|01/06 – Present
Contract Instructional Designer at InstructionalTech.net. I work with groups such as
Clarity Consultants, Fastlane, CineLearning Productions, Aptara, Shell Oil, Yale School of Public Health, BU School of Public Health, the New England Public Health Training Center, BiteSizedEdu, E.L.D.E.R. Care at Lasell, Santander Bank, oDesk, SocialGrinder, JBLearning, SNHU, Chamberlain Photography, NOVA Southeastern University, Project PACE-IT at Edmonds Community College, Concorde University, the State of Connecticut, and Arise.
Contracts: Shell Onboarding, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Intel, Platform Banker Training, Medical Safe Practices, Personal Protective Equipment, Career Management, Entrepreneurship, Canvas LMS, Screenwriting, Terrorist Studies, Project Management, online Course Development and Instruction.
Tools: Storyline 1, 2 and 360; Articulate 360; Camtasia, SnagIt, Captivate 9, Sound Forge Pro, Rise, Flip HTML 5, iBooks, Kotobee Publisher, Acrobat, Photoshop, BookWidgets, Luminar, MS Office 365 (’16), Teleprompter Pro, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Publisher 2016, PowerPoint 2016, HipChat, Timeline Maker Pro, Microsoft Project.
Responsibilities: Develop interactive instructional deliverables and maintain existing curricula while maintaining quality assurance standards. Manage multiple projects, develop project plans, manage project timelines and deliverable, monitor and control project progress, etc. Design instructional strategy: write performance/behavioral objectives, work with clients to determine appropriate learning solutions based upon established learning objectives; analyze relevant learning situations to determine training solutions applying learning theories and design principles; develop criterion-based assessments and performance measures. Consult and collaborate with internal and external business partners to develop appropriate training.
02/12 – 08/15
Instructional Designer, Canvas Administrator. Becker College, Worcester, MA. Advanced planning of production of online courses with SMES; advanced creation of innovative, interactive components for courses, primarily using Storyline 2; reviewed formative and survey data for post hoc course changes; identify opportunities for new learning activities (e.g., blog, wiki, team project, avatar, etc.); worked with Administration and Faculty for planning, implementation, and assessment strategies; contracted with and supervised and project managed a dozen instructional designers working remotely in the US and Canada; researched and investigated new tools and best practices; built multimedia courses in Project Management, Screenwriting, and Terrorism Studies. Facilitated adoption of the Canvas LMS on an institution-wide basis; provided training to and support for faculty during the two-year adoption period.
Multimedia Specialist. Kaplan University Higher Education, Chicago, IL. Advanced planning of production elements for courses with Curriculum Specialists; advanced creation of innovative, interactive components for courses; reviewed suggested course changes with Course Manager; identify opportunities for new learning activities (e.g., blog, wiki, team project, avatar, etc.); requested needed course support materials from publishers and others; worked with Course Manager to integrate new content or publisher content; worked with Course Manager and SME’s for planning, implementation, and assessment strategies; mentored ID I’s and ID II’s (i.e. demonstrate and share best practices); researched and investigated new tools and best practices; created production solutions; uploaded completed assets to the Digital Asset Manager; peer reviewed courses with respect to curriculum content aspects; reported status of courses to ID Manager and Curriculum Specialist; performed ID I and ID II tasks as needed, as well as duties or responsibilities as assigned. Design a diverse mix of multimedia for courses: instructional graphics, scenarios, interactive self-assessments, audio/video productions, and programming templates for course content that is delivered through internet instructional systems. Manage multimedia projects from start to finish and responsible for collaborating with Instructional Designers and Program Managers. Digitize and digitally edit source multimedia elements (sound, video, animation), program instructional materials using various authoring platforms, and create graphical user interfaces for multimedia and web courses. Lectora, Articulate Suite ’09, Raptivity, Dreamweaver, Captivate, HTML, Photoshop.
Professor and Assistant Dean of Curriculum. Kaplan University Higher Education. Chicago, IL. Lead and manage teams of consultant, instructional designers, and editors to assure that course quality has a positive impact o retention rates and curriculum goals. This included: assuring the course goals and outcomes are mapped to regulatory and accreditation standards, managing the development of online courses; evaluating and revising program curriculum, courses, and content; maintain and track relevant material and development costs, developed and monitored all consultant contracts and agreements; pioneered state-of-the-art course development, maintenance, and monitoring tools; developed and maintained the project timeline for the development of each course; facilitated in the process of quality improvement and enhancement of existing courses; and monitored and maintained all data related to curriculum performance.
