Design Thinking Mindset

Design Thinking Mindset

This is a blog about all things related to Instructional Design & Technology (IDT). I am not tied to any one particular method  or ideology of design, however, design thinking is a process that has influenced me profoundly, and inevitably this blog will be sprinkled with design thinking related posts here and there. I will keep my postings short and to the point (there is a lot of verbose content on the web, and we don’t need any more of that).

I intend to use this blog as a “personal” learning/reflection environment that is open to the world and welcomes thoughtful and respectful feedback, questions,  suggestions, and commentary from similarly minded people. I have enclosed the word “personal” in quotation marks, because even though I have personal goals for this blog, it is open to the world, and thus it is also a public forum or community (assuming there is enough interest and external participation).

At this time I am using the name “learning + design + technology” because; a) I could not think of a catchier name, b) WordPress did not have available the other names I thought of, and c) because the title is reflective of my interests and the nature of the content you can expect to find in here.

I will do my best to provide citations in APA style when necessary, and will try to offer a translation in Spanish to hopefully get participation from Spanish-speaking academics and professionals to hopefully enrich the conversations in here by bringing in international perspectives.

Blog Participation Guidelines

Postings that feature any of the following will be swiftly deleted:

  • Ad hominem postings — Personal attacks on yours truly or anyone of the participants in this blog is unacceptable. Hateful speech is not welcome here.
  • SPAM — Nobody likes ham in a can. If you are a spammer, bug off!
  • Irrelevant comments – It does not belong here if it is not about: Instructional Design & Technology, Instructional Systems Technology, Learning Design & Technology, Design, Education, Assessment, Corporate Training, eLearning, Online Teaching & Learning, you get the idea.
  • Obscenity — I don’t care about what turns you on.
  • Anonymous Comments — I got nothing to hide, and neither should you. Do not use a false name, or a fake email address. There is Craigslist for that.
  • Inflammatory comments — Defamation of any of the participants in this blog is unwelcome. Keep your libel to yourself.
  • Plagiarism — If it is not your idea or creation don’t lie and say it’s yours. We’ll figure out, and you’ll look foolish. Give credit where credit is due. We all are inspired by the words, and the work of others. There is nothing wrong with that, but it is wrong not to give authors credit for their works or ideas.

If you are unsure whether your post is appropriate, feel free to ask questions in the questions category.

I might revise these criteria if the need arises.


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  1. Hi Julie, sorry about the late response. To be honest, I don’t think it was any harder than anywhere else. There is paper work to fill out, and you have to take the GRE, but I think the chances are better there since Indiana is kind of in the middle of nowhere, and thus I don’t think many people want to go there. The program is online though, so you only have to go there for your oral exams and your residency, but it is a new program, so that increases the chances of getting in, I think. I hope this was helpful.


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