Other Courses

editor  graphic-design

Fundamentals of Graphic Design

I took this graphic design course offered by CALARTS from Coursera. This online course focused on the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of Imagemaking
  • Fundamentals of Typography
  • Fundamentals of Shape and Color
  • Fundamentals of Composition

I completed two peer-graded assignments and weekly quizzes for this course. The peer-graded assignments focused on carrying out hands-on activities relating to imagemaking and composition that helped me to develop my formal skills.

Although this was a beginner’s course, I developed an interest in creating instructional materials with knowledge of imagemaking and typography. I create the best images to relate to learning objectives and use the most appropriate typeface with the knowledge of typography to create appealing images.

Here is the following evidence of the graphic design course I took:


Student Grade Report – received an A

teacher-desk   blackboard

Classroom Management Fundamentals

Provided by Lynda and taught by Aaron Quigley

K-12 educators: create a classroom culture that increases achievement and decreases disruption—without inhibiting your students’ creativity or desire to learn. In this [we learn] how to create learning-focused environments by minimizing off-task behavior and increasing student engagement. [We also] learn how to develop the traits of effective classroom managers, reduce distraction, give clear instruction, and escalate problems when necessary. [This course] also provide[s] guides for building a positive classroom culture that sets students up for success, wherever they go next.

Topics include:

  • Developing your voice and confidence
  • Being consistently proactive
  • Setting up procedures and routines
  • Timing everything
  • Intervening and redirecting
  • Making student learning the center of it all


Certificate of Completion

professor    school

Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Education

Provided by Lynda and taught by Karl Kapp

[This course] walks higher ed instructors through strategies for successfully engaging and teaching college students, while achieving their own publishing and career goals. When it comes to strategies inside the classroom, [this course] covers increasing students’ critical thinking skills, teaching with technology, introducing outside resources, and maintaining academic rigor. Outside the classroom, he’ll show professors how to stay current, adapt to the evolving academic landscape, and collaborate with peers for career success.

Topics include:

  • Respecting your students
  • Conveying your passion for teaching
  • Maintaining academic rigor
  • Engaging students in and out of class
  • Making learning active
  • Staying current
  • Continually improving your teaching
  • Publishing your work
  • Being flexible
  • Connecting to the outside world
  • Collaborating with peers

Certificate of Completion

browser (1)     microsoft (1)

Office 2016 for Educators

Provided by Lynda and taught by Oliver Schinkter

This course dives into the tips and tricks to get the most from Office 2016 that they can use to benefit their students and teaching. [This course] explores the Office tools, demonstrating education-specific applications and ideas to help educators create more dynamic lessons, organize student work, and save valuable time. [We] learn how to create engaging presentations, flipped classes, tutorials, newsletters, reports, and visualizations with Office Mix, PowerPoint, Sway, Excel, Word, and OneNote. [We also learn] how to use OneDrive for cloud storage and collaboration, and work with lesser-known tools like Skype and SharePoint to maximize student engagement and participation.

Topics include:

  • Creating effective and engaging presentations
  • Creating flipped classes with Office Mix
  • Empowering students with PowerPoint
  • Creating tutorials, newsletters, and flipped classes with Sway
  • Tracking student progress in Excel
  • Using Word templates
  • Creating visual representations in Word
  • Using OneDrive for collaboration and storage
  • Creating modules and flipped classes using OneNote
  • Using Outlook, Docs.com, Skype, and SharePoint

Certificate of Completion

sketch  web-design

UX for Instructional Design with Sketch

Provided by Lynda and taught by John-Paul Ballard

Instructional designers seek to make effective learning materials. Having an application that both facilitates document creation and centralizes all of your designs as templates makes that goal all the more achievable. This course explores just such an application—Sketch. With Sketch, you can easily design handouts, worksheets, infographics, and more.

In this course, John-Paul Ballard shows you how Sketch fits into your curriculum design workflow. He demonstrates how to use the design features to make icons, shapes, and tables. Then, he takes you right into practical uses, showing you how to make a rubric, a syllabus, a handout, and how to save these as reusable templates. He also discusses how layout and intuitive design improves the user experience for your learners and is complementary to an instructional systems design workflow.

Topics include:

  • User experience (UX)
  • Instructional systems design (ISD)
  • Using artboards and vectors
  • Creating icons and text
  • Using Sketch templates
  • Creating your own templates
  • Making a printable handout
  • Creating a grading rubric
  • Organizing assets
  • Creating a course syllabus

Certificate of Completion

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