ROBYN BELAIR
Skill Score
Rookie (2/6)
105
Industries
Education Tech
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Learning Design and Strategy / Education Technology

“Design is the rendering of intent.” This quote from Jared Spool has me thinking a lot about my field lately.
How might that rendering be achieved with respect to education? Learning design is the rendering of …?

Learning design is broader than instructional design and that’s where I find myself now – at the center of a Venn diagram where technology, pedagogy, teachers’ needs, and students’ needs all overlap.

I design and build online and hybrid courses for Lesley University’s undergraduate, graduate, and Threshold programs. In partnership with faculty, instructional librarians, and other academic staff I develop rigorous and engaging learning experiences for our students. Through training, coaching, and other professional development offerings, I also prepare and support Lesley’s instructors to provide rich facilitation.

Key considerations in my work:
— learning design for traditional graduate and undergraduate students, adult learners, and learners with cognitive disabilities or other special needs
— teaching and learning, education technology, language learning
— Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Community of Inquiry (COI), instructional/pedagogical frameworks
— design thinking, accessibility, UX, LX (learning experience design)

Skills
Evaluated for Product Manager and Generalist PM role archetype
Performance by Category
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Top Skills
Listening Negotiation Writing and presentation Product vision User journey and personas Wireframes and mocks User feedback review Stakeholder alignment Marketing collateral Relationship building
Skill Progression
Experience

Front End Dev / Web Design / Content Management

I was engaged in front development projects, special site design and redesign projects, as well as daily maintenance via JH’s CMS for 20+ sites (public, secure, intranet, extranet).

Learning Designer

Learning Designer / Instructional Designer / Instructional Technologist

The Provost Office’s eLearning and Instructional Support (eLIS) department services Lesley’s six graduate and undergraduate schools, focusing on effective uses of technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship. My portfolio consists of online and hybrid course builds and designs, accessibility and usability issues, Blackboard portal experience management, and non-academic instructional design projects.

Web Manager / CMS Admin

I was the administrator for the University’s CMS as well as content manager for a small web department that services all of Lesley’s administrative units and the six graduate and undergraduate schools, with a focus on enrollment and marketing goals.

Degree Programs

Master of Education (M.Ed.) TESOL Specialization, TESOL for adult learners

Coursework, Japanese language studies

Graduate coursework, Ethnography, Sociology, Visual Literacy, Media Literacy, Writing

BFA Photo, Photography, Illustration

Licenses and Certifications

No Licenses or Certifications Found.