In October of this year (2017) I took a leap from my comfort zone and growing place at Klein Buendel and joined the Instructional Design team at the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado. There are a few reasons higher education and healthcare appeal to me. I am anticipating many opportunities for my professional growth and possible barriers to my success.
A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my internship supervisor’s office (Glenda Robertson). She was prepping me for a meeting with a stakeholder on my project and I mentioned something about asking, “What do you think?” She said something like, “No, don’t do that because it opens up the opportunity for them to redesign … Continue reading In Transition – Becoming a Collaborator
These past few years have been a whirlwind. *whirring sound* I know this experience is not unique to me – everyone is busy. For background, the past two years I have been a full-time graduate student, engaged then a newlywed, and working full-time with a new position as an Instructional Specialist. I have had many life transitions and cognitive challenges to balance throughout these three roles. On top of it all, we bought a house and a car in the past 6 months. Here are the tools and methods I used to get me this far without a visit to a psych ward.
I took a class as a high school senior called "Digital Video Design" and rocked it! I mean, I wasn't that great at it, but I definitely had fun. We got to host a live morning announcements show every morning. For this show, we produced "field" stories where I interviewed students about dances and other "controversies". … Continue reading Creating an Original Instructional Video
Recently, I made a Pecha Kucha as a class project about Preserving Your Natural Surroundings. In one point, I mention the benefits of nature in improving happiness. At the time, I knew there was science behind it, but did not have time to research it or say it in my voice over. Today, I found … Continue reading Nature Boosts Happiness (Pecha Kucha)