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
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 … Continue reading In Transition – Becoming a Collaborator
New Tool: Canva
I used Canva to create an Infographic about the Foster Care Child. Canva is a fairly robust web tool which allows for users to create visuals and graphics within minutes. There are templates for infographics, cards, banners, social media posts, and many more styles. Here is my short review of Canva.
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.