Dr. Taylor is a multi-award winning adjunct faculty with more than 18 years’ professional experience teaching and designing online courses in higher education at the graduate and undergraduate levels, include competency-based education (CBE) initiatives.
As an independent consultant since 2003, Dr. Taylor has provided e-learning services/solutions and created training workshops, instructional interventions, and faculty and student supplements for the higher-education domain. As a consultant for The Online Learning Consortium (The Sloan Consortium), Dr. Taylor designed, developed, and facilitated the “Getting Started: The First Step Toward Teaching Online” workshop that served as the foundational prerequisite course for Sloan-C’s Online Teaching Certificate (OTC) and Blended Learning Certificate Program. Dr. Taylor has also authored, edited, and presented learning content for the major education publishers, including Pearson, McGraw-Hill, and Wiley.
2018 – Present Adjunct Professor University of Maryland University College (UMUC), M. S. Learning Design and Technology Program
2003 – Present Independent Consultant/Freelance, Sr. Instructional/Learning Designer, e-Learning Specialist, Instructional Technologist, SME Sharon A. Taylor
2004 – 2018 Adjunct Faculty – Instructional Designer, SME, & Content Contributor Franklin University M.S. Instructional Design & Learning Technology (IDLT) Program and Ross College of Business, Undergraduate Programs
2004 – 2016 Adjunct Faculty, Course Developer, & SME Capella University, M.S. in Human Resources Management Program and FlexPath (CBE) Program
2003 – 2016 Online Instructor, Course Designer, Course Developer, & SME Colorado Community Colleges Online (CCCOnline), Business Career and Technical Education Program
2007 – 2008 Online Instructor Colorado State University, School of Education College of Applied Human Sciences, Graduate Programs
2006 – 2007 Co-Director/Associate Director, Faculty Training and Professional Development (T&PD
Dr. Taylor’s research interests include applying learning design and technology (LDT) for mobile learning (m-learning), game-based learning (GBL), gamification, microlearning, and e-Books for e-Learning while applying Sweller’s (1988) Cognitive Load Theory (CLT). See dissertation Abstract at ERIC here.
2003 – 2008 Pearson Education Division of Prentice Hall
Supplemental Author/TIF Author to accompany “Strategy and the Business Landscape” 2/e textbook by Harvard Professor Pankaj Ghemawat
Author, Companion Website to accompany “Managing Behavior in Organizations” 4/e textbook by Jerold S. Greenberg; authored 14 Chapters of Learning Objectives, Chapter Quizzes (Multiple Choice and True/False), Internet Exercises, and Student Quiz Feedback; Name attribution in textbook Preface as Author of Companion Website
Author, Companion Website to accompany “Strategic Management in Action” 3/e textbook by Mary Coulter; authored faculty and student supplements; 8 Chapters of Learning Objectives, Chapter Quizzes (Multiple Choice and True/False), Internet Exercises, and Student Quiz Feedback for Companion Website.
Copy Editor, 18 Chapters and Appendices of Student Study Guide to accompany “Excellence in Business” 3/e textbook by Cortland L. Bovee, John Thill, & Michael H. Mescon,
2007, Guest Presenter/SME, John Wiley & Sons, Wiley Faculty Network Seminars Professional Conference Series (Online; Synchronous Session via Adobe Connect); Topic: Contextual Learning Environments