Marisa’s Story

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“The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design program absolutely improved my practice as an academic librarian. Guided by experts in the field of educational technologies and pedagogies, I was able to learn an incredible amount in a condensed time period. In the course of the program, I produced several information literacy lesson plans, created an online module for learning citations, developed a peer coaching model that I’m presenting at the American Library Association Annual Conference, and authored an article for a professional journal about how to engage with citations using critical theory. UMaineOnline offered the flexibility for me to pursue these myriad professional projects that advanced my career goals. I am very grateful to the program faculty for providing such enriching experiences that I continue to draw from regularly as a Librarian for English and History at the University of California, Los Angeles. I would highly recommend anyone who works at the intersection of technology and education in any context to consider enrolling.”

– Marisa Méndez-Brady