Web Site Management

Parkland Community College
2002 to 2003

Develop a web site with management of the site and of site growth as design goals.  Incorporate mechanisms managing changes in web site, feedback from site users, and know how to make a site secure for e-commerce.

Computer Technology I

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

Introduction to personal computer hardware, operating systems, graphical user interfaces, and software applications including word processing, database, and spreadsheet. Topics include DOS operations, floppy disk and file management, basic windows operations, data management, and configuration and use of software applications. This course covers how to connect, communicate, find and retrieve information on the Internet.

Internet Studies

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

Students are introduced to the infrastructure and current uses of the Internet, including concepts such as web page design, creation, and management, electronic commerce, and web-based programming.

Spreadsheet Applications

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

Provides coverage of the operations and features of spreadsheet software. Students analyze and apply spreadsheet solutions to business problems in the areas of finance, information tracking, reporting, and presentation. Real-world business situations are explored through the use of creative thinking and problem-solving techniques.

Graphics and Presentations

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

Using current desktop publishing software and electronic presentation tools, students develop skills to create effective multimedia presentations and desktop publications. Applications include using fonts, styles, layouts, graphics, online resources, and video and sound clips. Audience analysis, planning, and citation are addressed, as well as the preparation and practice of oral presentations.

Business Internship

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

The internship program is an opportunity for students to gain the experience necessary to compete in today’s job market. It is designed to provide students with real-life work experiences in on-the-job training situations relevant to their major fields of study. Internships provide students the opportunities to put theory into practice, applying the knowledge and skills they have learned at Heald to actual work situations. Taken in the final quarter of the degree program.

Database Management

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

The course is an introduction to the use of a database management program, including database structure, accessing, editing, and searching files, and designing and producing reports and labels.

PC Troubleshooting/Configuration

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

This course introduces students to the elements of PC troubleshooting and configuration. Students study hardware and software installation and configuration, as well as troubleshoot computer hardware and software failures, adding peripherals, resolving compatibility issues, and maintaining effective customer relations.

Word Processing

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

Application of word processing features and concepts. This class emphasizes efficient use of the features and concepts of word processing. Projects related to the student’s career area focus on standard forms, formatting, and the development of written communication skills.

International Business

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

The varied dimensions of doing business in an international context are examined, emphasizing patterns of international trade, social and political frameworks, the economic environment, and national and international constraints. Other topics addressed are general management issues associated with planning, finance, marketing, staffing, legal requirements, and the impact of e-business on the global economy.

Essential Language Skills

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

An integrated approach to the mechanics of communication, emphasizing the practical application of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a business environment. Instruction in the parts of speech, sentence structure, and verb-tense agreement strengthens the student’s written and oral communication skills, which form the basis of the student skill portfolio. Use of business terminology is emphasized.

Dynamic Communications

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

Incorporates all aspects of communication in helping students develop clear and concise written and oral language skills. Selected readings are studied as models for writing, with emphasis on an organized approach to writing and editing. Team projects, presentations, and peer critiques focus on current business themes and cultural issues. Students compile written work to create a business magazine as a final project.

Business College Composition

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

Research and editing techniques, persuasive writing, audience analysis, language sensitivity, and problem-solving communication skills developed through group discussion, panel debates, selected readings, and written and oral presentations. Special emphasis is placed on analysis of readings, team feedback and cooperation, development of written research papers, and effective oral presentations.

Essential Math

Heald Business and Technical College
1997 to 2001

A review of the fundamental operations of arithmetic, including whole numbers, fractions, ratios, proportions, and percents. A brief introduction to algebra, signed numbers, and statistics is included. Special emphasis is placed on the application of basic math skills to common business problems and real-life situations.

Introduction to Excel for Windows

Las Positas College
1999 to 2000

Learn the basic concepts for designing and creating final spreadsheets. Focus will include entering different data types, formulas, relative vs. absolute values, borders, graphs, and excel shortcuts. Participants are encouraged to bring small projects to work on if time permits.

