Learn – Build – Teach – Inspire
Hi, I’m MaryAnne Nestor and this is my professional space. Within this website you will find my resume and large portfolio of some of my work.
My background is in publishing where I was a preferred vendor for the McGraw-Hill companies. I was known at McGraw-Hill for turning in quality work, on time, every time. It is the publishing background that gives me an eye for clean, meticulous, well-designed layouts as well as project management skills.
I currently work as an Instructional Designer at Kent State University. I was brought in to consult with faculty to design courses for new programs that would be taught entirely online. Within a few months I began a badging program to award faculty for attending and participating in workshops developed by the department. I have presented on badging with libraries, human resource departments, several universities, and at the DevLearn conference.
I am known in the department as applying creativity in my daily consultations with faculty and staff and in custom projects where a one-size-fits-all approach often needs adjusted for the complex needs and results of the situation. My work is also highly creative in design and execution.
I am knowledgeable in both instructional design principles and supporting educational technologies, including the learning management system and advanced media applications such as the Adobe Suite and Articulate Storyline. I am committed to maintaining and improving my job knowledge through avid reading, attending and participating in conferences, meetings with colleagues and peers, and advanced coursework in the Higher Education Administration degree program.
I am trained as a Quality Matters (QM) Peer to Peer reviewer and have taught the QM APPQMR. I am a QM Instructional Designer Association Member.