Making Courses Richer through ThingLink

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 […]

The ID Title

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, […]

You’d Be Surprised at PowerPoint’s Power

During the ASTD Baton Rouge Webinar “PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak” on October 25, Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate noted that PowerPoint 2010 includes an option to save a presentation file in Windows Media Video format. I had not been aware of this and found his remark extremely interesting. This evening I tested the […]