Elham Arabi, Ph.D., is a lead learning professional, consultant and strategist, and former teacher.
An avid learning designer and researcher, Elham employs evidence-based design principles in her approach. As a multifaceted learning professional, she possesses strong instructional design and development skills, graphic design skills, with deep knowledge of cognitive science, principles of multimedia learning, and learning technologies.
Her doctoral dissertation was on training design enhancement through training evaluation to explore effects on training transfer. Result-driven design was her main goal to demonstrate that training evaluation and learning design should be intertwined in order to achieve expected outcomes.
As negotiation and persuasion are key components of any learning professional’s job, she mastered these skills through her strong interpersonal skills and extensive years of working as an instructional designer and project manager. Her research findings highlight the importance of using robust assessment and evaluation to facilitate the discussion between stakeholders and learning professionals.
She advocates practice-based research to bring research findings to practice. She used this research method as the overarching framework of her study along with design-based research.
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