Hi. I’m Jason Norris.
My experiences and education are diverse.
What I’m doing now is combining all of these things and pursuing a career in instructional design.
Previously . . .
I was a radio DJ in the 90’s, studied video and communication in the early 2000s, worked for Alabama Public Radio, studied education and teaching in seminary, and did freelance media work in voiceovers, editing, and podcast production.
As a podcaster, I have been producing podcasts like learning modules. This is the basic idea.
- Each episode is a lesson.
- Each lesson is an episode.
Some episodes (lessons) are part of a larger collection, deeply exploring a concept (like “how to make a podcast”).
Other episodes stand alone.
Podcasts are an important part of the learning design, but other forms of media can play a role too.
And now . . .
I have been using LinkedIn Learning courses and reading books as well as articles to further my understanding of this field, learning basic concepts, such as ADDIE, Backward Design, Bloom’s, and using an LMS.
I have also been working with an instructional design coach to help me learn the ins and outs of working in this industry.
To demonstrate my understanding of instructional design (and explaining the concept of on-the-go learning), I’m building a portfolio to display my previous work in an organized way.
I’ve been at this for several years, producing many podcasts and episodes that are designed for on-the-go learning. In the archives, you can find lessons on principles of learning, teaching, podcasting, and effective communication.