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EDUCATION

New York University
January 2010 – December 2011
M.A. in Education, Communication and Technology
 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
August 2005 – May 2008
M.F.A. in Film and Video Production. Concentration: Screenwriting
 
St. Xaviers College
June 1997 – April 2000
B.A. in English Literature
 
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Digital Learning Consultant: Independent Contractor
May 2012 – Present 

 

I am currently working with these clients:

Instructional Designer @ Front Porch

I consult with the sales team to build employee training e-learning modules for a family of companies that manage retirement homes. I use Adobe Captivate to build the modules. Additionally, I write the storyboards, record and edit voice over.

Completed Project: Building Relationships That Last, an e-learning presentation.
Current Project: Quality Calls, a blended learning presentation.

 

Instructional Systems Designer @ MTS Technologies

I collaborate with the Training Solutions Team to design web based and instructor-lead training. I work with the client to analyze and document requirements for courses and create instructional plans. Additionally, I work with SMEs to research, write course content, and create storyboards.

Previous Project: United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Non-Resident Course.
Current Project: MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Doctrine Tactics and Training.

 

 

Completed projects:

Learning Consultant @ InteractABLE

This is a venture by Columbia Business School’s Columbia Business Lab to develop an iPad application that will help children with Asperger’s Syndrome learn social skills.  I designed test questions for user-testing sessions, conducted user-testing sessions, and conducted research towards Needs Analysis documentation that translated learning needs to concrete design goals. I also consulted to the design team on the UX design and learning efficacy.

 

Lesson Plan Developer @ Think Now Education

Wrote lesson plans and curriculum for a Gamestar Mechanic-based after-school program.

 

 Jr. Instructional Designer @ Kognito Interactive 

January 2011 – September 2011 

Worked on multiple role-playing narrative-based simulation games including Emergency Department: At Risk, Family of Heroes and At Risk: For University and College Faculty. Duties included:

Research: Preparing research methodologies and questions. Coordinating and conducting in-person and online focus groups and user-testing sessions. Gathering feedback. Analyzing data and its implications on project design.

Script: Contributing script ideas. Review and feedback of written scripts.

Production: Auditioning, recording and editing voice talent.

Quality Assurance Management: Coordinating Q.A. process and testing cycles. Tracking and managing bug fixes in software and Learning Management System (LMS). Assessing effectiveness of training programs to end-users. LMS management.

Resource Management: Tracking resources (people) in relation to project deadlines. Creating and maintaining schedules, holding staff meetings. Ensuring deadlines are met.

 
Technology Assistant @ New York University
February 2010 – December 2010
Developed, designed and implemented production of print training materials for NYU computer lab staff.
 
 
Video Editor @ WomenForHire.com 
November 2008 – September 2009
Edited videos and created multimedia content (posters, banners, audio features) for the web and created webinars using Final Cut Pro.
 
 
Video Editor at Flypmedia.com 
November 2008 – August 2009
Edited news videos for an interactive, online magazine, working in a highly   collaborative environment.

 

Multimedia Consultant at UNC-Greensboro’s Division of Continual Learning
August 2005 – October 2009
 
Worked on the production of multiple college-level online classes. Duties included:

 Video Production: Writing, producing, directing and editing educational videos.

 Course Content: Writing course content in close coordination with university faculty.

 Design: Brainstorming, providing feedback and contribution to course design.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
August 2006 – May 2008
Developed course materials, syllabus, evaluation techniques and instructed the Introduction to Image and Sound Post-Production course offered by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Department of Broadcasting and Cinema.
 
 Video Editing Mentor at The Young Filmmakers Project by LifeWorks and OutSet
February 2012 – April 2012
Mentored and Instructed at-risk high school youth through the editing process.
 
Games and Technology Instructor @ STAR Inc.
April 2013 – Present
I use the videogame Minecraft as a tool to work on collaborative, problem solving, and systems-thinking skills for kinder – fourth grade students in an afterschool environment.

 Teaching Volunteer at Akanksha

1997 – 2000

 Helped first – third grade underprivileged children in Mumbai, India learn English
language skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking and grammar) in an
after-school environment.

 

AWARDS

 2009 

Part of the UNCG Division of Continual Learning Online Development Team awarded the Best Practices in Distance Learning by the U.S. Distance Learning Association.

2006 and 2007 

Summer Assistantship grants towards production of a short documentary (2006) and a paper on the structural analysis of the screenplay format. (2007)

2003 

Best Production Design at the prestigious Thespo Awards for youth theater in Mumbai, India.

 

SKILLS

Instructional Design

Game-Based Learning

Curriculum Design

Needs-Analysis Research

Narrative Pedagogy

Video Editing

Classroom Instruction

Software Lifecycle Mgmt.

LMS Management

ADDIE and AGILE methodology

Software:

Mac and PC

Microsoft Office

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Captivate

Articulate Storyline

Final Cut Pro

MacCaption

Mantis

Powerpoint

Wordpress

 

 

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