Selected Educational Projects

Educational Gaming - Created a number of games for continuing medical education. A Couple of samples that can be explored are:

Continuing Educational Units - Developed a series of interactive educational units for health care professionals. The following are sample products.

Faculty Development - Developed multimedia units to assist instructors and designers with the development of student centric learning activities.

  • Tools: Captivate, Photoshop, Java Script, Google Script, Google Sheets

Network ID Resource Site - Designed a resource support site for remotely located contract instructional designers at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).

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  • Purpose: Provides training tutorials, discussion forums for networking, announcement areas for changes in procedures guidelines, sample documents and best practices in online course design
  • Target Population: Assignment based instructional designers at SNHU
  • Tools: Share Point, Storyline, Captivate, Fireworks

Science Insight Blog -Developed a custom WordPress site that allows users to easily upload and maintain multimedia resources (text, videos, audio files, images, digital posters) and graphically reflects the department’s areas of research.science blog

    • Purpose: Provide an informational site that can be accessed on the web and viewable on touch screens throughout the building
      • Ability to modify data presented in real-time
      • Provide insight into student and faculty research
      • Attract students to program
    • Target Population: Dartmouth community and beyond
  • Tools:  WordPress, Fireworks, Dreamweaver
  • Plugins: All-in-one Event Calendar, GRAND Flash Album Gallery, Broken Link Checker, Tooltips, wiki, Google Map plugin, iPad swipe plugin, News Announcement scroll

medSchoolOnline Human Anatomy Learning Module – Develop a method for: 1) keeping the online Human Anatomy Learning Modules site uniform in appearance; 2) reducing the amount of time required to add/modify content; 3) making the site mobile device friendly.

  • Approach: The following site enhancements and support tools were created for this project:
  • A master CSS3 sheet was developed for the site
  • HTML 5 master templates developed for site content
  • Table based style elements were removed and replaced with structural tags, divisions and pseudo-classes
  • Target Population: Medical students at Dartmouth and beyond
  • Tools:  Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop

multimodelMultimodal Writing Site: The site was developed to provide  students with scaffolding or the blog activity assigned in their Writing with Media course. The site itself serves as a project example and provides resources for the design and development of their projects.

    • Student Assignment: The blog that you will produce for this course will be the place where you can practice and experiment with multimodal composition.  You will be free to create a blog on anything topic you like.  The only requirements are: that your blog is tied together by a set of questions or ideas to be explored, that each of your posts pursues and analyzes a question or claim, and that each of your posts will employ several modes.
      In other words, it won’t be enough to just write your blog.  You’ll need to include images, videos, and podcasts.  You’ll also want to think very carefully about the design of your blog.  What will you call it?  What tone will you take?  What design elements will you employ?  Remember that this blog will be public.  It should keep its audience in mind.  It should look professional.  It should be something that you can continue to develop after the course ends.

      Blog posts will be due every Monday.  You can post more frequently, if you like.  You will also be asked to read, critique, and respond to your classmates’ blogs (not all of them; rather I will assign you different blogs to read as the term progresses).  Every student can elect to take one Monday off — choose any Monday you want that suits your schedule.
  • Tools:  WordPress, Fireworks

assignmentOral History Wiki – This course focuses on the experiences of Latino-Mexican, Central American, Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican – transnational migrants living in the United States.  The main applied assessment instrument in the course is the creation of an oral history project.  While the students really enjoy the project, the instructor has a personal interest in also making the knowledge available for a wider public.

studentProjI worked with the faculty member to convert the traditional paper submissions for the oral history projects into a technology rich online activity. Each student was provided with a private wiki within the learning management system to develop his or her stories. Once the stories were finalized the student sites were made available to the rest of the class for review and comment. The students also used the wiki to present their project experience to the class at the end of the term.

The student wikis will be exported from the learning management system and posted to a departmental resource site that will be made available to the public.

