How Learning Designers Collaborated with a Professor to Transform the Student Experience.

Blog Post 37

During the recent UPCEA Regions Week Virtual Conference Dr. Regardt Ferreira, Director and Associate Professor, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy at Tulane University and Marc Harrington, Senior Learning Designer at Ease Learning shared how Dr. Ferreira worked with the team at Ease Learning to bring a new online course to life.

The course, “Morphology of Disaster” at Tulane University needed to be flexible, current, relevant and meaningful to student’s outside of the classroom. These were some of the considerations that went into the development of the course. Dr. Ferreira worked in partnership with Ease Learning to create a program employing instructional design that was thoughtful, purposeful, pedagogically sound, and sets students up for success. 

Dr. Ferreira’s course is highly relevant; he’s teaching students to create disaster risk reduction investment solutions that address disaster impact. Through engaging group and hands-on course activities, the learning experience transforms what might typically be focused on just the theoretical to one based in reality, even involving FEMA to provide feedback on student’s final projects.

Dr. Ferreira and Marc have recorded a walk-through of their presentation.

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