Writing Sample

An Interactive CV

In the Cloud and on the Ground, sharing ideas, and inspiration on learning technology design, that is what this collection is about.  Think interactive resume, professional portfolio, record of accomplishments, all focusing on college teaching experience and instructional design within the most recent years.  Included are thoughts and insights that come along the way.  Older projects and insights are scattered around the blog-sphere; links can be found in the footer.

2015-2017 Presentations/Activities

From Vanilla to Cherry Garcia – The Next Wave of Online Course Development
NJEDGE 2016 Fall Conference
From Vanilla to Cherry Garcia

Visual Design for Learning Professionals
NJEDGE 2016 Fall Conference

Creating An Effective Presentation
NJEDGE 2015 and 2016 Fall Conference – Webinar

Creating An Effective Poster
NJEDGE 2015 and 2016 Fall Conference – Webinar

Judge – Academic Poster Competition
NJEDGE, 2015, 2016 Fall Conference
NJEDGE, 2016 Faculty Showcase

Self-Paced Learning Modules

Working with Citations

Self-Paced Learning Modules
(Created with Articulate 360 Products)


Salt Marsh Dynamics

Salt Marsh Dynamics





– A Problem Based Scenario Built in SecondLife

Endangered Ecosytems – The Salt-Water Marsh
FIG Submission – 2008 – 2010
ENV 1019NA/AA and ERTH 1019NA (Professor Martha Schoene)
BIOL 2341 AA (Professor Marian Glenn)
Faculty Member:  Marian Glenn and Martha Schoene
Instructional Designer:  Heidi Trotta
Final EdM Paper – Submitted June, 2010

Publications – Short

Trotta, H., & Glenn, M. Salt Marsh Dynamics ~ a Problem-Based Learning Scenario. In R. Hinrich, & C. Wankel, Engaging the Avatar. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. 2012.

Balkun M., Zedeck M., & Trotta H. Literary Analysis as Serious Play in Second Life. In: Wankel C., Kingsley J., eds. Higher Education in Virtual Worlds. Bingley UK: Emerald Group Publishing, 2009:141- 157.

Hewitt, A., Spencer S., Ramloll R., & Trotta H. Expanding CERC beyond Public Health: Sharing Best Practices with Healthcare Managers via Virtual Learning. Health Promotion Practice. 2008. n.p. <>.