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Captivate: Software Demo

Tool: Adobe Captivate

Category: eLearning, Presentation

Description: Adobe Captivate creates interactive presentations for learning purposes. It’s commonly used to create eLearning modules.

This is a video portfolio that demonstrates my work and experience. I recorded my projects with narration in Adobe Captivate, edited the audio, and added fades, text captions, and text animation.

Another project I created with Captivate is this software demonstration that shows users how to log on to a learning management system. I created an instructional design document to determine the learning objectives and then made a storyboard of the scenes to prepare for recording the presentation. I recorded and edited the demo in Adobe Captivate, adding zooming, highlights, text captions and mouse clicks.


Portfolio Highlight Reel

An inside look at the experience and philosophy of an Instructional Designer and Educational Technologist. A three minute video resume:

This video portfolio demonstrates my work and experience:

For more information, view my Portfolio and Resume.

I wouldn’t be an Instructional Designer if I didn’t have an urge to share with you how I created this final video!

I scripted and used storyboards to determine what I wanted to say and what corresponding assets/ images would be included.  I kept in mind that my audience of busy professionals and instructional designers would only have an attention span of 2-4 minutes.

After the design phase was complete, I filmed the “talking head” portions using my iPhone (iOS6), an Olloclip iPhone Camera Lens, and the App FiLMiC Pro. I was also lit. Once I gathered footage and B-roll, Adobe Premiere Pro was used to edit the final video.

To share it with the world, I added the final video to my YouTube page, posted publicly but disabling comments. I used the Embed option under the Share feature to insert the video source into my Web site. And Voila! There we have it!


Since I’m building my Portfolio and a Video Portfolio, I thought I would include my Resume as well! PDF Version of Resume.

Manager of Instructional Technology
Pepperdine University
Nov 2012-Present, Malibu, CA
-Conducted weekly technology training to over 130 faculty and staff and evaluated results using Kirkpatrick’s Four Level Evaluation Model
-Promoted instructional tools and methods to enhance teaching pedagogy
-Assessed skills of over 50 faculty and created technology usage plans
-Wrote detailed support documentation, marketing and training materials
-Designed curriculum for online professional program
-Redesigned office processes to optimize communications
-Led project teams to implement new technology and manage inventory
Ithaca College
Aug 2012-Present, Ithaca, NY
-Designed course curriculum and content using Bloom’s Taxonomy
-Used learning management system and lecture capture for course interaction
-Used social network activities to engage learners and host guest speakers
-Instructed and assessed over 25 students per term online
Player Relations / Training Consultant
Project Holodeck
University of Southern California
Nov 2012-May 2013, Los Angeles, CA
-Coordinated International Exhibit at Trinity College, Dublin Ireland
-Interacted with players at exhibitions
-Designed “train the trainer” materials
-Managed media interviews and player Q&A during exhibitions
Instructional Designer
Stevens Institute of Technology
Sept 2008-Jan 2013, Hoboken, NJ
-Used ADDIE Model and Adult Learning Theory to develop training of eLearning tools to over 150 professors
-Assisted faculty in developing materials for 200+ online courses per term
-Wrote instructional manual, support materials, and reference guides
-Developed course review process and conducted reviews of 75+ courses
-Researched, assessed, and implemented instructional technologies
-Developed LMS course migration process and migrated over 400 courses
-Trained 150 professors within three months in the use of Moodle
Content Architect
Aug 2007-Aug 2008, Ithaca, NY
-Integrated course content into online environment using HTML and XML
-Developed instructional design and content with design documents
-Performed needs assessment and corrected errors of online courses
Consulting Experience: Additional Experience:
Operations Manager Survios Interactive, 2013-Present
Business Consultant Matt of All Media, 2012
Receptionist, Mid-Lakes Navigation Co., 2006-2007
Event Planner Florence Nightingale Foundation, 2007
Tutor Cato-Meridian School District, 2000-2005
Master of Business Administration- Technology Management
Concentration: Project Management
Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ), May 2013Master of Science- Management
Concentration: Project Management
Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ), May 2011

Bachelor of Science- Communications
Instructional Design & Corporate Communications
Ithaca College (NY), May 2008

Instructional- Blackboard WebCT, ExamSoft, Jing, Moodle, Poll Everywhere, PowerPoint, Sakai, Facebook & Twitter for instruction, TWEN
TurningPoint, Design Documents & Storyboarding
Project Management- Basecamp, Gliffy, Microsoft
Office, Microsoft Project
Lecture Capture/ Web Conferencing- Wimba,
ATT Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, Panopto
Web Design- Dreamweaver, Ektron, Flash, HTML, Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress
Presented “Engaging Faculty in the Use of Technology Without Using the ‘T’ Word” (2013) at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing.Presented “Help! My Students are 3,000 miles Away! Using Social Media to Interact with Online Students” (2013) at EduSoCal Conference for Information and Educational Technology.

Presented “WebCampus Course Quality Audits: Providing Feedback and Gathering Best Practices Data” (2010) at the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning.

Contributing Writer (July 17, 2013- Present) EdTech Magazine Focus on Higher Education:
Distraction or Opportunity? A Guide to Embracing Technology in the Classroom.

