I work as an instructional designer & eLearning developer for the Office of Transformational Learning at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am pursuing a Masters in Human Computer Interaction from University of Maryland and anticipate graduating in Spring 2020. I have received my Bachelors of Science in Emerging Media from Ithaca College. Emerging Media is a program that combines communication and computer science. My passion is the intersection of technology and education.
The MicroMaster in MBA Core Curriculum is a series of massive open online courses that are offered through the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. In collaboration with over 15 unique faculty and my co-designers, Joshua Shannon-Chastain and Diann Maurer, I designed and implemented 7 courses on the edX platform.
See the details of my work on each of the following courses:
The following snapshots are from the projects in the MicroMasters in MBA Core Curriculum. I created these assets with input from the faculty and my teammates for the listed courses.
The goal of this study is to improve just-in-time resources for novice adult computer science learners to better prepare them for future computational learning. For people learning computer science on their own, just-in-time resources can be phenomenal for solving problems. However, these resources may not give the learner the proper support or information to prepare the learner for more formal computer science education. By observing learners using just-in-time resources and interviewing them about their habits and usage we will be able to design new interfaces and educational materials for these just-in-time solutions that could better support future learning. We would like to know how just-in-time learning solutions support self-teaching, adult computer science learners who are new to coding so that we can determine the best ways to improve designs to support them.
Creating the online MicroMasters in MBA Core Curriculum for the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Working collaboratively with business school faculty. Following the ADDIE instructional design process and objective based assessments to evaluate assurance of learning.
Designing, developing, and implementing blended and online courses and assessments for adult learners in the subject area of building management.
Building learning tools, videos, job aids, and learner assessments for online courses in business, finance, data analytics, and more. Collaborating with Cornell faculty to ensure academic rigor of materials.
Writing curriculum and practice questions to prepare high school learners for the AP Computer Science exam. Creating exercises that evaluate Java programming ability.
This program prepares students to become HCI leaders in industry by focusing on user-centered design, research methods, and usability study techniques.
This program combines coursework in new media platforms and computer programming to provide students with a unique skill set in emerging media technologies.