Month: October 2013
Coursera is a company that offers MOOCs (massive open online courses) by universities and organizations. The courses can be signed up for and attended online. Many of the courses give participants a certificate for completion of a course. Learning professionals will benefit from Coursera because they often post courses related to education, eLearning, blended learning, virtual learning, and other topics.
On November 4th Coursera will be offering a course on E-learning and Digital Cultures. The course will be taught by professors from the University of Edinburgh. The course is a 5 week course. You can sign up for the course via this link: https://www.coursera.org/course/edc
Coursera is offering a course on Gamification by Kevin Werbach from The University of Pennsylvania. The course on gamification starts January 27th, and runs for 10 weeks. You can sign up for the course via this link: https://www.coursera.org/course/gamification
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Current gig: Sr. Instructional Designer
Current mobile device: iPhone 4S (hopefully soon to be a iPhone 5S)
Home: Custom Desktop PC, and an old Dell Inspiron Laptop
Work: HP ProBook 6470b
One word that best describes how you work: Creatively
What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?
Apps: Evernote, Adobe Connect, Pandora, and Netflix
Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Audacity
What’s your workspace like? Colorful
Every now and then I enjoy working from home or at coffee shops. I think a change of scenery can be inspirational, as well as promote deeper focus.
What’s your best time-saving trick? Multitasking, I have become an expert at it from my video gaming days.
What’s your favorite to-do list manager? Evernote & Microsoft OneNote
Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without? Blue Microphone Snowball. My iPad, Kindle, and my Nikon D3200.
What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else? Multitasking, of course.
What are you currently reading? Looking for Alaska by John Green. Decisive by the Heath Brothers
What do you listen to while you work? Pandora – MGMT station
Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert? I’m a bit of both. I’m a bit more introverted in my personal life.
What’s your sleep routine like? Sporadic, and I also take lots of naps on the weekend. I tend to go to sleep pretty early, but for whatever reason I will often wake up around 2-4 a.m. with tons of ideas. I keep my phone next to my bed, so that I can type out anything I need to remember.
Fill in the blank: I’d love to see ______ answer these same questions.
Actress/writer/director: Lena Dunham
Artist: Claes Oldenburg
Everyone I know in the field of Instructional Design.
Some influential people in the instructional design field, like Michael Allen, Cathy Moore, Tom Kuhlmann, and the list goes on.