Being an Instructional Designer. (2012). Designing Effective Instruction (7th Edition) by Gary R. Morrison. Wiley, John & Sons, Inc.

Effects of Interactive Multimedia in eLearning on Learners and Developers. (2008). Papers from the 5th Annual Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication. Rochester Institute of Technology.

Publishes weekly articles on Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Management.

Professional Organizations:
American Society for Training and Development, Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, EduSoCal, International Society for Performance Improvement, Sloan-Consortium, United States Distance Learning Association

Founded EdTech Meetup LA (August 2013- Present). A regularly occurring face-to-face and online gathering for local Educational Technologists and Instructional Designers to meet and discuss trends in the industry.

Web Conferencing- Wimba

Tool: Wimba

Category: Web Conferencing

Description: Web conferencing tools are an Internet software that participants use to communicate with one another over Voice Over IP (VoIP) or dial-in services. Many Web conferencing services offer features such as a digital whiteboard, screen sharing, private chat and breakout rooms to make the conversation more than just a phone call. In addition, there are options to record the Web conferencing session, which is beneficial for those who miss a scheduled meeting or would like to review the content. Web conferencing services are beneficial in many different sectors, including corporate training and development departments, higher education, and education. The system can be used to conduct conference calls with remote employees, host virtual webinars at conferences, or conduct a synchronous class or training lesson.

Application/Example: I have trained Professors and students on how to effectively use Wimba as a meeting space for online classes. My work includes best practices such as muting microphones, engaging student participants with polls and questions, annotating PowerPoint slides to direct students’ attention to the content, and breaking an hour long session into 15-20 minute segments.

In my Wimba training course, I used examples of each of the Web conferencing features so that professors would see exactly what the features look like in the context of the online environment. I conducted training of these tools in two different segments- the first in which the professor takes on the role as the Moderator so they can learn to effectively use the tools. The second segment allows the professor to enter the Web conferencing system as a participant, which has limited access to the admin tools.  In this role, the professor experiences the Web conferencing tool from the viewpoint of the student and thus, is able to better design their own synchronous online lessons.

I also created visual User Interface quick guide for Professors to have as a reference when they are hosting a live session.


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LMS- Moodle

Tool: Moodle

Category: Learning Management System (LMS)

Description: LMS are Web based software that is used to deliver online education and training programs. LMS can be beneficial in many different sectors, including corporate training and development departments, higher education, and education. The system is used for the administration, documentation, and reporting of eLearning. Typical features include resources, web links, discussion boards, and assessment tools. Training and online courses can be designed for instructor-led or self-paced study. Users (students or employees) securely log into the LMS to retrieve resources such as documents and videos. They can then be assessed based on quizzes and tests; the tool also allow for the submission of written work.  Communication tools include discussion forums, email, and messages (instant messaging).

Application/Example: I designed a Moodle course to train faculty members in using Moodle to instruct their own online courses. Faculty specializes in Management, Engineering, and the Sciences.

In my Moodle training course, I used examples of each of the Moodle features so that professors would see exactly what the features look like in the context of the online environment. I also created assignments, quizzes, and discussion forums so that the professors could experience these features from the viewpoint of the student and thus, be able to better design their own courses.



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The Technology Challenge

After discussing with the Director of Project Holodeck, Nathan Burba (@NathanBurba), his goal of completing one new programming tutorial a day, I decided to create a similar learning goal. With the Technology Challenge.

I believe this is a good challenge for me because I have only finished my MBA Degree for under a month and I am already getting antsy about what to do with my free time. Don’t get me wrong, I am gainfully and happily employed. But I love learning! And I feel a piece of me missing when I don’t have a new challenge or project. With that said, by posting this Technology Challenge on my blog, I am making myself accountable for pursuing the stated goals—I don’t want to let you down!

I also realized that my resume may be good, but my portfolio could better showcase my Instructional Design skills and adeptness of exploring new Educational Technologies. Enter the Technology Challenge!

What? The Technology Challenge

1) Research a new (or not so new) technology tool

2) Learn that new technology tool

3) Create an instructional deliverable with that new technology, applying adult learning theory, ADDIE, and Instructional Design Principles


1) Learn

2) Innovate

3) Build a Portfolio

4) Demonstrate my EdTech and Instructional Design Skills


1) Biweekly

2) Create a deliverable

3) Blog a post on each piece that summarizes the tool, demonstrate an application of the tool, and results in a portfolio piece

The tools (in no particular order, and will be added to)?

1) Flash

2) Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

3) Pixton

4) WordPress / Blog / Edublogs

5) PollEverywhere or TurningPoint

6) Prezi

7) PowerPoint

8) Evernote

9) SnagIt

10) Wordle

11) ScribD

12) Piazza

13) Quora

14) OpenStudy

15) GoogleDrive

16) Big Blue Button

17) Vialogues

18) Xtranormal

19) Wiki

20) Articulate

21) Learning Management Systems (Sakai, Moodle, TWEN, BlackBoard)

22) Captivate

23) Camtasia

24) Web Conferencing Systems (Wimba, BlackBoard Collaborate, ATT Connect, Panopto)

Feel free to leave suggestions for tools I should challenge here as a comment or Tweet @julietausend!

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