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Redesigning the Learning Experience: Expathize, Ideate, and Prototype Like a Pro

This workshop consists of two interactive modules offered via Zoom at 1:00-3:00 p.m. CST on September 28th and October 5th, 2020. Participants can register for only one module, but will benefit most by attending both modules. Participants earn a digital badge and certificate upon completing both modules and a post-workshop evaluation.

Workshop Description

Today’s changing world is influencing how we teach and engage students. It’s more than just moving from a face-to-face to virtual format; our changing world has shifted the entire learning experience. The need to rapidly innovate has never been greater, but finding implementable solutions in a remote environment can be challenging.

What if we could co-create a more powerful learning experience by applying innovation tools and techniques used by technology leaders such as Google and Apple? Participants in this workshop innovate and design solutions and recreate learning experiences by using a proven learning technique grounded in the principles of human-centered design. Prior to the workshop, each participant receives a training video and handout outlining the power of design thinking.

Module 1

  • Gain awareness of design thinking fundamentals.
  • Learn the power of framing the exact challenge.
  • Design a creative collaboration environment.
  • Create the student experience journey map.
  • Create a vibrant research plan.
  • Form insights and redirect the Innovation Challenge.

Module 2

  • Understand the key steps to rapid ideation.
  • Measure the power of a new idea.
  • Create mock-ups for new services and approaches.
  • Learn prototyping techniques.
  • Build your implementation plan and creating a video pitch to share your ideas.


Registrants will be provided with the login credentials via email prior to the start of the first module.


Module Date/Time
Early Registration
on or before
September 7, 2020
Late Registration
September 7, 2020
Module 1 September 28, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CST
$129 (member)
$179 (non-member)
$179 (member)
$229 (non-member)
Module 2 October 5, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CST
$129 (member)
$179 (non-member)
$179 (member)
$229 (non-member)
Complete Workshop
(Includes Modules 1-2 at reduced price.)
  $200 (member)
$250 (non-member)
$300 (member)
$350 (non-member)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing prior to September 14, 2020. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by September 14, 2020. Refunds will not be given after September 14, 2020 or for no-shows. Registrants who have an outstanding balance and do not attend the workshop are responsible for the $25 administrative fee. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

By registering for one or more of these modules, you consent to being recorded for any purpose whatsoever, and you release NISOD and The University of Texas at Austin and their officers and representatives from any liability for infringement of any rights, and you expressively authorize and permit the use of your name, voice, and likeness and all reproductions thereof, for any purpose whatsoever, in perpetuity in any media now known or hereafter devised, without limitation and without compensation.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Judith Cardenas’ academic background includes a doctorate in education administration, as well as a doctorate in training and performance improvement. She has completed a variety of postdoctoral trainings, including leadership development at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and human performance improvement at the American Society for Training and Development and Human Capital Analytics. In addition, she holds a certification as a Registered Business Coach, is a Certified Professional for Return on Investment from Villanova University, Certified Neuro Coach in the areas of change, transformation, and agility from Harvard University, and is a Certified Professional in Innovation of Products and Services from MIT.

Dr. Cardenas’ background includes roles in executive management and oversight of large public institutions where her duties entailed leading a $146 million operational budget plus an additional $30 million of federal funds, $10 million foundational endowment, and a 3,000-employee base. In addition to her diverse expertise in higher education, she has created and delivered training to organizations such as World Bank, United Nations, QVC, Inc., Phillips Semiconductor, the United States Navy, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Agency, and the United States Army.

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