Morehouse Scientific Literacy Center Job Aids
- Morehouse Scientific Literacy Center Website
- Morehouse SLC Online Portal factsheet
- Morehouse SLC infographic
- Moorehouse SLC Brochure
As a former Consultant and Project Manager for the Morehouse Scientific Literacy Center I was
asked to develop several job aids that instructors, guidance counselors, and high school
administrators would use to learn more about the Scientific Literacy Center and how to navigate
its STEM career portal. Ideally, these individuals would utilize the Center and its resources to
advise students interested in pursuing STEM as a career or major. The job aids highlight the
Center’s career portal, eLearning, Virtual STEM Advisor, scientific literacy survey, and STEM
Kellye’s IDT Blog
Artifact: IDT Blog
Kellye’s IDT Blog was my first experience at showcasing my writing, thoughts, and ideas, etc.
professionally online. I found my weekly blogging experience to be quite fun with topics ranging
from Rich Media and Cognitive Load to eLearning Graphics to My Experience Creating Avatars.
My blog was created as a requirement for LT 8000 – Foundations of Instructional Technology
and helped me to realize how important it was to 1) keep up to date with key trends in your
field; 2) stay connected with colleagues in your field through networking, blogging, etc.; and 3)
write or blog so that you can connect your thoughts and ideas (and/or real life experiences) with
theories and share/disseminate with your colleagues in various networks.
Using Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs)/Avatars to Enhance Learning
In my blog I highlight my experience creating embodied conversational agents (i.e., avatars) using SitePal
for an assignment in the course LT 8000 – Foundations of Instructional Design and Technology. I enjoyed
developing this artifact as I have experience working with ECAs to facilitate mentoring and enhance learning primarily
with students interested in STEM careers.
Social Network Systems Analysis
An analysis of the Morehouse Scientific Literacy Center’s social system was performed as a
requirement for LT8200 – Diffusion and Adoption of a Technological Innovation. The document
describes the organizational social system components, relationships were analyzed, and
feedback loops were identified and described in extensive detail. The social system network
diagram and feedback loops are shown graphically using the online drawing software Popplet.
Online Learning Object Video Using PowerPoint, iMovie
This stand-alone online learning object is an instructional video developed to help high school
and college instructors, and high school counselors learn more about the Scientific Literacy
Center and how to navigate the STEM career portal. Ideally, these individuals would ultimately
use this knowledge to help advise high school students and college freshmen interested in
pursuing STEM as a career or major. The learning object was created several technologies
including PowerPoint and iMovie. This learning object was developed as an assignment for
the course LT 8360 – Design and Development of Multimedia for Education & Training.
Artifact: Scientific Literacy for STEM Majors Learning Object Video
Online Social Learning Activity
This social learning activity was designed to encourage collaboration and active participation for
high school seniors and freshmen college students interested in STEM. Avatars, journal articles,
YouTube videos, and a Discussion Board were all incorporated into the lesson to help keep
learners engaged and help guide their learning. WordPress and SitePal were tools used to
develop the activity. The activity was created as an assignment for the course: LT 8360 – Design
and Development of Multimedia for Education and Training
Instructional Technology Project Plan & Activity Log
The Acquainting Metro Atlanta Youth with STEM (AMAYS) Project Plan was developed as a part
of my role as Intern and Project Manager for this NSF funded, after-school program for local
middle-schoolers. In my role as PM, I worked with Dr. Calandra, Principal Investigator, in
managing the project’s budget and schedule and other administrative duties as required.
Fortunately, I was able to use the development of the Project Plan to “ramp up” and become
familiar with the history of the project, its goals and objectives, project scope, team roles and
responsibilities, and budget. The Activity Log was helpful in developing an extensive list of
project milestones with assigned resources and tentative due dates. The Project Plan
document was forwarded to the PI for future use on the project.
IDT Historical Timeline
Artifact: Kellye’s IDT Historical Timeline
This timeline was created as an assignment for LT 8000 Foundations of Instructional Technology.
The timeline spans a period from the 1900s to the present and explains the history of
instructional design and technology (IDT). I wanted to be creative in my delivery so I chose to
use Prezi in designing the presentation. I had not used the online software before but found it
fairly easy to use. Within the timeline, I identified key trends, acknowledged pioneers in the
field, and described key principles and concepts. Included are links to Dale and Skinner Avatars.