About Creative Agni:
Creative Agni is a portal into another dimension of our cognitive powers. It attempts to integrate creativity with instructional logic to create innovative and powerful learning structures. As it evolves, Creative Agni hopes to establish a practical and effective repository of instructional design resources that are fun to read and easy to use. Read More about Creative Agni here.
About the Creative Agni eZine:
The Creative Agni eZine brings you my thoughts, feelings, creativity, and knowledge in a simple yet fun way. The eZine and its humorous nature may not surprise those who have interacted with me personally through my training programs and corporate workshops, yet to some it might reveal something new and unexpected.
I have visualized the Creative Agni eZine as a magazine with latent magic, which could re-ignite creativity among those who like to shake their heads and say, “I know I am not very creative,” and fan the creativity of those, who nod passionately when asked whether they are creative. Through this eZine I attempt to discuss purposeful creativity, directed towards making the design and implementation of knowledge-transfer an experience to cherish.
About My Instructional Design Courses:
- Designed, developed, and implemented Creative Agni’s IDCD (Instructional Design and Content Development) Course and IDST (Instructional Design for Senior Professionals) Course.
- Designed, developed and implemented/facilitated Wavelength’s IDCWC (Instructional Design and Content Writing) Contact and Online courses, and IDSP (Instructional Design for Senior Professionals) Contact and Online courses.
Instructional Design and eLearning Consultant,
Editor and Publisher – Creative Agni eZine for Instructional Design and eLearning.
I offer the IDCD and the IDST courses, and conduct ID trainings and workshops.
I find it difficult to describe the person that is me. When I received an Excellence Award at NIIT, they called me, “a whole-brain thinker.” I guess that’s what I am, except that the two sides of my brain don’t always see eye to eye. Among other stuff that I don’t talk a lot about are the facts: I am ambidextrous, I love science, I admire inventors and innovators, and if I have to ever identify a muse, I’d select Leonardo Da Vinci.
I studied to be an engineer, worked in the machine shop of a Steel Plant, decided to dropout of one of the premier MBA Schools in India only to join another, worked in publishing for some time; and then joined the eLearning industry, never expecting that I will be arrested in its thralls for ever.
I have been working in elearning development, content development, and training design & delivery for the last 18 years. In 2004, I started Wavelength elearning where I spent six years designing, developing, and implementing Wavelength’s online courses and training programs as the Chief Instructional Architect and Facilitator of the ID programs. Those six years gave me the unique opportunity of experiencing, the entire CDLC first-hand. I had the unique opportunity to directly experience the audience psychology and their responses, through the Instructional Design courses and trainings that I have facilitated and conducted in these years.
I love to share what I know – through my writings and through the ID trainings that I conduct. My alter ego however tries to overpower me by making me draw and forcing me to write fiction, which she emphasizes is better than facts.
I live in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, which is now a city in its own right. I love to spend my spare time with my infinitely better half (who is substantially less forgetful than I am.) I also draw some and read a lot.
If you want to get in touch with me on a personal basis, please write to me at: shafali(dot)anand(at)gmail(dot)com