Nancy Wood Ph.D., M.F.A.
Artist/Educator with a passion for digital technologies and a natural inclination towards problem solving.
12 years’ experience designing and facilitating online college courses in animation, web design, and interactive media (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Dreamweaver, and Flash).
Experienced conference presenter and published author.
Achieves learner success scores 15% to 20% above course averages by applying advanced knowledge of cognitive theories, technology, and visual design concepts to learning presentations.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division Jan 2007-November 2016 Full Time Remote Online Faculty in college level Graphic Design, Animation, Web Design and Media Arts programs. Worked from home in San Antonio (adjunct 2005-2007 and 2017).
Taught students to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, CSS, and HTML to create presentations, advertising, brochures, web pages and other media, in regionally accredited fully online programs. Created interactive Web Based Training media for courses using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, also Screencast, and Screencast -O-Matic, Camtasia. Gave faculty development presentations at online virtual conferences.
Coached 800 geographically dispersed learners annually. Identified performance gaps, created solutions.
Received Teaching Excellence Award Dec. 2007 and recognition for Highest Success Rate in 2013. Was featured in AIPOD Community Faculty Spotlight May 2015.
SME and/or Media Director on multiple course revisions.
Producer, designer for a pilot instructional game in Second Life and Moodle. Developed content and interface in Moodle including gradebook SCORM elements, modules, and tutorial pages.
Instructional Design SME on committee to develop Bachelor’s degree program in Instructional Media and Design. Wrote course outlines, rubrics, selected textbooks and instructional media for Instructional Design 1 and 2, Educational Psychology, Learning Theories and Capstone Portfolio courses. Consulted on overall curriculum and individual course learning paths.
Graphics: All Adobe Creative Suite graphics, animation, and web design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash, Animate, AfterEffects.
Instructional Design: Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline 360, Rise, InVision, SCORM, HTML 5, CSS.
Other: Powerpoint, Excel, Visio, Project Manager, Endnote, SPSS, Qualtrics.
Learning Management Systems: eCollege, WebCT, Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, D2L, Second Life, Thinking Worlds,
Web Conferencing: Adobe Connect, JoinMe, GoToMeeting, ClassLivePro, Skype.
SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2015 Wood, N. Task analysis of drawing. Poster presentation at College Art Association New York, N.Y.
2014 Wood, N. The relationships of media, task, and learner engagement in an online tutorial to teach art criticism. Presented to the National Association of Art Education Convention, San Diego, CA.
2012 Wood, N. The relationships of media, task structure, and learner engagement in a tutorial designed to teach art criticism. Higher Education Panel, Texas Art Education Association conference, San Antonio, TX
2011 Wood, N. An analysis of task structure, media type, learner engagement, and learning outcomes, in a tutorial designed to teach learners to critique a work of art.
AACE E-Learn 2011, World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Honolulu, HI.
2009 Wood, N., & Cifuentes, L., Integrating virtual world spatial presence into constructivist learning. Association for Educational Communication and Technology conference, 2009.
2009 Wood, N., The effects of spatial presence in virtual reality on learning outcomes. Presented at the Southwest Educational Research Association conference, February 2009.
Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.
Ph.D. Educational Technology/Educational Psychology
Conducted experimental research into design of online learning environments, developed 3D worlds in Second Life. Dissertation: The relationships of media, task, spatial presence, and critical thinking in an online tutorial designed to teach art criticism.
University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
M.F.A. in Fine Arts
University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
B.A. in Studio Art graduated Cum Laude
Association for Educational Communication and Technology, National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Association for Advancement of Computing in Education, Women in Communications.