No poker face needed, thank you very much.

Those of you who know me know that I love a good challenge, and that I cannot tell a lie to save my own life. I just read a very disturbing article on LinkedIn, Experts Say Lying Can Build Trust, which talks about the results of a social experiment involving...

Learning and doing in ID

So what’s up with all the changes? What happened to the idea of branding to develop name recognition? Why does this site keep changing — daily? A key skill of the instructional design (ID) business — or any business, for that matter, that is carried...

Dear spammer…

Dear spammer, When you write, “…this piece of writing is truly pleasant, all be capable of easily understand it, Thanks a lot,” everything after the first comma demonstrates a problem with your whatever-to-English translator. Thanks a lot for the...

When does Plain Jane get a new dress?

When does Plain Jane get a new dress? Soon…very soon. One small thing about maintaining one’s own website (instead of hiring it out) is that one must find time, and an excuse, and motivation among pressing work for real paying clients to do the maintenance...

Plain Jane

It’s not a pretty website, but it’s here. In true cobbler’s fashion — You know, where the cobbler’s kids always need shoes? — I’ve been working on my clients’ projects and grading my students’ activities instead of...