I would have posted "hello world" but I see that has already been taken :-). I'm clearly in good company.
As a quick hello, I'm Rebecca Hogue, a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa Canada - however, I am in the middle of a relocation to San Jose California. I am feeling a little like someone with a split identity, living two lives.
In my academic life, I'm finishing a PhD in Education. My research is in flux at the moment, caught up in the buraucracy that is ethics approval.
In my other life, I am an instrucational designer / developer. Lately, I've been doing more work on the development side - more web programming and Articulate Storyline programming while a colleague does the instructional design. I'm finding this interesting, as she challenges me to build things that I otherwise would not have - making for a better educational product in the end. My big development project in 2012 was programming the website which is now hosted at http://eprimarycare.onf.org. In one of my current projects, I'm hoping to integrate Open Badges into a couple of eLearning courses that I'm programming.
I think that I will evolve into someone that does innovation and evaluation as research, using educational design research as the approach.