Tag Archives: Methods and Theories

Taking On the Ph.D. Later in Life – NYTimes.com

As doctoral programs become more flexible and students seek to enhance or change their careers, enrollment of older adults grows. Source: Taking On the Ph.D. Later in Life – NYTimes.com Thanks to Craig Cardimon for posting this on LinkedIn. I … Continue reading

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Instructional Design Certifications Don’t Teach These 10 Tools

Ever enrolled in instructional design certifications and elearning classes but you still feel that there are a few things missing? Maybe this can help you. Source: Instructional Design Certifications Don’t Teach These 10 Tools Thanks to Ken Ronkowitz for posting … Continue reading

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History isn’t a ‘useless’ major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of – LA Times

Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007, the history major has lost significant market share in academia, declining from 2.2% of all undergraduate degrees to 1.7%. The graduating class of 2014, the most recent for which there are national … Continue reading

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Is the STC dying?

I was moved by a series of articles recently written by my friend, Larry Kunz. The most recent of the three, “Why is it so important that the STC survive?” was the first that I read from a series he … Continue reading

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Is this how compliance training should be done?

I’ve recently taken on a new “adventure” working for a large pharmaceutical company. Now, I’ve worked for pharmaceutical companies before, but it’s been more than 20 years since my last job in the industry. One of the things I’ve been … Continue reading

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Three ways to look at the future: perspectives from a writer, reader, and marketer of content

My friend, Parth Mukherjee of Jifflenow, created an excellent SlideShare presentation that he shared at the STC India conference while still at Adobe, but shared recently on LinkedIn. While I didn’t attend the conference, he created a great conversation about … Continue reading

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Oh, the Academian and the Practitioner should be friends…Engaging TechComm Professionals

I attended the IEEE ProComm at the University of Limerick, in Limerick, Ireland last week. I was absolutely gobsmacked months ago when a presentation proposal I sent in for this conference was actually accepted. I figured, why not? I’m always looking … Continue reading

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2015 IEEE ProComm Presentation: The Future of m-Learning

This past week, I presented a workship at the IEEE ProComm Conference, which was held in Limerick, Ireland. It was a great experience, and different from other conferences I have attended thusfar (a blog post will be reflecting some observations … Continue reading

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IDW looks like an awesome event–can’t wait to go!

Last year, I was really disappointed that I couldn’t go to the inaugural Information Development World (IDW) conference in San Jose, CA.  I knew, since it’s produced by The Content Wrangler and Content Rules, that it would be a top-notch event. … Continue reading

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The Power of Social Media: Batkid

I received an email today promoting a new movie that’s coming out at the end of June.  It’s a feel-good story in the end, and you might have read about it in the news several months back, like I did. … Continue reading

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