ID 4 the Web
ID 4 the Web is an organization devoted to creating instructional and learning materials; the "ID" stands for instructional design. In addition to revising the Expert Learners site, our current projects revolve around books and online video trainings that teach those with cognitive challenges how to use smartphones, iPads, and other devices as memory and cognitive prosthetic devices. Our Making Cognitive Connections approach helps users understand the cognitive skills behind the tasks while they learn to use the devices to make their work, home, and everyday lives more organized. These materials are in use in various schools, rehabilitation facilities, and VA hospitals around the country.
Previous ID 4 the Web projects include books and training materials related to Web design and Web accessibility. Among these efforts were materials created for Apple, Adobe, and WOW (World Organization of Webmasters).
ID 4 the Web is composed of partners Michelle R. Wild and Jan Heck.
Jan Heck is an instructional designer, a project coordinator/director, and a retired community college instructor, having taught and trained in the areas of instructional design, learning theory, expert learning and study strategies, Web page design and Web accessibility. She has been involved in several three-year federal grants (FIPSE) as co-director, coordinator, instructional designer, multimedia programmer, and Web page designer. Her M.S. degree is in Instructional & Performance Technology from Boise State University. Jan received the ITC (Instructional Telecommunications Council) award for Excellence in Institutional Leadership for the year 2001.
Michelle Ranae Wild
Michelle Wild is a professor at Coastline Community College and has taught in Coastline's Acquired Brain Injury Program for over 22 years. In addition to teaching cognitive remediation skills to adults with brain injuries, she teaches classroom and online computer courses. In creating technology-based compensation strategies for brain injury survivors, Ms. Wild has found the perfect niche to combine her passion for teaching and her fascination with computers. With Jan Heck, she has co-authored five books on web design. She was recognized for her accomplishments by being named the 2000 Orange County Community College Teacher of the Year and by receiving the 2001 David R. Pierce Faculty Technology award, sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and American Association of Community Colleges. Most recently, Ms. Wild was nominated for U.S. Professors of the Year.