    • Course: LATS 44/ANT 33 – Crossing Over: Latin Migrant Roots and Transitions
  • Tools: Blackboard, Learning Objects Wiki tool, Adobe Acrobat, Movie Maker, Audacity
  • Assessment Method: Individual student Wikis graded with a comprehensive rubric

artifact siteClassics Department Artifact Site – For this project we migrated the Classics department digital artifacts library from an older technology to an interactive web based application.  The new platform allow for the department to easily maintain and  update the resource.  The site also allows faculty to create artifact groupings for specific courses and to add student researchers to the site for the development of narratives on assigned artifacts.

  • Course: Multiple Classics department courses
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  • Tools:  WordPress, Fireworks, Dreamweaver
  • Plugins: GRAND Flash Album Gallery, Broken Link Checker, Tooltips

prehistoric archaeology blogAegean Prehistoric Archaeology blog - For this project I created an interactive digital textbook for  Dr. Rutter. He requested that a site he started in 1996 be updated and moved into a medium that would be easy for an instructor to update, shareable with individuals outside of the institution and easy for multiple professionals to enhance.

We decided on WordPress as a platform and added a series of plugins to provide him with the requested functionality. GRAND Flash Album Gallery was used to display the large number of photo albums associated with the site lessons. The Tooltips plugin was used to create a hypertext glossary of terms, and the Wiki and WP Symposium were installed to allow contributors to share information, have dialogs about the content and receive newsletters from the site authors.

  • Tools/Platforms: Snagit, WordPress, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
  • Technology: CSS3, HTML5
  • brothers blogThe Brothers Karamazov Site rewrite – for this project I recreated the functionality provided in the Brothers Karamazov MOO and static website created for student exploration of the novel into an interactive blog. Quick Chat and Digress.it were used to replace the MOO functionality and Wiki tool and comment enabled blog pages replaced the old HTML4 table driven webpages. The WP Accessibility Access Keys plugin is used to make the site more accessible.

    • Tools/Platforms: Snagit, WordPress, Audacity, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
    • Technology: CSS3, HTML5

    Blackboard Tutorial Site – The mobile ready tutorial site was developed in support of the migration from Blackboard 8 to 9.1. Site developed with the html 5 and CSS3.

    • Tools: Dreamweaver, SnagIt, Captivate 5 & 5.5, Fireworks 5
    • Technology: CSS3, HTML5

    Educational Technology FAQ site – designed as a self-service information system for faculty and faculty support services. Site developed with the phpMyFAQ open source product.

    • Tools/Platforms: Snagit, phpMyFAQ, Dreamweaver, Fireworks5
    • Technology: CSS3, HTML5, PHP

    UAA Second Life Island – terraforming and building of teaching space in Second Life, and conducting faculty workshops and guided tours of UAA Island in Second Life. I also collaborated with Amanada Albright (Alldark Nightfire) on the development of 5 module self-guided  workshop offered through Moodle/Sloodle on interacting and building in Second Life for UAA Faculty.

    UAA Instructional Design Resources – This site is dedicated to assisting faculty with the development of online and classroom based courses by providing tutorials, self-paced workshops and links to supportive resources. View the UAA site (this is a sample of the original site — much of the data has been removed)

    • Technology: XHTML 1.0, CSS2 for layout and styles, Java script for interactive elements
    • Tools/Platforms: Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Camtasia Studio, SnagIt, Moodle

    taming mighity migraineTaming the Mighty Migraine – This site provided an online problem analysis case for a graduate course in pharmaceutical marketing at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Click here to view a pdf of the site.

    • Tools: Dreamweaver5, Fireworks5
    • Technology: HTML4, CSS2

    online mbaOnline MBA in Pharmaceutical Business site – I wrote the copy and designed the site for the University of Sciences in Philadelphia first fully online graduate program.  View a pdf of the program site

    • Technology: XHTML 1.0, CSS2
    • Tools: Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Fireworks

    Blackboard Tools and Techniques – this site was developed to assist faculty and students at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia gain a comfort level with the Blackboard course management system.

    • Technology: XHTML 1.0, CSS2
    • Tools: Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Camtasia Studio, SnagIt

    uspidresourcesInstructional Design Resources – this resource center was designed to provide information to the students and faculty at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. Click here to view the ID Resource Site.

