Welcome to my Portfolio
Designer and developer of online courses and training solutions
"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting" Plutarch
My Instructional Design Process
New Microlearning Series around animal welfare
This series will be designed to create awareness on issues pertinent to animal welfare and each course can be completed within ten minutes, including an optional Call to Action.
The Pangolin - on the edge of survival
This course, developed in time for World Pangolin Day, describes the plight of the pangolin - it could be extinct within the next ten years despite having been on earth for 85 million years!
The challenge in creating the course was avoiding a "knowledge dump" yet giving enough information for the learner to come away informed and also inspired to do something about it.
Interviews with key people in the field brought the issues to the fore e.g. the illegal trafficking of pangolin scales and the cultural imperatives in Africa with regards to this mythical creature.
Some other project samples
Combating Dog-Fighting in South Africa
The course on combating dog-fighting begins with the story of Mr Miyagi, a real dog who was caught up in the industry but who fortunately survived...
Story telling is such a great tool in instructional design as it makes subject matter accessible, even the most dire, and will be used across the series.