Excel for Windows – Intermediate

Las Positas College
1999 to 2000

Learn advanced formulas, functions, and spreadsheet design. This course will focus on developing arrays, conducting vertical lookups and logical tests, and designing simple macros. Participants are encouraged to bring small projects to work on if time permits.

Basic Access

Las Positas College
1999 to 2000

Come learn the basics. This class will focus primarily on the development of tables and forms with a quick introduction to Auto Reports. The class will be hands-on with plenty to do for everyone. No prior ACCESS experience required. Text: ACCESS for Dummies recommended but not required.

Intermediate Access I

Las Positas College
1999 to 2000

This hands-on class will allow you to build on your abilities to develop tables and forms while expanding your knowledge of ACCESS. After a quick review of Tables and Forms, we will focus on developing Basic Queries and Reports. Bring small projects to work on during the last few hours of class. Text: ACCESS for Dummies recommended but not required.

Intermediate Access II

Las Positas College
1999 to 2000

Take your knowledge of tables, forms, queries and reports to a new level with this hands-on workshop. This class will focus on developing subforms, macros and other advanced features. Bring projects to work on during the last few hours of class. Other projects will be provided. Text: ACCESS for Dummies recommended but not required.

Trends & Issues in Instructional Design

University of Wisconsin – Stout
Online Instructional Design Graduate Certificate

In-depth comparison of current instructional design theories and models, variables that affect adult learning, techniques for stimulating and sustaining learner motivation, reinforcement of learning, skill transfer, and use of cognitive task analysis to determine instructional content.

Syllabus | Orientation Presentation | Example Design Document
Example Welcome Message (Accessible Design, Closed Captions, & Transcript)

Instructional Design for E-Learning

University of Wisconsin – Stout
2009 – 2012

Learn how to create online courses that work efficiently. By understanding how people learn and how to design the experience conceptually and aesthetically, you can shape an effective and engaging learning experience. The course also addresses hybrid learning environments, synchronous and asynchronous concerns, the use of a variety of media such as video and audio along with accessibility concerns, and effective evaluation of online course design. This course focuses on instructor-led and facilitated methods more than self-paced/ computer-based training.

Online Learning: An Overview

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This eight-week, graduate level course overviews the nature of online learning and teaching.  This course introduces the key elements of an online program through active discussions, collaborative projects, and optional synchronous sessions.  Assignments focus on the analysis and assessment of quality online course design and best practices in teaching online.

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Instructional Design for Online Course Development

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This eight-week, graduate level course introduces instructional design principles as they relate to online course analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Students are required to apply content through by directly applying the systematic approach of instructional design to their own teaching environment.  The course requires high level participation using discussion forums and project submissions.  Optional synchronous sessions focusing on weekly topics provided using a web conferencing tool.

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Issues and Strategies for Faculty Support and Development

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This eight-week, graduate-level course addressing various models for faculty training and exploring the literature to see what works with faculty training. It explores methods of faculty training, reasons why faculty embrace technology, instructor competencies, and assessing whether or not training is successful.  The course also spends time looking at support and development models specific to online faculty as well.

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Web Design Principles for Online Educators

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This eight-week, graduate-level course that overviews the core principals of web design as they relate to the development of online courses and course materials.  The course begins with the process for planning a web site and builds on that information to help students evaluate existing courses and develop their own criteria for what makes a quality course.  Strategies for the creation of accessible materials are also explored.  Requires a high-level of participation using discussion forums and assignment submission. Optional synchronous sessions focusing on weekly topics provided using a web conferencing tool.

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Quality Assurance and Accountability in Distance Education

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This instructor-led, eight-week, fully-online course examines quality assurance strategies and issues. Students will examine processes, philosophies, and strategies for building appropriate accountability measures into online learning programs. The course accomplishes this by analyzing the standards and process for accrediting online degree programs.

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Positive Behavior Planning

Chapman University
1998 to 1999

This course provides instruction in developing Positive Behavioral Intervention Plans based on Functional Assessments. Students will become familiar with California Education Code sections related to behavioral interventions.

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