Pearson’s myWorld History program was a large scale, high stakes project completed over the course of two years. I acted as editorial technology lead, reporting directly to the Editorial Director for Humanities and in conjunction with cross-functional teams at Pearson’s Instructional Resources Digital Center for Excellence. My team and I collaborated throughout the product development lifecycle from the program planning and build through quality assurance, launch, and maintenance. I trained and supervised a team of production assistants, worked with instructional designers to customize digital courseware templates, and created workflows, guidelines and training documentation for editors and junior staff. I researched and authored interactive learning objects, collaborated with visual designers and permissions staff to spec and research photography and artwork to support our vision for the digital product. We created storyboards, wireframes, and detailed content authoring documents for product build. I also worked closely with designers and animators to create a series of 2 minute long graphic novel animations from storyboard through production to launch each chapter of the program’s Digital Path.
The project won Tech and Learning Magazine's Award of Excellence for 2011.