What This Blog is About
In one phrase: Building Engaging Learning Experiences through Instructional Design and E-Learning
I’m an instructional designer developing online learning, so that’s primarily what I write about.
- Instructional Design: This is what I do all day, and I’m always trying to learn how to do it better.
- Corporate E-Learning: As a freelance instructional designer, several of my clients are in the corporate world.
- Higher Ed: Much of my career has been in the for-profit higher education world, and I consult with higher education clients.
- K-12 Education: My career started teaching K-12 education, and I spent several years developing graduate courses for K-12 teachers.
- Lifelong Learning: It didn’t start out to be a goal for my blog, but I’ve discovered that these tools help my own lifelong learning. I write about my discoveries: what works, what doesn’t, what I’m thinking.
- Technology: I write about technology, especially as it overlaps with any of the above areas.
- Bookmarks: The ID and e-Learning Links/Weekly Bookmarks Posts are resources I find interesting or useful. You can view and search the complete list of bookmarks on Diigo.
On my Post Series and Recurring Themes page, I’ve collected some popular topics. This includes my liveblogged posts from the TCC 2008 conference and my series on instructional design careers. The top posts in the sidebar to the right are another great place to start reading.
If you want to learn more about me, check out my bio.
Talk to Me
One of the great things about blogging is how many wonderful people I have “met” and learned from through online connections. I don’t want this to be one-way communication; I love the conversations. Please comment on any post if you would like to add to the conversation, disagree with what I wrote, or just ask a question. I read every comment, honest! In fact, you can start right now by commenting below this post.
Fortunately, I have very few problems with comments here. I do delete spam comments and reserve the right to delete sales pitches. I don’t like hard sells, so please don’t use my blog for that. Vendors and businesses are welcome to comment if they contribute to the conversation.
You are welcome to respectfully disagree with anything I say; I won’t delete or edit your comments. Some of the best discussions I’ve had here have resulted from differing opinions and perspectives. I don’t have all the answers.
I do sometimes edit comments to fix broken links. Any other edits to comments will be clearly noted as my changes. (For example, I removed someone’s email address and phone number from a comment because he requested it; he didn’t realize it would be publicly visible.)
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