Exploring learning theories: Andragogy
One of the goals I have at work is to explore three learning theories that I can embed into the design of the courses I'm developing. The first theory I'm exploring is andragogy. I'm focused on andragogy first as it's supposed to be the adult equivalent, if you like, of…
Unlocking learning: Designing with humans in mind
I had the privilege of attending the eLearning Guild's Accessibility Summit a couple of weeks ago. The summit was run completely online via Adobe Connect. This post sums up some of the key points and learnings that I took away from it. It's about humans One of the first big…
My elevator pitch: Take 1
Hi. What do you do? Hi. I'm an Educational Designer. What's that? Uh... I started in my current job, with the role title of Educational Designer about 4 months ago. As soon as I started letting people know I was changing jobs the questions started. What's an Educational Designer? What…
Bullet points: How to use them effectively
Reviewing a number of resources recently has made me think about how we use bullet points, particularly in learning materials. This is very much just my opinion (although the little bit of reading I've done on this shows similar ideas). Bullet points should not be overused. If you have a…
Living and learning in 2017
So it's 2017 and January is nearly half done already! It's about time I got some goals for the year posted on my blog. I've had a bit of trouble refocusing and figuring out what things might look like with a relatively new job that is quite different to the…
Shaking things up
Well, since my last blog post things have definitely been shaken up in my life literally and figuratively. So this is a bit of a catch-up and get up-to-date kind of post. I had the privilege of earning my stripes at CORE Education by receiving the great yellow lanyard as…
uLearn16 presentation: Professional blogging for beginners
What a privilege it was to once again share my passion for professional blogging with a great group of educators at uLearn16! For me, professional blogging is a simple, yet effective, way to capture our learning, practice and reflections as teachers. It's a great way to capture evidence towards our…