Contact Information

sharon@sharonh.com

Portfolio:

http://www.sharonh.com/portfolio

Employment History:

Large maroon-colored research institution in Texas

Instructional Designer, June 4 2012 – present.
Job tasks include conducting faculty consults to match technologies to teaching needs, developing media-rich learning objects, evaluating Web 2.0 tools for potential classroom use, assisting faculty to implement pedagogic best practices including rubrics and classroom assessment techniques. 100% of my workload is devoted to Core Curriculum Grant, which asks faculty to write proposals for highly innovative uses of technology in core classes. My expertise, available at no cost to grant faculty, helps transition the proposed innovations into classroom realities.

Massive online university in Maryland

Instructional Support Specialist, January 2009 – present.
Job tasks include developing web pages and sites, developing Flash animations and applications, creating graphics for online and casual print use, evaluating Web 2.0 tools for potential educational use, developing content for Second Life, training faculty to use MOUM’s proprietary LMS, recommending and implementing technical/pedagogic solutions for using wikis in the classroom.

Community college in Dallas 

Faculty, 2002 – December 2008. Web Design Coordinator.
Courses taught include PHP Programming, JavaScript Programming, MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, Web Page Design I, Web Page Design II, Web Animation, ActionScript I and II, Podcasting. Responsibilities include supervision of adjuncts, curriculum development, content development (including animation and video), server maintenance. Collaborative teaching experience. Significant experience in online teaching and developing materials for adult learners.
Adjunct Faculty, 1995 – 2002.
Courses included MS Office classes, Web Server Management, Web Page Design I & II, eCommerce, Multimedia I & II, Portfolio.

Public women’s university in Texas

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1993.
Responsibilities included proctoring tests, evaluating educational software, taking attendance, grading student homework and exams.

Multimedia Experience:

  • LMSs: Blackboard, WebCT, Moodle, WebTycho
  • Learning Objects: Storyline, Lectora, Captivate, SoftChalk, iSpring, Respondus,
  • Graphics: Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks
  • Audio: Audacity, SoundBooth, Garageband
  • Video: Premiere, AfterEffects, iMovie
  • Animation: Flash, Director
  • Programming: ActionScript, PHP, ASP, ColdFusion, Lingo
  • Web: XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, JavaScript
  • 3D: SecondLife, SketchUp, Poser

Education:

University of North Texas
MS Education, concentration in Instructional Design (2002)
Texas Woman’s University
BS History (1992)
Graduate Studies in History and Library Science
North Lake College
AAS Personal Computer Support (2003)

Memberships:

  • Texas Distance Learning Association
  • eLearning Guild

Committee Work:

  • Second Life Committee. As a member of this ongoing project I developed the blueprint for our island, terraformed the island, assisted with island purchase process, developed the initial island budget, and prototyped several builds.
  • Wildfire Mentor Team. This team, composed of faculty from across the college, trains and mentors peers in the use of technology in the classroom. As a team member I have lead training sessions for Blackboard I & II, QualityMatters, SoftChalk, WIMBA, the Blackboard Content Collection, and Respondus. I have also designed and delivered training in eBooks, Podcasting, blogs and wikis, and the eXe editor.
  • Teaching-Learning Team, DCCCD. 2008
    Campus Innovator of the Year team award. Group responsible for introducing teaching innovations to the college. As a founding team member I routinely trained faculty in active learning and technology-enhanced teaching, developed training programs, drafted proposals, developed marketing items including brochures and posters, designed and maintained the team Website, and played an important role in all goal-setting and planning sessions. Committee members serve two years with 20% release; I was asked to serve an additional year.
  • Other committees include the Internet Policy Committee, the eCommerce Curriculum Committee, Smart Classrooms Committee, and the Organizational Learning Committee.