Cognitive Science for Instructional Designers

Instructional designers, or anyone else in the business of educating and training others, should understand the science and psychology behind learning and memory. Trudy Kowallis Christensen said, “When I design instruction, I usually don’t start with a particular theory. My main focus is the problem and the problem situation.” (Christensen, 1). As Instructional Designers, we […]

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Adult Learning Research: Andragogy vs Pedagogy

According to Sharifi, andragogy (or adult learning theory) is “the education of adults” while pedagogy is the “education of children” (Sharifi, 2017). Andragogy, or the theory of adult learning, follows Knowles’ assumptions about adult learners. For instance, “the assumptions of andragogy follow the beliefs that adults are self-directed, internally motivated, and ready to learn” (McClain, […]

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Unvalley Movement: Resources for Learning to Code in the MidWest Unvalley Movement: Resources for Learning to Code in the MidWest

Some of you have been asking my advice on the best ways to learn to code, even if you don’t live in Silicon Valley or near the coastal tech hubs in the United States. Here are some of the exciting opportunities available throughout Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio for folks who want to learn more. Side […]

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Co-hosting the More Than Graphics Podcast 2019-2020 Co-hosting the More Than Graphics Podcast 2019-2020

Women. Tech. Creatives. Community. Those are the values of the More Than Graphics Podcast. As my talented friend, Danielle, says: “We’re more than our name badge. We’re more than the work we produce. Life is #MoreThanGraphics” As a woman creative and a woman in tech, these stories are all too familiar: You’re told to speak […]

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Catch My Nonprofit Clients on the #MoreThanGraphics Podcast Catch My Nonprofit Clients on the #MoreThanGraphics Podcast

My long-time client, Dale Williams, was a guest on Season One of  #MoreThanGraphics Podcast and now you can catch her nonprofit, Leadership for Queens, as a featured ad in the Season Two episode, Horizon.  One thing that’s on the “horizon” is the annual HBCU Kings and Queens leadership conference. The 2020-2021 events were unfortunately cancelled […]

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