Posted on Mar 29, 2019

Hanging Indents in HTML and CSS for Instructional Designers

Posted in Articles
Comments Post a Comment
HTML Tag on Screen

Although opinions differ about the role of hanging indents in the post-print digital era, from time to time you may need to add hanging indents for things like APA references in your online course materials. Unfortunately, the WYSIWYG (“What You See Is What You Get”) editors in many Learning...

Posted on Mar 20, 2019

Pro Instructional Design Tip: Use Embedded Media

Posted in Articles
Comments Post a Comment
Video Play Button Red

Anyone old enough to remember the mid-1990s internet browsing experience will remember largely text-based web pages with some number of hyperlinks to other web pages. As I have described in a previous article, Rediscovering the Power of the Link, the ability to hyperlink to other pages has an almost...

Posted on Feb 26, 2019

Learning to Illustrate in Adobe Illustrator: From 2D to 3D

Posted in Articles
Comments Post a Comment
3D Isometric Cross

Throughout my career as an instructional designer, author, and developer of online course materials, I have been privileged to collaborate with top-notch graphic designers and illustrators who have helped me bring my creative vision for how to teach topics and concepts to life visually through illustrations and animations. I...

Posted on Feb 04, 2019

Instructional Design on the Go: A Mobile Meditation from 30,000 Feet

Posted in Articles, Reflective Essays
Comments Post a Comment
Airplane at Sunset

Sometimes I am struck by how much the world has changed within the scope of my own meager lifespan, whether in the world of education, in the world of technology, or in the realm of day-to-day life. There are many features of the contemporary everyday educational experience that were...

Posted on Jan 15, 2019

The New Counterculture in Education: Resisting Normalization

Posted in Articles
Comments Post a Comment
Hippie School Bus

In higher education there is a cultural and psychological trend toward standardization and normalization. Certain ideas about education become socially reinforced and codified as norms and standards. This is, to some extent, to be expected. After all, educators and instructional designers should rightly be concerned with student performance and...