Tag: Technology

American Board of Medical Specialties Conference

ABMS, a  prominent board of medical specialty boards, will hold its annual conference in Chicago, September 25-27.  Healthcare professionals attending will include medical educators interested in professional development of clinicians. Web Courseworks’ customer CHEST (the American College of Chest Physicians) educates hundreds of practicing physicians, annually, on technology and procedures relating to topics like difficult airway […]

eLearning in the Age of Automation

In 2011, I took a human-computer interaction course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One day, the class collectively decided to discuss automatizing the workforce. I greatly enjoyed musing over the restructuring of society and what it means to be a member of a “work force” who no longer has to work. How could capitalism survive […]

You Decide! Interactivity in New Media

interactivity in new media

I recently wrote about my experiences presenting at FocusOn Learning 2017 (you can read about them here). Part of my presentation pertained to branching scenarios, online simulations in which learners decide how to proceed in problem solving. Typically, learners get different narrative endings depending on the choices they made throughout the scenario. If they’re unhappy […]

Storify: Story Writing for the Social Media Era

story writing in social media

My favorite aspect of working as an instructional designer is the creative work. I love writing branching scenarios, preparing presentations for conferences and webinars, and editing images for clients’ courses. I also enjoy testing out new software to see how I can best leverage it as a creative outlet. That’s why I had quite a […]

FocusOn Learning 2017: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Presentations Educational

FocusOn Learning

It’s a rainy, cool day in Madison, and I find myself wishing I were back in sunny San Diego. I was there last week for the eLearning Guild’s FocusOn Learning 2017 conference. This was my first time attending the conference, but I still got that familiar feeling of excitement from being around colleagues in my field. […]