Don’t Hate! Become a Great Team Member!

Don’t Hate! Become a Great Team Member!

Hello Friends! I recently stated in a prior post: “It turns out all these years later, I had what it takes to be a good instructional designer BUT it is only with the help of a good team that you become great!” Though my depiction of working on a team might be idealistic, being part of a team is anything but perfect. There are many, many challenges when working on a team. Some challenges include personality conflicts, mistrust, lack of communication, personal agendas, and power struggles. This post is not…

What is eLearning?

What is eLearning?

Hello Peeps! Some of you might be asking “What exactly is eLearning?” Well, eLearning is the combination of formal and informal learning using Web technologies. Basically using the Web to learn. Formal learning is simply, structured learning where you would enroll in a course to either complete a degree and/or certification. Any type of classroom structured situation. Informal learning is initiated by you, the learner, and may involve Web technologies like blogs, webinars, wikis, and social media to absorb information that you feel is important. For instance, you can take…

Jackpot! My 1st ID Job!

Jackpot! My 1st ID Job!

Hello My Friends! This summer will be my four year anniversary as an instructional designer. It took six years after graduating with a M.Ed in Instructional Technology, to finally get offered my first instructional design (ID) position at a local state college. Thinking about the road taken, I realized that though I almost gave up hope of getting to that point, perseverance was and is the key to success. I also realized that all the various jobs I had worked in education gave me the experience I needed to be…