I am passionate about learning, technology, and digital multimedia. I use instructional design, photography, videography, and digital story telling, to produce efficient, effective, engaging learning with digital multi-media! It is my core belief that learning is natural, collaborative, rewarding, and has been reshaped by web and computer technology. My career goal is to utilize digital technology to present professional development, information, and effective promotional videos. As part of a collaborative team, digital multimedia can engage, enrich, and inform learners, customers, and employees.
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What I have to offer as an E-Learning Specialist and Instructional Designer.
- A passion for digital learning, collaboration, problem solving, and research.
- Classroom teaching experience with special needs students
- Learning application support experience as communicator, problem solver, and trainer
- Certified Customer Support Technician, resolving thousands of tickets and training thousands of users
- Web publisher, training developer, and educational research resource
- Skilled photographer, videographer, and editor
- A foundation in learning theory, learning principles, professional development, and Action Research
- Recognized by two institutions of higher learning for dedication and commitment to academic excellence.
A Brief Autobiography
I am a Florida Native, raised on a farm in “the middle of nowhere” Alabama where I graduated from the local high school. I attended a small Christian college in Montgomery, then Alabama Christian College, now Faulkner University. I earned a music scholarship and transferred to a very small Christian college in Villanova, Pa. The college,
Northeastern Christian Junior College was housed in a mansion formerly owned by Pat Boone. I lived in a closet, a real closet, with my Japanese, non-english speaking roommate. Upon graduation, I earned an additional scholarship for music at Freed-Hardeman College near “Carl Perkins”, Tennessee where I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical studies and minored in psychology. I then moved to Tuscaloosa and completed a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from the University of Alabama, graduating top of my class with honors and voted the most outstanding student in the field.
Since graduation, I worked for students with emotional and behavioral disorders in Alabama and in Gwinnett County, Georgia. My time in Gwinnett was divided between teaching, technology, and training. In 2012, I began to feel negatively about the place of technology and testing in public schools and determined to put myself on the cutting edge of information technology for learner-centered learning. I enrolled in an award winning online program in educational technology at Full Sail University.
In 2013, I completed a Master of Science degree in Educational Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University. I graduated top of my class receiving additional academic honors for many of my courses. My experience at Full Sail was nothing short of amazing and underscored my passion for educational technology, photography, video, and utilizing technology to promote student and adult learning in a digital context. My path toward academic learning however, has taken a different path. I have been discovering new and exciting ways to design and inform through digital multimedia, to develop digital assets that result in learning and enhancing the lives of others.
I currently work as a freelance video developer and event photographer. The video assets I create hinge on great image capture, thoughtful scripting, and collaboration. I continue to seek opportunities to develop these web-based videos that inform and promote products and businesses.