About Richard Blake
After 25 years of designing learning experiences for universities as well as major corporations like IBM, Visia, Xerox, and Ernst & Young, Richard left the world of full time professional instructional design for the world of full time professional parenting.
As a Stay At Home Father to two wonderful young children and as a volunteer in their school, Richard discovered his passion for educating primary and middle school children as well as adults. He also discovered that his lifelong and profound interest in STEM could become more than a rainy day hobby.
Today as his alter-ego Doktor Silas Conundrum Richard uses his corporate and collegiate experience, as well as his MA in Instructional Design and BA in English & Liberal Arts, to bring innovative (and unusual) learning experiences in History, Science, and Imagination to educators, librarians, and learners in his area