Instructional Design

This page is being updated. Soon there will be examples that show the range of my instructional design projects, including:

A.  eLearning graduate course developed for the eLearning certificate program, Human Resource Education Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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B.  Blended undergraduate course for the teacher education program at York College, Jamaica, NY: Teaching with Multimedia

AC230_1  Course materials were available to students on the school’s Blackboard site and a wordpress site. The course design interwove elements of behaviorist, constructivist / project-based learning. [design details]

C.  Educational 3D Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG)
Lead game and content designer, Whoola.com

The game was a discovery learning adventure that taught high school chemistry. Players moved through levels of an art deco inspired cruise ship by interacting with non-player characters and solving chemistry puzzles. Pdf link to Design document (coming soon)

Left: game level and interface                                Right: Flash chemistry puzzle
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C.  Informal, interactive science learning for adults (planetarium dome show to help audiences understand and interpret scientific visualizations)

The goal of this project was to create a new science learning experience for planetarium domes that transforms what is currently a passive viewing experience by creating a live, collaborative, dynamic, and interactive show around scientific visualizations of computational data. The show and learning focused on astronomical phenomena (such as colliding galaxies). [Design details]

Concept map of the interactive learning
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E.  Pan American professional development workshop for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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