Posted on Oct 25, 2019

Should Educational Experiences Be “Satisfying”?

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Satisfying Educational Experience

Nineteenth-century British moral philosopher John Stuart Mill famously said, “It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.” — John Stuart Mill As instructional designers, we are often tasked with creating “satisfying” educational and learning experiences....

Posted on Apr 23, 2019

Confessions of a SMECWID IV: Teaching and Learning About Trauma

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Heart and Hands

In my first entry for the SMECWID (Subject Matter Expert + Course Writer + Instructional Designer) blog series, I wrote about the difficulties of creating a course on a subject you are passionate about—in my case, French theatre, the focus of my previous career. In this post, I discuss...