Author Archives: Alyson Indrunas

About Alyson Indrunas

Always learning about instructional design, educational technology, #OER, professional development, adult education & writing. Travels to talk about Open Education during the workweek. Advocates for more girls on bikes during the weekend. Bike racer w/ @queensofdirt A Memoir.

Three Dark Nights of The Soul

“…people with self-respect have the courage of their mistakes. They know the price of things.” ~Joan Didion “On Self-Respect“ I’m traveling to my fifth state in seven days, and I’m currently sitting in an airport waiting for a my second … Continue reading

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The Work Finds You. Reflections & Questions from #CascadiaOpenEd

This past week I had the distinct honor of attending the Cascadia OER Summit, and I thought I’d keep up my tradition of blogging about what I learned at a conference since I didn’t do a great job of sharing … Continue reading

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Design-y Thoughts

“It’s a bit like arguing where the furniture should go while you’re standing in a burning house.”  This epigraph comes from a podcast that I listened to while I was on the hotel treadmill this week. Stopped me cold. Or … Continue reading

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Just Write, A Reflection

One of the magical results of blogging is when somebody finds your writing via the Internets Search Engine Machine. You put a post out there, your readers read (whomever you lovely folks are). Some people comment, some people DM you, … Continue reading

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Lady Shredders #MTB #CX #QueensOfDirt

I want to tell you a little story, Lady Shredder. My bike team is planning our upcoming mountain bike clinic, and if you are reading this, you may be interested in joining us. We work hard to raise money to … Continue reading

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Intentions

Last January, I adopted my friend’s practice of writing “Intentions” instead of “Resolutions.” I like the change in the wording. Rereading what I wrote in January, I’m a bit surprised that I accomplished 15 of the 20 that I set … Continue reading

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Reflections from The Podium

Oh, how I wish I was writing a reflection about my bike racing season, but um, I’m getting slaughtered this year. Destroyed. Annihilated. Nothing to see this cyclocross season. I moved up into the Ladies A (expert/pro) category this year … Continue reading

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#NWeLearn2018 Keynote: Change Management & Other Duties As Assigned

This is the keynote that I delivered today at NWeLearn in Boise, Idaho.  I skipped a lot of words and free-styled a bit during the actual preso, and here is a link to my slides. This is what I wrote in … Continue reading

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Story That I Wanted To Hear

“I act like someone in a bomb shelter trying to raise everyone’s spirits.” Carrie Fisher I’ve spent the last month trying to write an article, my elusive book, and a serious essay, and I failed miserably on two of three. For … Continue reading

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The Right Time to Burn A Match

There’s a saying in bike racing that I always find interesting. “You need to be strategic about where you’re willing to burn a match in a race.” In race reports, you might read, “I burned a match on that switchback and … Continue reading

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