Instructional Designers

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Instructional Designers

Request a Rapid Course Consultation with an Instructional Designer

Book now! Consultations are generally booked for two weeks after you submit a request.

Have you taught or are currently teaching an online asynchronous or blended course? Do you heavily rely on your OWL site to help coordinate or communicate about your face-to-face course? And are you curious about how you might make smaller changes to your course for maximum learner impact?

Consider meeting with an Instructional Designer from the Centre for Teaching and Learning for a Rapid Course Consultation. Let us know one or two elements of your course that you’d like to talk about and, over the course of a one-hour meeting, we’ll help you create a plan for those areas in the current or next iteration of your course.

Instructional Designers can consult with you about:

  1. Course Navigation/Layout
  2. Efficient Course Organization (for updating and republishing your course)
  3. Course Communication Strategies
  4. Student Workload
  5. Asynchronous Online Discussions
  6. Developing or aligning learning outcomes to course activities and assessments (including possible eLearning tools)
  7. Student Self-Assessments (for tracking/reflecting on one’s own learning)
  8. Student Participation and Engagement

What happens next after I request a Rapid Course Consultation?

  1. An instructional designer will contact you to set up a 1-hour appointment and arrange to be added to a current or previous version of your OWL course site.
  2. At your 1-hour meeting, they’ll focus on learning more about your vision or questions about the course design and sharing ideas and strategies for your chosen elements based on their exploration of your OWL course site.
  3. After the session, the instructional designer will send you a list of targeted short, mid- and longer-term suggestions to help you achieve your goals for improving the specific elements of course you identified.


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Natalie Oldfield

  • Instructional Designer, Team Lead

Profile

Natalie Oldfield specializes in applying advanced learning theories, instructional design techniques, and instructional technologies in the collaborative design, development, and redesign of high-quality online courses where students meet learning outcomes while having a positive learning experience. Natalie analyzes, applies, and communicates trends and best practices in learning technologies and instructional design.


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Aamir Aman

  • Instructional Designer

Profile

Aamir is a tech-savvy instructional designer with a passion for pushing eLearning to its limits. He is interested in the use and impact of digital learning technologies in classrooms, boardrooms and living rooms. He brings a wealth of experience in curriculum design and technology integration, intercultural education and inclusive learning.


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Hanna Mayer

  • Instructional Designer

Profile

Hanna is a learning specialist and instructional designer. Her experience includes designing courses for classroom, blended/hybrid, elearning and online delivery. Over 30+ years, she designed and developed courses on a variety of topics for business, healthcare, safety, financial institutions, IT and higher education. She also taught instructional design courses online and face-to-face. Hanna enjoys resolving complex challenges by transforming them to simple, useful, effective and appealing solutions. She thrives in environments that value creative and innovative approaches to learning, performance and quality improvement.


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Denise Quildon

  • Instructional Designer

Profile

Denise Quildon (M.A., Educational Technology) is an expert learning & development professional whose passion for learning and technology spans 20 years and counting. Her portfolio includes prize winning projects executed for McGill University School of Continuing Studies (2017) and the Canadian Space Agency (2013, 2004). Denise especially appreciates when she can put learning theory into practice through learner-centred methodologies such as case-based and inquiry-based learning. Her professional mission is to inspire collaborative creativity in the design and execution of engaging media-rich innovative learning & technology solutions.