Welcome to April Millet's Website!

My name is April Millet. I am a Learning Designer in the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State University. I have also worked as an instructional designer in the Smeal College of Business, Student Affairs, and ITS Training Services.  Prior to that, I managed the Copyright Clearance Office helping ensure that the University's course packets were legally produced.  

Albert Einstein said,"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination."

This is by far my favorite quote and illustrates why I chose what I do for a living.
I have been using computers and the Web for more years than I care to admit and have loved learning all of my life. Combining the two made a whole lot of sense to me, so I enrolled in the Instructional Systems Master's program as a part-time student. I graduated in 2006 with a Masters in Education. My unofficial focus was elearning. I tried to make all of the projects I did for my classes about elearning in some way.  In 1992, I earned my B.S. in Rehabilitation Services Education from Penn State too. It is a counseling program also in the College of Education. I guess you could say I bleed blue and white. Work, learn and play, the Penn State way!

Most recently, I have been exploring how existing and emerging Web technologies can be used to enhance elearning design. When I find something useful or intriguing, I usually blog about it in my blog.  

My career goal is to help others learn while continually learning myself.       

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