Making it Not Suck

I moved this weekend. Even if we left out the rain, picking up two large pieces of furniture from Craigslist, and the moving van parking nightmare that is DC, it still really sucked. I also signed up for a gym membership. I get 3 free personal training sessions. When the trainer asks what my goal is, it will be…

What Learning Principle Would You Tattoo on your Body?

LinkedIn is slowly turning into the new “forwards from grandma” scene with inappropriate political posts and reminders that a lot of people forgot what the order of operations is. Occasionally, among the “share if you hate Mondays” posts, I find one that I scroll back up to. “What Career Lesson Would You Tattoo on You?” Of course,…

Instructional Design Books: For New (and old!) Instructional Designers

I moderate reddit’s instructional design subreddit, and every so often I am messaged about “how to get started” within the instructional design field. I’ll create a separate post sometime with more tips and insights, but I wanted to share the books that I often recommend to people wanting to get started in instructional design.

The Myth of Learning Styles

Oh Lynda.com, how do I love thee. That is, until you go and tell us to figure out our learning style. I appreciate the idea behind learning styles and how wonderful they would be, if only they were actually useful.

Perspective and Creativity, Inc.

I am an introduction and chapter into the book Creativity Inc., and I’m already obsessed. Ed Catmull, the co-founder of Pixar, is the author of the book. The book is supposedly about creativity in business, about how to resolve obstacles to inspiration. I don’t know yet, I’m only a chapter in. But Catmull has already told a story…

Remember the Human

The self-proclaimed front page of the internet, reddit, released their core values this month. Their top value? Remember the human.  reddit is where people go to post funny cats, get fashion advice, and tell stories. But the comment sections, at times, also contain the cesspit of humanity, so redditors needed a little reminder to remember the human at the other…

You Know You’re an E-Learning Developer When…

Alright so, hopefully you know that you’re an e-learning developer the moment you start making e-learning. But there are some…qualities…to our job that make it extra special. All gifs are from Despicable Me! 1. When you hear the words, “make it interactive by making them click on these 30 words for more information, that will…