UNF COVID-19 Education Program

While working in the Center for Instruction and Research Technology at the University of North Florida, I edited, designed, published, and supported the COVID-19 Education Program, which was disseminated to all students, faculty, and staff. This project, of which I am very proud, was integral to UNF’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The UNF COVID-19 Education Program is required training … Read More

aPlus+ Attendance

As Coordinator of Online Learning Support at the Center for Instruction and Research Technology at the University of North Florida, I helped to implement, test, and roll-out an automated attendance tracking solution (aPlus+ Attendance) for teachers instructing in remote environments.  aPlus+ Attendance brings tightly integrated manual or automated attendance features to Canvas. aPLus+ Attendance allows instructors to take attendance manually … Read More

LMS Administration

As Coordinator of Online Learning Support at the Center for Instruction and Research Technology at University of North Florida, I managed a small team of student employees who logged over 6000 support interactions with faculty in various modalities, including email, telephone support, and Zoom consultations. The above image is taken from the CIRT Annual Report (2020). The OLS team coordinates … Read More

Johnny Clean – Training & Consulting

Some freelance e-learning product dev and branding for Johnny Clean — who are in the kickstarting a training program for senior leadership within the car wash industry. I consulted with JC to create a training initiative based on the ADDIE framework and Agile methodologies. Johnny Clean is hoping to re-brand the Car Wash Industry. When thinking of the Car Wash … Read More

Why Use a Teaching Wiki?

I use the open-source MediaWiki to keep track of my courses, syllabuses, lessons, and other teaching materials. It’s installed on a subdomain of this website, and students visit regularly. When I began teaching technical writing, I decided to open select pages for student contribution. Allowing students to use wiki software not only teaches collaboration, it facilitates public and community discourse. Essentially, a … Read More

Photo Colorization

Been practicing colorizing old B&W photos. It’s not the easiest thing in the world, and my attempts so far look like something out of those Wilson Markle movies from the 1970s and 1980s. I’m forever behind in practice, but whatevs, here’s a photo of Cynthia Haynes, the digital rhetorician. Also, here’s a photo of my parents when they were teenagers. I … Read More

Café Terrace for Excel

Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 oil painting,  Café Terrace at Night is certainly a masterwork. But it was painted in a time before Big Business, before computers, before corporate expediency. But the white-collar worker is too busy to mess around with oil on canvas. So I’ve updated Old van Gogh by translating his painting into a Excel sheet. After watching Matt Parker’s stand-up comedy routine about spreadsheets, I … Read More

Neuropsych PowerPoint

Information Design: a PowerPoint presentation in clinical neuropsychology. The doctor who gave the presentation was a certified genius, and I am proud to have played a role in disseminating her research. Cole Nussbaumer at Storytelling With Data wrote an interesting post last week about choosing between light and dark backgrounds for data visualizations. As Cole mentions, dark backgrounds, combined with bold, … Read More

Intro to Arboriculture

I spearheaded the HTML5 update to ISA’s award-winning award-winning, interactive training series (“Intro to Arboriculture”), which was previously only available through CD-ROMs or in Flash format. Before I came to the project, the ISA had been struggling to update their legacy content. They had tasked a handful of instructional designers who failed to clean the Flash code. With proper planning … Read More

Okay, Dendro!

The problem: Arborists climb trees, and they don’t want to lug dictionaries along. The more things arborists have in their pockets, the more dangerous their jobs. My solution: Leverage the power of Google Assistant and artificial intellegence to create an interactive dictionary that arborists can access using voice control.  With Actions on Google, the International Society of Arboriculture can now … Read More