Learn. Connect. Design. Develop.
These categories serve as four main pillars of my work as a mentor, coach, consultant, and student. Learning design must be intentional for the desired outcome. The four pillars–learn, connect, design, and develop, become integral when designing and developing inclusive digital courses, engagements, or interactions to foster connection between each other. Browse my site to find how these four pillars influence my work.
My experience in higher education gives me a unique and fresh perspective in the field of adult learning. With my knowledge and practice in student development theory, learning theory, inclusion, and instructional design, my innovative ideas create a lasting impact of students connecting to the content and each other. Explore my philosophy of inclusive learning design and how I help others to design learning for connection.
From learning and cognition to systems design, a learning experience starts with identifying your goal for the learners. When creating a learning experience, unlearning assumptions can be the largest obstacle you face when trying to achieve your learning goal.
There must be equity in design for experiences in online content. Inclusive design should elicit a connection to the content, the instructor or facilitator, and each other. Connection should be intentionally woven throughout the design and structure of the learning experience to include non-dominant cultures in the learning process.
Good design isn’t just about aesthetics. It encompasses systems, pedagogy, and structural design. UDL is just the start of including all audiences in your content. Well designed experiences keep the growth of the learner in the center of its design.
Growth and change are at the core of my work. I guide students, faculty, and staff to envision practical solutions for future problems by coaching them through the development process to enhance their digital pedagogy to help connect to their audience.