Monday, April 11, 2016

Preparing an ePortfolio

This is the introductory page to my ePortfolio. It is a work in progress, but I plan to flesh out the main pages in the near future.  

Hi, and welcome to my ePortfolio! My name is Robin Ricket and I am a life-long learner with a passion for all things related to adult education/training and development. This ePortfolio is a capstone requirement for a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology at Walden University. In aggregate, I have completed 132 credit hours of concentrated academic study in Workforce Education and Instructional Design. My professional life can roughly be divided between military service specializing in Marine Diesel Engines and associated sub systems and extensive experience in the training and development arena. While I cannot claim many talents, I am surely blessed with (If there is such a thing) a teaching/training gene.

The impetus for this skillset stems from an affliction with Dyslexia. Essentially this deficiency compels those who suffer to develop a personal tool box of heuristic shortcuts to life’s learning challenges. While I have largely outgrown many of these learning difficulties, the methods (and never quit attitude) developed to overcome these hardships remains intact. Essentially, this allows me (and those similarly inclined) to analyze knowledge gaps and develop efficient solutions which may not occur to those who haven’t had to struggle so hard to learn

Since, no single person is good at everything, learning technology must be employed in the workforce to identify and efficiently address knowledge/skill gaps. Recent developments in eLearning authoring tools has codified the popularity of “just in time” bespoke learning solutions. In the past two years, I have expanded my repertoire of these tools to include intermediate/advanced proficiency with; Articulate Storyline2, Articulate Replay, Audacity (audio editing), and the administration various Web 2.0 collaborative learning platforms. I have conducted extensive academic and empirical research in the application of high-fidelity learning simulations and have created dozens of engaging instructor led training interventions.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my ePorfollio and remember to visit my instructional design blog at:          

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