I am a professional facilitator specializing in virtual classroom delivery as well as an instructional designer/developer focusing on elearning and virtual classroom designs. I have 25+ years of experience with an international clientele.
For organizations that want to take their face-to-face training into the virtual classroom (Zoom, Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoTo Training, etc.) or have them redesigned as asynchronous e-learning (Captivate, Storyline, Rise, Lectora), I develop engaging and appealing experiences that deliver solid learning transfer.
I have developed 3 storytelling classes for SAP: The Art of Persuasive Storytelling (90 minutes). The Art of Persuasive Storytelling Hands-on Workshop (120 minutes). And Storytelling with Data (60-minutes) focusing on incorporating data into business stories. I facilitate these courses several times each month. Courses were also translated into Cantonese and I provided train-the-trainer coaching for the Chinese facilitators.
I work closely with Association for Talent Development (ATD). I redesigned more than 30 of ATD's face-to-face certificate courses for the virtual classroom. In doing so, I got to work with some of the very best learning and development SMEs on the planet.
I created a new certificate program for ATD on the topic of Writing for Instructional Design and Training (for both the Face-to-face and virtual classrooms).
I also have been facilitating numerous ATD certificate courses in the virtual classroom for 13+ years, including Master Instructional Designer, E-Learning Instructional Design, Instructional Design, Virtual Training & Facilitation, Articulate Storyline, Captivate, and Virtual Instructional Design.
I have spoken at numerous ATD International Conferences as well.
Additionally, I teach and coach facilitators and instructional designers in best practices for teaching in and developing for the virtual classroom and e-learning.
A writer at heart, I am a certified synchronous facilitator, designer, and producer (through InSync Training) with a master’s degree in professional writing (from Chatham University). I am also a COPT (Certified Online Training Professional) and a Scrum Master (through Scrum Alliance). I live in the Philadelphia, PA area and started my business GeekyGirl, LLC in 1989 (you can learn more at karinrex.com).
On the personal side, I am an avid knitter who LOVES riding her Peloton (my leaderboard name is GeekyGirlRex).