This portfolio website contains a collection of my work from a variety of classes in the Boise State University Masters in Educational Technology program and the Instructional and Performance Technology Program.  The work showcased here demonstrates my mastery of the ACET Standards as required to complete the Master’s program. 

My Graduate School Journey

I began at Boise State in the Instructional and Performance Technology program in 2010. I then transferred into the EdTech program in 2012. I earned my Master’s Certificate in Online Teaching for Adults in May 2013 and then decided to continue on for my MET from there. The courses I’ve taken through Boise State have helped me become an effective instructional designer and online instructor, and a confident faculty developer in the areas of teaching, technology use and integration and student motivation and engagement. 

MET and IPT Course Work

IPT 535: Principles of Adult Learning

IPT 536: Foundations of Instructional Performance Technology

IPT 510: Collaborative Online Communication and Learning

EdTech 501: Introduction to Education Technology

EdTech 502: The Internet for Educators

EdTech 503 Instructional Design

EdTech 505: Evaluation for Educational Technologists

EdTech 512: Online Course Design

Edtech 522: Online Teaching for Adult Learners

Edtech 543 Social Network Learning


About Me

rphoenix_edtechI began my career in education after graduating from Arizona State University with a BA in Education. I’ve taught K-8 physical education and coached basketball at the junior high, high school, community college and 4-year university levels.

From 1989-1994, I had an opportunity to work and live overseas where I coached and taught at St. John’s International School in Waterloo, Belgium. After traveling extensively in Europe, my family moved back to the U.S. in 1994 and I began studying computers, photography, and web design.

After moving to the Seattle area in 2004, I decided to go back to work in continuing education and take digital design courses at a local community college. During this time, the seeds of pursuing instructional design and information design were planted in my brain. I’m now a full-time instructional designer and faculty developer at Pierce College in Washington and work in the Center for Engagement and Learning.