Training

Adding a Drupal Webform to the Event Content Type

Have you ever wanted to add a signup form to your free events? The Webform module, which has been around Drupal for a while is a great option. The following is a simple recipe of modules and configuration that will allow you to add a signup form to your event content type ... or any other content type of course. The following steps assume you are logged into a default Drupal7 site.

Drupal Strategist

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
Client: 
QED Group, LLC
Role: 
Drupal Strategist
Status: 
Open
Start: 
2011.11
End: 
Present
Platform: 
Web-Drupal
Sections: 

EG Blending Learning Consult

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.

Client: 
QED Group LLC
Role: 
Instructional Systems Designer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2009.08
End: 
2009.09
Platform: 
Blended
Sections: 

Training Program Development Support

I provided training program development support to Phase2 Technology. Support includes but is not limited to Drupal distribution instructional design and development.

Client: 
Phase2 Technology
Role: 
Instructional designer, Subject Matter Expert, Consultant
Status: 
Open
Start: 
2011.04
End: 
2012.02
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 
Technology: 

Drupal Commons Training 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.

Client: 
Acquia
Role: 
Instructional designer and SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2010.12
End: 
2011.02
Platform: 
Classroom

Sections: 
Technology: 

Drupal Hands-On Intro for Builders

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

Client: 
IDCM Innovations
Role: 
Instructional designer, Instructor
Status: 
Open
Start: 
2010.09
End: 
2010.09
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 
Technology: 

Custom Drupal Commons Training for Acquia

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:

Client: 
Acquia
Role: 
Subject Matter Expert, Trainer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2010.08
End: 
2010.09
Platform: 
Classroom

Sections: 
Technology: 

Custom Drupal Training for IBM

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.

Client: 
IBM Center for the Business of Government
Role: 
Subject Matter Expert, Trainer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2010.08
End: 
2010.08
Platform: 
Classroom

Sections: 
Technology: 

Dreamweaver 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.

Client: 
George Mason University
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, and SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1999.04
End: 
2001.08
Platform: 
Classroom

Sections: 

Joint Application Design Workshop

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:

Client: 
Administrative Office of the US Courts
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, and SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2002.01
End: 
2002.01
Platform: 
Classroom

Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Benchmarking

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Benchmarking course was to explore how to compare your process and measures to the same type of process and measures used by a 'recognized leader' (either internal or external), focusing on internal TRW processes. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
SME reviewer and instructor
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1994
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Tools and Techniques for Problem Solving

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Tools and Techniques for Problem Solving course was to explore a large number of instruments that could be used to assist in the analysis and measurement of the process. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
SME reviewer and instructor
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1994
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Measurement

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Measurement course was to explore the rationale and methods for quantifying various activities within a process, both before and after changing it, in order to determine affect of the change. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1992
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Process Analysis

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Process Analysis course was to explore the methodology of analytically reviewing an ongoing process with the intent of improving it efficiency. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1992
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Total Quality Management: Awareness

As an employee of TRW's System's Integration Group, I volunteered to work with a few other TRW volunteers to create a group level TQM training and facilitation program. We worked together to create a CIP model and five courses, each course building upon the previous.

The goal of the Awareness course was to familiarize participants with TQM concepts and terms. At the end of the course, the participants could

Client: 
TRW
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1992
End: 
1995
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Measurement Basics Workshop

ATSI was asked by their client to track and report performance statistics for courses and customer service. As a consultant to ATSI, I put together a one-hour stand-up workshop on understanding measurements.

The one-hour stand-up covered the following topics:

  • Why measure
  • Measure versus Metric versus Measurement
  • Leading and Lagging Indicators at Intervals
  • Process and Products
  • Objective versus Subjective Measures
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Preparing to Measure
  • Analyzing
Client: 
Advanced Technology Solutions, Inc.
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2008.05
End: 
2008.05
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Web Page Design Level 2

I designed, developed, and delivered IST129 Web Page Design II for Northern Virginia Community College. The course provided a practical "hands-on" experience and advanced skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining a website.

The course topics included:

Client: 
Northern Virginia Community College
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1999.06
End: 
2000.05
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Web Page Design Level 1

I designed, developed, and delivered IST129 Web Page Design I for Northern Virginia Community College. The course provided a working knowledge of web page design and construction.

