About Octavia

As a dedicated mom, I have always sought a career that would allow me to balance my responsibilities while pursuing my professional aspirations. It was as I was taking online training to become a director for a daycare center that I discovered the transformative power of instructional design. The ability to craft engaging and effective learning solutions struck a chord within me, igniting a spark of inspiration.

In 2018, I achieved a significant milestone when I became approved to offer learning and development opportunities to early childhood professionals of Georgia through Bright From the Start. This experience solidified my love for instructional design and highlighted the profound impact that well-designed learning experiences can have on individuals and their professional growth.

Guided by my dedication, I have been fortunate to collaborate with various agencies across multiple states, providing valuable professional development opportunities. I am driven to design learner-centered, engaging, and practical solutions that empower individuals to unlock their full potential.

Through my portfolio, I invite you to delve into my projects, explore my expertise, and witness the enthusiasm I bring to each instructional design endeavor. Together, let us create a brighter future through transformative learning experiences.

My heart beats for...

Family & Friends. Traveling. Home DIY projects. Dancing. Playing Tennis. Cooking. Seafood. New experiences. Professional development.

My Favorite Quote

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”

~Henry Ford

Expertise and Skills

With three years of experience using Articulate Storyline, I possess a comprehensive skill set in developing interactive and engaging e-learning courses that seamlessly blend multimedia elements, interactive scenarios, and branching simulations to create immersive learning experiences.

Over the past five years, I have leveraged the ADDIE instructional design model to meticulously analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate a wide range of learning experiences, ensuring a systematic and effective approach to learning.

With hands-on experience in learning management systems (LMS) like Lifter LMS and LearnDash LMS, I have successfully implemented and managed online courses, leveraging the functionalities of these platforms to deliver seamless and engaging learning experiences to learners while effectively tracking their progress and performance.

With a comprehensive toolkit of multimedia production skills, I have accumulated valuable experience in creating captivating and visually appealing learning materials.

  • Graphic design software (Canva)
  • Visual Aid (licensed photographs)
  • Video editing tools (Window built-in Video Editor)
  • Audio editing tools (Audacity)
  • Animation software (Toonly)
  • Voiceover (OneNote and sound recorder)

Through this diverse range of multimedia production tools and techniques, I have honed my ability to create immersive and effective learning experiences for diverse audiences.

In the realm of instructional design, I excel in project management by effectively planning and organizing projects, setting timelines, managing deadlines, collaborating seamlessly with stakeholders and subject matter experts, and efficiently budgeting and allocating resources.

My proficiency in assessment and evaluation within instructional design encompasses various aspects. I have a proven track record in designing and developing assessments, ranging from quizzes and tests to interactive simulations that effectively gauge learner comprehension and progress. Analyzing learner performance and feedback allows me to gain valuable insights into their strengths and areas for improvement. By conducting formative and summative evaluations, I ensure that the learning experiences I create meet predefined objectives and align with the desired outcomes. Furthermore, I seamlessly incorporate evaluation feedback into iterative design processes, continuously refining and enhancing the instructional materials to optimize learning outcomes and overall effectiveness.

My expertise in adult learning theories allows me to design and deliver instructional materials tailored to adult learners’ unique needs and preferences. With a deep understanding of theories such as Andragogy, Experiential Learning, and Transformative Learning, I apply these frameworks to create engaging and impactful learning experiences. By incorporating adult learning principles into my instructional design process, I promote learner autonomy, encourage active participation, and foster meaningful connections between new knowledge and learners’ prior experiences. This expertise enables me to create relevant and practical learning solutions that resonate with adult learners, promoting their motivation, retention, and application of knowledge in real-world contexts.

With a strong foundation in collaborative skills, I thrive in diverse and dynamic team environments. I leverage team members’ expertise and perspectives to drive innovation and achieve shared goals. Effective communication and active listening are my cornerstones, allowing me to establish open and transparent lines of communication, ensuring that ideas are shared, understood, and integrated seamlessly. I excel at consulting and collaborating with subject matter experts, drawing upon their knowledge to enhance the instructional design process. Finally, conducting pilot testing allows for valuable feedback and insights from learners, ensuring the learning experience is fine-tuned and optimized for a seamless and effective learning experience.

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