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?

How to Prevent Stifled Creativity

Are you stifling your creativity? Learn about 5 bad habits that stifle creativity and how to prevent them. 1. Creating and Evaluating at the Same Time Guilty! I am the type of person that is often observing and evaluating EVERYTHING. And when it comes to creating, generating new ideas, visualizing, looking ahead, and considering the … Continue reading How to Prevent Stifled Creativity

Hand-drawn Infographics

I recently watched the following TED talk about using pictures like hand drawings to convey complex information which makes it easier for our brains to grasp. There was something that the speaker, Ole Qvist-Sørensen, mentioned that really inspired me to implement drawings when communicating at work or delivering training. He mentioned three main points about … Continue reading Hand-drawn Infographics

Gamified Learning: Pros and Cons

I've always been excited about gamified learning. Instructors (and designers) have seen an increase in student engagement when learning is made fun; however, this trend has also received some backlash because according to critics... "Gamification is a fad that doesn’t help teach students anything meaningful and many professors scoff at using games in their college classrooms since … Continue reading Gamified Learning: Pros and Cons

Course Design: How to Identify Triage Hot Words for Non-Clinical Agents

Over the past three years, I have been delivering training for a startup health care call center in Denver, CO. The call center services multiple primary care clinics around the Denver metro area assisting them with scheduling appointments, provider-to-provider referrals, and 24/7 phone access to nurse triage services. At the start of 2018, I decided … Continue reading Course Design: How to Identify Triage Hot Words for Non-Clinical Agents