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eLearning & Courses

Microlearning

In this Articulate Storyline lesson, learners identify four phases of the Moon: Full Moon, First Quarter, New Moon, and Last Quarter. I took advantage of NASA’s beautiful, copyright-free images and shared resources. Subsequent lessons on this topic would include eclipses and lesser known Moon phases: Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Crescent, and Waning Gibbous. 

Interactive Map

This interactive map surveyed my fellow master’s students to determine and rank each course’s rigor within the program. As adults learners, they could explore as much or as little of the map to meet their learning needs. I’ve also included the rationale.

Branching Scenarios

I developed a self-paced, branching online module using Adobe Captivate geared towards a target audience of first-time, female triathletes. The interactive module helps woman identify ways to overcome barriers that prevent them from completing their first triathlon. The learner is asked which mental blocks they struggle with, then they are guided down a path of solutions illustrated by videos of female triathletes that share their experience in continuing their triathlon training. To learn more about my design process please look at my Women Trying Triathlons design document.

Home page of Canvas 101 for Instructors

Self-Paced Learning

At the Colorado School of Mines I was part of the LMS transition from Blackboard to Canvas. To fully implement the new LMS, all of the instructors needed to be trained to use Canvas. I facilitated various in-person workshops across campus, but then needed a scalable option. I converted the content to online learning where each section could be completed and the cumulation earned a Canvas Proficiency badge. 

Canvas course tile of EFOL Makerspace

Facilitated Online Learning

I created a course that taught instructors at the Colorado School of Mines how to develop their online courses for students. It was titled Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning (EFOL). Through Backward Design, participants created learning outcomes, which guided all pedagogical decisions. They learned to align their content, activities, and assignments to the outcomes, as well as ensure accessibility. In later iterations of this course, each student was assigned EFOL Makerspace (mini Canvas course) so that they could stack all their learning artifacts into one module that contained a content page, a discussion board, a quiz, and an assignment.

Software Simulations

I created Electronic Medical Record software simulations and proficiency assessments using Adobe Captivate. Each simulation was custom created for individual healthcare facilities and targeted specific roles such as a doctors, nurses, or registration clerks. Students would learn to recall their correct workflow click by click from start to finish. Then they were tested on their recall of the exact clicks needed to complete the workflow. This adult learning technique of providing real world simulations prepares medical workers to use new EMR softwares efficiently and effectively. The work is proprietary, but the adjacent video provides a similar example of the type of software simulations I created at this company.