IT Consultant…who woulda thunk it?

It has been quite a while since I posted to the site. The good news is that I still work at home but now I split my time between client offices and my home office (where my four-legged assistant provides reminders about my schedule). Here are some professional highlights: I graduated with the degree in InstructionalContinue reading “IT Consultant…who woulda thunk it?”

Collaborating via Wiki sites

One major assignment in my university course was collaborating via a course wiki. The site has turned out quite nicely, save a few problems with the overall organization, which is the issue I would like to address today. First, one student took charge of the initial site organization and after a few changes, the main topics wereContinue reading “Collaborating via Wiki sites”

Website for Instruction

One of my final assignments for my university class was setting up an instructional website. I toyed with the idea of creating a brand new site “from scratch,” but then I realized that there’s no reason to try to reinvent the wheel: rather, just use tools already available to me. With that in mind, IContinue reading “Website for Instruction”

In the studio: podcasting

This week I will create a podcast, an assignment in my university class.  Though I have created podcasts before, I must admit that they were never really organized well. Well, I decided to do a better job at organizing this time! Podcast topic: Data Mining Goals: Introduce data mining and its use in the business analysisContinue reading “In the studio: podcasting”

On a quest for knowledge

Ever heard of a webquest? Well, today I submitted my first webquest as a part of my online course. Webquests facilitate learning. A webquest is an inquiry-based online activity that students typically work on in groups(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebQuest). Generally, these tools are used in K-12 environments; however, depending on the content, they can also be applied to collegeContinue reading “On a quest for knowledge”

Website Planning

This week, one of the assigned tasks is to write a brief proposal for a website. Thinking back to the numerous online sites that I have created, I realize that in most cases, I did not do much planning as I probably needed to do. I always sketched a navigation plan for how I wantedContinue reading “Website Planning”

Following and subscribing to Twitter and Blogs

Like many others I know, I have set up multiple RSS feeds to news sites and companies. Yet, I don’t know many people who actually read their RSS feeds. Who really has the time to read it all? Today, as a requirement of my university class, I subscribed to about ten blogs and followed 10Continue reading “Following and subscribing to Twitter and Blogs”

eLearning: Are you Captivating or Articulating?

Okay, I realize that the title lacks true wit but I wanted to discuss eLearning software today, particularly Articulate and Captivate. But first , I hope that everyone was able to honor our soldiers today, Memorial Day 2011. As my career in training and facilitation evolves, I am incorporating more and more technology to produceContinue reading “eLearning: Are you Captivating or Articulating?”

Glogster!

I recently used an online technology called Glogster (glogster.com) to create and teach an online lesson. It was actually an interview for a contract training job that would involve teaching of online classes so I thought that it would be a good time to try something different. First of all, I signed up for glogster.edu,Continue reading “Glogster!”

Downsizing…

Update: I went back and purchased a different netbook, this time from Sony. You will notice that I deleted the reference to the previous one. The original screen size was just 1 inch too small. The 11″ Vaio is much better for my production needs! ****************************************************** Well, I finally caved in and purchased a netbookContinue reading “Downsizing…”