As ERC’s Instructional Designer, Laurie brings more than 10 years of e-learning and training experience to our 100-year-old organization. Laurie specializes in crafting memorable learning experiences from challenging and highly technical subject matter. She has created e-learning modules for a variety of industries, including engineering, manufacturing, education, and biomedical research.
In her role, Laurie is responsible for the development and implementation of ERC’s e-learning library and Learning Management System. She provides technical expertise for our training practice by designing and developing high-quality, interactive, and engaging, online learning content. By partnering with subject matter experts, trainers, and leaders, Laurie identifies learning needs and produces appropriate scripts and storyboards. She then brings to life dynamic, instructional learning interactions, simulations, online courses, microlearning objects, videos, games, and reinforcement activities. To measure learning outcomes, Laurie creates and implements assessments and evaluations. She also maintains an ongoing evaluation plan for the course methodology.
Prior to ERC, Laurie worked at THORS eLearning Solutions, an organization that creates visually engaging online courses for the manufacturing industry. At THORS, she produced custom learning modules on proprietary topics and core engineering subjects to manufacturing clients and THORS e-learning subscribers.
Laurie received her master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Montana, and she earned her bachelor’s in English literature from Elmira College. Outside of work, Laurie and her family like to explore the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, camp the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, and relax on Ontario’s Pelee Island.