Designed for Learning!

I am a Learning and Development/Training Specialist with more than 14 years of experience in the area of technical writing, content development, instructional design, and training. I am passionate about people and training and seek opportunities to establish innovative and successful learning environments that best meet the needs of all stakeholders. I use my blog to share my views and reflect about current practices and future trends in learning, performance, instructional design and project management.

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Posts by Designed for Learning!

Saying "Yes" With 13 Smart Questions

Image Source: Pixabay As performance consultants, we are often called upon when "training" has already been established as the proposed "solution" to the performance problem. We […]

Designing for Unpredictability of Use

A few days ago, as I was researching more about the practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), I came upon an intriguing idea related […]

Becoming an "Expert Learner"

Photo by: Taruna Goel “Essentially, the goal of education has shifted from knowledge acquisition to learner expertise… becoming an expert learner is a process, not a […]

Writing in the Margins with

This post was originally published at BCCampus as a part of the FLO Tech Tool Tip for the month of February. We are all too familiar […]

Needs Assessment Versus Needs Analysis

The terms, “Needs Assessment” and “Needs Analysis” are often used interchangeably. How are they similar? What makes them different?  This is a question that comes […]

Adopting an Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Teaching and Learning

I am always trying to find the 'intersections' in which we exist and become more 'human'. In learning more about how we learn, I am […]

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for Workplace Training and Learning with I4PL

I was recently invited by The Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) - Vancouver Island Chapter, to facilitate a session on "Universal Design for Learning […]

Celebrating Women Leaders

"Sisterhood" by Taruna Goel, Acrylics on Paper In my career spanning over 22 years, I have worked with some amazing people. But I have to […]

Critical Role of L&D

Photo by Taruna Goel  I am facilitating an #instructionaldesign course with University of Victoria this term and 80% of the participants are from the #healthcare sector. Each of them is […]

When "Choice Gives Voice" - Universal Design for Learning

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay  "CHOICE gives VOICE" - This was the phrase used by Carolee Clyne and Helena Prins as they facilitated the FLO Course I […]

When walls can teach - a collective experience of art

Last month, I enjoyed an immersive digital art exhibition here in Vancouver called "Imagine Van Gogh". The exhibit focused on the collective experience of art. […]

Assessment and Evaluation in Learning

In the area of learning and development, assessment is often confused with evaluation. So, what is the difference? As a learning designer, how can you […]

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