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Alfred for Mac — Ferocious Tools for Instructional Designers

Alfred is my #1 favorite productivity tool for the Mac, and over the years I have developed some ferocious tricks to support the tasks I do everyday as an Instructional Designer. My work is equal parts content development and web design, so I like to mix conventional productivity tools with …

From Word Docs in a File to a Non-Linear Visual Knowledge Base using Markdown

Our team maintains a library of basic research about eLearning vendors we’ve worked with, or may explore in future. Until now, these files were stored in Microsoft Office docs. When I was asked to review and revise them, I decided to convert them into a non-linear, visual knowledge base using …

Teachers: Don’t Get an Instructional Designer Job, Transform the Teaching Role with ID

I am subscribed to the r/instructionaldesign forum on Reddit, and this year it is positively overrun with teachers trying to figure out how to get out of the classroom and into the field of instructional design. This NPR article “More than half of teachers are looking for the exits” shows …

All Together Now? Shared Tech Platforms Across a Diverse Team of Instructional Designers

When you’re working on a team, it’s usually assumed that you’ll all use the same software platforms so you can more easily share projects, files, and have a shared set of capabilities across the team. For example – it’s helpful if everybody uses the same app suite for designing eLearning …

Sponsored posts? No. 

http://pca.st/OYg6 After listening to this episode of the stellar Daily Tech News Show a while back, there was a discussion about “sponsored content”. They raised questions like “where is the line between independent journalism and advertising?” “Is it different for different types of news outlets?” “Is it ok to accept …