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Is Technology Making Us Dumb?

I’m a technology girl! An early adopter! I don’t buy technology for technology-sake but when I see something that I know I’ll use, I’ll go for it! I think that’s probably why my specialization in instructional design is for online

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Training is a ‘Titanic’ Undertaking

As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage approaches, I’m watching all the fascinating documentaries with new images of the ship. One of the contributing factors to the sinking was the use of iron

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Excited about Learning!

As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog, I believe it’s important as an instructional designer to keep a learner’s perspective. And the best way to do that is to be, well…a learner. I’m enrolled in a Graduate Certificate program at

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Life-long Learner–Do ISDs Ever Stop Learning?

I have a situation that I haven’t had in a while: my current employer–and I work in a training department–actually believes in learning and development for its employees. As budget cuts happen, training is usually the first to get cut

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Learning Styles: Are They or Aren’t They?

There’s a fairly old story from NPR’s Morning Edition–from last August–that introduces the idea that there are no scientifically credible studies regarding learning styles and until there is, we shouldn’t consider them when designing courses. I find it amazing that

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To Publish or Not to Publish

A new post on ASTD’s Blog caught my eye today. Apple Takes a Bite at Learning by Ann Pace discusses a new app, called iBook Author, which will allows basically anyone to create their own textbook. This type of self-publishing

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Learning Towards Heaven

Recently I saw a television program where Heaven was a different place for each person. It was like a bubble bath, each bubble a whole world of ideal memories and moments for that one person. Sometimes the bubbles would join

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