Blair Benjamin Carmichael

Blair Benjamin Carmichael

Instructional Designer/Technologist

  • St. Joseph, Missouri Area, US MO

Currently working with faculty to design and develop learning delivery approaches as well as courses that support undergraduate student success and meet a variety of accreditation and regulatory needs.

  • Developing and delivering appropriate training for faculty and students to facilitate a high level of performance and success in an online learning environment for undergraduate students.
  • Currently managing and administering the remotely hosted online delivery platforms and the relevant tools that are used to support learning delivery across the university.
  • Research and evaluate emerging instructional technologies and tools and make recommendations for use; assist faculty in integrating technological innovations into the course development process.
  • Participate in evaluating and assessing instructional effectiveness and continuous improvement of course materials in collaboration with faculty. Conduct online course audits observations/evaluations for adjunct faculty.
Work History
Work History
Sep 2013 - Feb 2015
Instructional Design Technologist
Missouri Western State University

Instructional Design Technologist Collaborate with the Director of Information Technology to ensure integration of learning technologies with the other technologies in use at Missouri Western. Provide first line of support for faculty through chat, phone, e-mail, web-conferences and drop in consultation. Also, act as a point of contact to assist faculty in maintenance, technical design and course content issues. Assist faculty in implementing changes to course material based on faculty feedback and course evaluation processes. Represent the department on committees or task forces dealing with online or technology-related activities on campus as needed. Develop content for the Walter Cronkite Multimedia Memorial at Missouri Western State University.

Dec 1994 - Feb 2015
Television Audio Engineer
Freelance Film and Television
Audio Engineer Florida, Missouri and California Location Sound Mixer/Editor, responsible for the recording, mixing and editing of dialog and sound effects for video and film productions. Past clients include CBS, CNN, Disney, Fine Living Network, Fox SportsNet, NBC, National Geographic, Northrup Grumman.
Feb 2009 - Sep 2013
Operations Engineer
Missouri Western State University
Operations Engineer Support the campus' technology design and integration standard to create a distinctive academic experience at MWSU. Provided design and consultation services for learning environments and private spaces requiring video conferencing, automated digital recording, networked control systems, and computer presentation technology. Also, act as on-site support for video services department working with clients to support not only classroom instruction, but also special events held on and off campus. Use of various audio/visual components and demonstrates both excellent customer service and troubleshooting skills. Work assigned as needed by the department. Set up and operated audio-visual equipment during events and demonstrations, and instructed others in the department on how to properly operate the equipment.
Aug 2001 - Dec 2003
Multimedia Technician
University of Missouri-School of Medicine, Columbia Freelance Film and Television
Multimedia Technician Maintain audio-visual presentation and classroom equipment. Troubleshoot, Repair and inventory audio-visual equipment. Set-up, operate and train others on audio-visual equipment for events. Provided support for live presentations, distance learning and webinar programs. TECHNICAL SKILLS Advanced/Intermediate I use these routinely Intermediate Knowledge I use these frequently Basic Knowledge I use these occasionally TechSmith Camtasia 8 Adobe CC 2014 Audition/Photoshop
Education
Education
Feb 2011 - Feb 2015
B.S Instructional Design and Technology
Walden University

The Instructional Design and Technology program prepares students to design effective learning experiences and training programs. Whether you are working in education, corporate training, or military and government training settings.

Combining academic theory with practical, hands-on experience, this degree program prepares students to excel in the fast-growing field of instructional design and technology in such roles as instructional coordinator/designer, training and development specialist, curriculum designer, course editor, or desktop publishing, Web design, or multimedia specialist. -Walden University

Nov 1993 - Nov 1994
Associates Degree Film and Video Production
Full Sail University

This program focused on learning the basics of video and film production, computer science, electronics, and the script to screen process. Also included is the study of lighting for film and video, as well as the elements of live show broadcast production. Students also learn specific production techniques, as well as post-production for media such as television and video games. -Full Sail University

Nov 1992 - Nov 1993
Associates Degree Audio Recording Arts
Full Sail University

This program focused on learning the basics of music theory, computer science, electronics, and the recording equipment found in studios worldwide. Also included is the study of Digital audio, as well as the elements of show production. Students also learn specific production techniques, as well as post-production for media such as television and video games. -Full Sail University

Skills
Skills
Location Sound Mixer/Editor,
I am responsible for the recording, mixing and editing of dialog and sound effects for video and film productions. Past clients include CBS, CNN, Disney, Fine Living Network, Fox SportsNet, NBC, National Geographic, Northrup Grumman.
Instructional Designer/Technologist
Collaborate with the Director of Information Technology to ensure integration of learning technologies with the other technologies in use at Missouri Western. Provide first line of support for faculty through chat, phone, e-mail, web-conferences and drop in consultation. Also, act as a point of contact to assist faculty in maintenance, technical design and course content issues. Assist faculty in implementing changes to course material based on faculty feedback and course evaluation processes. Represent the department on committees or task forces dealing with online or technology-related activities on campus as needed. Develop content for the Walter Cronkite Multimedia Memorial at Missouri Western State University.
Operations Engineer
Support the campus’ technology design and integration standard to create a distinctive academic experience at MWSU. Provided design and consultation services for learning environments and private spaces requiring video conferencing, automated digital recording, networked control systems, and computer presentation technology. Also, act as on-site support for video services department working with clients to support not only classroom instruction, but also special events held on and off campus. Use of various audio/visual components and demonstrates both excellent customer service and troubleshooting skills. Work assigned as needed by the department. Set up and operated audio-visual equipment during events and demonstrations, and instructed others in the department on how to properly operate the equipment.