turn Work Down?

As a new freelancer, it’s hard to turn down work, especially when you need it so much. You almost have to take all that you can get, especially in an uncertain economy. Being that I am only a part-time freelance … Continue reading

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