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NCDMPH Learning: Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters on Children

Client: National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health / Henry M. Jackson Foundation for Military Medicine
Project:  The first of two lessons in the pediatric curriculum development initiative of the NCDMPH, this online course addresses psychosocial issues for children during and after disasters. The freely accessible lesson is accredited by a range of agencies for audiences across the spectrum of pediatric healthcare.

Role/ Responsibilities

As Instructional Designer/Writer for this lesson, my responsibilities included:

  • Establishing master Design Document, interactions and course design specifications.
  • Reorganizing written content in consultation with project management and SMEs.
  • Chunking and re-writing content for online presentation + developing downloadable resources for as-needed reference.
  • Storyboarding content, writing interactions and Knowledge Checks.
  • Designing Graphical User Interface and photo treatments, conducting photo image search (paid stock and defense agencies), managing production artist
  • Supporting on-site web developer during course development + quality assurance.

Challenges met for this project included:

  • Designing an engaging lesson from text-based content: Presenting information in interactive ways to help learners connect and find relevance within their area of practice.
  • Selecting photography relevant and supportive of on-screen information, through careful search of stock photography and defense agency sites.
  • Providing multiple avenues of navigation through the lesson to support access via desktop and tablet while allowing for compliance with required 508 and SCORM guidelines.

Project Samples: view partial storyboard  view live lesson