Professional Musings

FocusOn Learning: My First Learning Conference

A few weeks ago  I went to my first learning conference, Focus On Learning by the eLearning Guild . What a treat! This was my entrance, introduction, opening scene into the fairly small professional niche I have chosen for my career. “What have I done?” never crossed my mind. I was totally in my element, and here are a few reasons why.

In Transition – Becoming a Collaborator

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 [...]

Work-Life-School Balance

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.

Portfolio Management

I am in the process of updating my portfolio of work. This is exciting because it is a large step towards graduating with my Masters of Arts in Information and Learning Technology from the University of Colorado Denver. It is required just as a thesis or a capstone project are for other masters’ level degrees.