Jim Brown

Instructional Designer, E-Learning Consultant, Researcher, & Writer
I'm an instructional designer and e-learning blogger. I enjoy hiking, biking, camping, cooking, and travel.

Website blog post not publishing correctly in LinkedIn

Hi everyone!

So here's my issue. About a month ago, I changed my WordPress theme to Salient. I love it. Great theme. Today, I published a blog post on my website and linked it to also publicize on LinkedIn. This is what I got.
ο»ΏIn the past, when I did this, the featured image would appear on LinkedIn, and everything looked fine. I did some research, and every suggestion I found didn't work. I hope that there's an easy solution to this problem, other than purchasing a plugin. (I'm spent out!)

Any experience with this? If so, what advice do you have that you could share with me? I'm stumped!Β  Thanks!
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LinkedIn Premium, is it worth it?

Hi friends. So I'm very interested to hear what you all think about the upgrade in LinkedIn. Is it worth it? Thanks for your feedback and advice.
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As an instructional designer, have you ...

Ever been asked to do something that didn't feel right? I ask this question because last week, Devlin Peck had the amazing Cara North on his bi-weekly Crowdcast. Cara was doing a mock interview. It was a great session. During the interview, Cara asked a fascinating question, basically asking how you would address a stakeholder who comes to you, a member of the ID team, and asked you to put a PowerPoint presentation on the LMS, basically bypassing the ID process. This got me thinking, as someone new to the ID and L&D world, are there ethical issues that ID professionals face that we should consider? Do "we" have a code of ethics for our profession? As an ID, have you faced any issues regarding privacy, accessibility, fairness, consequences, feeling used by someone in the organization, or issues of compassion or care? I'm inquisitive! I can't help it.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and stories about the ethical considerations for our profession. No names, please. We want to be ethical and fair to our fellow human beings. 😁
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I'd like your feedback

As I mentioned in my introduction, I am new to the amazing world of instructional design and would like to hear your feedback about my website (portfolio+blog) and my LinkedIn page. My pivot into my next career has been exciting and a huge shift for me. I'd like to hear what you think about these sites, what I need to do to improve them, what to chuck, what to add, you know, all the things.Β  Here are the links. Thank you in advance for your feedback!

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Hi Everyone!

I'm Jim, and I'm new to the e-learning world of instructional design. Actually, I'm not new to instructional design or online learning. I'm a former teacher, college professor, and theatre educator. I tell people that I have been rehearsing for most of my life to do what I really love to do, and that is design instruction and materials that help people reach their full potential. Instructional design ties together so many of my talents and skills. I'm thankful that I've had this year to pivot into the second half of my career.

I'm delighted to be a part of this community. Tim Slade has been an incredible mentor and a tremendous advisor for me these past few months. I am so thankful for his generosity.Β 

I look forward to meeting you all and sharing out with this group.Β 
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