From inception to delivery, Dr. Lodge McCammon has created many programs and resources throughout his 15+ years of working with educators and training specialists. These are just a few examples of his work, showcasing a variety of topics and applications.
I developed and continue to enhance a program, called “Laugh It Off!", that helps clients transform their daily frustrations into humor. This program includes resources, related research, and examples, as well as a custom-designed humor worksheet with writing prompts. I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients 1-on-1, in group settings, and on social media.
I did some comedy writing for Wake Tech Community College's Human Resources Department in the Spring of 2021. They sent me a PowerPoint deck about the hiring process and asked me to punch it up. Instead of lecturing live, now the HR trainers can play the comedy bits to increase efficiency, engagement, and retention of the information.
“I watched all of the videos and my stomach hurts from laughing!”
- Benita Clark, Human Resources VP
In the fall of 2020 I was asked to design an evaluation strategy for the team. The goal is to understand how participants who completed our courses are using the knowledge and skills, post-training. I submitted a document to leadership that included an overview of the evaluation plan and an example to demonstrate how the resulting data can be used to drive decisions.
In Fall 2020 I created a professional development program to establish and build an employee Community of Practice at Wake Tech called “eLSID Engage!” (program overview). To pilot the program, I partnered with four instructors to deliver live, one-hour sessions over two weeks. These sessions leveraged synchronous and asynchronous strategies, allowing time for hands-on experience and group dialogue. Feedback from the pilot evaluation was overwhelmingly positive and as a result, this program was expanded to offer more topics and more frequent sessions.
The Quick Design Series is a micro-learning experience I created that provides faculty with design principle overviews and how-to tutorials. Topics are focused on using Blackboard, Microsoft Teams, and other college-supported products. Though each video is a stand-alone product, they have also been integrated into the EPIC30 course at Wake Tech, to enhance the learning experience. EPIC30 participants have stated that these videos are one of the most helpful aspects of the course.
I created a report on my evaluation of the "EPIC30 Online Teaching Certification Course", a core training offered by the Wake Tech Instructional Design Team. After co-teaching and evaluating this course, I compiled a list of recommendations for course enhancements and presented these to leadership. They adopted several changes based on the feedback I provided, in preparation for the Fall 2020 course offering.
In the summer of 2020, because of the pandemic, senior leadership asked departments to quickly transition to a HyFlex teaching and learning model of instruction. There was noticeable reluctance and confusion around this directive, so I created a 1-page brief that 1) summarized the available research on the HyFlex model, 2) provided a short video that explains what a HyFlex course looks like, and 3) made a recommendation for next steps. This brief was shared with leadership was used to inform and guide our efforts.
The majority of courses at Wake Tech have moved online due to the pandemic. As a result, senior leadership has asked for strategies that can improve the student experience in our online courses. In response, I designed a pilot where we add a 2-question optional, anonymous survey at the end of each week in an instructor's course. A variety of instructors across content areas have integrated these student surveys and have been using the resulting data to design course enhancements that are improving learner performance.
As part of a project to identify services instructional designers could offer to Wake Tech employees, faculty expressed a need for interactive lessons. In response to this need, I designed a service where faculty send YouTube videos to the instructional design team and we would add interactive components to them using Edpuzzle. I also created a short Edpuzzle tutorial for staff who preferred to create their own interactive content. I created a video advertisement to outline this service.
I was asked to create a short video advertisement that presents both the vision and vibe of the eLearning Support and Instructional Design (eLSID) team. This product is used on the eLSID website, shared on social media, and played during presentations so that the team is pushing a consistent message to our customers. This video was part of a successful rebranding campaign aimed at increasing the number of faculty who reach out for design and support services.
A web show about trends and issues in the education industry. Each episode explores a current article from the popular press, providing both a summary of the article and a bit of commentary. I created these videos as stand-alone products to compliment my consulting work and promote my services, but have also used them to spark discussion during in-person and virtual learning experiences.