2 identities: 2 conferences: 1 week
Looking at my professional growth over the past few years, two identities emerge: Cara the academic and Cara the practitioner. In October of this year, I decided to go on an epic quest: could I do two conferences at the same time? I traveled to Las Vegas at present at the Association for Education Communications […]
Sunk cost effect: How it keeps bad projects afloat
Today’s topic, I’d like to explore today through the lens of L&D is the sunk cost effect. I first heard about this on one of my favorite podcasts Freakonomics. The topic of the episode I heard it on was about losing. Not the sexiest topic I know but it was what came up in the […]
Applying Hick’s Law to L&D
I’ve been self-educating myself more in UX design and I came across a concept called Hick’s Law. Maybe I was drawn to it because the name made me homesick, but I wanted to explore how we can apply this to our learning experiences. Hick’s Law, also known as the Hick-Hyman Law is named after a […]
What can a past perspective tell us about learning experiences?
As many of you may know, in addition to my full-time gig in ID at The (trademark rejected) Ohio State University, I’m also a Ph.D. student in Learning Technologies. As I’m finishing up my coursework and transitioning to candidacy, I’ve tried to take some time for reading. This reading is often targeted in the learning […]
How to earn comped hotel rooms in Vegas
When I found out that AECT and DevLearn were in Las Vegas this year, I knew I could get some smokin’ deals. And smokin’ deals I found. For the entire trip (Sunday-Saturday) I was able to get my hotel rooms comped. Here is how I did it: There are four apps I recommend (please know […]
The Top 3 Questions Answered in Microlearning Short & Sweet
**This blog was originally published on Central Ohio ATD’s website but since I wrote it, I also wanted to share it here.** As part of my role as an ATD President, Central Ohio ATD was asked to be part of Karl Kapp & Robyn Defelice’s book tour! Check out all of the stops and purchase […]
My commitment to the future of L&D
It all started with a crazy idea. An idea so wild that many of my peers didn’t understand it. A panel reviewing proposals at ATD Chapter Leader Conference rejected it. An idea that I had to make a committee to find people who believed in the same thing I do to help make this idea […]
Learning & Development Professional Development Opportunities: Virtual & Central Ohio
This week is on fire for professional development and networking opportunities. Here is something for each day this week!
Being Your Unapologetic Self
I still remember theses lines from a poem I had to memorize in high school English: “Don’t be fooled by me. Don’t be fooled by the face I wear For I wear a mask. I wear a thousand masks- masks that I’m afraid to take off and none of them are me.” I get it, […]
A Tools Faceoff! Google Slides VS Microsoft Powerpoint-Which is Best for Closed Captioning?
Did you know that Microsoft Powerpoint and Google Slides do live closed captioning during presentations? Last year was the first time I used the feature in a presentation and I’ve been hooked on using it ever since. Why? I talk fast sometimes. My southern accent comes out on certain words (pen, roof, pain). My husband’s […]
Two Things You Should Know About Recent Research in Behavior-Change
I’ve been on the road a lot lately, making frequent trips out of state to visit family. These long multi-hour drives can get boring but thank goodness for podcasts. One of my favorite podcasts is Freakonomics. The reason I love Freakonomics so much is that they often take the most pedestrian topic and make it […]