Learning is creation, not consumption
~Dave Meier in The Accelerated Learning Handbook
Instructional design is about creating the ideal conditions for learning to occur. It strives to integrate your business goals and the needs of your learners. It's about thoughtful attention to the details.
Most importantly, good instructional design is about transferring new knowledge and skills to the job (or to life) in a way that feels both natural and exciting.
The same skills that contribute to successful instructional design transfer fluidly to organizing information for websites. Both require user-centered approaches and finding the balance between what the business and the users need.
I've blended my education in journalism and adult education with computer expertise and technical know-how—discovering what technology can (and cannot) do to support learning and communication.