Scope Creep

Over the past few months it has never ceased to amaze me how many of my classmates are currently practicing the very subject we are matriculating. Every time I post on a discussion topic or create a blog post, I feel like a fish out of water when I have to come up with a…

How long will it take, and how much will...

And you thought developing the learning materials would be difficult. Ha!! Wait until you have to tell the client how much you want to spend. Before you get to that point you have to develop a schedule and a budget to allocate time and resources. I must admit, I am struggling this week. Not because…

The Art of Effective Communication

The Art of Effective Communication

  What we got here is… failure to communicate. (Pearce & Pierson, 1967) These words have been quoted (and often misquoted) to describe a situation where information has not been disseminated very well. I actually use it quite often myself when I find I have not been able to get my point across. More often…

Quilting 101 – Project Management

Quilting 101 – Project Management

In order to write this blog post, it took me a minute to come up with a project that failed. I finally thought of a tragic incidence with a handmade quilt. I am a member of a National Service Organization and we frequently try to come up with creative ways to generate funds for our…

Perceptions of Distance Learning

Online learning is a recent development in distance education, a method of instruction that has been around since the 1700’s. As methods of delivery have advanced and evolved with each new technology; the number of students have increased. In 1728 an ad in the Boston Gazette signaled the first distance course. At that time distance…

The Impact of Open Source

We have learned that there exists a myriad of Open Source content to be found on the web that can be used to increase knowledge. Generally open source content is free to the learner and is delivered via a Content Management System (CMS). The CMS consists of several components that should be designed to give…

Collaborative Training Environment

Collaborative Training Environment A new automated staff information system was recently purchased by a major corporation and needs to be implemented in six regional offices. Unfortunately, the staff is located throughout all the different offices and cannot meet at the same time or in the same location. As an instructional designer for the corporation, you…

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Prior to the beginning of my enrollment in the Instructional Design Technology (IDT) program, I never gave much thought to the subject of distance learning or education.  As a matter of fact, I thought this degree program was going to be more of a web design/graphic arts discipline.  Imagine my surprise when I learned it…

News Flash! This Just In!

News Flash!  This Just In!

Hello All, When I created this blog more than a year ago, it was just an assignent for a course for my Masters in Instructional Design Technology. I guess I should have taken it down but after the course was over (I got an A by the way), I didn’t visit it. Well I’m back…

Reflection

Reflection As I stated in week one, I had no idea when started this course of study, that I would be learning about learning strategies and theories and methodologies.  (Gay, 2013)  Who knew that in week eight I would be discussing the rankings of my multiple intelligences with my teenage son?  It still amazes me…

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