About

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Mission

Support educators in an engaging learning environment using today’s technology and instructional design skills to enhance learning. Continue to grow by reaching out to educators, hearing their stories, learning from their experiences and passing on the wealth of knowledge contained within.

Who am I?

RebeccaKirstein, M.Ed.

Instructional Designer Developer and LLC Business Owner of Instructional Design Effects. Instructional Design Specialist at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, USA (2007-Resigning 7/31/2018) | E-learning Graduate Certificate, M.Ed. in Instructional Technology and BS in Computer Engineering, all from North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, USA. Taught secondary math and computer science before joining Meredith. Research: Increasing active learning in introductory undergraduate stem courses; Gaming as a learning tool; Student-driven learning. CV is available upon request.

My career began with electronics and grew into a desire to become an engineer. I choose computer engineering. As life happens, children came alone and flipped my world upside down. My interest turned to teaching and eventually I was able to combine my technical experience with education.

In an article by Neil Haave, he says: “This (activity) produced a fairly lively classroom with students trying to understand the flow of both carbons and energy through the cycle. While they worked, I walked around commenting here and there as needed or when I saw a misconception arising. Clearly, learning was happening. But the weird thing was . . . I didn’t feel like I was teaching.” He soon realized he was actively learning as well about his students’ misconceptions and learning.

Rebecca Kirstein -Founder