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Reflections on Graduate School

My final assignment for my grad school program was to write an essay reflecting on what I had learned. This included tying my newly-gained knowledge to the curriculum standards as defined by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI), and how my knowledge would help me in my career.

So once again, I ran into the paradigm of my graduate program not being designed for a senior-citizen simply trying to accomplish a life goal. I decided to use this essay assignment as another design challenge in presenting a technical paper with specific objectives.

This essay proved to be surprisingly difficult to write. But I do like the presentation format, and plan to use this again in future web-based writing assignments.

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COVID-19 Timeline Project

Coronavirus As Seen Under An Electron Microscope
Coronavirus As Seen Under An Electron Microscope

My largest and most complex webpage project to date. In this project I’ve attempted to map out key events in the Coronavirus pandemic as a way of making sense of what otherwise might appear to be unrelated incidents. My timeline starts several years before the virus makes it’s great leap forward from whatever animal host it came from into humans. The timeline is divided into one page per month (after the first two pages) and in a day-by-day sequence.

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My Educational Autobiography

Knowledge in A Book
Knowledge In A Book

This started as a school project in my graduate Instructional Design and Technology program through George Mason University. The assignment was to write about our educational experiences in an autobiography format that has shaped our approach to learning and reason for pursuing a career in education. Along with our experiences, we had to include context in the form of technology, social and cultural events that put our events in proper perspective.

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