“Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I may remember,
involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin
Welcome to my ePortfolio.
I am currently an Instructional Designer at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. I received my M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from CSU Fullerton and my M.F.A. from Otis College of Art and Design in Creative Writing. I have been teaching year English both face-to-face and online for the Liberal Arts and Sciences department at Otis College of Art and Design since 2006.
My interest in curriculum development and innovative pedagogical practices led me to be among the first in the Liberal Arts and Sciences department to teach develop eLearning courses. My natural curiosity and interest in developing my own teaching practice and exploring various instructional technologies was apparent, and I found myself sharing my discoveries with my fellow faculty. This led to my transition into Instructional Design.
In my role, I help develop as well as teach an online pedagogy course for faculty that not only introduces best practices in eLearning, but also provides a training opportunity in the college's Learning Management system entitled "Bricks + Clicks: The How-Tos of eLearning." I have participated in several eLearning initiatives including iPad Pilot Project, Faculty iProject, partnership with Stanford OHS to teach online synchronous drawing, Otis MOOCs in addition to supporting faculty interested in teaching online or blending a course.
I collaborated with my colleague, Dr. Parme Giuntini, and co-authored an article "Learning By Doing: Using ePortfolios for Assessment at Otis College of Art and Design" published in Volume 31 Issue 7 of Library Hi Tech News. We also co-wrote a chapter for the Great Big MOOC Book, entitled "Hijacking the MOOC: Reflections on Creating/Teaching an Art History MOOC," in which she and I reflect upon the experience of launching a MOOC as well as the MOOCs role in Higher Education.
Most recently, I co-presented at the 2016 OLC Innovate conference in New Orleans as part of their Solutions Design Summit on the subject of overcoming barriers and resistance to training/development programs.
I can be contacted using the form below.