Video Creation Tools and Advice

Recently, I had two colleagues email for ideas on how to assign their students video creation tools. They needed it to be a group collaboration for an advertisement for pharmaceutical drugs. So, I went to work. In my search, I came across many tools (i.e Animoto https://animoto.com/ ) that seemed promising, but either cost money … Continue reading Video Creation Tools and Advice

Instructional Design Theory in Nursing Education – Part 1

Using theory to guide any course design is central to my team’s practice and my design practices. Theory is important due to my environment and what I find to be best practices. Without using theory to guide my design decisions and suggestions, I would be designing blindly, which leads to heavy courses with minimal organization … Continue reading Instructional Design Theory in Nursing Education – Part 1

Tools: What I Use Weekly

For Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers, there is not limit to the number of tools we come across on a weekly basis. Many tools have wonderful functions and purposes, yet I only have a few I stick with. Here are three I use weekly. Google Docs Of course! I use Google Docs all the time! I … Continue reading Tools: What I Use Weekly

Response to Basic E-Learning Workflow and Design Process by Nicole Legault

Last week, I was browsing my weekly newsletters when I came across this article titled “Basic E-Learning Workflow And Design Process” by Nicole Legault on E-Learning Heroes. Much of the article is spot on and a great read for someone getting started with e-learning. There are two things I believe are truly missing from this … Continue reading Response to Basic E-Learning Workflow and Design Process by Nicole Legault

Wish List for Professional Development

In starting a new job at a large academic institution, there are two things that are true: 1) I have opportunity to participate and explore many topics in the Instructional Design field and 2) we have limited budgets. I know large academic institutions can seem restrictive and outlined in red tape, yet I believe I … Continue reading Wish List for Professional Development