Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Objective

My professional goal is to use Instructional Design to deliver effective, quality training programs utilizing a variety of learning and instructional theories to ensure a valuable experience for the end-user.

My professional vision is to help institutions and organizations to develop a broad range of quality training programs with a foundation in sound instructional design and learning theory, with a focus on eLearning as the future of instruction and training. To achieve this, I am committed to researching new instructional design and learning theories and how these fit into new and emerging technologies within the industry of eLearning.

Summary

I am a hard working, driven individual who seeks to consistently improve in the field of instructional design and curriculum, and strive to increase my knowledge through continued education and application of instructional principles.

My experience in education and focus on instructional design has taught me how to effectively communicate with team members, collaborate with clientele, and develop quality products and training programs. I enjoy creating computer based training programs using sound instructional practices and learning theories. I believe that all training must start with a firm foundation of established pedagogies followed by effective, visual technology.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Instructional Designer

Columbia Southern University

I work with a team of Instructional Designers and collaborate with faculty members and subject matter experts to create and develop courses for the eLearning format. Course components include multimedia learning resources for students, course assessments, course assignments, and learning modules, while using effective instructional methods and learning models.

Sep 2009 - Dec 2010

Success Specialist

Columbia Southern University

As a Success Specialist, my various duties include collaborating with a team of educational specialists to create and develop multimedia learning resources for students. I also provide proactive advisement and coaching for new and continuing students. In addition, I serve as the writing center coordinator and I daily monitor, track, and follow up on the progress of students as I disseminate writing requests to a team of writing specialists.

Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012

Instructional Technology

University of West Florida

I graduated from the University of West Florida in December 2012 with a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology, with a Curriculum and Instruction focus. My ending cumulative gpa was 3.95.

Skills

Skills

Adobe Presenter

I currently use Adobe Presenter to convert PowerPoint presentations into a more organized presentation style format with the ability to add narration to caveat the text.

Lectora

Lectora is used to develop Unit presentations within select eLearning courses to present written lectures, course material, and supplemental resources to caveat student learning. Relevant audio and video are integrated within Lectora to expand on key concepts and topics to which students may need further information.

Adobe Captivate

I began using Adobe Captivate to develop beta Unit presentations for eLearning courses. These presentations include non-graded quizzes for students to check their understanding and review content when necessary. Adobe Captivate allows me to expand upon learning theories and models in areas that PowerPoint does not have capabilities.

PowerPoint

I use Microsoft PowerPoint on a consistent basis to develop Unit Presentations for eLearning courses and training modules for learning models. I have also used PowerPoint as a means to communicate course developments and futurecast.