I’m not exactly what you’d call a “joyous” person. I appreciate things, I enjoy time off work, I take pride in a job well done, but I rarely feel a real sense of “joy.” This evening, however, I experienced an uncommon moment of being truly joyous. I saw my friend Oldie again.
Who can deny the power of a good story? The longer I work in instructional design and development, the more I realize that using story can motivate learners and strengthen their learning experiences. As Chip and Dan Heath note in their Made to Stick SUCCESs model, “Stories drive action through simulation (what to do) and […]
What do you do when you’re accustomed to a plethora of online teaching tools and then find yourself much more limited in budget and options? You look for possibilities that are similar and free. My last month’s move from one public state university to another made that a reality for me.
The software company TechSmith tweeted a request to readers in December for their resolutions for 2013. This got me thinking about what I really would like to focus on for the coming year, and I developed three focus areas, as follow: Redesign my website. I created my own website, jenperkins.com, a few years ago using […]
After nearly three years of developing instructional materials and multimedia for the National Emergency Management Association, a national nonprofit association, I moved over to the realm of higher education and accepted a position as instructional designer for Northern Kentucky University in January. My interest in instructional and educational technologies had begun about a decade ago, […]