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The History-Story Gap

July 14th, 2016 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips There is often a gap between our history and our story about our history. I suppose, since most of us are not famous, that is okay. We have experiences—those comprise our history. Then we tell people a story about those experiences. Sometimes the stories enhance the histories. Barack Obama has some doozies. […]

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Tags: Communication · Excuses · Fable · Family · Security · Teaching

Putting Video in HTML—An Excellent Resource

April 30th, 2015 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I find an excellent resource that helps me put video on a web site in HTML. Not many people face this “problem.” The world uploads their video to Facebook with a click and drag and such. I am old and still have cases where I want to put a private video in […]

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Tags: Teaching · Technology

How to Instruct People How to do Something

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I point back to a classic but little-known work on instructing people how to do something. Way back in time in the mid-1980s (yes, I am that old), I stumbled onto a book written by Edmond H. Weiss titled How to Write a Usable User Manual. I thought it was a basic […]

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Tags: Communication · Design · Teaching · Writing

HealthCare.Gov – An Excellent and Terrible Teaching Example

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Take care when choosing an example for teaching. Often what seem to be great examples are terrible in that people concentrate on the unintended. I have taken a lot of courses related to project management. I have taught a few. I have read a lot of books on project management, and, as […]

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Tags: Communication · Education · General Systems Thinking · Learning · Teaching