Katrina Allangba

Instructional Design | Curriculum Development | Project Management

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About Me

My name is Katrina Allangba, and I am an Instructional Innovation and Curriculum Designer with Strayer University. I primarily support the Graduate School of Business in all phases of the instructional design process from analyzing data to performing administrative functions in the Blackboard learning management system. I love that in my position I am afforded the opportunity to help others learn and to apply my knowledge and skills to solve learning problems every day. My passion for facilitating others’ learning is what led me to pursue my M.Ed in Instructional Design and Development and e-Learning Graduate Certificate from George Mason University. My belief in lifelong learning was the impetus for my decision to pursue an MBA in Project Management from Strayer University. Completing my MBA has enabled me to hone my business acumen, which I believe makes me a better Instructional Designer as well.

On a personal note, one of my favorite activities is reading, and in the past year or so, I’ve taken an interest in painting. I, unfortunately, have not been able to do it as much as I would like, but now that I’m nearing the completion of my MBA in December 2015, I will welcome the extra time to once again put brush to canvas.

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What I Do

This is an overview of the types of work that I have done throughout my career. Please take a look at the Portfolio section for specific details and work samples.

Competency-Based Learning

Competency-Based Learning

Authentic Assessment | Skills-Based Assessment

  • Converted 9 of the core MBA courses from their traditional format to a competency-based learning model.
  • Collaborated with SMEs, a vendor company, and other key stakeholders to develop objectives and skills-based formative and summative assessments.
  • Designed and developed student-customizeable course shells in Blackboard to reflect the nature of competency-based learning.
Learning Management Systems

Learning Management Systems

Blackboard | Mzinga | LearnerWeb | Respondus

  • Designed and developed Blackboard course UI.
  • Built all aspects of courses, including discussion boards, assignments, clickable rubrics, quizzes, Blackboard Collaborate sessions, weekly checklists, etc.
  • Managed users and content within Blackboard, Mzinga, and LearnerWeb.
  • Created quizzes and exams using Respondus.
  • Integrated vendor products into Blackboard using SAML and LTI links.
  • Ran reports on content and user data in Mzinga and LearnerWeb.
Audio and Video Production

Audio and Video Production

Camtasia | Audacity | Videography | Kaltura

  • Wrote narration scripts.
  • Provided voice narration for a variety of lecture and video content using Audacity and Camtasia.
  • Filmed lecture presenters in an onsite film studio.
  • Edited audio, video, and supporting materials for various lectures and other learning materials using Camtasia.
  • Managed video content in Kaltura.
Self-Paced / Computer-Based Training Modules

Self-Paced / Computer-Based Training Modules

Smartbuilder | SCORM | Simulations

  • Successfully converted face-to-face course content into a form suitable for a blended learning environment.
  • Interfaced with SMEs and client representatives to determine key objectives and content.
  • Developed SCORM enabled self-paced learning modules using Smartbuilder.
  • Conducted train-the-trainer sessions using Adobe Connect.
  • Engaged in each phase of the ADDIE process.
Branching Scenarios

Branching Scenarios

Self-Paced | Story-Based E-Learning Modules

  • Designed and developed several e-learning modules incorporating branching scenarios.
  • Worked with subject matter experts and key stakeholders to determine end goals and develop learning objectives.
  • Was given creative control to design appropriate interactions and module stories.
  • Completed each phase of the ADDIE model.
E-Learning

E-Learning

Articulate Storyline | Adobe Suite

  • Created various interactive lectures and scenario-based learning modules using Articulate Storyline.
  • Worked with subject matter experts to determine key concepts.
  • Designed graphics using Adobe Suite.

Testimonials

Hear what my colleagues have to say about me.

Katrina is a very effective project leader. I worked beside her during our course development process and she always exhibited strong project management skills that were crucial to delivering courses quickly and effectively. Her ability to communicate effectively and appropriately would bring out the best in the subject matter experts and senior team members with whom she worked. Katrina has good attention to detail and always pushes to bring out the best in everyone.

Jonathan Portzline | Strayer University

Jonathan Portzline | Strayer University

I have worked with Katrina on the Curriculum Design and Development team for Strayer University for several years. She is a wonderful teammate, a solid worker, and a must for any Instructional Design team. She is able to manage projects on a small scale but also contribute to larger efforts with the same vigor and enthusiasm. I know that Katrina would be a valuable asset to any university or organization.

Philip Sarachine | Strayer University

Philip Sarachine | Strayer University

Katrina is a very skilled and talented instructional designer who I have had the pleasure of working with for over 2 years. She is very dependable and does not hesitate to provide assistance to anyone. She has strong communication skills which are very valuable in the field of instructional design when communicating with SMEs, team members, leadership, and other key stakeholders. She always strives for the best, and it can be seen in her work. I have no doubt Katrina would make an excellent addition to any team.

Justin Link | Strayer University

Justin Link | Strayer University

I have had the pleasure of working with Katrina for two years now. She is a great instructional designer who is always available to help her team in any way possible. I have worked on many projects with her and know that I can count on her to get the job done. She has a natural talent for organizing projects that have a lot of moving parts and continuously manages to keep all members on task. She has been a great sounding board for me over the years, and any team would be lucky to have her.

Stephanie Gima | Strayer University

Stephanie Gima | Strayer University

Katrina is an excellent leader and project manager, a gifted educator and instructional designer, a strong communicator and team player, a talented writer, and a highly intelligent problem-solver. She is an asset on any team!

Jennifer Cerreta | Strayer University

Jennifer Cerreta | Strayer University

Katrina is a highly talented and creative instructional designer. I have had the pleasure of working with Katrina for the past two and a half years and during that time I have seen first hand Katrina’s phenomenal enthusiasm and leadership skills. In addition to her strong skill sets, Katrina has exhibited the upmost professionalism when working with subject matter experts, vendor companies, university leadership, and other university personnel to create the best learning experiences for our students. She is meticulous in creating the best courses possible for our students and is constantly researching and implementing new learning strategies to address the different learning styles of our students. In conclusion, Katrina has been amazing to work with and her understanding of Instructional Design and Technology practices are second to none. She is very passionate about her field and has the mindset and skills to be a wonderful addition to any team.

Frank Suraci | Strayer University

Frank Suraci | Strayer University

Katrina is a joy to work with. She is a ray of positivity and inspiration for our team, and she exhibits confidence in everything she does. She has strong leadership and project management skills, which allow her to work with subject matter experts, vendor companies, university leadership, and other teams to create high quality courses. She is always focused on using sound instructional strategies to create meaningful courses faculty and students. Additionally, she is a lifelong learner, constantly picking up new skills and abilities that she applies to her projects. I would highly recommend Katrina to be a member of any team

Vanessa Bailey | Strayer University

Vanessa Bailey | Strayer University

Katrina’s dedication to the final product is inspiring. Her attention to detail and diligent search for continuous improvement help to move projects forward. She consistently provides candid feedback and advice to peers. I appreciate her hard work and dedication – she helps to create a team environment everyday!

Nikol Elliott | Asurion

Nikol Elliott | Asurion

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