Grading – Half Empty or Half Full?

Tis the season it seems. Grading is on the minds of students as well as instructors I work with. This is not going to be a post about the merits or grading, or going gradeless, or better workflow, etc. Instead I need to reflect on a comment an instructor recently said while we were talking…

By JR December 5, 2018 0

Dear Instructional Designer Interview

I’ve been listening to the Dear ID podcast for a little over 2 years now. If you’re an instructional designer, either in higher ed, elearning, freelancing, or other, you should listen to this podcast. I’ve listened to a number of ID podcasts, and this is the one that has stuck with me the longest. This…

By JR November 29, 2018 0

Quick Reflection – Instructional Designer Soft Skills

The Instructional Design Interest Group from Ontario recently posted Instructional Designer Soft Skills. They highlight skills and approaches that are essential for success in learning development projects that go beyond knowledge of learning theory and technical skills: Start with a good rapport Make expectations clear at the start Under-promise and over-deliver Communicate early and often…

By JR November 29, 2018 0

Quick Reflection – Breaking Things

Not my 9x9x25 post this week, but I just read Breaking Things by Helen, and was about to comment when I thought, ‘hey, I can just blog a quick reflection and hopefully it’ll ping back’. Honestly, I’ve been frustrated with blog commenting systems for a while now. Some require login, some eat my comments, so…

By JR November 28, 2018 0

Wiki as a tool for exploration and thinking

Wiki is one of those things that has been in and out of popularity it seems since my teacher training. I can remember the first class I had where we discussed and used a wiki. Then again in grad school we set up and used a number of different wikis (no I can’t show them…

By JR November 23, 2018 0

Quick Reflection – Test Tube Teaching

Not my 9x9x25 post this week, but I just read Test Tube Teaching by Prof Mel, and was about to comment when I thought, ‘hey, I can just blog a quick reflection and hopefully it’ll ping back’. Honestly, I’ve been frustrated with blog commenting systems for a while now. Some require login, some eat my…

By JR November 22, 2018 0

Quick Reflection – KitchenAids, Cookies, and the LMS

Not my 9x9x25 post this week, but I just read KitchenAids, Cookies, and the LMS by Todd, and was about to comment when I thought, ‘hey, I can just blog a quick reflection and hopefully it’ll ping back’. Honestly, I’ve been frustrated with blog commenting systems for a while now. Some require login, some eat…

By JR November 22, 2018 0

Plenty of Portfolio Pitfalls

I wasn’t sure I was even going to make an entry this week as it’s already Friday and I didn’t have a clear idea of something I wanted to write about. Well, thankfully Tom Woodward has inspired me yet again as I just read his post ePortfolios: Competing Concepts. I recommend you take a read…

By JR November 16, 2018 0