Coordinator of Instructional Technology. Providence College, Providence, RI. Coordinated college- and foundation-supported instructional development activities that span faculty training and support, student training and support, team building and project management among faculty groups, web site design and development, instructional materials development, project management, development of the Instructional Technology Development Program, proposal development, some distance learning, much course development. Secured a $250,000 grant to support the start of the Tech Program.
Director of Instructional Technology; Coordinator of the PT3 Project. Morehead State University, Morehead, KY. Coordinated Federally-funded Project activities that span faculty training and support, teacher training and support, student training and support, team building and product development among district teachers, web site design and development, instructional materials development, project management of multiple concurrent projects among the Project’s stakeholder groups, some distance learning, much course development. The intent of the PT3 grant was to provide training and support to teachers and faculty integrating technology into their instruction.
Utah State University. Completed and defended dissertation (multimedia hybrid CD entitled Titanic Remembered). Diploma awarded. Award: Scholar of the Year – Dept. of Instructional Technology, 1999-2000.
Associate Professor, Department of Elementary Education, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR 72404. Courses Taught: ELED 3063: Educational Technology (http://www.instructionaltech.net/Websites_Courses/ASU_EdTech/default.htm); CI 6033: Educational Technology; and ELED 6033: Educational Technology. Sessions Taught: text and picture scanning, capturing, and editing; screen design; audio capturing and editing; video capturing and editing; electronic textbook development; presentation development. Programs Taught: PowerPoint, Electronic Trainer, Toolbook, and Harvard Graphics. Utilities Taught: Sound Forge, DeskScan, OmniPage Pro, Adobe Premiere, Media Center, ScreenCam, miscellaneous others. Training Duties: Trainer of ASU faculty, local teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students in the use of presentation, authoring, and templature programs.
Graduate Student, Department of Special Education, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84321. Courses Taught: SPED 578: Early Education and Special Education (over the Internet); and SPED 301: An Introduction to Special Education, combination lecture and on-line course. Miscellaneous Responsibilities: Web site (Internet) development and maintenance, on-line (Intranet) course development and maintenance.
Project Director, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Courses Taught: Instructional Multimedia Development, some special education, miscellaneous others. Sessions Taught: text and picture scanning, capturing, and editing; screen design; audio capturing and editing; video capturing and editing; project management; proposal preparation; software documentation development; technical writing; electronic textbook development; presentation development. Programs Taught: PowerPoint, Compel, Electronic Trainer, Toolbook, Authorware, Harvard Graphics, Astound, and Action. Utilities Taught: Sound Forge, DeskScan, OmniPage Pro, Adobe Premiere, Media Center, ScreenCam, miscellaneous others. Administrative Duties: Project Director for the Federally-funded ($750,000) project (Project CADRE), to train ASU faculty, local teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students in the use of presentation, authoring, and templature programs.
Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, School of Education, South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, South Carolina. Courses Taught: Introductions to Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbance, and Mental Retardation; Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching (graduate and undergraduate levels); Behavior Management. Administrative: Director of the Job Concerns Project, a Federally-funded grant ($186,000) to investigate burnout and other on-the-job problems in staff of residential and community programs for the disabled.
Assistant Director, Resource Services, Southbury Training School, P.O. Box 872, Southbury, CT. Administrated the following units: Staff Training and Development, Volunteer Services, Information Services, Case Management, Infection Control, and Medical Records.
Systems Support Technician, Validata Computers, Triangle Street, Amherst, MA.
Associate Professor, Department of Language, Reading, and Exceptionalities, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608 (Tenured 1985).
Educational Consultant, Seaside Education Associates, Lincoln Center, MA.
Director, Preschool Teacher Training Program, Title XX, University of Connecticut.
Graduate Assistant, Department of Special Education, University of Connecticut.
Visiting Instructor, Department of Special Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Demonstration Classroom Teacher, Exceptional Child Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Graduate Training Fellow, Center at Oregon for Research in the Behavioral Education of the Handicapped (CORBEH), The University of Oregon.
Developmental Day Care Specialist, Residential Teacher, Department of Education, Walter E. Fernald State School, Waltham, MA.
Mental Health Assistant, Basic Skills Training Unit, Green Blind Unit, Walter E. Fernald State School, Waltham, MA.
Teacher of the severely handicapped based at the Basic Skills Training Unit, Greene Blind Unit, W.E.F.S.S., for Everett Public Schools, Everett, MA.