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Education

May 2010

Ph.D.

University of South Alabama
Jan 2000

MA

Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth
Aug 1999

MA

Andrews University
Mar 1997

BS

Spicer Memorial College

Work experience

Nov 2010Present

Instructor and Instructional Design Trainer

Wallace State
  • Teach courses on part-time basis as an adjunct professor
  • Developed and delivered the online certification course
  • Initiated internship opportunities for Instructional Design and Development and Instructional Technology students
  • Design and develop online courses
  • Design, develop, and integrate audio, video, and multimedia into online courses
  • Coordinate and conduct faculty trainings to create, design, develop, and  enhance online courses in Blackboard
  • Blackboard Beta product review team
  • Evaluating faculty online courses
  • Coordinate and conduct faculty technology training workshops
  • Write paper proposals and exhibitions for conferences
  • Coordinate, evaluating, analyzing 3D Interactive Learning Activities
  • Designing and developing interactive learning activities in Raptivity
Jun 2008May 2010

Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

University of South Alabbama College of Education
  • Designed and Developed online courses: job aids, assignments, assessment questions etc.
  • Enter data in MS Excel and SPSS for analysis
  • Created endnotes for research articles
  • Developed PowerPoint
  • Created and Supervised online exams
  • Developed “Instructional Design Theory Workbook” site
Aug 2006May 2008

Intern

University of South Alabbama Department of Physical Therapy
  • Designing, developing, and implementing online courses in e-College for the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) Online Program
  • Developed Power Points techniques in e-College
  • Designed Online Course Evaluation Rubric
  • Evaluated existing e-College courses and provided a written report
  • Conducted workshops on e-College grade book, ClassLive, and Whiteboard
  • Created job aids as handouts
Jul 2005May 2008

Online Learning Lab Staff

University of South Alabama College of Education
  • Developed and maintained the Lab’s website
  • Updated and maintained faculty website using FTP
  • Created audio, video, and digitizing into CD-ROM format to be used as computer-based training (CBT) material
  • Assisted the University faculty with e-College, e-Companion, upload pictures, power points, PDF’s, word documents, exam questions, audio, and video files
  • As a team leader conducted and organized Weekly Technology Workshops for the University staff and faculty: designing flyers and writing and sending memo’s
  • As a team leader coordinated and organized Full Day Technology Workshops for the University of South Alabama staff and faculty: designed flyers, writing memos, and coordinating the technology booklet for workshop teaching purpose
  • As a team leader conducted and organized monthly Theory Seminars for the University of South Alabama staff, faculty and students
  • Developed Instructional Design Theory Workbook a supplementary material for students pursuing their degrees in the field of Instructional Design
  • Developed job aids (in the form of paper, PDF, CD, and web formats) as additional tools for the purpose of teaching technology
Aug 2001Jun 2005

Graduate Assistant

University of South Alabama College of Education
  • Maintained website
  • Assisted faculty: e-College, e-Companion upload pictures, power points, PDF’s, word documents, Over Head Projector (OHP), teaching handouts
  • Served as substitute teacher
  • Handled clerical work: type, fax, print, Xerox, and phone
Jun 2003Aug 2003

Intern

University of South Alabama Program for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Designed and developed the PETAL’s new website
  • Conducted technology workshops
  • Assist faculty develop technical skills
  • Developed job aids to help the on-campus faculty
  • Organized seminars on teaching tools for teaching in higher education
  • Organized roundtable discussions on professional issues in teaching and learning

Skills

Other Skills
I also have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. My ability to listen carefully helps me be a great consultant to my clients. I am very considerate in conveying ideas clearly and tactfully to the staff and managers.
Technology Skills
Authoring Tools: Authorware, Articulate Studio, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia Studio, AutoPlay Learning Management Systems: eCollege, Blackboard Audio: Audacity, Cool Edit Video: Ulead VideoStudio, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, Tegrity Synchronous Tools: DimDim, Skype Graphic: Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe, Illustrator, SnagIt, ScreenSteps Webpage: Word Press, Adobe Dreamweaver, Weebly, SoftChalk, Front Page, HTML Note pad, WS/FTP (File Transfer Pro) Interactivity: SWISH, Raptivity, Softchalk Concept mapping: Inspiration Other: Microsoft Office Suit, SPSS, Adobe Acrobat, Analog and Digital Video, SCORM, DVD recorders, Team Viewer

