Loving the art and digital.
I am practicing the profession of Instructional Design again. While at Colorado Tech and Wayne State I designed many courses and helped others with instructional strategies and resources. Now I am called an Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS). Many will recognize that as a military or government term and they would be correct. After populating the academic world for so long, it is a change. The audiences are different, the choices of delivery are different as is the content. All that is good. The military (John Gagne) was an early adapter to instructional design. Despite that there are many mountains to climb.
Recently, I began an actual course at the community college that includes Photoshop. Like many, I had used Photoshop before but was never really satisfied with my results. Now I am learning why I was not satisfied and am learning how to actually use the tools that Photoshop provides. Just as examples I am posting some before and after pictures. They will be jpg because I also leaned why jpgs are good on the web and why tiffs are used for print.
Had the idea to connect all my doctoral mentees through tweeting. Two are attending the Colorado Technical University Symposium in Denver and two are not. Also I was not invited to come, so I felt left out. So now the tweeting has begun. First day was very satisfactory. @ctuniversity was working well and I saw that my mentees were following it. That meant that we could tweet our reflections and questions through that Tweeter. (Is that the right word?) Also found some other students and faculty who were also following. The tweets also appear on the side of this blog. Today the students are attending classes and may not be able to tweet but if they want they can. Also it gave me a way to post questions about the entire symposium since it was being held in a different venue. Hurrah for social media and microblogging.
From a recent graduate of Colorado Technical University, Dr. Quiana Bradshaw. Dr. Bradshaw has distilled and presented the needed components for gamification.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people.