Instructional Design

Many of these courses are password protected proprietary content. Where possible, I have attempted to grant access to the course. If you would like more information about the courses that I can’t grant you access to, please contact me.

Awards for courses were given to the instructor, but are listed here as I was part of the design process that led to the awards.


Humanizing Online Instruction, the #HumanMOOC

Humanizing Online Instruction was a 4-week Micro-MOOC available on the Canvas Open Network. This course was designed to prepare online instructors who teach college and university courses to be able to increase instructor, social, and cognitive presence in their online courses. This was accomplished by creating a dual-layer course, with one layer being instructor led and the other being student-centered. Participants could choose either layer, both layers, or jump back and forth as needed. Delivery platforms: Canvas and WordPress.


LINK5.10x Data, Analytics, and Learning

Data, Analytics, and Learning (EdX and UT Arlington) was a Massive Open Online Course designed to give learners complete choice over their learning experience. This was accomplished by creating a dual-layer course, with one layer being instructor led and the other being student-centered. Participants could choose either layer, both layers, or jump back and forth as needed. The content of the course introduced participants to learning analytics, and several new learning technologies were tested in this course. Delivery platforms: EdX, ProSolo, and WordPress.


Designing Effective and Engaging Online Classes

Designing Effective and Engaging Online Classes (UT Arlington) was a course designed to help online instructors improve their courses. This course was designed on social constructivist theory, where questions are posed and learners discuss in order to share experiences with each other.


ART 1305: Two-Dimensional Design

Two-Dimension Design (UT Arlington) was an experimental class designed to teach a basic level Art course online. Students would watch high-quality videos of the professor completing projects on specific design issues and then recreate each project on their own. They would then scan their projects and submit them to the instructor. The instructor would give feedback for improvement and the student would correct accordingly.


POLS 4316: Women in the Political Process

Women in the Political Process (UT Arlington) was designed to make students think about their concepts of gender and how that affected their political views. It has an innovative use of video content, discussions based on cultural images, and reflective assignments on sensitive issues. The instructor also uses a hybrid approach with online synchronous meetings.


EXSA 0154/0156: Walking/Jogging for Fitness
EXSA 1247: Exercise and Weight Management

Both of these courses for UT Arlington are designed to be self-paced exercise classes. These courses use personal heart rate monitors to record student activity. These monitors produce activity logs which are then submitted to the instructors. Delivery platform: Moodle

EXSA 1247: Exercise and Weight Management was awarded the Award for Education Innovation by the University of Texas at Arlington.


SPAN 4334 Culture and Economic Globalization

Culture and Economic Globalization in the Hispanic World (UT Arlington) is designed to help business majors learn Spanish culture. This course uses podcasts and videos to deliver content. The instructor will also have students interview local Spanish business leaders to create a multimedia final project. Delivery platform: Moodle


SPAN 4335 Business Spanish

Business Spanish (UT Arlington) is designed to help business majors learn Spanish phrases specific to their line of work. This course uses podcasts, videos, online quizzes, and SlideShare to deliver content. Delivery platform: Moodle


ART 1301 Art Appreciation (course re-design)

Art Appreciation was an existing course at UT Arlington that I worked with to update the blog activities and instructions. Delivery platform: WebCT

ART 1301: Art Appreciation was awarded the Best Practices Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching – Higher Education (Platinum Level) by the United States Distance Learning Association, 2008


CRCJ 4301 and CRCJ 4380 (course re-design)

CRCJ 4301 (The American Judicial System) and CRCJ 4380 (Comparative Criminal Justice Systems) were existing courses at UT Arlington that added a blog (which later morphed into a wiki) and a podcast, as well as other features such as course help guides, rubrics, and Skype contact buttons. Delivery platform: Blackboard

CRCJ 4301: The American Judicial System was awarded the Best Practices Award for Online Distance Learning Programming Online Technology – Higher Education (Gold Level) by the United States Distance Learning Association, 2007


Duncanville ISD Online Health Lessons

These lessons, launched in the Spring of 2007, were designed to supplement the in-class nutrition, exercise, and drug awareness curriculum for a High School Health class at Duncanville ISD. Delivery platform: Moodle.


Health Wize: Community Health Lessons

An online lesson about various health topics, targeted at inner city youth. Also includes an instructor’s guide. Delivery platform: custom online web page. View this course online.


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