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.
Below is a sampling of some of the instructional projects I've worked on including eLearning materials, course syllabi, and workshop info.
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
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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
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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.
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
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.
Description: Below are links to workshop materials for various faculty development workshops I delivered over the years.
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.
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
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.
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.
Graduate Magna Cum Laude.
Experience with the following tools and technologies:
Experience completing the following tasks individually and via collaboration with content experts and instructors: