I am sure we all have “heroes” who inspire us to be better instructional designers. Along with David Anderson, Connie Malamed, Cammy Bean, Tom Kuhlman and a host of others, Julie Dirksen is one of my heroes.
Julie’s work motivates me to grow my skills as an instructional designer. In her book, Design for How People Learn, Julie makes a very straightforward point that learning is complicated. She provides some great advice about putting the learner first: be the best instructional designer you can be for their sake. Julie goes on to say that while you can’t create motivation, you can encourage it. She presents some practical tips on how you can support your learners in very subtle ways.
We’re very excited that Julie is joining us this June in Toronto as our keynote speaker. Join us this summer at eACH 2017 not only to network with like-minded colleagues, but to meet Julie – one of my eLearning heroes!