EIDT6135 Distance Learning

Posted in Uncategorized on March 6, 2014 by tonishirleyidt

Conversion of Instructor Led to Online:  Man 2 Man Project





Project Schedule

EDIT6120 Multimedia Design and Development

Posted in Uncategorized on March 6, 2014 by tonishirleyidt

Working with Creative Suite 6

WK3ProjectShirleyT WK3ProjectShirleyT

EIDT6110 Advanced Instructional Design

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All Documents for Presentation:  Blood Borne Pathogens, Chemical Hazards & Control

EIDT6130 Program Evaluation

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Rally Point Evaluation Presentation




Annotated list of resources

EDUC6145 Project Management

Posted in Uncategorized on March 5, 2014 by tonishirleyidt

Project Management Overview:

Script:  Overview

This video presentation explains the flow of the course as well as the tools provided to encourage collaboration between the students and the instructor.

The tools presented in this video support our goal of providing an equivalent experience to a classroom environment for our students to share and collaborate as they learn.

(Smaldino, Saba n.d.)

PM0011 Project Management Overview:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBmrUeF3-Ao



Tips for creating your Mind Map

How to Mind Map:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wZ5wV5dPZc

A Mind Map is a diagram used to visually outline information. A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center.  Instead of using sentences to explain or describe, a Mind Map enables you to explain tasks, thoughts or ideas using graphical representation (Wikipedia, 2013).

Using the information contain in the video and the tip sheet, to create a mind map which describes your tasks and responsibilities as a distance learner.  Your Mind Map may should contain many branches and even sub branches based on the importance you place on the task.

Next, upload your Mind Map to the discussion area the first week of class.  I look forward to seeing them!

iMindMap (2010, June 11).  How to Mind Map.  Retrieved August 18, 2013.  Retrieved from http://youtu.be/4wZ5wV5dPZc

Wikipedia (2013). Mind Map.  Retrieved August 18, 2013.  Retrieved from  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map


Characteristics of Successful Learners:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hziNo4md18I

Distance learning is challenging and requires much self-discipline.  The rewards for your accomplishment will be a more complete understanding of your chosen industry and a sense of pride at your success!

You are taking the first steps into becoming a successful distance learner.

Please review the presentation prior to the start of class.  Contact your instructor with any questions or concerns

WCCDL provides educational videos to assist distance learners.

WCCDL. (2013, April 22). Characteristics of Successful Online Learners. Retrieved August 18, 2013 from http://youtu.be/hziNo4md18I




Annotated list of resources

EDIT6910 Capstone Course

Posted in Uncategorized on March 5, 2014 by tonishirleyidt

WK1Project StatementShirleyT

WK2Design Doc ShirleyT

Story Board

Instructional Materials Overview

Presentation Script


Calculate LTV and DTI:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdPUQVz0TrQ

Losing Focus

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2013 by tonishirleyidt

For those of you who have been in most of my classes, you may be tired of reading about Project Genesis, but this is just one of those moments in my life where I stepped back and thought…wow…this is bad. I was not a manager on this project, but I work on multiple teams as a trainer and a designer.
Project Genesis was intended as a complete overhaul of our company which included policy, software and hardware. Unfortunately the project was marred by inconsistencies in the planning process, poorly organized meetings and too many consultants to count.
Due to the extreme lack of a change control system, our project focus began to expand into what is termed as scope creep (Portny, 2008). Scope creep occurs when clients may have more of a neutral or indecisive opinion of the objectives which in turns allows for room for the project teams to embellish the scope in an attempt to make it better (Portny, 2008).
The Learning and Development Department felt the brunt of those inconsistencies and changes. PMs were changing plans, due dates and goals each day and we struggled to keep up with the demand. Nothing occurs in this world without affecting anything else. Our inability to meet all of the new shortened deadlines affected some of the go live dates. The total time to perform a group of activities (duration and sequence) was not a consideration (Portny, 2008). The schedule was based on an end date proposed by the executives.
This was such an enormous project that much more planning should have been in place. At the time our company employed approximately three-thousand associates across five states with different banking regulations for each state. I would have separated the states into separate projects with a series of progressive go-live dates to begin with. Next, we needed a more detailed task analysis which included subject matter experts, primary stakeholders, and project managers (no consultants initially).
Two years after the project began; we were seventy-five million over budget, covered by the federal tarp and merged with another bank. There is some bitterness, but the merger has been a good choice for us as a business.