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Katy Mullin

Katy Mullin

As Scitent's Director of Course Development, Katy leads a team of eLearning course design and content specialists and has extensive experience in eLearning course design, content development, academic research, copy editing and project management. She has led the development of interactive, mobile-ready courses for a wide range of clients.

Best Practices for Moving from Live to Online Learning

By Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent Scitent has been helping clients shift from in-person to online learning for over 20 years and we’ve worked with clients that range from medical associations and nonprofits to start-ups and for-profit businesses. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about successfully transitioning to an online learning environment – from getting the …

[Video] Choosing the Right Solution – An Adaptive Learning Case Study

By Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent If we’ve learned anything in the past 20+ years of helping our partners build online learning businesses, it’s that every client is unique. When the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) decided to improve how it administered its maintenance of certification (MOC) program for neurological surgeons, they chose Scitent to put …

eLearning Badges: Benefits and Best Practices

By Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent In eLearning, we’re always looking for effective ways to engage learners. A digital badge is a visual token of achievement in the online learning environment. Awarding badges as part of your online course is a way to acknowledge your learners’ accomplishments – both big and small – as they work their …

Spaced Practice Reminders for Optimal Learning Retention

by Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent The “forgetting curve” is a familiar topic for training directors – the idea that over time information is lost when there is no attempt to retain it. Sure, learners can take an online course, cram for the exam and likely pass without a problem. But will they have recall of information …

Performance-Based Learning

How eLearning Can Help Us Become Better Performers

by Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent Traditional learning. We all know the linear routine. The teacher presents, and the student receives. The teacher presents an instructional unit, checks for understanding, tests students and moves on to then deliver additional instruction. The teacher presents the information, and the learners take it in and eventually repeat the information on …

Moving from traditional to eLearning

Embracing Disruption Innovation in eLearning

by Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent Change has always been inevitable. It does, after all, drive innovation. But in the past decade, the pace of change has dramatically accelerated, bringing not just greater innovation into the marketplace, but more disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovation describes a new product (e.g., technology) or service that is a newcomer in a …

Microlearning Defines Focus

Learning Can Be More Impactful in Smaller Bites

Who hasn’t taken an online course only to run out of steam – or time – halfway through? Here at Scitent, we believe ‘smaller bites of learning’ that only cover one objective at a time can be an effective learning strategy. Also known as microlearning, the main goal is to define the one concept you want a learner to focus …

The Art of Crafting Post-Test Questions for Effective eLearning

In the world of instructional design, a question is not just simply a question. There are different kinds of questions, and the type of question posed depends on its intended purpose. Are you developing “knowledge-check” questions to be interspersed within a learning module? To assess learner knowledge before they begin a course? Or are the questions meant to serve as a post-test question …