design & development

“What is design? It’s where you stand with a foot in two worlds — the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes — and you try to bring the two together.”

– Mitchell Kapor

While there are several definitions of instructional design and what 'that' is, I feel the most important take away is that instructional design is the backbone of any instructional learning experience.  For example, would you want to build a house without any set of plans? No, the answer is no.  So why would you want to develop learning experiences or training without the guidance of an instructional designer who is there with the 'plans' to help build something meaningful?  In this section of my portfolio, I demonstrate my experiences reviewing, designing, and developing purposeful learning opportunities. 

Learning Management System Transition

Purdue University is currently in the process of transitioning learning management systems from Blackboard Learn to Desire to Learn (D2L)'s Brightspace. Starting in the spring of 2020, all online and hybrid courses must be moved from one system to the other. For more information regarding this move, please visit the D2L Brightspace Implementation page. 

  • Work directly with faculty to migrate their courses 

  • Provide recommendations based on new LMS tools and integration

  • Brightspace tutorials I created are now featured on the Purdue Brightspace Resources page. 

Selected Design and Development Experience

  • Course Design: EDCI XXX, TBD, 2020 - present (in design)

    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

      • Working directly with the Secondary Teacher Education Council at Purdue University

      • Creating a general online pedagogy course for in-training teachers who are unable to attend face-to-face courses

      • Providing recommendations based on pedagogical and technological needs and wants

  • Full Course Design: EDCI 590, Pedagogy I (Transition to Teaching Program), 2020

    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

      • Worked directly with the Secondary Teacher Education Council at Purdue University

      • Created a general introduction online course for in-training teachers who are unable to attend face-to-face courses

        • Course Description: This course is the introductory seminar for the secondary Transition to Teaching (TTT) programs across disciplines. Students who enroll in this course will be seeking teaching licensure in one of the secondary program areas available at Purdue University. Therefore, instruction in the course will revolve around general educational concerns and issues that are applicable to all content area instruction at the middle and high school levels. 

  • Full Course Review and Design: EDPS 50200 Advanced Severe Characteristics, 2015

    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

      • Conducted course review (in face to face format)

      • Provided recommendations based on pedagogical and technological needs and wants

      • Worked with faculty member to create and develop course in online setting (Moodle)

  • Articulate Design Work: APA Tutorial, 2017

    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

      • Worked with a faculty member to determine a need for an APA Tutorial

      • Provided recommendations based on faculty meeting and student work

      • Worked as a team with two other doctoral students

      • Primary role: Storyboarded and designed tutorial​​​​

  • Course Review and Design: LDT Online Student Center, 2015 - Present

    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

      • Conducted review of pre-existing learner center housed in Blackboard for virtual community and resource center for students in online master’s program

      • Provided recommendations based on faculty and learner feedback 

      • Consulted with faculty members to update information on faculty profiles, course information, program policies, learner resources, etc. 

      • Continue to update and manage virtual community and resource center

  • Course Review and Design: LDT Limited Term Lecturer’s Resource/Orientation Blackboard Course, 2015-17

    • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

      • Conducted review of pre-existing orientation course housed in Blackboard for virtual community and resource center for limited term lecturers/adjunct instructors in online master’s program

      • Provided changes based on limited term lecturer’s needs and program convener’s request 

      • Collaborated with faculty members to update information on faculty profiles, course information, program policies, learner resources, etc. 

Selected Instructional Design Experience

Selected Instructional Design Publications

Fiock, H. (2018, March 22). 7 Keys For Successfully Updating Online Courses.  Retrieved from https://elearningindustry.com/updating-online-courses-successfully-keys  

Instructional Design Awards

Course Reviews (Purdue Online)

Background: To help faculty as they work through the course design process, the Course Design & Development Team at Purdue Universit utilizes a review process to look at a course’s design. Built from the principles of the Quality Matters Rubric, this informal review allows CDD to draw from this research-based approach while adapting to best meet the needs of Purdue Faculty. This flexibility of process provides us the ability to balance the benefit of extra feedback while ensuring that faculty continue to pursue the course design that best meets the needs of their students. Through this informal course design review, the Instructional Designer and Instructor will obtain constructive feedback from two instructional design professionals not directly involved in the design of the course in the form of the Course Design Review rubric being completed.

  • ASM 540

  • CTE_College of Education K-12 Portal

  • LDT_College of Education K-12 Portal

  • MGMT 670

  • MGMT 690

  • OBHR 699

  • SCLA 590

  • OBHR 662

  • MGMT 590

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