I am an instructional designer & OER researcher.
I am currently the Online Learning Trainer & Curriculum Designer at American University’s Washington College of Law, an OER Research Fellow for the Open Education Group, and an OER Bootcamp Designer & Instructor for the Open Textbook Network.
Prior to joining the Law School, I worked out of the Center for Teaching, Research & Learning (CTRL) where I ran Open American, AU’s OER grant program, managed EdSpace, AU’s WordPress multisite available to faculty and students for open pedagogy projects like student-run course websites and ePortfolios, and taught the Faculty Online Training Course, a requirement for instructors making the shift from teaching face-to-face courses to online or hybrid courses.
Before joining AU, I was freelance writer traveling the world for 2 years. Before that, I designed free online courses built with open educational resources for the Saylor Academy. While there, I helped build ~75 new, free, open, online courses, formed credit-pathway partnerships with international organizations using free Saylor Academy courses, and developed a MOOC with NASA engineers and Nobel Laureate physicists.