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!

Interactivity Versus Engagement in Learning

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  As an instructional designer, it's essential to understand the difference between interactivity and engagement when designing effective learning experiences. Both of these […]

Augmenting With AI

ChatGPT3 is the latest and most advanced language model from OpenAI. As this post from BBC Science Focus magazine puts it, "ChatGPT3 is capable of […]

How to Become an Instructional Designer - The Grind is not Glamorous

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a powerful 4-minute lesson on filmmaking where, Casey Neistat, a YouTube personality, filmmaker, and co-founder of the multimedia […]

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 […]

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