Welcome to my website where you can learn about me, Rhonda DeYoung. Check out my portfolio page and view samples from my Master’s program. Learn about my summer 2013 instructional design internship at DIRECTV. Visit my blog and learn more about eLearning tools and tips. Finally, contact me with any questions or learning needs you may have. What are your organizations biggest training needs? I design and develop instructional materials and eLearning modules through the ADDIE model of instructional design to meet your learning needs. I work well with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and departmental members in your organization. I create custom templates for eLearning training modules, documents such as handouts and job aids, facilitator and participant guides and design PowerPoint slides. Authoring tools I utilize and are Adobe Captivate, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Photoshop and Premier, Camtasia and Articulate Storyline and Quizmaker. My instructional writing is creative and engaging with scenarios and throught provoking questions. Send me a detailed RFP of your learning requirements and needs and I will present you with a quote with approximant timeframe.



With solid instructional design and multimedia application skills, I thoroughly enjoy creating learning content that maximizes educational effectiveness for adult learners. Employing the ADDIE model of instructional design, I take pleasure in needs analysis and writing measurable learning objectives, interviewing SMEs, writing content and utilizing authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate to create interactive learning modules.

    My eLearning Philosophy
    The design, development and implementation of an eLearning progression have a direct association to its future success. Participant’s and their experience are vital to learning. This makes me challenge myself as an eLearning developer, to not only create an experience that enthralls the participant’s capacity to learn and meets organizational needs. I have an eLearning philosophy consisting of three major elements. Following a good Instructional Design Flow, the major elements of eLearning desgn are to follow.

    Engaging Content
    First, effective eLearning starts with engaging content.  The content takes benefit of participant’s job concerns, to not only deliver learning content but to also meet the learning goals and objectives. Learning scenarios and the ability to make decisions help learners reach the learning objectives. This is a symbiotic relationship between organizational needs and the participant’s requirements.

    Visual Content
    The second element is visual content. Research has shown that the majority of participants do so visually (Felder & Sourlin, 2005).  This is why eLearning is such a formidable method to convey content. Good eLearning corresponds visually through the use of various forms of multimedia. Using pictures in meaningful ways outways using pictures for the sake of using pictures. This allows the participants to concentrate on the content and relate between what is learned and real world applications.

    Interactive Content
    The third element of my eLearning philosophy is interactive content. Participants retain things they can touch. Effective eLearning generates experiences that allow for discovery and interaction. Participants are in charge of their development and information. Beyond simple bullet points and narration, creating interactive content and branching scenarios. eLearning is a powerful tool for most organizations. It has the ability to transform an unwilling participant into an engaged participant. eLearning should be thoughtfully planned and decidedly intentional down to every small element. That is my unassuming and yet effective eLearning philosophy, engaging, visual and interactive content. eLearning is like - a reflection

    Works Cited
    Felder, R. M., & Sourlin, J. (2005). Applications, reliability and validity of the index of learning styles. International Journal of Engineering Education.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

– Henry Ford