Instructional Design

70/20/10, Blended Learning, and Ecosystems

Lots of buzzwords in the title of this post! And, my, the controversy surrounding a couple of them lately! I’ve been casually observing the conversations around these topics, and I have decided to insert my two cents. I love that we are becoming more comfortable with questioning what we do and how we do it in L&D,… Continue reading 70/20/10, Blended Learning, and Ecosystems

Instructional Design

10 Things Instructional Designers Hate to Hear

This post is in response to eLearning Heroes’ eLearning Challenge #54.  10 Things Instructional Designers Hate to Hear [in no particular order] “What’s so hard about what you do, anyway?” “Ohhh I understand. So you create that boring stuff that the HR department makes me sit through.” “How could you possibly create training on something… Continue reading 10 Things Instructional Designers Hate to Hear

Instructional Design · Project Management · Quality Assurance

Quality assurance, shmality assurance! Who needs it!

The value of quality assurance is often underestimated.  I hate to even admit the number of times I have had to explain to higher-ups why it should never be the place to “save time and money.” While it is temping to settle for “good enough” and sacrifice the time-intensive process that can be quality assurance,… Continue reading Quality assurance, shmality assurance! Who needs it!

Instructional Design

Learning Solutions as Minimum Viable Products (MVP)

Minimum viable products (MVP) are popular for many things, including software products and applications, start-up companies or concepts, etc. MVP are typically defined as products with the highest rate of return on investment with low risk. An MVP approach is usually preferred when you want to get something to the market quickly to test it… Continue reading Learning Solutions as Minimum Viable Products (MVP)

Instructional Design

Reframing What It Means to Thoroughly “Understand” Something

[Published on LinkedIn] I stumbled upon this picture in my LinkedIn feed recently. I have no idea who posted it or where it came from, but it struck me. Think about what it says for a moment. Do you agree with what it says? Why or why not? In my experience working with subject matter… Continue reading Reframing What It Means to Thoroughly “Understand” Something

Instructional Design

You only thought you knew how to reheat pizza…

[Published on LinkedIn] We frequent the local Pizza Hut, especially during football season. I love pizza. The last time we sat down to eat, I happened to notice the reheating instructions printed on the box. At first glance I thought “there are a lot of words there for something so simple.” When I read them… Continue reading You only thought you knew how to reheat pizza…