So, what do you do (for a living)?
As I go through posts and see all of the wonderful work people do, and experimentation to better that work, I got to thinking...what does everyone do?
I am interested to know how many of you have jobs where this type of fun work is truly part of your day to day activities (I want to know what those jobs are, mostly, haha) and how many of us are trying to squeeze it in between other initiatives.
In my case, I'm constantly trying to squeeze it in to better my skill and perhaps find something that will be compatible with what my company currently uses. I am the online developer for all e-learning, using (primarily) only the following tools (disclaimer: the company is rather green in e-learning technology, and very difficult to sway, so as I've said many times before, I apologize that I cannot yet add Articulate to this list!):
- SkillSoft Dialogue
- Adobe Captitvate
- Adobe PhotoShop (where I have very limited skill)
- Adobe Flash (where I also have very limited skill)
- PowerPoint 2003
- Anything free
Needless to say, being the only developer means I often have to be quick (which has led in the past to very sad courses and content) and that I also don't have a lot of time to research ways to be better while being quick.
I am improving all the time, and getting a glimpse of all the different worlds here in the e-learning community has definitely been both an inspiration and a stepping stone for my abilities and design mentality. It is convincing me more every day to find a way to make this kind of thing a permanent part of my professional learning life.
But with that said, what do you all do?