Certifications

Jun 2008

CPR/AED & Standard First Aid

Mobile Fire Department
Oct 2006

eCollege

University of South Alabama
May 2001

Web Designing and Development

ZAP
Jun 1997

Airline Travel & Tourism Management

Indian International Travel Center

Academic Honors and Awards

• AECT 2011 PacifiCorp Design competition mentor Finalist Award, USA, Nov, 2011

• USA-Daystar University Kenya Educational Project Videoconference, USA, April, 2010• USA-KTBLC Thailand  Education Project Videoconference – USA, March, 2010• Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education - USA, Spring 2010• Golden Keys International Honor Society – USA, Fall 2007• Phi Beta Delta an Honor Society for International Scholars Delta Eta Chapter, USA, Fall 2005• University of South Alabama, Graduate Fellowship and Assistantship, USA, August 2001-May 2010

Organizations

 Active member/alumni of the following organizations: • Innovations for Community Colleges• Blackboard World (Bb World)• American Educational Research Association (AERA)• Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)• Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA)• Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC)• Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education• Golden Key Honor Society• Phi Beta Delta Honor Society• Alpha Omega On-campus Student Organization• IDD Student Group

Workshop Presentations

  • “Basic Website Development Using Softchalk,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2012
  • “3D Interactive Learning Activities,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2012
  • “Blackboard 9.1 Best Practices,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2012
  • “Blackboard 9.1 Safeassign tool,” by Suhana Chikatla, Fall 2011
  • “Blackboard 9.1 Tests and Pools,” by Suhana Chikatla, Fall 2011
  • “Blackboard 9.1 Best Practices,” by Suhana Chikatla, Summer and Fall 2011
  • “Creating and Managing Grade Center in Blackboard 9.1,” by Suhana Chikatla, Summer, Fall 2011
  • “Creating and Managing Assignments in Blackboard 9.1,” by Suhana Chikatla, Summer, 2011
  • “Blackboard 9.1 Basics,” by Suhana Chikatla, Summer and Fall 2011
  • “Best Practices of Teaching Online,” by Suhana Chikatla, Summer, 2011
  • “Beginners Blackboard 9.1,” by Suhana Chikatla Summer, 2011
  • “Instructional Design Jobs for M.A. and Ph.D. Graduates: ABC’s from Personal Experiences” by Suhana Chikatla, AECT November 2011
  • “Using Skype 5.0 to Conduct Video Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, and Synchronous Distance Education” by Suhana Chikatla & Royce Sutton, AETC June, 2011
  • “Working with Blackboard 9.1: Hands-on 10 Tips,” by Suhana Chikatla, March 2011
  • “Working with Blackboard 9.1 Basics,” by Suhana Chikatla, February 2011
  • “Blackboard 9.1 in 3 Clicks,” by Suhana Chikatla, January 2011
  • “Working with eCollege ClassLive,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2008
  • “Working with eCollege Gradebook,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2008
  • “Working with video: Windows Movie Maker,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2008
  • “Image Editing: Using Adobe Photoshop 2.0,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2008
  • “Developing online lessons using eCollege and eCompanion,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2007
  • “Engaging Learners Online: Using Internet to Engage Learners,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2007
  • “Developing online lessons using eCollege and eCompanion,” by Suhana Chikatla, Fall 2007
  • “Working with Dreamweaver MX 2004,” by Suhana Chikatla, Fall 2007
  • “Working with Windows Movie Maker,” by Suhana Chikatla, Fall 2007
  • “Taking your course to the WWW: Supplementing a course with online technology- Video editing with windows Movie Maker,” by Suhana Chikatla, Fall 2006
  • “Image Editing: Using Adobe Photoshop 3.0,” by Suhana Chikatla, Fall 2006
  • “Working with Dreamweaver MX 2004,” by Suhana Chikatla, Fall 2006
  • “Taking your course to the WWW: Supplementing a course with online technology- Creating, editing, scanning with Photoshop Elements 2,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2006
  • “Developing online Surveys: Using Survey Monkey,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2006
  • “Image Editing: Using Adobe Photoshop 2.0,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2006
  • “Working with Dreamweaver MX 2004,” by Suhana Chikatla, Fall 2005
  • “Taking your course to the WWW: Supplementing a course with online technology,” by Suhana Chikatla, Spring 2005

