About Christie

Education: B.A. in Psychology, M.S. Ed (TESOL)

Currently I am a Doctoral student at Duquesne University in Instructional Technology and Leadership. My research focuses on online learning pedagogy, and online course design in the field of TESOL. The main focus of my interests and  work is on improving instructional design as well as teacher training for both on and offline learning environments.

I have worked as a TESOL professional in 3 countries (Turkey,South Korea,and the U.S.A), which includes TESOL teacher training, English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, and General English. In addition to foreign and second language instruction, I also create content and curriculum for both online and face-to-face classes in a variety of subject areas.

As a freelance instructional designer, I have created video tutorials, E-books, adapted motivational talks into fully-online learning modules with interactive workbooks and assessments, developed info-graphics for program overhaul proposals, and created content for language learning applications. I use my background in Psychology, Education, and Instructional Design as well as my extensive International and teacher training experiences to creatively adapt complex concepts into comprehensible chunks of easily digestible content. My content development and delivery philosophies rely heavily on the visual, to engage learners in the new-age of ubiquitous multimedia accessibility.I also incorporate accommodations which support cognitive processing theories of the working memory limitations of space and time.

Visit my Upwork profile for reviews of my work: https://goo.gl/e4iqUc

Email me for a quote or consulting on your next E_learning design project: christievanorsdale@gmail.com

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