Web Design | Digital Media | eLearning & Instructional Design
Web & eLearning Consultant
I work with a partner and a small group of freelancers to complete web and eLearning projects (see partial project list, below).
Workshops Taught: Branding, Website Maintenance, Blogging & Email Marketing, Social Media, SEO & Analytics
Project Management - planning, scheduling, supplier liaison, reporting
Research - competitive analysis, target market
Web Design - information architecture, usability, layout
Web Content - content audit, strategy, writing & editing, SEO
Digital Media - video, audio, interactive learning
Content Management Systems - WordPress, population, maintenance
Online Marketing - web strategy, social media, blogging, email, analytics
Training - workshops, style guides, user manuals, documentation
Courses Taught: Introduction to Visual Communication, Online Communication & Information Architecture, Multimedia Authoring, Writing for the Web.
Workshops Taught: Photoshop, Personal Branding, Wordpress.
I am an advocate for technology use in our department. My goal is to help students build applicable skills for employment. I design my courses as well as teach them. Hands-on skill tutorials, flipped classroom, social media communication and blended learning feature in my courses. I am interested in the use of technology (mobile devices, VLEs, social media, augmented reality, MOOCs) in classroom and online learning.
Learning Media Developer
I worked with faculty members and other media developers to provide pedagogic guidance on distance learning modules. I developed concepts for information graphics, sound & vision assets and interactive content to be used on the Moodle-based VLE. I also work on structural and copy editing of course material, populate the course website using Oxygen XML Authoring software and assist with layout for print and ePub formats.
Subject Matter Expert/Curriculum Developer
In this project, I am providing SME knowledge for an Open Education Resource (OER) on professional communication. I'm also providing project management expertise and guidance. Our small team is curating open-source lesson contents & assets, and developing learning modules. I am creating lesson concepts, designing assessments, writing an eTextbook, developing a website platform, and designing and developing graphic, interactive and audiovisual learning assets. Throughout the process, I have been abiding by open education standards to produce an open course under a Creative Commons license. [/twocol_one_last]
The Writers' Guild of Alberta (view site)
Project Brief: Website & intranet
Site Features: Content audit, web design, member management, eCommerce, event management
Royal Alberta Museum (view site)
Project Brief: Companion website for ‘Chop Suey on the Prairies’ exhibit.
Site Features: HTML5 animation, video, parallax design, user-generated content, searchable database, historical & educational documents, Facebook integration.
Project Brief: Content & multimedia for corporate intranet.
Deliverables: Content audit, writing & editing, population, style guide, multimedia content for employee education, graphic design.
Strathcona County Museum & Archives (view site)
Project Brief: Website for community museum.
Deliverables: Website design, Wordpress CMS, content editing, multimedia, training workshop & documentation.
2015 MA: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNICATION & EDUCATION
University of Manchester, Expected
2012 PRINCE2 PRACTITIONER
APMG International, Project Management
2010 MULTIMEDIA MASTERS CERTIFICATE
Sessions College for Professional Design, Web & Flash Design
2008 BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING
MacEwan University, First Class Standing
MOOCs: Web Science (FutureLearn), The Future of Storytelling (Iversity), The Camera Never Lies (Coursera).
I manage people the way I like to be managed. I use elements of the agile method, lead by example, have minimal meetings, collaborate using digital tools, share skills, motivate people individually according to their interests and career goals, assign fluid job roles and ensure plenty of professional development opportunities. I prefer smaller organizations that have the agility to innovate.