Focus

Thanks to technological advances, never in history have we been expected to cope with such rapid change. For companies¬† that are sensitive to what their customers want and need, business goals are changing in real-time. Sometimes it can feel like you are experiencing an all-out assault on who you are, who you aspire to be, […]

What’s in it for me?

Many people feel helpless and consequently dis-empowered when experiencing major organizational change. However, the impact of any change on you, depends on you. In order to determine WIIFM, consider all aspects of your current role (the good, the bad, and the ugly). Then ask yourself the following 3 questions: How will the change impact my […]

Thrive during organizational change

Organizational change encompasses a variety of interactions: new ways of collaborating with colleagues, adoption of new technology systems, modification of job descriptions, introduction of new products or services, as well as expansion to new markets. Your personal experience of organizational change can range from: frightening, exciting, overwhelming, and inspiring. Initially, you may feel helpless and […]

Headless Open Course

I am excited about exploring a new MOOC I discovered via Stephen Downes OLDaily blog. The concept and structure (or lack of structure) is extremely unique so at this point I am not even going to attempt to describe it. Check it out for yourself. I’ll be sharing my experiences as I go along! Let […]

Managing Your Online Presence

Trying to manage a personal and professional online presence has become a bit of nightmare! I’m all over the place (i.e. linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, personal blog, personal website, course Facebook page, course Google Group, and various learning management system communication platforms). For one reason or another, I need them all! Each platform has different […]

Bread Crumbs

Is it just my imagination or is the bread crumb trail missing from the Desire2Learn navigation screen? I find it to be helpful to be able to select a back arrow and go back to the page I just came from! Now I seem to have to use the Content Map. If I find it […]

ABCs of Instructional Design

I recently launched a course on instructional design based on the ADDIE and UBD instructional design models. The course has been setup on several sites so that I can evaluate the designer tools offered in each learning environment. I am experimenting with the tools of 3 different learning management systems: Moodle, Blackboard, and Desire2Learn. It […]

Reflections on Moodle MOOC 6/29/13

I am still trying to get my bearings because the MOOC assignments are hosted in several different learning environments. Sometimes when I am asked to respond to a discussion post or blog, I’m not sure which environment I am supposed to be working in. Today I have spent some time working in the practice area […]

Reflections on Moodle MOOC

So far so good! I just started the self-paced course and I find it to be interesting as well as challenging! Being introduced to many new tools and the Moodle platform is a bit overwhelming at times! Of course, I just have to remind myself to slow down and remember it’s self-paced. The Moodle MOOC […]