Tag Archives: Online Teaching and Learning

The COVID19 pandemic is spurring more online learning

While I’ve been talking about how it took a pandemic to truly begin to show companies that remote working is a viable option for many, I’m starting to see that it also applies to online learning. In light of the … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Failed Technical Communicator

“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned! I am a failure in technical communications.” OK, perhaps in many eyes, I haven’t been a failure in technical communications. It will be five years this spring since I graduated with my Masters … Continue reading

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What Can Technical Communication Do After The U.S. Election?

In the past week, the United States had an important election for its next President. The election results, to say the least, have been controversial. While I’m not one to usually talk politics on this website, I’ll simply say that … Continue reading

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So You Want to Be an Instructional Designer? | EdSurge News

Good listener. People person. Lifelong learner. Sound like you? No, we’re not trying to arrange a first date. These are some common traits of people with successful careers in a booming job market: instructional design. Colleges, K-12 schools and companies … Continue reading

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John E. McIntyre’s trigger warning about taking his editing class- Baltimore Sun

Take a seat, school’s back in session. Here’s John E. McIntyre’s “trigger warning” to new students at his editing class at Loyola University Maryland. Source: John E. McIntyre’s trigger warning – Baltimore Sun I highly, highly encourage you to watch … Continue reading

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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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What’s my value as a technical communicator?

I apologize for being absent for so long, and only sharing curated content for the last few months. There have been a lot of changes, and there’s still some transitioning going on, so keeping up with a blog hasn’t been … 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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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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