THE DR. WILL SHOW – THE STATE OF ONLINE EDUCATION WITH DR. JESSICA FERNANDEZ

THE DR. WILL SHOW – THE STATE OF ONLINE EDUCATION WITH DR. JESSICA FERNANDEZ

Hello eLearning GEEKS! I was asked to talk about the state of online education by one of my respected colleagues, Dr. Will, who is the author of the blog IAmDrWill.com. Please feel free to visit his page and read more about him. You can also view the interview on his blog or you can watch below. I hope you enjoy it! What did you think about the interview? Do you have anything contribute to the conversation? Please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Yours Truly,     Jessica Fernandez,…

#148: It’s All About the Checklist!

#148: It’s All About the Checklist!

THE CHALLENGE For those of you who don’t know, Articulate hosts weekly challenges that provide ongoing opportunities for you to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. I decided to join in the fun and work on building my skills, meet people, and share what I’ve learned. Check it out for yourself here! E-learning Challenge #148 was to share an example that demonstrates how checklist interactions can be used in e-learning. THE IDEA I live in Florida and just recently went through Hurricane Matthew. So when presented with the idea of…

Emergency Planning for IDs

Emergency Planning for IDs

Recently after taking a leap of faith and taking an on a new role in a different institution, things did not go as expected. After trying to stick it out and not wanting to return to my old job I walked away with no job lined up. Risky? ABSOLUTELY! I quickly found myself with an outdated portfolio and outdated technology skills. I was an instructional designer and like many instructional designers know, you will master the skills that you use everyday. But you only use skills that fulfill the mission…

The Road to Becoming an Instructional Designer

The Road to Becoming an Instructional Designer

So you got that degree in instructional technology or instructional design. Congratulations! Now what?  I see questions on LinkedIn all the time asking how to get your first instructional designer (ID) job. Here are 5 things you can do right now to get that job! Determine Your Interests First you have to figure out what you would like to do with that degree. What interests you the most about instructional design? Here are some questions to consider: Are you interested in the technology side of instructional design? Do you want to…

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…