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Erika Herrera

Learning Experience Designer


With over ten years in the learning industry, I bring diverse experiences, including roles as a health and safety technician and teacher, curriculum developer, and designer of interactive e-learning and online courses.

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Introduction to Criminal Justice - Undergraduate course

The NZQA Level 5 Certificate in Criminal Justice was the first project I completed with UC Online. Collaborating with subject matter experts (SMEs) and the educational media team, we delivered a programme covering various topics and unique factors that shape the criminal justice system. In this portfolio, I will share my experience designing one of the four courses "Introduction to Criminal Justice.

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Instructional Design Basics - Microcredential

The NZQA Level 8 micro-credential Instructional design basics was one of my first completed projects with UC Online. It focused on learners interested in learning fundamental instructional design frameworks and models. I worked with one subject matter expert and the educational media team. Communication and collaboration were vital during this project's design and development.

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Listeria Awareness - e-learning course

This short e-learning course was part of a training programme. It focuses on the crucial topic of food safety. For the design and development of this project, I worked with the senior instructional designer, the training team leader and the Quality Assurance Manager (SME). As a small team, constant communication and agile collaboration were fundamental to delivering the project on time due to the business needs.

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The Wire Ipsum quote generator website

Delinker System - Training course in VR

In this Virtual Reality (VR) course project, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a learning experience designer to transform an e-learning module into an immersive virtual experience. This redesign aimed to offer a hands-on learning experience in a safe environment. Throughout the design process, I was able to integrate my expertise in occupational health and safety with learning design principles.

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Work Experience

My complete work history is available on LinkedIn.

Tech Educator & Content Creator


Jan 2012 - Present

Creating tech content focused on HTML, CSS and other front-end related topics. Offerings include online courses, a YouTube channel, written tutorials, workshops and training.

Director of Curriculum

Ladies Learning Code (now Canada Learning Code)

Jul 2014 - Feb 2016

Managed all curriculum for the adult training programs. Created teaching materials and standardized the content and delivery.

Key contributions:

  • Created 9 new workshops. Topics include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Wordpress and Responsive Web Design.
  • Created all Hackapalooza workshop content (2 day conference style event).
  • Created an interactive slide deck template for consistent national workshop branding.
  • Developed the Digital Skills part-time program curriculum.
  • Implemented instructor training across 20+ Canadian chapters, focusing on creating inclusive and engaging learning environments.

Lead Front-End Developer

Field iD

Mar 2013 - Feb 2014

Lead the front-end development for the in-house safety inspection software.

Key contributions:

  • Responsible for setting code standards for the front-end development.
  • Created a fully customized front-end framework, including the UI/UX design and documentation.
  • Standardized the site architecture and design.


Seneca College - Toronto, Ontario

Webmaster Content Site Design Certificate, 2006

14 week full-time program covering HTML, CSS, Flash, Photoshop, PHP and JavaScript.

York University - Toronto, Ontario

Bachelor of Arts with Honours, 2001-2005

Double Major in Communications & Psychology

San Jose State University - San Jose, California

General Studies, 2000