I am an Instructional Designer with strong project coordination skills developed as a result of 15+ years providing increasingly complex administrative and project management support. As a learning experience designer, I am committed to helping everyone I meet co-design personal learning experiences that accelerate spiritual, mental, and emotional growth.
As a Learning Instructional Designer @EYnews: I collaborate on global teams to co-design blended learning experiences by proposing learning & instructional strategies that are rooted and grounded in evidence-based standards. I translate learning requirements to detailed designs of learning experiences, oversee the development of instructional & learning resources to support the journey, and ultimately assess the overall results based on key performance indicators.
My diverse experience in higher education @GSU_Perimeter has developed within me a great respect for the long-term multifaceted strategy required to sustain engagement within a learning organization. In a previous administrative support role at Georgia Perimeter College, I utilized a variety of instructional, project management, and social media technologies to engage faculty, staff, and students with curricular & extracurricular activities. After leaving that full-time role to focus on curriculum development, I was given the opportunity to continue my work at the college as an adjunct instructor – delivering online and face-to-face instruction on two of my favorite topics: research strategies and technology. A primary objective of the course is to introduce students to tools that will encourage them to start early – publishing their writing and other creative work, as well as purposefully managing their online presence. The focus on research helps students to develop, strengthen, and respect their voice as they begin making contributions to the ever growing body of knowledge related to their chosen field.
Open online education @udemy: I developed and facilitate the ABCs of Instructional Design open online course. I initially developed the course concept in grad school. My objective was to introduce & model the application of basic instructional design principles. The latest “shiny toy” or new technology can tend to overshadow well researched and applied instructional design principles. My goal is to help online instructors think about the instructional design process in a more manageable way. Many times, I have considered retiring this course because I haven’t had as much time as I would like to update the learner resources. However, I continue to receive messages from educators across the globe that value the content and have been able to use it as a basis of developing their own, perhaps more relevant resources. That for me, is the true value of open online resources.
What lies ahead: I look forward to a much greater involvement in researching best practices related to successfully facilitating and strengthening learning communities, strategic content curation within the communities, as well as utilizing nanodegrees to motivate employees and improve workplace performance.
What drives me: I literally lose sleep strategizing about how to connect the overabundance of information stored in the knowledge base of most learning organizations to learners in a variety of formats, in the right size (preferably bite-sized), and just at the right time!