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.

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Great Design for the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the most recent dietary guidelines this week. The basic gist is that based on the most recent food and nutrition research, the government publishes guidelines for the American diet to improve the health of the American public. It is a [...]

Reimagined Learning through Digital Storytelling

After watching Richard Culatta’s TEDx titled “Reimagining Learning” I felt invigorated, enthralled, and encouraged. His ideas really spoke to my heart. At the center of the talk is the idea of using technology in education as a way to innovate learning instead of simply digitizing traditional teaching methods. Specifically, there is a difference between putting [...]

Negative Social Networking Lesson

A few Octobers ago, I decided a dog would help me ease some early adulthood anxiety. My boyfriend and I went to Facebook to find a local dog rescue that used the foster system to place dogs in appropriate homes. After all, someone knows the dogs and can easily transition them to you, right? Through [...]