Context over convention

What has always bugged me about Instructional design models is that they share almost all the same values. The most common of them even have similar processes. So why is there so much deliberation over which is better? Can’t we all just hold hands and sing Kumbaya? Via Zoom, of course. In an attempt to demonstrate the trends and nuances of common models, I was able to find some useful …

How much is too much?

Personally, social media has never been my jam. Hesitant to share too much, I typically take the cautionary approach of posting little. My last name on Facebook isn’t even Dooley. So when it comes to my professional online presence, I’ve been conflicted about how to share. It’s not the line between personal and professional with which I’m struggling, it is the saturation level of my personality in my digital identity …

Learning is eating

Why are there so many TV shows, even a whole channel, dedicated solely to food and cooking? Because everyone does it! It is a part of every day of your entire life. Personally, I’ve rarely been one to watch these types of shows but a recent bout of pandemic-induced insomnia convinced me to select Crazy Delicious on Netflix one night. Each episode is a competition between three different home chefs, …