Donna Bassolino, Ph.D.

I have been involved in education and training for most of my career. Beginning in the early days working as a computational chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, we needed to train other departments on the software we developed. This was the early days of web based modules and developing user friendly front ends.

Eventually, I started my own web development business. I worked with many designers to transform their designs into functional websites. This included forms, surveys, member areas, scheduling, and e-commerce.

I then returned to teaching chemistry and biochemistry right when the pandemic started. Once again my computational/web develoment skills were needed to pivot classes to online, asynchronous, and blended. This is where I developed my skills in Instructional Design. I have experience in curriculum design from learning objectives through course development and deployment. I have created dynamic and engaging classes for my students using ADDIE principles of instructional design. I developed videos, discussions, games, escape rooms and a variety of other tools in order to teach difficult subjects to a remote groups of learners of all ages.

During this time, I also developed training materials to teach other instructors how to optimally use our LMS (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle), create effective videos, and to develop games using Google Suites.

I now develop training programs for both corporate and higher-ed audiences. I use many tools including RISE, Articulate (Storyline 360), Google Suites and many others. See my portfolio for samples of design documents, infographics, instructional training, and higher ed classes.

Software skills

  • Articulate Storyline, Rise 360
  • Chameleon
  • Microsoft PowerPoint / Google Docs
  • Screen-Cast-O-Matic
  • Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Bright)
  • Cloud computing (Google Drive, MS OneDrive)
  • Web conferencing (Zoom, Google Meet, Go to Meeting, InSpace)
  • ​Canva
  • Trello

Instructional Skills:

  • Instructional design models (ADDIE, SAM, etc.)
  • Adult learning theories
  • E-Learning development
  • Learning assessment and evaluation
  • Job aid creation
  • Storyboarding
  • SME collaboration
  • Project management
  • LMS administration​
  • Copywriting and Layout design​​

Certifications include:

Instructional Design Foundations (ID Central)
Becoming an Instructional Designer (LinkedIn)
E-Learning Essentials: LinkedIn
Instructional Design Principles
Eduflow Academy

Learning Articulate Rise (LinkedIn)
Learning Canvas (LinkedIn)