Hi! I am April Hayman, and I am an instructional designer and trainer. I love my job and enjoy working with people from around the world who are excited as I am about digital media, educational technology, and how all of it affects and can support learning. I am also a peer reviewer for Quality Matters so I am qualified to review and offer feedback for online courses using the QM standards. In addition to all that, I am also a full-time mom of three boys (I, Big J, and Little J) and wife of 15 years to B.
Technology and digital age skills are important for our students to learn. I maintain that children as well as adults will need these skills today and tomorrow to succeed in an increasingly digital world. Therefore, I write ID ♥ EdTech for educators who want to know more about educational technology and how to use instructional design methods for learning.
This site is dedicated to helping educators learn the skills of instructional design for online and blended learning, share their own experiences and promote the use of educational technology.
I started ID ♥ EdTech in 2010, after several years blogging on other sites, to help educators learn how to implement technology in the classroom (both online and face-to-face) in a structured way (instructional design) so that learning can be interactive, seamless, and engaging.
If you would like more information on ID ♥ EdTech, Moodle, instructional design, or Quality Matters course review, please get in touch with me through my contact page.