LearnDAT Farewell Post

Together, each member of the LearnDAT team makes up an amazing pool of talent, creativity, knowledge, skill and experience in the field of distance education.

LearnDAT Holloween Party 2012
LearnDAT Halloween Party 2012

For over the past year, I have had the privilege of working with the incredibly talented instructional and educational media designers at LearnDAT (this is a picture of some of us at our 2012 halloween party). Together, each member of the LearnDAT team makes up an amazing pool of talent, creativity, knowledge, skill and experience in the field of distance education. I will miss them very much.

Friday is my last day in LearnDAT as I have accepted a new instructional design position at Jackson Community College. I look forward to venturing into this new role that is closer to home and plan to stay in touch with my colleagues here at Michigan State. Thank you, for everything!

The team assembled here is so innovative, creative, collaborative and effective. Since being here I have learned so much from each person. There is a rich history here and notoriety not only in the MSU community, but in the field of instructional design and instructional technology in general. It makes me incredibly proud to have been able to contribute to a handful of the ongoing great things going on here.

Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions? > The Rapid eLearning Blog

From one of my favorite blogs on eLearning:

“Easier authoring doesn’t mean you can skip instructional design. Good elearning is more than putting content online. Instructional design needs to be more intentional than that; and that’s probably an area of opportunity for most of us.”

http://goo.gl/XJBPK

 

Information Design from #ias11

A description of information architecture at its best.

“Information architecture isn’t just graphics; it’s about how to choose the right way to present information and how to help people navigate through it. It is a way of thinking. It is how you go about something. It is a whole way of life in which the aim is not to make something look good, but to make it be good, and that is a very important fork in the road for most attempts at communication.”

Anonymous. (1997). Wurman out loud. ABI/INFORM Global, 19(6), 62.