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[…]

Summer 2014

I can’t believe the summer is already over and autumn has begun.  It’s far past time to give some updates! CAC went well.  We presented on scenario-based learning, and there was a lot of interest in our techniques.  I talked about my panel layout in Storyline, and we showcased videos and animated lectures.  However, the[…]

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[…]