The Learning Journey

An instructional design portfolio & blog by Hugh Corner

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Feedback I’ve Received

“I am very grateful to Hugh for his contributions to our company and very confident that he has the intelligence, work ethic and communication skills to add value wherever he works. For these reasons I highly recommend him for your consideration without reservation.”

— Gary Lock, National Service Manager, Wall Street English Thailand

“Hugh is a superb analytical thinker and creative idea generator.”

— Anupa Naik, President of the Association of Talent Development Los Angeles

My Experience

Some of the projects I have worked on in the past:

Wall Street English | 90-Hour Course

I worked on this project for over six years, at pretty much every level: as the lead designer, instructor, project manager, and staff trainer. During this time, it quickly gained popularity and spread from one center in Bangkok to over 11 all across Thailand.

The course was iterative and was constantly being evaluated and tweaked to continuously improve performance as much as possible. The course was overwhelmingly well-received and we were pleased to help hundreds of students achieve the scores they were hoping for.

Screenshot of a typical course presentation | 40-Hour Course

The guys at approached me to put together a virtual, instructor-led course for international students wanting to improve their test scores in the dreaded International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

Using ADDIE principles, I analyzed the needs of the students and then designed and developed a 40-hour course, including teachers guides, student handouts, and virtual classroom slides. The course is still awaiting implementation, after which point the performance will be evaluated and revisions made (if necessary).

Screenshot of a class activity

Wall Street English | Business Courses

In addition to running the IELTS program for Wall Street, I was for two years also involved in building instructor-led courses for their Corporate division.

These involved conducting initial meetings with the clients, followed by learner needs analysis, designing the appropriate structure and activities, developing the materials, implementing the courses and then monitoring performance, in accordance with ADDIE principles.

Photo of a business English textbook

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If you are looking to collaborate on a project involving staff training, instructional design, or curriculum design, drop me a line!

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