Online, blended, or face-to-face, I love designing, teaching, and learning. Using instructional design theories as a framework to guide the process, I take pride in every project; from savvy start to adding the final touches on the latest iteration, I strive to construct effective and engaging content aimed to exceed expectations. Experience creating traditional and e-learning content using course authoring tools such as Storyline, video creation software like Camtasia, and learning management systems for diverse audiences has bolstered my application of instructional strategies/technologies and application of design frameworks used to deliver result-driven learning experiences. Please take a few minutes to view my e-portfolio which showcases some projects I have created, tools I have used, and skills I possess.
A Constructivist/Experiential Approach- My Philosophy
What fuels my passion for creating instruction includes, but is not limited to, engaging learners in active learning to deepen their knowledge through personal connections, promoting transfer through experiential learning, chunking content into digestible/memorable/accessible snippets, evaluating the efficacy of instruction by applying feedback to each iteration, and self-reflecting on the process/project. A constructivist/experiential approach allows learners to actively engage in their learning experience(s) through role play, scenarios, stories, and gamification. Knowledge, experience, and creativity drive my ability to design effective and engaging instruction in any format. Depending on the methodologies being applied to the project, (ADDIE vs. SAM or Waterfall vs. Agile) my projects typically begin with information gathering or an analysis, (background, skills, motivation, etc.), learning goals, learning context and a savvy start; this information is then used in an iterative design cycle that is accompanied by a statement of work. Following the project planning phase is the design phase in which a proof is generated, implemented and evaluated. Typically, evaluating the effectiveness of the instruction involves assessment tools, feedback, and engaging in self-reflection; this is critical for ensuring 1) the needs of diverse learners are met, 2) desired conditions are evident or gaps are being filled , and 3) feedback is being used to improve future iterations