defending design from rapid authoring tools

i feel so strongly that we shouldn’t design from a focus that starts with tools, particularly rapid authoring tools. here’s a breakdown of reasons why i think this is a cardinal no-no for instructional design. distorted design purpose at best, total lack of clarity at worst what is the point of the design? is it…

the tribe of tenali raman

when i was a little girl i had an insatiable appetite (much like any other kid) for stories. it kept both my grandmothers busy. each one had a distinct repertoire, but both have told me the folk stories about tenali raman. tenali raman was the jester to a king. in the stories, the king was…

more thoughts on reading heavy stuff

hey. remember the friend i mentioned in the foucault experiment context? well (with permission of course), here’s something she wrote to me. i think it’s an interesting perspective, and one i mostly agree with. so hear it in the words of the original, folks: Hehehe checked out your progress with Foucault (or lack thereof) on…

elearning and levels of design

i was deeply dissatisfied with what could pass as a high fidelity course, so i had cobbled this together. more than for classifying a design/course i used it as a reminder at the beginning of projects to remind myself of what i should try to do. jus’ sharing it here in case it’s of use…

cognitive sequence for advanced learning

i had recently mentioned doing a reading experiment. during the experiment, in the process of watching myself think and learn, i had this notion – like many IDs – of how bloom’s taxonomy is far from infallible. while i deeply love the clarity of thought and the framework the man proposed where there was initially…