Lori Johnecheck, M.S.
Project Manager/Instructional Designer, Option Six
GP Strategies – Learning Solutions
Class of 2010
As I wait for reviewer edits before submitting my culminating portfolio, I’m spurred to reflection. Wow! The portfolio exercise qualified how much skill and know-how I’ve acquired in a relatively short time. I’m so appreciative for the practical application –especially the opportunity to represent Boise State University in ISPI’s 2009 inaugural Student Case Study Competition. And, I look forward to positively representing Boise State during my professional career.
I’ll be candid: I was quite skeptical initially. On-line learning is not the first choice for driven learners who are relational and crave classroom interaction. But the advantage of not needing to uproot our young family of five, prompted me to consider this option.
I’m so glad I did!
I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality and value of BSU’s IPT program. The instructional quality exceeded my expectations and each semester I felt I received a top-notch graduate learning experience. In addition, you put “evidence-based” into practice from the admissions (Jo Ann!) to the logistical coordination (Linda B.!) to the technical support (Ron!).
I was even pleasantly surprised by the fact that I may have gotten to know fellow students better than in a traditional classroom setting. **Committing your thoughts to writing often prompts more careful consideration of the words you choose!**
I really would have enjoyed attending the department dinner and commencement ceremony in Boise. Please know I’m also appreciative of those “extras” like the pre-commencement dinner and meeting faculty and classmates at the annual performance improvement conference.
Thank you for all that goes into the success of the Instructional and Performance Technology program at Boise State!