I am an independent instructional designer (ID) and e-learning developer, based in Chennai, India. My instructional design philosophy has been shaped by e-learning leaders like Julie Dirksen, Michael Allen and Cathy Moore. As a signatory of the serious e-learning manifesto, it is my endeavour to create learning experiences that focus on performance and drive engagement.
As a trained software engineer, I began my career in IT in 2003. But after managing databases and data warehouses for a few years, I moved on to other roles.
I eventually found my vocation in instructional design in 2012. Ever since, I’ve enjoyed every moment of the journey. I am constantly learning new things, as I help others learn. Some of my early, most memorable e-learning courses were 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 freelancing since 2014. What I love about working independently is that I get to work on a wide variety of projects. I also get to choose what I work on, where I work from, and whom I team up with, on different projects. I take up only those projects where I can truly help learners learn better.
On a personal note, I am a nature lover who delights in nature travel and dabbles in gardening. You can read my old posts on gardening at www.redripetomatoes.blogspot.in. I also love art and admire good design. And although I no longer spend hours painting like I used to, I still love creating art projects occasionally with my child.
If you want to know more about me and the work I do, please explore my site and drop me a line.