Design is the intermediary
between information and understanding.
~Richard Grefé


Hello!  I’m Amos

I am an instructional designer bent on improving learning in all its aspects.

For over 20 years I have been solving problems by combining the science of learning with design thinking to produce measurable learning outcomes—a process coming to be known as learning engineering. My designs look to push the boundaries of what learners and instructors expect, building new technological tools when necessary.

I’m also an instructional technologist. Technology is not a silver bullet for solving all problems of education and training. But it is a pretty amazing tool for creating new and better solutions when problems arise. Instructional technology provides the tools teachers can use to develop learning systems in which a learner can thrive.

Research and development of instructional technology is a challenging task involving a lot of cross-training in design, analytics, and educational theory. I have formal training in data analysis and educational theory, capped by my doctoral dissertation.

And I’m a pretty good instructor, too. Good implementation of instructional technology tools is equally important as their design. These challenges require a different set of skills: educational praxis, social skills, and technological proficiency. These skills can be taught, but are best when also based on a genuine passion for learning and instruction. I have spent 20 years in the field in a number of capacities because I am driven to seek new and better ways to help people learn and realize their full potential.

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