This portfolio captures the narrative journey of a 10-year career in learning design. It begins by stepping out of the K-12 classroom into the landscape of higher education, first into the amorphous space of academic development, then later into the equally amorphous space of learning design. The path followed is sometimes central, sometimes faculty-based, sometimes academic, sometimes professional, sometimes outward-facing, sometimes inward, always evolving.
These projects tell a story of finding a space where high-quality learning meets innovation, of crafting a niche where dominant narratives and paradigms are questioned. There are stories of rogue pocket innovation, of emergent central strategy, of student learning and of professional development. Some projects have a theoretical base, some are purely practical and born out of experience. Most are pedagogical explorations but there are tangents into the structural, the strategic and the cultural.
They also tell a story of identity and institution, stagnation and growth. Work ebbs and flows, diverges and converges, as institutional climate changes. The path begins siloed and spirals out towards shared and distributed work, the questions of impact and purpose trailing. And then towards the end, towards the now, the path diverges to arrive in the liminal space where learning design begins to be redefined as strategic, transformational leadership.
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