A Day in the Life of an E-Learning Developer

Today I’m sitting on the patio of my ocean-view hotel room, sipping coffee from the Keurig machine, and in this part of my 3-part clause, I would have said something like “and capturing the occasional glimpse of lights flashing on the Santa Monica pier’s ferris wheel,” but for whatever inexplicable reason, it’s off for the first time since…

Weekly Learnings & Doings – 5/2

These posts make me realize how quickly time goes by. This week started out really dreary and gray, but today is goooorgeous! We even bought some plants which is fun. Hopefully we can keep them alive too. A new farmers market just started near us so we got PLANTS!! Like we’re adults or something. pic.twitter.com/VUhF0eCf6v…

Free E-Learning Storyboard Download

Hey look! A free thing! WOO! I created this storyboard with a few things in mind. Complexity – People needed to be able to read it, but without getting directions wrong. I added a lot of room for details. Articulate Storyline – I created this with Articulate Storyline in my head, but I’m sure it can…

MOOCs are ineffective at training

Are MOOCs ineffective at training? I think so. Okay, well, if we’re going to be pedantic, I think some MOOCs are ineffective. I don’t think I can even say “most” because, well, I haven’t taken “most” MOOCs. I should also clarify further: I’m discussing MOOCs that are professional skill topics, not the academic-for-fun courses. But, the title pulled…

Subreddits for learning

The Learning Guild’s Twitter chat (#guildchat) on Friday was about social media & learning. I brought up reddit, and Nick responded with this: I’m still curious how to use reddit in learning @deacti_vate been there many times but haven’t figured it out lol #guildchat — Nick Leffler (@technkl) April 3, 2015 So – I told…

Social media communities for instructional design and ed tech

I love social media. Social media is not only a way to casually keep in touch with friends and family, but a way for me to grow professionally. I’ve made great connections (such as Mel Milloway, Ashley Chiasson, and Craig Wiggins) and learned so much through my network. Steve Wheeler’s post on social media last week got…