CV

Web Design | Digital Media | eLearning & Instructional Design

CURRENT LOCATION

Glasgow, UK

EXPERIENCE

8+ Years

TYPE OF WORK

Contract/Freelance

CONTACT

EXPERIENCE

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Web & eLearning Consultant
chemistrycommunications.com

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

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Instructor

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. 

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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]


SOFTWARE

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PROJECTS

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.

Covenant Health
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.

EDUCATION

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).

WHO I WORK WITH

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WORK ENVIRONMENT

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Anywhere! I prefer to work remotely. I'm a dual-citizen of Canada and the UK, and can relocate temporarily throughout the UK and EU for onsite contracts. 

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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.  

INTERESTS

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