Developing e-Learning for Non-Profits: Project GO (Anne Groetsch, Sue Mehrkens, Tama Minter, and Martha Low)

This will be a panel presentation on the development process and final course outcome for a non-profit: Project GO who requested the MNISPI e-Learning SIG create a course for volunteer leaders on how to work with and interact with kids of diverse backgrounds to teach them about and appreciate the outdoors.

Intended Audience: Anyone who creates or has interest in e-learning. No prerequisite knowledge needed.

About the Presenters:

Anne Groetsch has worked for 25 years as an Instructional Designer in various industries: retail marketing, legal, manufacturing, direct selling, and financial to name a few. She has created e-learning, ILT, job aids, and blended courses. Anne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Theater and a Master’s degree in Information Media and Instructional Design, both from St. Cloud State University. She has been with the e-Learning SIG since its inception in November 2014.

Sue Mehrkens is currently a Contract Tech Writer/Senior Instructional Designer at Medtronic. Her corporate experience includes the following employers/clients: Accenture, Boston Scientific, Ecolab, Honeywell and UHC. In addition to working with four state agencies, she has worked at Capella University, Hennepin Technical College and taught Grades 6-12 at a local public school.
Sue is an active member of DLF, MnISPI, ISPI, PACT and ATD. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education and obtained a Training and Development Certificate from the University of Minnesota.

Martha Low has owned a video production company (Wild Scissors, LLC) for the past decade. Currently, she has been working on eLearning projects using tools typical of eLearning workflow. As an instructor, she has taught in a variety of environments, including the University of Minnesota, where she holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Tamatha Minter is the Lead Digital Developer of the Agency-wide Development and Learning Division of the Department of Human Services. She has been designing and developing e-learning for the State of Minnesota for the last 6 years, after completing the Masters of Information Media program with honors from St. Cloud State University.

Prior to moving to Minnesota to be closer to family, she spent 13 years with a leading cruise line as an administrative professional, trainer and operations manager. She transitioned to the L&D field after deciding to make a career out of her passion for finding and sharing the easiest and most efficient ways to do or understand something.

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