Christie Reneé  Vanorsdale is a highly experienced Senior Instructional Designer, passionate Teacher Educator, and academic researcher . She has worked in South Korea, Turkey and The United States as a professional educator since 2008. In addition, Christie has presented at numerous international and domestic conferences, and has traveled to over 30 countries. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.Ed. in TESOL and is currently an Ed.D. candidate in Instructional Technology and Leadership at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania. She is completing her Doctoral Dissertation on the efficacy of multimedia design principles in digitally enhanced learning content for English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. 

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Ed.D Instructional Technology I Cohort 10 I Duquesne University I Pittsburgh Pennsylvania I USA

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Portfolio Purpose 

This portfolio serves to fulfill Duquesne University's Ed.D Instructional Technology & Leadership program's comprehensive exam requirements, and as a professional demonstration of my commitment to the field of learning design.

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AECT Standard 2: Content Pedagogy

Candidates develop as reflective practitioners able to demonstrate effective implementation of educational technologies and processes based on contemporary content and pedagogy. 

Suggested Navigation

Step One 

Explore the images below to learn more about the AECT Standards that frame the comprehensive exam.

Step Two 

 Next, navigate to the AECT Artifacts page to see corresponding artifacts, their descriptions and reflections. 

Step Three

Finally, notice the  interactive design, choice of multimedia, and user experience of this site. 

AECT Standard 4: Professional Knowledge and Skills 

Candidates design, develop, implement, and evaluate technology-rich learning environments within a supportive community of practice. 

Paulo Frerie 

"Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people--they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress"

Pierre Bourdieux

"The mind is a metaphor of the world of objects."

Bill Gates

"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important."

Richard Mayer

"People can learn more deeply from words and pictures than from words alone."

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