Been too long

  Greetings readers! Not sure who that might necessarily entail. Off the top of my head, I imagine learning professionals, academic librarians, and people engaging in some google investigations of me. Unimportant, so let’s get to it. The past year has been a time of extreme change. I moved to a new apartment, completed my MA in Instructional Design, experienced some extreme changes in my personal life, and….I just accepted a new position at Loyola University as a Learning Design Engineer! This is wonderful news (no matter how you slice it)! When I began my pursuit of a masters in…

eLearning Trends Week 1: Stuff I read and what I think about it.

Since beginning last week’s readings, I’ve been thinking carefully about how each change model might apply to my current professional undertakings. I am currently an instruction librarian at a small university and have been at the front lines of what I consider to be a significant disruption that is unsurprisingly gradual. My current work directly relates to Everett Roger’s Diffusion Model as well as the facilitative conditions of Don Ely. The impact of technology on education runs concurrently to numerous other changes in colleges and universities such as shrinking budgets, increased enrollment (nationally), more first year students than ever before,…