As an Instructional Designer for Brandman University, Sasha collaborates with faculty to create dynamic and engaging courses, integrating best practices for adult learning and current educational technology. She has a passion for authentic learning and intentional course design, which helps her serve faculty throughout the course development process and during the continuous improvement of our Brandman courses. In her approach, she strikes a balance between innovation, technology, and the needs of all stake holders.
With over 13 years of experience in the field of education (she was a high school English teacher for nine years before making the transition to online higher education), Sasha is seasoned in curriculum development and has a unique skill set for producing and organizing trainings for the Center for Instructional Innovation (CII). By delivering high-quality trainings and creating robust support materials, Sasha plays a key role in empowering Brandman’s instructors and students. She partners with faculty and other Instructional Designers to create original and interactive content for courses. She also hosts a variety live virtual trainings for instructors and students (on educational technology and best practices for instruction/course design), and facilitates face-to-face trainings for faculty. Drawing on the expertise she has gained at Brandman, Sasha has presented at conferences, including the Online Learning Consortium (on best practices for collaborating with faculty) and the Lilly Conference on Evidence Based Teaching and Learning (on best practices for integrating technology in course design).
- Instructional Design
- Educational Technology
- Learning Theory