I provided instructional design consultations to faculty transitioning their classroom courses to online courses delivered in Blackboard. Instructional strategies varied from the traditional online experience to designing and developing experiential based, virtual reality styled courses.
I am currently providing Drupal services on two Drupal sites. The tasks performed have included:
- Drupal configuration
- Drupal development strategies
- Client training
- Testing and Troubleshooting
- Developer management
- Planning and defining custom code requirements and logic
The QED Group contracted with me to help them design and deliver a presentation to USAID Economic Growth staff on blended learning including how other USAID Offices, international organizations including multi and bi-lateral institutions, universities, and other relevant organizations are currently using blended learning. I was also asked to participate in a facilitated discussion with the EG Office with the goal of defining their ultimate training goals and develop a path forward to implement a blending learning approach.
I provided training program development support to Phase2 Technology. Support includes but is not limited to Drupal distribution instructional design and development.
Designed and developed two classroom-based training courses for Acquia's Drupal Commons distribution.
- Drupal Commons Community Manager Course
- Drupal Commons Site Builder Course
The process included the following.
Description: In this classroom course you will build a site that has four site sections, custom content types, views and more. Each section demonstrates commonly used techniques used to build dynamic Drupal sites. In addition to using Drupal's many administrative features, you will use modules such as
Schedule: July 10th, 2010 from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Course Cost: $215.00 (includes box lunch).
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I was hired to plan and provide two one-day training sessions for Acquia's client. The first training session covered:
- Tasks performed by authenticated users in a customized Drupal Commons site such as the creation of group nodes in different group configurations.
- Tasks performed by content administrators and group managers such as setting up groups with different access configurations.
- Free formed discussion and exploration of the site administration features, role definition, and community strategies.
The second session covered:
I was hired to evaluate how their new Drupal site was configured and provide two days of custom training.
Training was casual and free form with the client asking general Drupal questions as well as questions pertaining to how the site was configured.
On this project, my role was to develop a Drupal site for Dumbarton United Methodist Church. Tasks included:
- Submit a proposal
- Collect requirements
- Create wireframes
- Capture the design from the client
- Coordinate theme development
- Coordinate logo development
- Coordinate hosting services
- Develop the site
- Develop banner images
- Work with server techs to configure server to support Drupal
- Design and deliver Drupal training sessions
- Coordinate logo design and development
As part of my bidding process, I provide potential clients with the opportunity to explore a demo site so they can see if they like Drupal and so they can see various options that might interest them. For example, this demo shows how the client could include content in regions across the top. The Zero Point theme is being used in this demo.
This demo site provides sample interactions requested by the current client. By experimenting, a client can get a feel for what it will be like to work in Drupal so that questions and concerns can be managed before launch.
As a member of the reunion committee, I volunteered to create a site for the reunion committee. It is a Drupal 6.x plus Ubercart site. Features include:
Schedule: May 8th and May 15th, 2010 from 9:00am to 1:00pm each day.
Course Cost: $200.00.
This is the first time offering this course so we are offering it at an introductory price. We look forward to your feedback.
After experiencing some challenges with a Drupal developer, the owner of TheLegalBalance.com looked for a new developer. I was hired to take the existing theme design and make it the Drupal fee-base community she wanted.
My role included
The content in this site is now a Wiley/Wrox book. Drupal: The Guide to Planning and Building Websites
How do you make the default installation of Drupal into what you want? How do you know which modules you will need? How do you organize your content? How do you get your content into your site? How do you sustain a Drupal site?
This book helps you define what you want for your Drupal site, making it easier to do things like
The USAID Knowledge Driven Microenterprise Development (KDMD) Portal is a Drupal-based portal of sites built on Drupal 6.x. My role with the QED Group included both liaising with QED’s web development vendor during the site development process and helping to build internal Drupal capacity among the KDMD team.
The QED Group contracted with me to help them with this Drupal implementation project. For this project I was asked to assess a site they had received from their developer and then help them bring the project to launch. My tasks included
Earlier this year I had some client inquiries regarding Drupal's Organic Groups. I wasn't familiar with OG at the time so I started to investigate. The documentation was not exactly abundant or clear so I decided to figure it out on my own. I documented what I found in preparation for my clients to decide if they wanted to use groups.
My normal practice when investigating is to:
The Power Training Coach website was developed in Dreamweaver per the request of the client. It uses Dreamweaver templates and libraries. The client maintains the site using Dreamweavers site management features and integrated FTP.
Partnerships for Food Industry Development sponsored the development of this site to share the resources from the International Workshop on Post Harvest Technology & Management Practices for Fruits and Vegetables.
The resources included presentations, videos, additional readings, resources and speakers that allow you to not only learn, but also, interact, contribute and keep up with the ever-growing knowledge database of post-harvest technology.
Sener Learning Services, know known as Sener Knowledge LLC, has been a client since 2003. I built John his first HTML site that included a blog, RRS feed, and dedicated site search.
This site is a Drupal site. I started with Drupal 4.6.8 and recently upgraded to Drupal 6. I find the best way to learn Drupal is to experiment with your own sites. Of course, using a sandbox (development area) is highly recommended for those large design adventures.
As the Webmaster for the Instructional Resource Center at George Mason University, I designed, developed, and delivered two introductory workshops on online databases.
At the time these were created, faculty and staff were starting to see the advantages of putting data online via a database. GMU was not prepared to allow all faculty and staff to create database driven dynamic websites. In an effort to help GMU and its faculty and staff decide how to proceed, I presented:
As a Senior Instructional Designer for the Instructional Resource Center at George Mason University, I designed, developed, and delivered the following web page development workshop series:
As a Senior Instructional Designer for the Instructional Resource Center at George Mason University, I designed, developed, and delivered the following Frontpage 2000 workshop series:
As Senior Instructional Designer for the Instructional Resource Center at George Mason University, I designed, developed, and delivered three Dreamweaver workshops: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
The objectives for each workshop are listed below.
As a PEC, Inc. employee, I was asked to design, develop, and deliver a JAD workshop for the Administrative Office of the US Courts' Project Management Education Series. The JAD (Joint Application Development ) techniques was developed by IBM in the late 1970’s. Since then, it has been considered to be one of the “best practices” for:
As a consultant for Work Smart, Inc., I performed a technology evaluation for a major health insurance company. Computer Output to Laser Disk (COLD) is a technology by which computer generated reports and documents (such as accounting reports and in-house generated invoices) are stored electronically. In 1993, the insurance company implemented a COLD system using an Optical Disk (OD) solution to replace their Computer Output to Microfilm (COM) operation.
The Vice President Information Technology for a major chemical company commissioned a study from Work Smart, Incorporated to conduct a concept study on the implementation and use of an electronic record and document management system (R&DMS) at the company's headquarters. The study would consist of the data collection, document analysis, and conceptual design/architecture phases of Work Smart’s methodology. There are two questions being answered in this study:
As an employee of TRW on the FAA-ASD/SETA project, I supported the FAA Software Engineering Process Group responsible for training FAA employees in software engineering to support software engineering process improvement by offering software engineering courses to the FAA that support the CMM. The coordination and reporting requirements were such that a database was required to stay on schedule and ensure quality support.