I’m an independent learning consultant and strategist specializing in digital learning solutions, so unless I’m working with a solutions provider, or my client has a large budget or programming staff, I generally need to put on my MacGyver hat and find an
I came across a research study this morning on the use of Media Annotation Tools (MAT) as part of a learning blend with university students in Australia. While I’ve designed many learning programs with varying blends, I’ve never used a media annotation tool that
I’ve been working with a national not-for-profit client over the last several months to support the modernization and transformation of their learning function. Their programming, except for a recent adoption of webinars, had been delivered via workshops across the country.
In preparation for a session I’ll be presenting with CATIE at their Blended Learning Symposium, I’ve put together some great blended learning resources. Video Conferencing Platforms (free or low cost options) Fuze – https://www.fuze.com/ (free option for under 20 users) Google Hangouts
I have to share this presentation by Cammy Bean (@cammybean) because it so truly reflects how most of the instructional designers I know got into the field – which is by accident. In my opinion, the accidental part is a
Those of you who know me, know I love my coffee. You’ll also know that I’ve been dreaming of getting up on a Saturday morning and being able to brew my own cappuccino without exposing myself to the Canadian polar
I really wanted to attend the Learning Solutions conference this year but the timing didn’t work out. Fortunately, however, I know that David Kelly (@LnDDave), the jedi of conference curation, is leading the backchannel and resources, which means I’m almost
I really enjoyed this interview and discussion with Simon Buckingham Shum on the possibilities of using software to analyze meaningful learning analytics from MOOCs. I find myself intrigued with the possibility of a computer learning to identify between deep and
As a learning professional, I can honestly say that I’m not going to miss 2013 from a workplace learning perspective. 2013 seemed to start off without too much fanfare, but it didn’t take long for things to unravel into a
It’s late September and looking at the calendar, it’s been several months since I’ve spent the time to reflect and blog. I don’t have any great excuses. I wasn’t busier than usual, or otherwise engaged in some reflective practice elsewhere.