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James Gonzalez

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

Work experience

Aug 1998Present

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 2001Present

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 2008Present

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

Masters, Geosciences

UCLA

CA Clear Teaching Credential, Physical Sciences

UCLA

BA,  Geology

Humboldt State University

Skills

10
Camtasia/ScreenFlow
10
Adobe Captivate
10
Adobe Dreamweaver
8
HTML & JavaScript
8
CSS
6
MS Office
8
Joomla
6
WordPress