Making the world make sense
Today, in 2013, I am focused on education.
■ On-line courses and on-line context
■ Real-life experiences in support of virtual learning
■ Strong learning communities.
Places I've been that have brought me where I am:
I am a writer.
'No one else can do logical, succinct and engaging so well.' - John Zussman
■ Learning environments – from existing physical-world materials or from scratch – content development, objectives/activities/outcomes, peer + faculty interaction matrices, glossaries, research maps.
■ Training materials, tech user guides, quickstarts, personnel manuals, help documentation, technical manuals.
■ History, urban life, historical matrices, personal stories.
I am a designer.
'No other designer is so intimately engaged in the editorial aspect of his work.' - Karen Judd
■ Teaching materials, textbooks, cyber-courses, monographs, cookbooks.
■ Websites, links, libraries, discussions, wikis, discussion forums, image + ID.
■ User guides, style guides, training manuals, technical manuals, study guides, case studies.
I am a teacher.
'Everything I know about making sense, I learned from Paul.' - Susan Catalano
■ Writing, technical, scientific, creative, professional, autobiography.
■ Design + typography, presentations, file structures, newsletters, corporate style, print design + production, book design + specification, web pages + coding, types + grids.
■ History, roots of writing, medieval + modern life, horses + men, Mediterranean civilsation, the great Steppe.
I am an organizer.
'He masters order, budget, staff & schedules to give me what I need.' - Donna Kelley
■ Mission statements, nonprofit governance, planning retreats, business plans, community initiatives.
■ Production, budgets + schedules, dependency charts, troubleshooting.
I am an explorer.
'You've heard about dogs and bones? Paul pursues answers to earth's end.' - Misha Markov
■ Research, resource development, bibliographies, reviews.
■ Development, needs assessment, technological options, cost analysis, business plans.