On-line education is my passion.
Teaching critical thinking at USF a few years ago, I put materials on the web. Simple student access + low production costs. I set up to receive, correct and grade papers on-line. The experience left me seriously bullish on on-line education. This past year, I designed a virtual, critical-thinking course + a training course for instructional design. Now, I'm more than excited.
What can I do?
Design + write cyber-courses.
Beginning with a concept or a current course, I can design and set up a virtual course. I match objectives to assessments, portion work, create or discover resources to meet various learning needs and weave narratives. I write all types of assessment: Quizzes, study guides, review questions + exams. I set up term paper assignments.
Write + design supporting materials.
On-line education uses many types of custom materials; I can write them all. Greetings + instructor messages. Step-by-step instructions for anything. Backgrounders. Annotated reference bibliographies. Discussion question suggestions. Citation reviews. Study + reference guides. Quickstart guides. Html, rtf or pdf format.
Create user guides + train instructors.
Courses for students – both those new to education and the experienced. Teacher training in developing and presenting on-line courses. Policy documents on on-line issues. Short-courses, Quickstarts + slide reviews. For marketing, presentations on differentiators, top features + functionality. Slides, handbooks, rtf documents, web pages, on-line courses.
For decades, I have pushed the envelope on teaching materials. First in letterpress. Then I did the first offset book at W.H. Freeman – a revolution in quality + visual variety. I experimented with heavily illustrated texts, colouring-book formats, high-tech user + programmer guides, cartoon instruction books. I started laser typesetting service. Designed, wrote and produced on-line, multi-media tech newsletters. Built and filled on-line content repositories.
Now I'm working on collaborations of campus, cloud and community. If you're involved in on-line education or training, I'd like to help.
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