Who I am

Fifteen years experience working in the eLearning field as an Instructional Designer and instructor. Content expert in pedagogy and information literacy, specifically as it relates to busy adult learners. Jill-of-all-trades in terms of eLearning development tools. Leader in developing instructional/curricular design processes and templates. To learn more about what I've done and what I have to offer, download my resume or peruse my CV.

What I've done


Below is a sampling of some of the instructional projects I've worked on including eLearning materials, course syllabi, and workshop info.

MIT - ServiceNow Incident Management

Date: 2016

Description:To support the IS&T Service Desk in transitioning to ServiceNow, I worked with the project team on an elearning video providing a high-level overview of the tool. I went with a Lego theme, building each vignette and taking pictures for a customized template. In addition to the overview video, I also created three quick task videos.

Tools Used: Articulate Storyline, Audacity, Adobe Fireworks, Techsmith Camtasia

Links to end products:

An Incident Lifecycle

YouTube Playlist

MIT - Principles of Instructional Design

Date: 2015

Description: The MIT community includes many trainers who are content experts who do not have a strong background in Instructional Design and eLearning. The lessons below provide an ID bootcamp to this community. The lessons and related resources will eventually be built out on an eLearning resource site in Drupal.

Tools Used: Articulate Storyline, Audacity, Adobe Fireworks

Links to end products:

Lesson 1: What is Instructional Design?

Lesson 2: Is Training the Solution?

Lesson 3: Instructional Goals, Objectives, and Strategies

Lesson 4: Development and Quality Control

MIT - Color Accessibility

Date: 2014-2015

Description: The Usability and Accessibility group at MIT often counsels website and document creators on the importance of color contrast for those with colorblindness and other vision challenges. This set of eLearning materials provides just-in-time information on color contrast and how to select accessible colors. These lessons are published on a Drupal website.

Tools Used: Articulate Storyline, Adobe Fireworks, Drupal, Screencast-o-matic

Below are links to the eLearning module as well as the planning documents I used in the project.

Color Accessibility Module

Instructional Design Planning Template - Used to document learning goals, objectives, and strategies

Style Tile - Used to communicate a look and feel prior to developing websites and materials

UMass Boston - Curriculum Development

Date: 2012-2013

Description: As the Graduate Program Director of the Instructional Design program at UMass Boston, I led a team of faculty on a curriculum development project. In 2013, we finalized a set of program outcomes. I also created a template to map those course outcomes to course objectives and to create course artifacts for student portfolios.

  • Curriculum Mapping Prezi Presentation
    I created this presentation to explain the curriculum mapping process to the INSDSG faculty in preparation for a faculty meeting.
  • Course Mapping Template
    This file contains the program learning outcomes we created and a template I created so that faculty could map their course to these outcomes and create a portfolio artifact.

Professional Development Workshops

Date: 2006-2014

Description: Below are links to workshop materials for various faculty development workshops I delivered over the years.

Curry College - Blended Course Design - 2014

Cleveland State U. - How to Design an Online Course - 2008

Cleveland State U. - Blackboard CE6 Learning Modules - 2008

Course Syllabi

Date: 2008-2013

Description: Below are links to the syllabi of some of the for-credit courses I've taught at UMass Boston, Kent State University, and Cleveland State University.

Designing Blended Learning Environments - Spring 2013

Computer Applications in Education - Summer 2011

Instructional Design - Spring 2011

eLearning Fundamentals for Adult Educators - Spring 2008

Technology Strand - Fall 2007

CPCP - Community Primary Care Preceptorship

Date: 2001-2005

Description: Below is the link to an archived website I built when working as an Instructional Designer at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine. This website comprised the online portion of a blended curriculum for medical students.

Tools Used: HTML, CSS, Flash, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Captivate

CPCP - Community Primary Care Preceptorship

What I've studied

Kent State UniversityABD, 2010

Educational Psychology with a concentration in Instructional Technologies

Completed coursework and doctoral comprehensive exam towards Ph.D. Did not complete dissertation. Coursework focused on instructional design, learning theory, college student development, and online learning.

Kent State UniversityMLIS, 2001

Library & Information Science

In addition to foundational courses, completed coursework in academic librarianship, bibliographic instruction, and relational databases. Also completed an online reference internship with the Internet Public Library answering reference questions.

The Ohio State UniversityB.A., 1998


Graduate Magna Cum Laude.

What I can contribute

eLearning and Web Technologies

Experience with the following tools and technologies:

  • HTML/CSS, including some Javascript and use of Bootstrap and other web development frameworks
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • Articulate Storyline
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Audio editing - Audacity, Audition
  • Video editing - Adobe Engage
  • Screen recording tools - SnagIt, Screencast-o-matic
  • LMSs - Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, WebCT (back in the day)
  • Research tools - Zotero, Mendeley, Endnote, Scrivener
  • Office and productivity tools - Todoist, Google Drive, Dropbox, Quip, etc.

Instructional/Curriculum Design, Development, & Delivery

Experience completing the following tasks individually and via collaboration with content experts and instructors:

  • Development of instructional design processes and templates
  • Instructional analysis
  • Writing goals and objectives
  • Selecting learning strategies in alignmnet with goals and objectives
  • Storyboarding content
  • Writing learner assessment and performance plans
  • Formative and summative evaluation of learning lessons, modules, courses, and programs
  • Development of learning materials
  • Facilitating online, blended, and in-person workshops and courses

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