Learning and Performance
Welcome! My name is Amber. It's nice to meet you!
Let me know if I can help: I design learning experiences and tools to help people reach their goals.
I started in 2003 as an instructional designer and educational technology mentor at Acadia University. Helping professors leverage technology and pedagogy taught me that it could ignite creative, fun and effective ways of teaching and learning. Since finishing a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Edtech, I've worked with clients in vastly different industries to create in-person or online courses and training programs that get learners to care about what they're learning and give them tools to help them apply what they learn.
How I Can Help You
You don't have to be a course creator and performance improvement wizard on top of being an educator, expert, or manager. Let me help you figure that part out.
"Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improve performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources." - AECT, 2008
Instructional design is the process of identifying cognitive, behavioural and attitudinal objectives and designing learning experiences to get learners there. This often requires close collaboration with Subject Matter Experts and stakeholders.
Performance improvement is about moving the needle on how people can reach their end goals. For this we measure progress and create tools and solutions that help people stay focused, implement what they learn and do their best work.
Process & Results
There are different processes out there but it typically flows through an iterative ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) process. For this, I conduct a needs analysis, design and develop materials, help pilot test or implement the materials and evaluate the results. In this process, it is critical to identify the actual problem to be solved and iterate on the solution until you get the most out of it.
Whether you're an educator, trainer or an expert in a subject matter, I can help you create a tangible difference in the people you serve by helping you create targeted and impactful learning experiences and performance solutions. Contact me to find out more and schedule an initial discovery call.