Curriculum, design plans, research, articles etc.

Internet Forums: An Imperfect Example of Informal Learning

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This 15 minute video was recreated from a webinar Simone Fary presented as part of her masters program in instructional design. It covers: - Formal versus informal learning - Internet forum definition and features - History - Pros and cons for learning - Spotlight on the “d-word” - a successful internet forum

Cultural Orientation Online Certification Course

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I researched, wrote, designed, and developed this series of nine lessons for an online learning certification course for Cultural Orientation providers, using Articulate Storyline , Photoshop, Final Cut X and Adobe Premiere. Topics covered are an overview of United States Refugee Admissions Program, working with interpreters and adult learning theory.  I also installed and manage LearnDash, a Wordpress-based LMS (learning management system) to administer the quizzes, track completion, and award certificates.

The Trust Edge

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I worked with a team and Horsager Leadership to convert this valuable resource into a "Trust Edge in a Box" for smaller companies and non-profit organizations. It will be geared towards those without previous training or facilitation experience. I served in multiple categories including project manager, instructional designer, writer and editor.

Other Types of Writing


In both her academic and professional life Simone has written and can provide samples of the following: Co-authored interactive e-book about geothermal energy Design Plans (upon request) Storyboards (upon request) Lesson Plans (upon request) Curriculum (upon request) Front End Analysis (upon request) Population Analysis (upon request) Blog about Instructional Design Newsletter Articles Mobile App Reviews Film Reviews Book Reviews Co-authored paper on best practices in e-learning

An Introduction to Residential Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps

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"Clear and Concise guide - A great starter reference for anyone interested in pursuing this option. Clearly written and straight forward with the types of systems now available to consumers." - Apple Customer Review Did you know that ground source heat pumps are an environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your family home? Did you know these “geothermal” systems are among the most energy and cost-efficient heating and cooling systems available today? Learn more in this informative ebook created as an introduction to the technology for homes or businesses. It contains many helpful images and videos that describe how geothermal systems operate and can help you decide whether this exciting new technology is a viable option for you. An Introduction to Residential Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pumps: A Cost Saving Green Technology for Heating and Cooling is available for free on the iPad by clicking here. Those without an iPad can click here to download a PDF version. Chapters Introduction Chapter 1 - Financial considerations and environmental benefits Chapter 2 - What exactly is “geothermal”? Chapter 3 - How can geothermal energy heat and cool an individual building? Chapter 4 - Where do all those pipes go? Chapter 5 - Geothermal versus conventional? Chapter 6 - Geothermal versus solar? Chapter 7 - Will geothermal work for my particular building? Chapter 8 - How do I choose a contractor? Chapter 9 - How about a case study? Chapter 10 – Share your thoughts Chapter 11 - Where can I learn more? Chapter 12 - Acknowledgements Thanks to Larry Kaufman for sharing his "Choosing a quality contractor checklist" available for download here. Save [...]