These graphics are part of a prototype project that never launched. I created these in Adobe Fireworks using public domain clip art from OpenClipArt.org.
This small Blackboard classroom, used for a face-to-face accessibility training course, demonstrates how faculty can make their Blackboard classes more accessible.
This learning object, created for an anthropology class, helps students measure bones. Two versions are below. The first and most recent version is a redesign created in Lectora. When I...
Hobbyist electronics, including technologies or concepts like makerspaces, 3D printing, or Arduino prototype boards, are quickly finding their way into the classroom. This personal project is my first step into a new playground.
While I’ve more than successfully transitioned from paper books to ebooks, I haven’t been as enthusiastic about giving up paper calendars and to-do lists. Paper lets me create attractive planner...
I used mind mapping for my syllabus one summer. Students said this format made it easier to find the information they needed.
This video lecture for a Landscape Architecture class was produced in Articulate Storyline.
This logo for a fictional university is one of several visual elements I created for an alternate reality game pilot.
For a job interview, I was asked to speak on student engagement. The night before the interview I brainstormed the idea of an “engagement quilt,” like an old patchwork quilt with...
While at Massive Online University, I designed a logo for our now-defunct department, the Center for Support of Instruction. We wanted something that looked futuristic and technical, but also something...
Training faculty to use easy content creation tools like SoftChalk is a delight. It’s fun to watch faculty find new ways to connect students and content.
These advertisements for video game classes were designed with actual game boxes. The ads were successful, if by “successful” you mean students stole the ads off the walls.
This Ferris wheel illustrates the journey that takes students from jeans to graduation robes.
Logo design is always challenging, it’s tough to reduce an entire team (or company) into a visual.
One school I worked for began a Second Life project shortly after I joined the staff . . .
I designed a site in Ning that enabled a department to maintain ties with former students, guest speakers, and other interested parties. After reviewing about 60 social media platforms, we...
Since I’m an experienced face-to-face trainer, I was tapped to develop content for the face-to-face training sessions when the University upgraded its in-house LMS. This web page, which includes a...
One of my former employers strongly believed in giving printed instruction manuals to faculty. I served as co-author on our Blackboard training manual. A short excerpt is included here.
In 2009, I designed a report my institution authored for a prestigious Beltway consulting firm. The professional appearance of the report was praised by our administration and by the client.
This party invitation was created in about three hours using clipart. It’s a working cootie catcher — you can print a copy and fold it up yourself, the YouTube video...
I designed several flyers for NLC’s Teaching and Learning Team. This one, promoting a session on clickers, is an example of too-good design. Most instructors thought this was an event...
After receiving a slew of confused emails from students I ran to my lab and produced this video in under three hours. Quality was not the primary goal — demystifying...
In 2007 when Blackboard 8 released the vastly improved (and vastly different) Grade Center, my college had to train several hundred faculty in a short time span.
This semester I used Nearpod as a virtual textbook and as an in-class presentation method. Next semester I want to continue the trend, but incorporate more interactivity.
One of my assignments at Large Online University involved designing a department wiki and implementing an adoption strategy to encourage department staff to use the wiki.
A Second Life project involved creating a debit card system so students couldn’t use Lindens to complete their assignment.
Backup Singers: Hitting Productivity High Notes with Helper Apps is a presentation on automation I gave at the Texas Distance Learning Association in 2015. The presentation highlighted ways to automate tasks.
Several basic Blackboard tasks are covered in this just-in-time tutorial.
Google helps you share content with your students using Google Groups and Google+ Communities. Which is better? This presentation explores the differences.
This short tutorial was inspired by a professor with a new cell phone who wanted an easy way to share articles with students using his Blackboard class. The first part, shown...
Align objects and change stack order in Storyline and PowerPoint using your number keypad.
Silly video snippet I sometimes use as a sample for training classes, or for testing.
Watch my Mac read a spreadsheet, and my PC enter the numbers from the spreadsheet!
See how I used ClipMate to help relieve some of the drudgery involved in creating closed captions in Storyline.
Need a photo for your lesson? Learn how to find free photos using Flickr, and also learn what can trip you up!
I served as technical lead on a partial redesign of a Flash module on the OSI Model.
Redecorate the artist’s Bedroom in Arles using elements from Van Gogh’s other paintings. (This is a discussion of an in-progress project.)