Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

The power of questions

By |2019-10-23T01:51:29+00:00January 28th, 2019|Design Thinking, Instructional Design, Needs Analysis|

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." ~ Francis Bacon Many years ago, I provided job hunt and career counseling to people in transition. One day, a man came into my office for help trying to land a good job as a news camera operator at a network station. He was totally frustrated because he

Dare to invite critique

By |2018-01-26T17:02:12+00:00January 26th, 2018|Creativity, Design Thinking, Instructional Design|

I wonder if you can relate to any of these scenarios: The final review. You’ve worked for quite some time on an important project, and finally, it’s done! You proudly show your finished product to your client and get a disappointing response. She lists a half dozen tweaks she wants made that will take more

Lessons from an afternoon at the ballet

By |2016-05-16T22:40:35+00:00May 16th, 2016|Instructional Design, Ruminations|

A friend and I have season tickets for the Pennsylvania Ballet, an extravagance that we dearly enjoy. We’ve also been attending the “Prelude” program, where a member of the company gives a brief talk and Q&A just prior to the performance. This past Sunday, we were thrilled that our speaker was Matthew Neenan, the Pennsylvania

Flavors of design

By |2016-01-26T22:59:07+00:00January 26th, 2016|#moocmooc, Instructional Design|

Today I engaged in a conversation with Sean Michael Morris (@slamteacher) and others in the #moocmooc stream that has prompted me to ponder the difference between instructional design and learning environment design. And thinking about that has me bouncing between my constructivist heart that tells me I can never really be sure people "meet objectives"