Mapping Tool

Using maps as a way of organizing information makes perfect sense for certain types of courses. What was amazing about this project, was once we developed the tool, to learn just how many different types of projects could use mapping. We started with a project that allowed engineering students and social scientists to share data about the Cayuga Lake Watershed. Shortly thereafter, students studying the history of Hip Hop started using the map as did international agriculture alumni who wanted to share their stories from around the world. Hundreds of students have shared their personal stories about their school experiences on a map. We even use the map tool in our own group to show at which computing labs specific sofware can be found. I was the project manager and instructional designer for this project.

Most of the maps are publicly available.

Study Design Animations

For the Study Design Tutorial we found that creating animations to explain the different types of studies was particularly helpful. For example, these two:

I was the project manager and one of the instructional designers for this project.

This site is publicly available.

Fluid Therapy Simulation

To understand fluid therapy for dogs, the professor believed that creating a simulation of a sick dog would allow students to better understand the results of their interventions. Though for years students had done paper-based case studies, by creating an interactive simulation, we were able to give greater feedback to students about the effects of their actions, and students were able to experiment with a variety of solutions and dosages without harming any animals. After a successful release of this simulation, we published a paper about the project and its findings. I was the project manager and graphic designer for this project.

The simulation package is not publicly available, but project information is provided online.

Memory Tests

There are many times when a short simple animation is necessary to get across a concept. For a recent course in Memory and the Law, we developed a handful of "memory tests." Essentially these are interactives that allow students to play with the types of memory tests administered to subjects when studying memory issues. We also created tutorials that included review materials and self-quizzes, for both the students at Cornell, and for distance learning students, but these tutorials are not publicly available. I was the project manager and the graphic designer for this project.

Some of the course materials are publicly available , and here is one example of a memory test.