Christopher Duke

Christopher Duke

Instructional Applications Coordinator and Developer

Work History

Work History

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Jul 2007 - Present

Office of Online Education - Instructional Applications Coordinator / IT Manager

  • Oversaw a team of programmers, server administrators, and student workers while working with coordinators in instructional design and art. Worked collaboratively across the university with instructors, staff, and administration to identify and solve problems.
  • Provided key insights into the IT strategic planning and budgeting of UNLV Online Education and the Division of Educational Outreach. Developed implementation plans and cycles based around fiscal years and university terms
  • Organized the implementation of a large scale VMWare server environment for a division, providing file, database, and web services along with co-location of backup. Implemented a Drupal multisite environment for Educational Outreach and departments.
  • In 2014 chaired the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs committee on data usage and reporting. Focused on the use of data to make informed decisions, and ideas shared across the university where improvements could be made.
  • During one six month period produced over 150 interactive learning objects in Flash and HTML for use in varying courses including Math, Science, English, and History. Developed hundreds of learning objects across multiple disciplines throughout career.
  • Built multiple internal systems in Javascript, PHP, Adobe Flash, Flex, and AIR that provided items such as video production tracking, project status and Web 2.0 style e-Learning asset building.
  • Standardized methods and built libraries of code for team use to quickly streamline the application build process along with template applications using XML. Piloted the use of GIT to develop code repositories to share across team and others on campus.
  • Implemented Adobe Connect and Blackboard Collaborate, one-on-one and group training sessions to assist in understanding systems, HTML best practices, and getting courses to abide by Section 508 conformance.

Wolfsong Informatics LLC

Dec 2003 - Jun 2007

Applications Director

  • Led in the architecture and development of software application design and development for Virtual Patient Encounters, Virtual Medical Office and Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0. Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0 was a flagship product series for the publisher.
  • Implemented the regression logic architecture in Actionscript 2.0 that drove the Virtual Patient Encounters program. This logic allowed to create a virtual "living" patient that adapted to interventions done by the student. 
  • Programmed and implemented the External Monitoring and Mentoring Engine  component for Virtual Clinical Excursions 3.0, which tracks decisions made by the user and provides to the user decision feedback on a printable scorecard. Handled cross platform application programming creating a program that would run on both Windows and Apple based systems.

Northern Arizona University

Aug 1999 - Dec 2003

Center for Technology Enhanced Learning - Student Team Lead

  • Interacted with faculty and staff to bring to fruition their course concepts and ideas in WebCT. Built databases that tracked student decisions, games demonstrating actions / reactions, and web sites to present each student with random data sets.
  • Balanced multiple projects between team members to meet strict semester deadlines and student team member college course schedules. 
  • Implemented automated systems to perform QA / QC checks of web based courses following the W3C and Section 508 standards for HTML and design thereby speeding up the review process from an entire day to just a couple hours.

Education

Education

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Aug 1999 - Dec 2003

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Minor in Computer Science

Skills

Skills
Critical Thinking

Ability to reason logically and think critically. Ability to translate concepts and tacit knowledge to working models.  

Adaptability

Adapt, invent, and reinvent roles as technology change. Interest and ability to learn and adapt new methods, software, and  technologies. 

Data

Utilized systems such Google Analytics and Splunk to analyze web traffic patterns. Integrated with multiple systems to provide metrics and information to users.

Management

Dynamic and results oriented leader. Have brought several software and IT based projects through the entire lifecycle, from concept to design and development, testing / quality assurance / quality control, client acceptance, and finally maintenance.

Programming

Expert in a variety of languages including HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, SQL.  Versed in Section 508, WCAG, WAI, and other associated ADA accommodation methods and compliance standards.

Software

Familiar with a wide variety of platforms including VMWare, Windows 2012, OS X, and general linux systems. Developed in and for CMS packages including Drupal and Wordpress. 

Portfolio