Sector: Education

“My Independent Learning Centre” student area

The goal of this project was to increase the use of the online channel for student support and delivery of content.

My information and interface design skills were applied to the presentation of students’ grades, creation of a course progress meter, and online tool for submitting course work.

The work included analyzing “as is” systems, mapping user flows, designing for various user types and states, and ensuring that design could be supported by legacy back-end systems.

The new design has met with positive feedback from students, teachers and ministry of education stakeholders.

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Usability and style guide for ILC website

I lead the user experience re-design of the organization’s web presence at the Independent Learning Centre, Ontario’s distance education high school.

For the redesign of the public-oriented website, I developed a content strategy and style guide and helped shape interaction and visual design.

The site went on to win an Interactive Media Council “Outstanding Achievement” award in 2010.

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Grade 9 math learning objects

Design and write eight web-based tutorials for the Ontario grade nine mathematics curriculum. Develop concept and produce content and design documents.

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NAA online calendar

Incorporate new user and business requirements into existing online exams calendar for the National Assessments Agency.

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Campus Connection IA and usability research

Clarify and reorganise information offering for site providing database of courses and institutions. Information architecture, prototype testing, navigation and search interface.

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“Learning Skills” CD-ROM research and evaluation

Usability testing of educational CD-ROM on learning skills for high school students.

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BBC Digital Curriculum – Statistics

Interaction strategy and design for web-based educational “learning object” on Statistics for 12 to 15 year old students.

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CareerMatters and Ask A Teacher website reviews

Review of career resource and onine chat-based tutor service for secondary school students. Usability services included content inventory, heuristic review. user interviews, and one-on-one and pairs testing.

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Time Tracker usability testing

Usability testing for Flash-based children’s history website.

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CareerMatters online education and career planner

User testing and usability consultation on Flash-based interactive planner for a career-education website.

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Lifelong learning educational program evaluations

Research on impact, user acceptance and design of three e-Learning programs. Part of the Ontario Lifelong Learning Challenge Fund.

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TVO Eureka usability

Usability review and user testing of real-time, web-based collaborative educational application.

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