The topics covered in this course include:

  • What is HTML and web page design
  • Development process
  • Needs analysis
  • Design techniques
  • Content design
  • Folder/File design
  • Navigation design
  • FTP processes
  • Legal issues
  • Advanced web page design options discussed in the next course
Client: 
Northern Virginia Community College
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
1999.02
End: 
1999.08
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Web-Based Instructional Tools Course

I designed, developed, and delivered EDIT772 Web-Based Instructional Tools for George Mason University's Graduate School of Education.

This course is designed to introduce web site and page design and development processes, various web publishing options, and the difference between hand-coding HTML and using a Web application. Students interacted with a variety of web publishing software programs such as Notepad, Composer, Dreamweaver, WebCT, and WS_FTP.

At the end of this course, students were able to

Client: 
George Mason University, Graduate School of Education
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2000.05
End: 
2004.08
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Procurement Services for Treatment Services Course

I designed and developed the course provide participants with the ability to execute the procurement processes and use the procurement manual. The course had detailed instructor notes to accommodate multiple instructors presenting throughout the course.

At the end of this course, each participant would be able to

Client: 
PEC, Inc.
Role: 
Instructional Designer and Developer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2002.03
End: 
2002.05
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

PMP Study Guide Sessions

The client wished for his staff to work towards Project Management Professional Certification. I proposed a series of lunch time study sessions designed to explore the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge in preparation for the Project Management Professional exam. The structure of the sessions was designed to allow the participants of the sessions to practice the principles of project management in context with their own project management needs.

Client: 
The Mills
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2005.05
End: 
2005.08
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Project Management Course: Advanced

I designed, developed, and delivered EDIT573 Project Management: Advanced for George Mason University's Graduate School of Education.

This course focused on the tool, Microsoft Project 2000, and how it supports the planning, execution, and closure processes of project management. Upon completion of the course, the learner will have a sense that project management involves a multitude of skills. Given the course text, lessons, and activities, students should be able to

Client: 
George Mason University, Graduate School of Education
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2003.00
End: 
2004.00
Platform: 
Blended
Sections: 

Project Management Course: Basic

I designed, developed, and delivered EDIT573 Project Management: Basic for George Mason University's Graduate School of Education.

The goal of this course was to provide a basic understanding of Project Management as it relates to the development of interactive multimedia instructional (IMI) projects. This course introduced learners to basic project management principles and theories.

Client: 
George Mason University, Graduate School of Education
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2003.00
End: 
2004.00
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Finding the Cause: Workshop for Technical Assistance Providers

MACC's mission is to build the capacity of the mid-Atlantic state education agencies to develop statewide systems of differentiated technical assistance for schools and districts identified for improvement. In this session, MACC wanted to build a shared understanding, amongst TA providers, of the data and processes used to help states identify causes of problem and appropriate solutions.
I was asked to create and present a session that would enable the participants to:

  • Recognize commonly used terminology and concepts associated with problem/cause analysis
Client: 
Mid-Atlantic Comprehension Center
Role: 
Instructional Designer, Developer, Instructor, SME
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2006.01
End: 
2006.02
Platform: 
Classroom
Sections: 

Instructional Systems Design Course

I designed, developed, and delivered EDIT705: Instructional Design for George Mason University's Graduate School of Education for five semesters. EDIT705 is a core course to their Instruction and Curriculum programs. I was the first instructor to offer this course partially online.

Client: 
George Mason University, Graduate School of Education
Role: 
Adjunct Faculty
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2003.07
End: 
2004.08
Platform: 
Blended
Sections: 

Principles of Technology Management Course

The purpose of this course was to introduce aspects of AV technology management organizations responsible for providing technology services. It was designed for those who are not familiar with AV/IT technology management and need an introduction. It covers basic management tasks, customer service tasks, and AV/IT technology basics.

The goals of this course were:

Client: 
InfoComm International
Role: 
Instructional Designer and Developer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2005.02
End: 
2005.06
Platform: 
Online
Sections: 

Principles and Practices of Adult Training

Principles and Practices of Adult Training (a product of IDCM Innovations) provides an overview of the core theories and techniques used to create and deliver effective adult instructor-led technology training/workshops.

This workshop will focus on key aspects of:

  • Adult learners and what that means to adult training
  • Workshop techniques that support effective technology training
  • Developing and delivering technology training

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:

Client: 
Alexandria City Public Schools
Role: 
Instructor and Course Developer
Status: 
Closed
Start: 
2003.08
End: 
2003.08
Platform: 
Classroom

Sections: 

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