It was a rainy afternoon when the ten of us entered a Chinese restaurant known for great food. The patter of rain on the roof added to the cozy atmosphere inside. My companions were all eLearning designers and developers, so the conversation was brilliant and witty. After finishing our meal, the waiter served a plate of ten fortune cookies.
Each person took a turn reading their fortune as our faces turned from surprise to amazement. You see, every one of those fortunes related in some way to the design of learning experiences. Some were predictions and others were pithy sayings. We sat there dumbfounded, unsure of how this could happen. Here are the fortunes we were served:
We all felt just a little humbled as we were reminded of the mysterious ways the universe works. As we left the restaurant, no one said a word.
Important Note: This fictitious story is the answer to the #blimage challenge posed to me by Jane Bozarth (See her response to another image). The challenge was to write something about learning based on the fortune cookie photo she selected in the upper left. Here’s how this works, according to Steve Wheeler. “You send an image or photograph to a colleague with the challenge that they have to write a learning related blog post based on it. Just make sure the images aren’t too rude. The permutations are blimmin’ endless.”