LEADS Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success 

Dr. Doris Rubio set out to develop a set of 10 fully online training modules for the Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success (LEADS) Program, which launched in September, 2016. The IDEA lab worked closely with Dr. Rubio, participating faculty, and the ICRE’s Data Center to design the curriculum, build the modules, develop instructional activities and videos, and deliver the program in a clear, attractive, easy-to-navigate format in Moodle, an open-source Learning Management System.

We used Moodle to develop a customized learning management system for LEADS.

A synchronous class meeting taught

by Dr. Lourdes E. Soto De Laurido

using GoToMeeting.

Dr. Wishwa Kapoor introducing

the LEADS module Identifying a

Research Problem.

"The IDEA Lab did a fantastic job designing the graphics for my PowerPoint slides. They also edited the recording so that the final product is polished and professional."


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Dr. Natalia Morone, LEADS instructor

The ICRE’s Dr. Doris Rubio developed a set of online training modules for the Professional Mentoring Skill Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED) Program, which launched in September, 2016. The IDEA lab provided intensive support with curriculum development, instructional design, video production, platform, and delivery and worked with the ICRE’s Data Center to deliver these training modules in Moodle, an open-source Learning Management System. Here are screenshots of the program site and a set of modules.

Here is an example of a content video using motion graphics for Dr. Shanta Zimmer’s module on Strategic Planning.

"I was funded to develop an online training program. If it was not for the IDEA Lab, I would still be trying to build it.  The team was fantastic, helping with everything from conceptualization as to how to structure the program all the way through video production and implementation. They are amazing and a pleasure to work with!"


                                                                                 - Doris Rubio, PhD

Dr. Doug Landsittel launched the Expanding National Capacity in PCOR through Training (ENACT) Program in 2014, which provides training in Patient Centered Outcomes Research methods via a series of online modules, weekly synchronous meetings, and mentorship. In addition to producing videos for the course, The IDEA Lab developed a method of delivering the course modules online using free, publicly-available Google tools.

Course materials are disseminated entirely through hyperlinked documents and videos in Google Drive.      

"Over the last few years, the IDEA Lab has significantly contributed to several projects that I lead. They have contributed both intellectually, to optimize our educational approaches, and technically, to best implement and disseminate those tools. In addition, the videos they created have added a significant degree of professionalism to the final educational products. These contributions by the IDEA Lab have been critical to the success of these educational resources."


                                                                                 - Doug Landsittel, PhD