I am an independent instructional designer (ID), based in Chennai, India. My instructional design philosophy has been shaped by e-learning stalwarts like Julie Dirksen, Michael Allen and William Horton. As a signatory of the serious e-learning manifesto, it is my endeavour to create learning experiences that are truly performance-focused and engagement-driven.
I began my career as a software engineer in 2003. But after managing databases and data warehouses for a few years, I moved to other roles. You can view my entire career path on LinkedIn. I found my vocation in instructional design in 2012. Ever since, I’ve enjoyed every minute of the journey. Some of my most memorable e-learning courses have been on legal education and advanced oenology for a leading culinary school, English language and soft skills training for rural and semi-urban Indian youth and a series of micro-learning modules on workplace processes for an international insurance firm.
I have been working independently on a freelance and contract basis since 2014. What I love about independent work is that I get to work on a wide variety of projects. I get to choose what I work on, where I work from and whom I team up with on different projects. I take on only those projects where I can make a real difference.
On a personal note, I am a nature lover who delights in nature travel and dabbles in gardening. You can read my posts on gardening at www.redripetomatoes.blogspot.in. I also love art and admire good design and architecture. And although I no longer spend hours painting like I used to, I still love creating art projects with my child.
If you want to know more about me and the work I do, please explore my site and send me your views and questions.
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