Joanne Willard has spent her entire adult life in the field of instructional design. As an independent instructional designer for longer than she likes to admit, she has a long and varied list of clients and accomplishments. She credits her success in the ID field to an insatiable appetite for learning new things. (You can’t teach it until you understand it!)
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