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
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
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!
For three years I worked for The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) as their manager of curriculum. This opportunity has taught me more than I ever thought there was to know about internal auditing, and I have worked with some amazing subject matter experts who were eager to teach me throughout the iterative curriculum development… Continue reading 6 Things Instructional Systems Design has in Common with Internal Auditing
Most who know me know that I am very passionate about ISD. Many of those same people know how I became an instructional designer and why. For those unaware, the short version of my story is that I discovered my love for ISD through the my work in hospitality management. I was provided opportunities to… Continue reading The Easiest Decision I Ever Made
I keep a pulse on the instructional systems design (ISD) job market for a number of reasons, i.e.: • As CYA in the event that I need a parachute. • I had a boss who told me it was smart to do so, and to keep my resume updated and posted on job boards. •… Continue reading Keyword: Design
Recently, there has been an influx of posts from “influencers” on LinkedIn describing their first jobs and reflecting on what they learned from them. I thought it would be fun to share what my first job taught me! My first real job was at a muffin shop (not to be named here) when I was… Continue reading My First Job: My days as a barista have come full-circle