I am a hard-working professional with strong a work ethic. I take pride in a job well-done, down to the finest details. As a creative problem solver, I am self-directed and resourceful. I thrive in a task-orientated dynamic environment, adaptable to change and dedicated to meeting deadlines. I am accustomed to remote collaboration, and a provider of expert service and quality deliverables.
Program Coordinator (distance education)/ Instructional Design Advisor
Dec 2012 - Present
Design, develop and implement online learning solutions based on sound pedagogical principles, instructional design models and effective application of learning technologies; advise 20+ faculty members on best practices in online learning/teaching; maintain familiarity with developments in fields of instructional design and education technology, as well as the university's policies/procedures re: these practices; develop training material/how to technical guides for instructors and students.
Managed the design, development, implementation, evaluation and subsequent offerings of two different MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), and acted as instructional designer for these projects. MOOCs: 1. Learning to Learn Online- a 5-week MOOC (5 iterations), 2. Technology Enabled Learning- a 4-week MOOC (3 iterations); coordinated activities of 4-6 team members so as to: ensure the MOOCs provided quality learning experiences, met milestones/deadlines, and stayed within budget.
Program Coordinator, Certificate in Disability Management Program (distance education)
Aug 2000 - Dec 2012 (12 years, 4 months)
Manage daily operation of program including development/adherence to administrative processes, preparation/ monitoring/ reconciliation of program budget, and preparation of training materials for instructors and students; training/support course instructors for online course delivery, use of educational technologies and preparation of syllabi; review course evaluations and implement changes to improve student learning experience; monitor enrollments, attrition rates, program completion rates.
Master of Distance Education in Instructional Design
Athabasca University, Canada 2015 - 2019
Bachelor of Commerce
Dalhousie University, Canada 1990 - 1994
Certificate in Web Design
A 10-course program, non-academic
30- hour course to qualify to teach English as a second language
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Educational Technology
Masters-level Diploma in Educational Technology
Report of the Massive Open Online Course on Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL MOOC 2)
Commonwealth of Learning
Report of the Massive Open Online Course on Introduction to Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL MOOC)