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,…

Ole & Graham-Drawing & TED: Stuff I watched/drew and what I think about it.

  It’s a very busy time and an especially busy week. Will post more on that soon. In the meantime, I am going to take a stab at reviving this series of mine. Moving forward, I will try to make it seem “cleaner” with fewer links in text (mine were excessive) and less strict adherence to format (variation is OK-no-better than OK). Stuff I watched: Draw more, together: Ole Qvist-Sørensen at TEDxCopenhagen 2012 Why people believe they can’t draw – and how to prove they can | Graham Shaw | TEDxHull Stuff I drew: Ole Graham Toast   What I…

C.A.R.P. Infographic

For the past week, I’ve been thinking a lot about C.A.R.P. and how it applies to infographics. More specifically, I’ve been assigned to consider what it means and to find an infographic that serves as a good example. What it means: C.A.R.P. is an acronym for Contrast, Alignment, Repetition, and Proximity. For an infographic to be effective, it must have a clear contrast and each element must stand out (color, font, however…). Each element must be aligned or connected as well. The design patter must be followed through repetition (or consistency) in order to maintain a cohesive theme. Lastly, connected…

Week 1: Creativity and Me

My class introduction assignment What is my definition of creative? I believe that creative can refer to any human source of ideas. The ideas themselves are often (always) expired by external stimuli. Although lots of creative people like to think of themselves as mere vessels for inspirations, I disagree. Creativity happens when someone is inspired and comes up with the idea. What are my three main strengths as a designer? I am very determined and refuse to give up. A big examples of this is resubmitting assignments when it is not necessary. I am very empathetic and strive hard to get inside the…

INTE6710: Creative Design for Instructional Materials

Greetings! After a busy summer, I am once again enrolled in class. My course – Creative Design for Instructional Materials – is starting up has started up and I am already enjoying myself after a week. Of course, I wouldn’t be Oliver if I didn’t eventually start worrying, but I enjoy it even with the worry. A good worry, if there is such a thing. The bottom line: I think this will be the course in which I finally solidify my self-identity as an instructional designer. The assignments will compel me to try new softwares as I make an infographic,…