Online Course Development
My first opportunity to develop an entire online course encompassed a series of Flash videos, formative assessments, and a final examination, all housed within the Moodle 2.0 learning management system interface. Course design and development were thorough, with such considerations as best software applications to use, comprehensive scriptwriting, how to present assessments, implementation of conditional activities, and even selection of appropriate images. View a sample of the content for this course.
My current work as an instructional designer in higher education entails consulting with professors to discuss best practices for design of online courses and recommend particular design elements based on sound pedagogical principles. I also assist instructors with their need for attractive, effective graphics and multimedia.
For my graduate program practicum, I developed a series of tutorials for a local college’s online library. Using Camtasia Studio screencasting software, I created and produced a number of FLV videos and unified these videos within one wrapper, Camtasia Studio’s Theater.
One of my greatest interests is researching rapid e-learning course authoring systems to see how development of online courses may be made more efficient.
On-Ground Training Courses
As part of my previous work, I developed and updated courseware using Microsoft Office and other applications. This courseware included such material as student manuals and instructor guides (produced in Microsoft Word), presentation files (produced in Microsoft PowerPoint), and screencast videos (produced in Camtasia Studio) demonstrating how to use an online operations system.