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Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Instructional Designer

Penn State World Campus
  • Designed, revised and maintained html content using Canvas LMS and Evolution CMS for online courses
  • Developed and integrated technology solutions for teaching and learning
  • Provided instructional design and technical guidance to faculty and staff
  • Coordinated various projects related to learning technologies, mobile access, and VR
  • Collaborated with other units and developed non-credit courses 
  • Served as a leader on the mobile learning research team and provided guidance on unit's mobile strategy
May 2007Sep 2008

Instructional Design Assistant

Penn State World Campus
  • Provided online course development assistance to faculty and instructional designers
  • Set up and maintained online courses using Angel LMS
  • Performed online course quality checks
  • Programs assigned: Adult Education (ADTED), Special Education (SPLED), Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS)

Education

Jan 2005Dec 2006

Master of Liberal Arts

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Coursework in teaching and learning as well as instructional design. Wrote thesis on "Effectiveness of Distance Education". G.P.A.: 3.75

Aug 2000May 2004

Bachelor of Jurisprudence

International University Concordia Audentes Estonia    

Program in International European Union and Comparative Law (studies conducted in English)

Skills

Online Course Design & Development
  • Experienced in designing and developing online instructional content and assessment materials for online courses.
  • Proficient in HTML, FTP, MS Suite, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, Zoom, Kaltura, Screenflow, YouTube, Google Docs, Google Sites, Disqus, Piazza, Examity.
  • Knowledgeable in Learning Management Systems (LMS): Angel, eCollege, Blackboard Learn, Canvas.
Technical Skills
  • Can provide support in choosing applications best suited for individual needs and projects
  • Can use many web development tools, online testing software, project management, survey tools and graphics applications
  • Experienced in mobile applications and content delivery on mobile devices
Project Management
  • Knowledgeable on the use of project management tools like Quickbase, Trello, Basecamp, Google Apps, and Agile methodology
  • Experienced in leading research projects (mobile learning, VR) 
Instructional Design Models / Learning Theories
  • ADDIE, Andragogy, ISD models, Behaviorism, Constructivism, Cognitivism, Social Learning

Awards

July 2010

Award

ED-MEDIA Conference, Toronto, Canada.  
Award for the Best Demo/Poster session “Cloud computing and Mobile Learning in Special Education Courses”. 

References

Available upon request