A momentary pause in the madness. This is the kind of work pace I like. Plenty to do, but not in a frantic way. Right on.
Lots of Software Trai ning
Finishing up a big project update for a large financial institution. Updating 19 courses (which I wrote last year). Little design work. Much juggling.
Wrapping up software training for another client. Built six courses. Many lessons learned. Courses way too big, but some cool features that I really like.
Starting a new project for another company. Small scale, help demos. More just-in-time performance support tools; "hey, how do I do that?"
Most Awesome Project Ever
This project kicks ass, if I do say so myself. It's fun to work on AND the client really likes our work. We're creating an orientation program for a national sorority. Multi-generational learning experience. Game-like program. You take a tour of the house to learn about the organization. Click on objects to learn more. Mini-games (sometimes a multiple choice question disguised as a game through clever graphics) embedded throughout. Earn charms for a charm bracelet by successfully completing a little quiz in each room of the house. My graphic designer is completely outdoing herself.
Reading The Adult Learner by Malcolm Knowles, et al. Boning up on Behaviorism and Cognitivism, etc. It's a definitive classic, so why not. Unfortunately, it's slow reading. My brain has a hard time these days parsing dense theory.
Twitter. I'm a convert. @cammybean
Easter Parade by Richard Yates. I've been told it's not as devastating as Revolutionary Road. Thankfully. Don't think I could handle that right now.
[Sidebar: This, Tony Karrer, is why schools still need to teach good writing. Kids shouldn't be taught to skim read, until they can really read. Likewise with writing. Bulleted lists have their place, but please, give us more Shakespeare and Yates or the world will be a sadder place.
(Yes, I'm an English major who writes mostly text bullets instead of novels. But still. )]
What are you working on? Care to share?