June-2013, Davie, FL – I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Tricia Seymour on an eLearning adventure to South Florida recently. We made the four hour drive to attend Articulate’s “How to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro” two-day workshop presented by Tom Kuhlmann. I’ve watched Tom’s How-To screencasts for years and have learned so much from him. He is a big inspiration to me and I feel he really raises the bar for instructional design.

the word stress in a dictionary

We all know that stress can affect our bodies and our health, and research suggests that stress can negatively impact chemical reactions in the brain’s learning and memory region.

The challenge then is to introduce new ways to reduce levels of stress in our lives while increasing levels of happiness. Sounds easy, right?

Try these simple tips to bring more happiness into your daily life:

young woman sitting on a bench

Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old.  ~Robert Brault

stressed business man

Some really great articles have come across my desk recently about how to deal with and reduce the amount of stress in our lives.  Stress in and of itself can take a toll on our health, and let’s face it - when we are stressed we may not make the healthiest decisions for ourselves (in the food and drinks we consume, etc.). While most of us are familiar in dealing with the normal day-to-day stressors, there are moments where stress can challenge us beyond our normal coping ability – and we are left feeling anxious, irritable, and overwhelmed.

medical person looking at a tablet

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996 to make healthcare providers have safeguards in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patients’ private health information (PHI). In 2013 after much technical and digital growth, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has introduced additional compliance requirements that providers and their business associates will need to implement by the September 23rd, 2013 deadline.

As students, we all have our own type of learning style.  Our learning style defines how we take in, understand and process information as well as impacts our ability to problem-solve.  Most of us have more than one learning style, but there is often one dominant method that we relate to more than the others – a personal combination that is uniquely ours.  It’s important to note that no one learning style is superior to the others.  In fact, we should always work at developing our less dominant styles to help us adapt to all types of instruction.  Understanding your own personal learning st

In today’s busy world, many people are finding it difficult to go back to school to take courses for career advancement, career changes, or simply to learn something new.  Taking courses online has proven to be an excellent option, making it easier than ever for students to obtain the education they desire.