I started as a learning designer in the US, making educational websites for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) before moving to Philadelphia to earn my master's degree in Instructional Design.
In the UK, I've worked as an e-learning designer for Edinburgh College, St George's, University of London, and for the past few years with TUC Education in London. I also spent 6 years running Wideaware with my partner. We specialised in disability and equality training, and produced bespoke online training for clients including Ofcom, Houses of Parliament, Scottish Parliament, train companies, and many local councils.
Since 2016, I've been working with an amazing team at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) producing a online training for union reps and activists. I've kept Wideaware as my portfolio site.
I graduated with a masters (M.S.) in Instructional Design (3.96 GPA) from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. I also have a B.A. (Hons) in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia. I've completed some great professional training programmes too, most recently Cathy Moore's scenario design workshop which I highly recommend.
How I work
For years, detailed instructional analysis documents and storyboards were a key part of my workflow. They still have their place, but, where possible, I prefer to use successive approximation and move quickly to alpha builds to get early feedback and design in iterations. I still produce scope and treatment documents following kickoff meetings with stakeholders and subject matter experts, but I find more timely and useful feedback when I ask people to review a build rather than a storyboard.
My self-judged skills chart, featuring the software, authoring tools, and learning platforms I most commonly use.
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