International projects and travel included Africa and Asia. Advised institute and international partners on strategies to develop culturally appropriate multi-modal international education programs. Generally, the hands-on implementer in the areas of instructional design and ed tech integration.
• Wrote key sections of a grant proposal awarded $10 million to improve medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa; helped plan this project that brought fiber-optic Internet to the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, introduced a learning management system (LMS), utilized a mobile learning strategy, readied instructors to “flip” courses, established an IT department, and more
• Partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) to lead the design and development of an online training that teaches those in the healthcare industry in low- and middle-income countries how to access up-to-date medical science information, which has saved tens of thousands of lives
• Founded and led the highly praised university-wide Distance Education Special Interest Group at Duke (DE SIG @Duke)
• Wrote effective grant proposal to pilot iPads as a fieldwork research tool, in the context of a research methods curriculum; led the internationally recognized pilot, the results of which were presented in three countries