Webinars are not always good, and that’s ok

I recently discovered webinars from recognized elearning organizations aren't always good, and that's ok. As an instructional designer and e-learning developer I am always open to learning opportunities, and attending just two webinars this past week taught me a lot about how to plan and facilitate a live event. Have you ever been so impressed … Continue reading Webinars are not always good, and that’s ok

Visual Thinking and UX Design

Research inquiry on visual thinking and UX design. Two instructional design frameworks that interest me.  Visual Thinking I first heard of visual thinking during my first semester in my Instructional Design masters program. This framework for delivering complex information using visual media helps organize thoughts and improve our ability to think and communicate. It is … Continue reading Visual Thinking and UX Design

PODCAST – Equity, Privilege, and Diversity in eLearning

This is my first attempt at a podcast. It's a little rough but I plan on improving and continuing to share with you my thoughts on instructional design, adult learning, learning trends, and anything related to language (I love it!). Listen in and contribute to the discussion. I'm open to your suggestions, thoughts, and overall … Continue reading PODCAST – Equity, Privilege, and Diversity in eLearning

TEDx Talks: How Augmented Reality Will Change Education Completely

Instructional Realities

Florian Radke talks about how Augmented reality is not a toy, it’s a powerful tool that will help solve some of the worlds biggest problems. If we do it right, it can be the next great platform for education, human connection and productivity. Like Iron man, we all will soon be surrounded by data and 3D models that we can interact with, as early as the year 2025.

Florian is currently leading communications at Meta, an augmented reality (AR) company that is one of the companies at the forefront of designing our AR future. Meta’s focus is not on creating experiences that distract or pull us out of the real world, but rather that enhance our natural environments and facilitate greater learning and communication than has been available before. The possible applications range from more immersive classroom learning to a collaborative creative tool that can be used in real time…

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Is Virtual Reality a Good Idea?

Have you seen the trailer for the movie Ready Player One? If you haven't, watch it below. I bring this up because it got me thinking about the future of Virtual Reality and its benefits and implications for continuing to advance this technology. I decided to continue exploring this topic and begin creating a Pecha Kucha … Continue reading Is Virtual Reality a Good Idea?