©2018 by Traci Pate


Instructional Designer.

Problem Solver. 

eLearning Developer.

What People Are Saying




I partner with organizations to design and build innovative training solutions. Rather than just providing completed assets, I strive to empower clients to manage and maintain their learning content by designing and developing with respect for the full lifecycle of a learning asset, from deployment through retirement. I can help you answer questions such as these.  What solution is the best fit for your business and learning objectives? What obstacles (technological, logistical, organizational) do we need to overcome to implement and maintain this solution? What design decisions can we make to ensure that the solution is sustainable? What content management structure is best for the assets?


I consider all possible solutions and outline pros and cons to enable you to make informed decisions on complex educational technology and program deployment challenges throughout each stage of a project. 


At project completion, I hand off all source files with relevant details and maintenance notes and instructions. I am happy to share my expertise and coach others within your organization on best practices within the educational multimedia development space.  


After careful investigation of the scope of the project (goals, obstacles to success, timelines, available technology, course administration process etc.), I consider and propose multiple design and development options. 


I work with you and your subject matter experts to capture critical details and transform them into multimedia learning assets that can be deployed via any Learning Management System or the web.  


I create innovative learning experiences supported by animation, interactivity, and a clean user interface using industry standard tools such as Articulate Storyline 360 and Adobe Creative Cloud applications. I am also proficient in rapid development tools such as GoAnimate or Articulate Rise. Although every installation is slightly different, I also have a working familiarity with several Learning Management Systems. 


My early roles in educational administration in higher ed and distance learning combined with a degree in Learning Design and Technology have prepared me for evaluating educational technology in a way that considers both the day-to-day practicalities and innovative possibilities. When evaluating new tools, I know what questions to ask, and I can interpret vague or overly technical responses to help you get the answers you're looking for. 


I also advocate for better use of current (tried-and-tested) tools such as Microsoft Office and Notepad whenever possible. Could using mail merge help you speed up the admin launch and certificate printing process? What other shortcuts could speed up your workflow? I can support you in using existing tools to their full potential.