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!

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 […]

What's In a Name?

Image by John Hain from Pixabay " Identity is not just who you are currently, but who you are called to be. " - Kris […]

Integrating Human Rights into Learning Design

Diversity People Heads - Free image on Pixabay Yesterday, I attended a very informative webinar by The Institute for Performance and Learning on "Integrating Human Rights into […]

The Mentoring One - Women Talking About Learning Podcast

"Sisterhood" - by Taruna Goel (Acrylics on Paper, 2019) "The Mentoring One" - Andréa Watts and I recorded a podcast! Thanks to Andrew Jacobs and WTAL_Podcast who brought us together for this […]

The Joys of Volunteering

My parents have volunteered all their lives and served as fantastic role models for me. As children, we were constantly encouraged to participate in community […]

Blooms Taxonomy: Not a Verbs-Based Framework

Original Image: Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs.png, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons Like many new instructional designers, 20 years ago, I was introduced to the Bloom's […]

The Present is Skills; The Future is Learning

Photo by Steve Buissinne from StockSnap New Jobs - New Skills Nothing can highlight the importance of skills more than a pandemic can! During COVID-19, we have had […]

Reimagining the Future Post COVID

Several weeks ago, I participated in an insightful webinar where Josh Bersin described the idea of a 'Back-to-work' Playbook. In his post, Josh describes how […]

Preparing Instructional Objectives - Robert Mager

Photo by Anne from StockSnap If you’re not sure where you are going, you’re liable to end up some place else. – Robert F Mager […]

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