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Why Accessibility Matters to an Instructional Designer

A Reflection on How Accessibility is Woven in to My Instructional Design Practices In my experience as an Instructional Designer in the last decade, many overarching issues have surfaced as to how the university systems…

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ADDIE Memory Game

Do you have trouble remembering the phases of ADDIE? Maybe you are new to Instructional Design? Acronyms are a bitch. Use this memory game to help it stick in your brain! Download my Storyline file…

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What is an Instructional Designer Anyway?

I am often asked: What exactly is an Instructional Designer? My career has been misunderstood by my family (“She works on computers”) and interpreted by my coworkers (“She is the Blackboard Guru”) and praised by…

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Anatomy of the Alaska Dena’ina ełnun t’ugh

I started learning Storyline 2 this week. This is my first project! I used the Lynda.com tutorials, which were great for the basics. It really helps me that they have exercise files available. This is…

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DIY Closed Captions in YouTube

Video captioning is quickly becoming a standard in higher education as many students reap the benefits. Captions improve usability for learners and improve your search engine results. Captions benefit the viewing experience for: People with…

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A Baker’s Dozen to Digital Citizenship: 13 Artifacts to Get you Thinking

What is Digital Citizenship? Are you good Digital Citizen? Are you even a Citizen? What do you mean by digital? With so many questions out there, here is a baker’s dozen of my favorite items…

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Fire Away: Clarity and Waiting Games for Accessibility

What is the hold-up with DOJ? What seems to be the hold up with the Department of Justice finalizing Web accessibility standards amendments to ADA? Why are there big announcements and then quiet delays? What…

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Thinking about Intellectual Property: Friend or Foe?

Wow this is a head spinning topic. It doesn’t help that many of case law papers are written with so much legal ease that it hurt your eyes (why with the serif fonts?!) My investigation…

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Creative Commons in Soundcloud

For my post Traditional Knowledge as Intellectual Property: Interview with Dr. Alan Boraas, I used Soundcloud to host the audio recording I created from the interview. Conveniently, Soundcloud offers options for adding Creative Commons rights…

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Traditional Knowledge as Intellectual Property: Interview with Dr. Alan Boraas

I am lucky enough to work alongside Dr. Alan Boraas, a Professor of Anthropology here at Kenai Peninsula College. Dr. Boraas is a great resource for knowledge on a number of local and national topics.…

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