About

I’ve always said I became an instructional designer because I’m happiest whenever I get to learn something new, and it doesn’t really matter much what that is (“Fuel injection systems? Sure- let’s learn about fuel injection!”)

I’m an independent consultant and instructional designer with more than 15 years of experience creating highly interactive e-learning experiences for clients from Fortune 500 companies and technology startups to grant-funded research initiatives.

I’ve got a degree in Instructional Systems Technology, and whole lot of background in things like UX design, game-based learning and behavior change.

I’ve been an adjunct faculty member in the Visualization Department at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where I created and taught courses in project management, instructional design, and cognitive psychology.

I like learning.

– Julie Dirksen

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Great blog postings. BTW in your most recent (math teacher) I think his name is spelled Dan Meyer, not Myer.

  2. Hi Julie,
    I have recently found your blog, was excited to learn of your new book, and have pre-purchased a copy. I imagine that your book will be addressing some basic principles of how people learn, and then how to apply those to the question of design.

    In addition, for your blog readers in the run up to the publication date, perhaps you could also list your top 5-10 books by other authors on “the principles of how people learn”, as background for learning much more from your book about the design aspect.
    Thanks very much!
    Matt

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