Hi! My name is Nadine Stokes. With a lifelong passion for history, I enrolled in the history degree program at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE. As an undergraduate my long-term goal was to receive a PhD in history, and to teach in an higher learning institution. After receiving my History, B.A. degree, I made a decision to pursue an advanced degree in instructional design. Why did I decide to pursue an advanced degree in instructional design? I am passionate about creating instructional content, and using instructional technology that will create and deliver educational and training materials to learners from all walks of life in a variety of ways!
I received an Instructional Design & Technology Certificate from Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio, in September 2021. In December 2022, I received a Master of Science- Instructional Design and Technology degree from Franklin U. In April 2023, I applied and was accepted into Franklin University Doctor of Professional Studies - Instructional Design in Leadership degree program. My long-term goal is to pursue research opportunities, to author books and journal articles for publication, and to teach Instructional Design & Technology in a higher learning institution.
My experiences in the Instructional Design program can be compared to a traveler that has taken a journey to an unfamiliar place for the first time. Fear of the unknown will challenge the complacency that accompanies familiarity. If the traveler succumbs to fear, a once in a lifetime journey will never come to fruition. Like the traveler, while traversing on my educational journey, I traveled through territories that were unfamiliar to me. I was forced out of my comfort zone. As I persevered, this amazing journey introduced me to the endless educational opportunities that can only be attained through Instructional Design.
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.