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[…]

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[…]

Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

My experience in working with subject matter experts, or SMEs, has grown exponentially in my short time as an intern at Strayer University.  I have worked with four SMEs so far and have had kickoff meeting with two more this past week.  Each SME has been as unique as the course they are assigned to.[…]