Case Study: Spatial Chat as a Zoom Alternative for eLearning Case Study: Spatial Chat as a Zoom Alternative for eLearning

PROBLEM: For this project, I was tasked with implementing mixed reality experiences into an eLearning course as an alternative to Zoom. ROLE: I wore many hats as the instructional designer, learning engineer, technologist, and learning strategist. I handled all research and analysis, implementation, user testing, and evaluation. SOLUTION: The solution I selected for this project […]

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The Digital Divide: Pitfalls of Emerging eLearning Technologies The Digital Divide: Pitfalls of Emerging eLearning Technologies

Since 2020, virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality have become the latest buzzwords that my clients have been repeatedly requesting for their online and blended learning programs. However, these emerging technologies are not the best fit for every course, topic, or client. I’ll dive into the specifics of instructional design and learning experience design […]

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Social Trend: Skills-Based eLearning Social Trend: Skills-Based eLearning

Could skill-based eLearning be an emerging trend that impacts not just corporate work, but also higher education? As Educause noted in 2022, “expectations and demand for noncredit and nontraditional education and skills training are on the rise.” Having worked as an instructional designer for Amazon’s Surge to IT program, Fidelity Investments, eLearning Brothers, and others, […]

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How Instructional Designers Can Create Effective, Engaging eLearning Courses How Instructional Designers Can Create Effective, Engaging eLearning Courses

Instructional design is a critical process that helps educators create effective and engaging learning experiences for students in an online environment. This involves analysis, identifying the goals of the course, understanding how students learn best, and using instructional strategies and assessment methods to ensure student success. One key component of effective instructional design is understanding […]

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NOT ANOTHER PODCAST! EPISODE 4 ā€“ ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF LEARNING (PART TWO) WITH FRANCES DEMARCOS NOT ANOTHER PODCAST! EPISODE 4 ā€“ ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF LEARNING (PART TWO) WITH FRANCES DEMARCOS

NOT ANOTHER PODCAST! covers the latest trends and research in online learning, educational technology, and instructional design. This is the second in a multi-part series exploring the future of learning, including current ed tech trends. Iā€™m joined by my special guest, instructional designer Frances DeMarcos. Links below video: Resources mentioned in this episode: Connect with […]

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