Category Archives: Training

Day 3 Doodles —Wrapping Up SXSW Edu 2021

Day 3 came & went and SXSW Edu 2021 is done. If we were in Austin, we would have seen the 2 tell-tales sign of SXSW shifting gears to welcome the SXSW Interactive & Film Festivals, which start up the … 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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Everyday Superpowers

‘Soft skills’? I think they’re HARD skills.” “They’re hard to learn.” “They’re hard because they’re probably the most important skills.” Both moderator Tacy Trowbridge, and panelist Michael Hernandez, were talking about Cultivating Creativity: Tomorrow’s Top Skill at SXSWedu recently. And … Continue reading

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How Bob Got Me My Job

I first heard about instructional design through my work making training videos. Through a couple of different professional development programs, I learned how this approach strengthened training impact. Everything I heard about it fit well with what I knew from … 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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Loading my Learning Ledger

I love learning! I didn’t particularly like school or school-ing while I was doing it, mostly because I didn’t really fit the standardized educational system. I usually did exceedingly well in class, but quickly got bored and restless. That meant I … Continue reading

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What’s the big ID?*

*Instructional Design I recently explained how I more or less backed into my profession of instructional design, or ID  — as in “I had no ID how to train those people properly” perhaps. Let me explain a little more about instructional design, starting … Continue reading

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Unbundling — and Re-Bundling — Learning

One of the SXSWedu sessions I sketchnoted was “Here Comes Prof. Everybody” and one of the phrases that caught my attention described how developments such as Coursera and Fedora promote the “unbundling of teaching.” Technology now allows teachers to  reach … Continue reading

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Once upon a Team…

Pssst…wanna know the secret of teamwork? Sure you do… Teams help individual humans overcome our many limitations. Our ability to work together in teams to reach a common goal evolved naturally to reward cooperation and collaboration. Teams — from amateur and professional sports … Continue reading

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Heifer for the Holidays

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Volunteering in aid efforts during the Spanish Civil War, Ohio farmer Dan West was ladling rations … Continue reading

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