Founder and Managing Director
Teaching and mentoring adult learners are her passion. She has over 20 years of experience in public, private, government, and academic industries.
Dr. Rutledge developed over 20 online courses for multiple Universities, taught over 2000 online students, and mentored over 1500 students in various online courses, including Health Informatics, Clinical Decision Support, Telehealth, Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Intro to Data Science, Intro to Machine Learning, and Data Management.
Dr. Rutledge has an Advanced Certification in Online Course Design & Delivery from Mercer University, Atlanta, GA.
She is also a US ARMY VETERAN (MOS: Personnel )
I developed my first training course in 1996 because both my children were in high school and they were facing a new policy initiated by the Board of Education. The policy stipulated a student must pass the High School Exit Exam to receive their diploma. If they didn't, they would simply receive a document stating their attendance.
You can imagine the frustration. After attending four years of high school, students could potentially walk away with a record of attendance instead of a diploma. Think about it, many students had already been accepted to college, some with full academic scholarships. Moreover, students in athletic programs had also received scholarships.
Students and parents were extremely frustrated. Instead of joining the crowd, I contacted the Board of Education to see what I could find out about the exam. It so happened they had a document that included sample tests and questions for all sections of the test (English, Reading, Math, and Social Studies). I purchased a copy for about $150 (or something like that).
I reviewed the document and designed a study course for my children and their friends. I met with the students on Saturdays for 4-6 weeks. I coached and mentored them on each subject, then gave them a copy of the sample tests to complete. I graded each test and revisited any areas that needed more review. Both my children and their friends passed the High School Exit Exam on the first attempt, approximately 20 students.
The word rang out in the community that I was working with students to pass the exit exam. I opened my first small business "Good Information" and began coaching and mentoring high school students to pass their High School Exit Exam. Everything pretty much evolved from there.
Now, I help clients create online courses using my Course Creation Blueprint.
People think it's hard to create an online course.
It's not. With a step-by-step process and one-on-one coaching, you have the perfect recipe for success.