Heidi Trotta is a full-time Instructional Designer at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Her major responsibilities involve (1) e-learning creation and production work and (2) assisting students and faculty with integrating various technologies into the classroom and their personal lives. Her true passion is teaching at the college level where she takes a design thinking approach to course design and delivery. Undergraduate and graduate courses promote self-directed and active learning, allowing students to solve real-world problems while promoting critical thinking using theory and frameworks to justify decisions and actions. Current adjunct teaching load includes Master Thesis – Capstone and Special Projects: Adult Learning Theory and Coaching, online and hybrid models. Heidi has her Ed.M. from Teachers College at Columbia University in Instructional Technology and Media with a Master’s Degree in Adult Education/Instructional Media from Seton Hall and certificates in Advanced Web Design/Web Graphics from Rutgers University.
- Ed.M., Teacher's College, Columbia University
- M.A., Seton Hall University
- B.S., Ohio University
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.