eLearning Courses

Most of the eLearning courses that I have developed are the proprietary intellectual property of former employers. However, I have developed two high fidelity prototypes for consumer-facing courses as part of my degree program at the University of Missouri that illustrates my eLearning design skills.

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"Know Your Rights"

This course was developed for a course entitled "Rapid Authoring Tools." Because of the great expense of commercial rapid authoring tools, our professor taught us how to use PowerPoint to develop eLearning and export the file to the web using iSpring. It was refreshing to learn about many of the features of PowerPoint that most people never use, such as slide linking.

The course content contains information about consumer financial protection laws. Regulations exist to protect people. While honest people can have reasoned, even impassioned debates about the scope of government regulations into any industry, it occurred to me when I was buying a house that most people have no idea about the consumer financial protections that are in place. Anyone who has ever sat through a loan closing knows what it is like to sign dozens of documents, many of them simply referred to as "standard paperwork" without really understanding what these documents are or why they are "standard paperwork." This course is a rapid prototype for a future course that I would like to develop that looks at the various kinds of laws that are in place and how they protect consumers. It will explore concepts such as discrimination (Reg B), consumer lending (Reg Z), electronic transactions (Reg E), and others. The goal of the course will be to teach people what their rights are under the law.

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"Protecting Homeowners Facing Foreclosure"

This course was developed for a course in advanced HTML coding. It uses JQuery effects to provide visual stimulation to an otherwise bland topic. The course seeks to help people identify foreclosure scams and how to help people who find themselves facing foreclosure. People who, for whatever reason, are facing foreclosure, are extremely emotionally vulnerable and may not be thinking carefully. Many wish that all of their problems would simply go away, which is precisely what scam artists promise. The first step in helping to protect these vulnerable people is to be able to identify what a foreclosure scam looks like so that you can help the person facing foreclosure obtain actual help from HUD counselors.