Thursday, February 1, 2024

I’m Presenting at ATD TechKnowledge

If you will be at ATD TechKnowledge next week, stop by my session and say “hi.” And I hope you stay and hear my spiel on incorporating 3D modeling in eLearning too. A description is below.

Flat to Fascinating With 3D Modeling

Sometimes a picture is just not enough! In this session you will learn how to utilize interactive 3D modeling to give your learners far better perspective and a truly interactive experience. 

We will begin by assessing when 3D modeling can be an effective solution for your learning programs. Then explore how such solutions are currently used at Johns Hopkins Medicine, identify where you can find ready to use 3D models, tools to build your own 3D models, and adding animation and annotations to your models. We will end with tips on how to add your 3D models into your courses, where your learners will be thrilled to interact them. Expert level technology acumen not required!

Saturday, July 8, 2023

3D Animation - Red Blood Cells

 Recent 3D animation of red blood cells. I developed this with the help of a nice Blender tutorial by Kev Binge (

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

3D Modeling Demo Reel

I just completed a 3D Modeling class and thought I would share my demo reel.

What a fun class! I am looking forward to building some for my eLearning modules. 

FYI: The software used was Autodesk Maya

Monday, November 15, 2021

Working Remotely

I have been working from home for over a year and a half now, as have many of us. In the past I have been a telecommuter on and off, usually at the discretion of the current organization or department leadership. Telecommuting has always been my preference and something I have known to be far more effective means for the type of work I do… More productive, fewer distractions, more creative environment, fewer restrictions to resources, etc.

Some things I have come to observe regarding remote work:

1. Many positions and job roles that even I did not think could be done remotely, can be. In many situations, even done better from a remote location. 
2. Organizations are realizing that remote work is not only feasible for many of their staff, but extremely advantageous too. It does get to me when I hear leaders preaching how well telecommuting has been working and all its advantages while so many of their workers have been telling them this for years.
3. Collaboration works well, if not better, in a remote environment. Granted, many new tools like Zoom and Teams has made collaboration much easier than in the past. It is certainly much more convenient and accessible.
4. As I saw someone say on LinkedIn, but worth repeating here. People should not say, “When we return to work.” What do they think we’ve been doing for the last 18 months? Working from home is still work. This is a stigma that at many organizations just will not go away.
5. Organizations have been saving a bundle on costs, which has probably gotten their attention just as much, if not more, as the rise in productivity and work-life balance.
6. Many candidates are expecting a remote work option, not just wishing for it. And why not, both the organization and the candidate will benefit from it.

Please note, many of these observations are from seeing what is happening at many organizations outside my own and in articles and social media posts I read from people throughout the world. So, these statements do not necessarily reflect my organization, but those or many organizations.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Instructional ReDesign Podcast

Looking for a new instructional design resource? Cara North and Joseph Suarez recently launched their new podcast, which is well worth the visit - you will find it at

Most recently, they were kind enough to invite me on the podcast to discuss "working out loud" and instructional design. You can hear that podcast at -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Medical Graphics

If you are in health care you probably have the need for medical graphics. Well, NIH has a great list of U.S. Government  medical stock image sites. These sites also include graphics, videos, animations and more. Because most government (U.S.) graphics are public domain most are copyright free. The link is below, enjoy.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Help Wanted: Hiring an eLearning Professional #DevLearn 2016 Presentation

Several weeks ago at the Devlearn conference, David Schwartz and I presented a session on hiring eLearning staff. Below is a link to our presentation, now available on Slideshare. I also added a link on the last page to the presentation's related resources, which we think are very helpful to anyone searching for a quality eLearning professional. 

If you were not able to attend Devlearn, but would like to access other presenters' slide decks and resources, the eLearning Guild makes them available to all at