Tactile Technologies is a curriculum product that introduces learners to 3D printing technologies and accessibility principles. Modules and interactive, in-person workshops help learners gain the skills needed to transform visual media into a 3D learning experience.
Participants choose their media (usually a children's book), adapt the story into 3D, design/edit 3D models, and create a tactile product. Tactile Technologies updated an aging curriculum and offered a new, project-based learning experience for practicing accessibility in educational environments.
Instructor Training is a series of elearning modules that help new writing teachers at the University of Florida set up their courses and design activities. The modules introduce teachers to university student learning outcomes, and frame how to design learning objectives, scaffold units, sequence activities, design assessments, and integrate materials into Canvas LMS. The teacher training modules will convert a required orientation series into an asynchronous online course that serves as the onboarding program. Project currently in development.
Role: Learning Experience Designer, elearning Developer
Responsibilities: Research, Analysis, LX Design, Prototyping, Graphic Design, User Testing, Evaluation
Target Audience: Higher education professionals
Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Canvas LMS, Camtasia, Figma
New instructors at the University of Florida only have about two weeks to develop their courses. The training modules cover detailed policies and teaching best practices through a series of informative presentations and interactive assessments. Design uses a construction theme to help participants build their profile and courses. Since many of the instructors will be teaching similar courses, the modules treat onboarding as a social experience that also introduces the new hires to the culture of UF. By the end of the modules, new instructors will have completed all new hire paperwork, understand classroom policies and expectations, and have personalized content within their Canvas LMS shell.