Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
Aegean 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. View the Aegean blog
The 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. View the Brothers Karamazov site
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. View the Blackboard tutorial site
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.
Instructional Design and Technology (ID and T) blog for Educational Technology Group at Dartmouth
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)
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.
College of Graduate Studies Newsletter – this content management system was designed to provide information to the students and faculty at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia.
Instructional Design Community – Site was designed as a resource center for professional instructional designers, and faculty interested in enhancing their multimedia design skills.
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.
Multimedia Portfolio Development – This site will help individuals plan, organize, and develop a digital/ multimedia portfolio which will showcase their experience and background.