James Gonzalez

Educator, Instructional Designer, & online learning expert passionate about using technology to improve the lives of others.

Work History

Work History
Aug 1998 - Present

Professor, Multimedia Studies Program

College of Marin
  • Founding faculty member of the Multimedia Studies Program which I helped develop from two classes to a degree granting program offering over 20 courses and AA degrees in Video/Audio, Web Design, and Graphic Design.

  • Full-time, tenured faculty member teaching online courses in Web Design and Interactive Media Design.

  • Online courses conducted on  my personal websites running the Joomla and WordPress Content Management Systems and the Moodle Learning Management System.

  • Live classes in Web Design, Multimedia Production and Digital Communications two days a week at the Indian Valley Campus in Novato, California.
Sep 2001 - Present

Technical Trainer / Instructional Designer

Freelance
  • Experienced Instructional Designer and e-Learning Content Developer specializing in developing and delivering software training in Web-based, instructor-led, virtual, and curriculum formats.

  • 25 years  experience and formal education in instructional design and adult education theories and practices.

  •   Experienced with the latest instructional tools and technologies including Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, Dreamweaver, Camtasia, Captivate, ScreenFlow, Moodle, WordPress and others.

  • Additional proficiencies in:
  1. Web publishing, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  2. Microsoft Office & Adobe Creative Suite
  3. Adobe Captivate
  4. Digital video and audio production
  5. The ADDIE process of Instructional Systems Design
Oct 2008 - Present

Online Adjunct Instructor

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division

Part-time online instructor in  the Web Design and Interactive Media Program. Teach courses in:

  • e-Learning
  • Web Publishing
  • Web Scripting / Website development

Education

Education

Masters, Geosciences

UCLA

CA Clear Teaching Credential, Physical Sciences

UCLA

BA,  Geology

Humboldt State University

Skills

Skills
10
Camtasia/ScreenFlow
10
Adobe Captivate
10
Adobe Dreamweaver
8
HTML & JavaScript
8
CSS
7
MS Office
8
Joomla
7
WordPress