I’m deeply interested in how people learn and have ideas about how to create more effective learning experiences by:
- Designing engaging learning activities that include opportunities for learners to practice real life skills
- Planning training experiences that result in people actually changing their behavior (rather than just becoming aware of something different or new)
- Working with subject matter experts, who may have deep knowledge of a topic, but don’t have experience developing workshops or online courses.
I’ve contracted with Infopeople as an Instructional Designer for several years, working with subject matter experts to develop and deliver online courses.
In addition to creating courses, I also lead train-the-trainer sessions helping others learn to:
- develop online courses
- plan and deliver interactive workshops
- use active learning techniques
- Speed Dating, Bingo and Snowball Fights: Using Active Learning Techniques
- Accidental Technology Trainer (with Stephanie Gerding)
- “Teaching people to be savvy travelers in a technological world” and “Everything you need to know about training you learned in summer reading programs” (articles published in Computers in Libraries magazine) – cited in Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 53, Number 2 / 2013 article by Michael Stephens, Exemplary Practice for Learning 2.0