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Content without design is just stuff!

What an amazing reminder from Joe Pulizzi of Content Marketing Institute that content without strategy is just stuff! Here today I would like to posit that this is the same is the same for instructional design. Content without design is … Continue reading

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“Labels Do Matter” A brief look at IBSTPI Competencies for Instructional Designers

In a previous posting, “Labels Do Matter” A Brief Survey of Instructional Design Job Posting Titles I presented a litany of “labels” that I found on sites like HigherEdJobs, The Chronicle, Monster, Indeed, and LinkedIn (not linked i.e., requires authentication) when … Continue reading

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“Labels Do Matter” A Brief Survey of Instructional Design Job Posting Titles

An interesting article that I remember reading a few years ago, Labels Do Matter by Patrick Lowenthal who I collaborate with on Twitter and the ITForum. Here he discussed the difficulty of various labels that professionals in our field hold, … Continue reading

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Is there only one answer to the eLearning problems that you look at? Then you are not being imaginative enough…

I have been enjoying absorbing the first lecture in a recent MOOC I am involved with through NovoEd, called Creativity: Music to My Ears. It started this week and the instructor, Tina Seeling from Stanford University shared that her ultimate … Continue reading

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eLearning Manifesto: The current way of eLearning doesn’t add up to a “serious” effort for the designer or the student…

I have been blogging in a series about a recent movement in eLearning started by some key members or “instigators” of our field, Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, Clark Quinn, and Will Thalheimer. Their “manifesto” of sorts is called the eLeanringManifesto.org. … Continue reading

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The eLeanring Manifesto Instigators

While I wasn’t able to fully participate in the Google + hangout on March 13th 2014 (see http://google.com/+ElearningmanifestoOrg2014/) because I was attending another conference, I was able to participate in the live backchannel via Twitter using the hash, #elearningmanifesto. Thankfully … Continue reading

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Darth Vader vs. Two Face: A LRNchat discussion of Emotional Intelligence…

Enjoyed LRNchat last night I am still chewing on the article and heated discussions that we had there involving Emotional Intelligence (EQ) described in a Jan. 2nd 2014 article by Adam Grant found on The Atlantic.   The Dark Side … 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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Guiding principles to help us be more intentional about our course designs…

I found Tom Kuhlmann guiding principles inspiring today in an attempt to get all of us designers intentional about our course designs. Sounds like a no brainier… would we not be intentional? Here is what he shared: Even if the … 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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