Volunteer Service

  • Professional Ethics Committee Member, AECT 2012
  • BbWorld and DevCon 2012 Conference Paper Reviewer for “BbWorld: Mini Session, Panel discussion, Ppartner Session, Poster Session, Standard Session, and DevCon Standard Sessions”  January 2012
  • Volunteer for WSCC Tree Planting Even; help plant trees and take pictures for groups involved in planting, November 2011
  • AECT 2011 Volunteered as a Panelist for the Graduate Student Association for a presentation on the topic “Advice for the Job Hunt,” November 2011 by Suhana Chikatla
  • AECT 2011 PacifiCorp Design competition mentor, “Low-Level Radioactive Waste Training Proposal for Trin20 Biologics” by Jason Baker and Michael Stewart (Emporia State University), July-November 2011. Visit the following website for more information http://aectdd.ning.com/
  • Volunteer for WSCC Student Investment Luncheon Scholarship Fundraising; help coordinate set up and manage silent auctioning, October 19, 2011
  • Volunteer for WSCC Booth for Blount Count Fair Ground (Sept 17th) and Cullman County Fair (Sept 26th) 2011
  • AECT Conference Paper Reviewer for the Division of “ Design and Development,” Fall 2011
  • AERA Conference Paper Reviewer for the Division of “Society, Culture, and Change,” Fall 2010
  • English as a Second Language Training via Skype at KTBLC, Thailand, Summer 2010
  • Martin Luther King Day of Service, USA, Spring 2010
  • USA Mobile International Festival, USA, Fall 2009
  • Executive Council Member GSCWM - Audio/Video Producer, 2008-Current
  • International Students Orientation, - USA, Fall 2006
  • Materials Committee for Southern Eastern Instructional Design and Technology Conference, USA, 2005
  • USA Mobile International Festival, USA, Fall 2003
  • Focus Group Staff for 2003 Mega Conference theme of Realizing Every Alabama Child’s Hopes (REACH): Closing the Achievement Gap, USA, June 2003
  • Maysville Math Evaluating Staff, April 2002

Book Chapter

• Chikatla, S. & Bitrus-Oijambo (Accepted). 3D Reconstruction of Graph Objects, Scenes, and Environments. In Umesh Patias (Ed.). 3D Surface Geometry and Reconstruction: Developing Concepts and Applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global

• Chikatla, S. (2012). A Valentine Message. In Ardis Stenbakken (Ed.). Renew. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herals.

Overseas Affiliations

• Honorary Director for Overseas Virtual Training and Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Program for Kaw Tha Blay Learning Center (KTBLC) Thailand, April 2010 - Current• Team leader and primary virtual technician in planning, organizing, and collaborating videoconference between University of South Alabama and Daystar University Kenya, April 2010• Team leader and primary technician in planning, organizing, and collaborating videoconference between University of South Alabama and KTBLC, Thailand, March 2010

Career Objectives

To obtain a position as a Web developer, web communicator, and electronic media developer. To use my knowledge in pedagogical theories, and to extend my skills in emerging technologies. To design, develop and implement computer-based/online technologies to improve the efficiency of an organization.