Learning Design for
Professionals and Students

The goal of meaningful learning design is to provide learners with skills they can apply throughout their work and their lives. I help learning and development leaders, university administrators, and teachers cultivate inspiring, memorable, and relevant learning experiences.

My Guiding Principles

Integrity

I honor the trust of my collaborators.

Openness

I am eager to learn in depth about the goals for each collaboration. I welcome feedback.

Creativity

I look for solutions in unexpected places and encourage others to do the same.

Professionalism and Reliability

I commit to polished, professional conduct and consistent, prompt communication.

Evidence-Based Recommendations

All guidance is based on research in the science of learning.

How will we design
effective experiences
that provide learners with new and lasting tools?

If we want learning to stick, participants in educational programs must be able to articulate and apply the learning goals and outcomes. I help design creative, interactive learning experiences. Learners come away with more than just content knowledge. They leave with new ways of thinking.

Professional learning design

I collaborate with organizations to develop customized learning programs based on their strategic goals.
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Teacher and facilitator training

I work with teachers and facilitators on developing courses, devising assessments, and implementing interactive activities, especially in virtual environments.
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Higher education learning design

I advise educational administrators and faculty on curriculum design and on the use of technology to effectively facilitate learning.
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How will we design
effective experiences
that provide learners with new and lasting tools?

If we want learning to stick, participants in educational programs must be able to articulate and apply the learning goals and outcomes. I help design creative, interactive learning experiences. Learners come away with more than just content knowledge. They leave with new ways of thinking.

Professional learning design

I collaborate with organizations to develop customized learning programs based on their strategic goals.
Learn more

Higher education learning design

I advise educational administrators and faculty on curriculum design and on the use of technology to effectively facilitate learning.
Learn more

Teacher and facilitator training

I work with teachers and facilitators on developing courses, devising assessments, and implementing interactive activities, especially in virtual environments.
Learn more

Meet Kara Gardner, Ph.D.

Learning Design

Hello!

I have two decades of experience writing, teaching, developing curriculum, and leading innovative programs in higher education. 

What it’s like to collaborate with Kara

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