DevLearn 2015

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend DevLearn 2015 this year with my boss, Rich Pinsk. It was a great time! I caught up with a lot of old colleagues, and met a bunch of great new people. It was exhausting but inspiring at the same time. Here are some key takeaways from[…]

Video Series

I applied to Boise State a little while ago for my PhD. I ended up declining their offer, but I still think the video series was a great representation of me. Check it out! Question 1: Please state your name and tell us a bit about yourself. Discuss what you feel to be your most memorable[…]

Promotion at Strayer!

Hi there! I’m just popping in to announce that I’ve just gotten a promotion at Strayer University! My new title is Instructional Innovation and Curriculum Designer (IICD). I’ll be working closely with faculty and Deans of Curriculum to design programs, primarily for the Undergraduate School of Business. My new role includes: Designing online and on-ground courses[…]

ASTD article

Check out my latest blog post at ASTD’s Learning Technologies blog: http://www.astd.org/Publications/Blogs/Learning-Technologies-Blog/2013/09/Avatars-in-E-Learning In the article, I discuss the use of avatars as pedagogical agents for learners.  I give some tips and tricks for using them, as well as presenting a body of research on their benefits for e-Learning.  I hope you find it interesting or[…]

Utilizing Creativity in the Instructional Design Process

For my final internship reflection, I would like to write about something that is a very important consideration in any project, but which is rarely given the consideration it deserves.  I am talking, of course, about creativity.  Utilizing creativity in the instructional design process is something that is a very hot topic in the industry[…]