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Catherine Davis

Freelance Instructional Designer
Catherine Davis is a freelance instructional designer for a variety of companies and educational institutions.
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3 Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid - and 16+ Solutions

3 Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid - and 16+ Solutions

Instructional designers and facilitators: Are your tried-and-true techniques for instructor-led training killing your participants with boredom? Instructor-led training continues to be a critical component of many organizations’ training offerings. Yet it has the potential to become stagnant, as instructional designers and facilitators fall back on the methods they’ve used for years. Shake things up by recognizing three pitfalls to avoid and by getting new inspiration from Catherine Davis, SweetRush’s Instructional Design Practice Lead.
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4 Virtual Instructor-Led Training Pitfalls to Avoid

With the increasing popularity of virtual instructor-led training events in corporate training, instructional designers and facilitators need to master the art of making the classroom virtual. SweetRush Instructional Design Practice Lead Catherine Davis shares 4 common pitfalls in developing effective virtual training, along with creative solutions for taking your events to the new heights. And don’t miss the bonus material - a downloadable checklist for virtual instructor-led training preparation!
How to Succeed as a Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer

How to Be a Successful Freelance Virtual Instructional Designer: Part 1

Whether you’re just entering the market as a virtual instructional design freelancer, or you’ve been doing it for a while and want to be busier, this post is for you! SweetRush’s instructional design team lead Catherine Davis offers a two-part series on how to succeed as a virtual instructional design freelancer, starting with eight tips to land freelance projects.
Designing E-learning Courses for Adults with Low Education Levels

5 Tips for Designing E-learning for Adults with Low Education Levels

When designing e-learning for adult learner populations with low education levels, it’s essential to consider all the instructional design and multimedia elements, and how they work together to support this unique audience’s learning. Here we have compiled five tips from a recent project to help you create effective e-learning courses for ESL and similar learners.
Manage Subject Matter Expert Time Like an E-Learning Pro

E-Learning Secrets: Managing Subject Matter Expert Time, Part One

From an Instructional Designer’s perspective, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are the e-learning team MVPs. They bring the valuable expertise and insights, those raw materials that can be transformed into thought-provoking scenarios and engaging activities. Yet they are also often highly respected players with demanding jobs in the business, with little experience developing e-learning. How can you manage and maximize your SME’s time like an e-learning pro? In this two-part series, we’ll show you how.