How is everyone’s first foray into 7 Things About coming? I’m finding it very difficult to get so much information into such a brief and specific format. I like my topic so much (typography in instructional design) and I’m pouring over the books I checked out and the articles I saved to my iPad but I think I’m spending too much time on the research. That seems to be something my classmates struggle with too–knowing when to say stop!
The other entertaining bit about this assignment is that I have read ten of these things for Jeff’s class and never realized they each had the same format/questions. I started my research (this was a while ago, so it wasn’t much time lost) trying to come up with 7 aspects of typography to write about! Then once I read the instructions, it all made sense to me.
The more I learn about instructional design, the more I think it has something in common with what I actually do at work. In both of my roles, Human Resources and program administration, I am tasked with delivering information to people. I manage all of Summer Studies’ web and social media presence and I always try to make it better. I want students to learn as much from the website and blog as they possibly can. But seeing the website (and all the information on it) as a deliverable really makes me look at my job differently. I’m looking forward to make some updates this spring.
I apologize for missing class last week due to illness. I would like to publicly thank Wally and Katherine for kicking ass on the presentation to Dr. Carter. They are the best group mates a girl could ask for!