The Launch of #ID2IDchat

If you haven’t heard, a new instructional designer opportunity for conversation is launching on June 17, 2022 at 12 PM ET! The purpose of the #ID2IDchat Twitter chat is to create a community and safe space for instructional designers on social media. Using Twitter, allows for outside connections and contributions to the instructional design andContinue reading “The Launch of #ID2IDchat”

Doctoral Research Conference ’22

Today marked a major milestone in my doctoral journey. As an Arizona State University EdD student, we are privileged to participate in the yearly Doctoral Research Conference (DRC). It is a virtual event where all of the students, regardless of their cohort year, share their research journeys. Colleagues connect over similar active research studies andContinue reading “Doctoral Research Conference ’22”

Reflecting on the iLRN 2021 Virtual Conference

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present at the 7th Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) 2021 on my dissertation research. The entire conference took place in a virtual world hosted by Virbela. Participants were able to create an avatar, walk around the virtual conference world, attend sessions, talkContinue reading “Reflecting on the iLRN 2021 Virtual Conference”

Shifting Yourself into a Leader

Recently, I’ve been reading Maxwell’s (2019) Leadershift: The 11 essential changes every leader must embrace. While many of the shifts discussed aligned with my previous experiences, there were many Aha! moments as well. In this post, I discuss my three greatest takeaways from the reading. Focusing on Your Team Summary As a leader, your goal isContinue reading “Shifting Yourself into a Leader”

Where do we go from here?

COVID-19 and Online LearningPart 1 The implications of COVID-19 in higher education has the potential for creating many disruptive innovations, especially in online learning. Online learning is not a new concept. However, COVID-19 effected over 1.38 billion students when K-12 schools, universities, and colleges were forced to close their doors and move to remote learningContinue reading “Where do we go from here?”

MOOCs and Educational Systems

Problem of Practice How does incorporating discussion boards in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form of written communication, interpersonal skills, and collaboration in Engineering? To what extent does the level of engagement with discussion boards in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form ofContinue reading “MOOCs and Educational Systems”

Classroom Observations

Problem of Practice How does incorporating discussion boards and group work in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form of written communication, collaboration, and adaptability in Engineering? How does the level of engagement with discussion boards in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form of writtenContinue reading “Classroom Observations”

The Online Landscape

Problem of Practice How does incorporating discussion boards and group work in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form of written communication, collaboration, and adaptability in Engineering? Part 1 Since my Problem of Practice is focused on online learning, I spent some time this week immersed in different University onlineContinue reading “The Online Landscape”

Coaches are Educators

Problem of Practice How does incorporating student-to-student interaction in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in Engineering? Part 1 This week, I spent just over an hour observing a gymnastics gym on a Monday night.  Once again, I am normally here with my daughter, but participating in the classes.  It was niceContinue reading “Coaches are Educators”