Evaluating the UX of Instructor Feedback: An Exploratory Analysis

By | Instructional DesignMusingsTechnical WritingUser Experience

Using UX for Instructional Design As instructional designers, we often focus on the design: the appearance, the structure and navigation, and the resources. However, the learning process also requires feedback. Feedback is, essentially, the response to the learner question, “am I doing it right?” For teachers of writing, providing feedback is often an emotionally- and […]


Trying Out H5P to Create Interactive Video

By | BlogInstructional DesignMusings

My first foray working with H5P to create interactive video. I’ve used other applications (PlayPosit, Articulate360, Captivate), but I find that H5P does most of what I want easily and, considering the plugin is free, affordably. If you’re wondering about the video itself, it’s a shortened version of the one I linked in When Done Is […]


When Done Is Better Than Perfect

By | AccessibilityBlogInstructional DesignMusingsUser Experience

When I was in graduate school, I often heard the axiom “the best dissertation is a done dissertation.” As a pragmatic individual, I acknowledged the wisdom and practicality of that statement. As a detail-oriented perfectionist, I didn’t want to do anything but the absolute best. I’m still a detail-oriented perfectionist, but I have learned to […]


Course Introduction Videos: A UX Perspective

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In the hustle of putting together course materials for the coming semester, creating an introductory video might feel like an unnecessary use of time and energy. It’s not.  In teaching synchronous and asynchronous classes, I’ve found that orientation videos save both me and my students time, and can foster a greater sense of engagement and […]