I participated in an online challenge that required me to plan out a fictional course based on a problem of my choice.
I chose to plan a self-paced course that teachers could use to plan their own professional development. This document shows my analysis, the learner persona I created to help me focus on my audience, and a brief outline showing the course learning objectives as well as sample learning activities.
I used a Backward Design approach, beginning with the objectives, and then breaking them down to the necessary parts.
Tools used: Canva, Google Docs
For many companies, employee turnover is a costly issue in terms of both financial and culture concerns. On way to reduce turnover is to provide employees with resources to cope with common workplace stressors. I envision this micro resource as a tool that could belong in a library of learning materials employees could access as needed. This short format is well-suited for the task, as an under-two-minutes clickable card stack is easily manageable for a frustrated employee. You can click on the image preview or click on this link to the micro course.
Tool used: 7Taps
When I taught French to adults, one of my favorite things was sharing quick tips that made immediately noticeable improvements to their pronunciation; it helped boost engagement and motivation. That served as the inspiration for this tutorial. I wanted to keep it short, so I focused on a single sound, gave simple examples, and encouraged practice. I created a storyboard in MS Word and then developed the tutorial. I would envision this as one in a series of "brush up" tutorials. A learner could easily go through the tutorial during their free time.
Tools used: PowerPoint and Camtasia