Category Archives: Learning

UPDATE: Atop the APEX

Hey, I won! Yes, at Wednesday night’s APEX Awards, I received the Talent Champion of the Year Award from the Colorado Technology Association. Though I knew I was one of three finalists, I certainly did not expect to win. There … Continue reading

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“And the Winner is…” — 2019 APEX Awards

I am a finalist for the Talent Champion of the Year APEX Award from the Colorado Technology Association. As such, I will be attending their awards ceremony in Denver this evening. The Colorado Technology Association (CTA), now celebrating its 25th … Continue reading

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In the News…

This article by Jason Veatch was originally posted on the FEDC website. Congratulations to Alan Buller of FEDC TechSTART, a Top 3 Statewide Finalist for a 2019 Colorado Technology Association APEX Award When Alan and his wife moved from Austin, Texas, to Canon … Continue reading

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My Other Job Titles — Part 3: Learning Sherpa

I like the term Learning Sherpa more than learning guide, because the term “guide” implies this is someone who knows where to go. Well, that should really be up to the learner. Yes, a sherpa can provide some guidance, but … Continue reading

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My Other Job Titles — Part 1: Knowledge Wrangler

Instructional Design is my vocation. And while professionals in the learning industries know what that means and respect the skills of instructional designers, few people outside of education and training know what I mean when I use the term. So, I … Continue reading

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New Year — New Knowledge

Start the New Year right with new knowledge! You already know I love learning — last January, I wrote of “Loading my Learning Ledger” and listed off several online learning resources. This January, it’s time for a “booster shot” of … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming to Present at SXSWedu 2019? An Update

The crowdsourcing PanelPicker™ process for selecting presentations for the SXSWedu 2019 conference has mostly ended now. Public review for up/down voting on proposals ended a week ago, and the evaluation period for Advisory Board members’ input ended at midnight on … Continue reading

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My Heart Belongs to ADDIE

Practitioners of instructional design draw on aspects of learning theory and design thinking to develop effective instruction. Key to the development is the use of a process to identify and address a knowledge or skills gap or performance problem. While there are … Continue reading

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Friday Freebies!

Wondering what to do this weekend? Well, here’s a few free resources to keep you busy, from children’s literature to music to learning, this list of links should provide plenty of fodder for any weekend mind wonder-wanderings. Literature & Music … Continue reading

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Buller…Alan Buller: Instructional Hit Man

While the official title for my contract work usually lists Instructional Designer, over the last several years, my role has evolved into more of an Instructional Hit Man. As such, I’m often called in to eliminate a particularly sticky or … Continue reading

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