    • Technology: XHTML 1.0, CSS 1 & 2 for layout and styles, Fireworks for images
    • Tools: Fireworks, Dreamweaver, MS Word


    Immaculata University Policy Website – developed policy statements in conjunction with the Senior Academic Leaders on campus  and designed an online site for the campus community. View pdf of the site.

    • Technology: XHTML 1.0, CSS 2
    • Tools: Fireworks, Dreamweaver

    Instructional Design Community – Site was designed as a resource center for professional instructional designers, and faculty interested in enhancing their multimedia design skills.

    • Technology: XHTML 1.0, CSS 2
    • Tools/Platforms: Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Snagit, Joomla

    Hitchhikers Guide to Course Development – Site was designed to provide tools, links and tutorials to Instructional Designers, faculty, and trainers interested in designing online courses and multimedia rich learning tools. 

    • Technology: XHTML 1.0, CSS 2 for layout and styles, PHP, MySQL
    • Tools/Platforms: Moodle for content management, Fireworks for image creation and manipulation, PowerPoint and flash for selected lecture materials, Adobe Captivate for selected tutorials

    Multimedia Portfolio Development – This site will help individuals plan, organize, and develop a digital/ multimedia portfolio which will showcase their experience and background.

    ai tutorialAcademic Integrity Tutorial - this tutorial was designed for the library and Student Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage to assist with student education. Click here to view learning unit.

    • Tools: Lectora X.5 by Trivantis, Audacity, Fireworks5
    • Technology: HTML4, CSS2

    Teaching Styles Assessment - self guided tutorial designed to assist an instructor in assessing their personal teaching style(s).  Click here to view the interactive unit.

    • Tools: Captivate 5, Audacity, Fireworks5

    Blackboard Student Tutorials - tool specific learning units to assist students with using the learning management system. The units were designed as demonstration and practice activities. Units could be viewed  prior to logging into Blackboard or faculty could provide links to the units in the "Getting Started" modules of their courses.

    • Tools: Captivate 4 & 5, Fireworks5, SnagIt, Audacity

    Allied Health Learning Units - To develop a series of interactive learning units to assist students with medical terminology, lab math and A&P.

    • Tools: Captivate 4 & 5, Fireworks5, SnagIt, Camtasia Studio,  PowerPoint 2010

    Human Services Case Study - Created a series of rural treatment strategies interactive cases to expose urban students to the unique cultural issues of native villagers in Alaska. Click here to view a pdf of the unit.

    • Technology: XHTML 1.0, CSS 1 for layout and styles, Javascript to manage corner rounding on pages
    • Tools: Dreamweaver5 for content and page management, Captivate5 for interactive case modules, Fireworks for image manipulation, SnagIt for screen captures, Adobe Soundbooth to record and modify audio files

    Multimedia Professional Portfolio Tutorial - This site helps individuals plan, organize, and develop a digital/ multimedia portfolio which will showcase your experience/background.

    • Technology: XHTML 1.0, CSS 2 for layout and styles, action script
    • Tools: Dreamweaver CS3 for content and page management, Fireworks CS3 for image manipulation, Flash for sample portfolios

    Gagne and the Boys –This site is based on a WebQuest developed by Bernie Dodge. The product was created to assist instructional design students with the study of selected learning theories.

    • Tools: Dreamweaver CS2 for content and page management, Fireworks CS2 for image manipulation

    Mad Hatter – Site was developed to teach students about Edward deBono’s “Six Thinking Hats” critical thinking method.

    • Tools: Dreamweaver5, Fireworks5
    • Technology: HTML4, CSS2

    Online Research Quest - This site was designed to assist incoming freshman with online research techniques.

    • Tools: Dreamweaver5, Fireworks5
    • Technology: HTML4, CSS2

    WebQuest Design Tutorial - This site was designed for students in my Foundations of Instructional Technology and Technology in Education courses. The site teaches them how to develop Web based learning units.

    • Tools: Dreamweaver5, Fireworks5
    • Technology: HTML4, CSS2