University of California Undergraduate Courses
I have been working for the University of California (UC) since 2012. Since I have been here I have designed and developed over 16 courses for undergraduates at seven of the nine campuses. I work for a division of the UC Office of the president on grant funded program is called UC Online and our mission is to build high quality fully online gateway courses for undergraduates in order to improve time to degree. In this section of the portfolio you will courses that were built over the last few years ranging from Art and design to Physics. The work that I have done for the UC has introduced thousands of students to online education. Many of the students who take these courses would not have been able to in the traditional classroom due to enrollment limits and impaction.
University of Southern California Masters Programs
I worked for 2U Inc. for three years from 2009-2012. 2U is a eLearning private sector consulting company founded in 2008 and based in Landover, MD. I was brought in as the senior instructional designer and was given just four months to get the USC online masters of teaching off the ground. I worked closely with faculty and with videographers to record lectures and build interactive learning elements and assignments. After a year and a half we had completed the entire degree program. In 2010 2U picked up their second client the USC Masters of Social Work. Again I worked with faculty to build and record fully online courses. This program focused on synchronous virtual sessions and roles playing with faculty and actors who would display many different personality disorders that a social worker might find in the field. I left the project before it’s completion and moved to the University of California Office of the President.
Los Angeles Unified School District
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second biggest district in the country with over 650,000 students and over 90,000 teachers and support staff. eLearning was introduced to the district from the government/military contractor MAXIMUS. I was hired from MAXIMUS in 2006 to join LAUSD’s first eLearning department to help meet the training needs of the district and cut training costs associated with live training. While there I was the lead instructional designer with a staff of six. We built over 30 training modules in Flash integrated with a homegrown learning management system. My training modules trained over 80,000 teachers and staff and are continuing to be used today.