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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.

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