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Project Manager Management

Charleston, SC, 29407
August 25, 2012

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Edward E. House

E-MAIL: *********@*****.***

Charleston, SC 29407 - U.S.A.

Ph: +01-843-***-****


Highly skilled Instructional Technology and Distance Education

Specialist, with 15 years of experience in managing and implementing

innovative and "revenue positive" IT, telecommunications, and course-

management initiatives. A proven project manager and energetic self-

starter with skills in client support, project and resource planning,

impacts assessment, and the evaluation of training programs in both

higher education and the private sector. Proven skills in:

designing web and web/video hybrid instructional programs, with an emphasis

on adapting instructor-led programs to self-paced web-based learning

environments by using/developing educational videos, podcasting, and web2.0


. assessing, designing, and overseeing the implementation of distance

education software/hardware in varied multi-cultural settings. Hands-

on experience with Learning & Course Management Systems

(WebCT/Blackboard/Moodle) and Interactive Television and

Teleconferencing Centers (ITV).

day-to-day and strategic project management, including client interface,

project communication, resource planning, budgeting, conflict resolution,

and progress tracking. Experience in managing & leading small teams.

supporting clients in transitioning their existing instructor-led

instructional programs to automated, self-paced, "on demand" learning



Independent Consultant

Information & Communications Technology for Educational Development


Atlanta, GA - Charleston, SC - 2007-Present

Provide Instructional and Technology Design assistance to

universities, businesses, and Non-Government Organization (NGOs)

throughout the Americas and Asia/Pacific.

. Collaborated with faculty and staff to create instructional

systems that harness technology to enhance student learning.

Developed instructional modules that matched student learning

styles with effective instructional strategies based on sound

learning theory.

. Principal Investigator (PI) on multiple grant writing

initiatives. Assessed technical requirements needed to support

funding of new online initiatives in course development.

. Evaluated, selected, and integrated technologies, including web-

based applications and digital media, into instructional

systems, focusing on asynchronous teaching and learning tools.

. Collaborated with faculty to assess learning outcomes and

perform research related to the development and improvement of

instructional systems.

Jan 2006 to Dec 2006 completing a Master's degree in Canberra,


Network Consultant

University of North Carolina (UNCA) D.H. Ramsey Library

Asheville, NC. USA - 2003-2005

Upgraded the IT capability of the university library, a stand-alone IT

unit, and trained library staff and administrators.

. Planned and supported all computing and data communication


. Installed new 1.5 terabyte Win2003 server for ContentDM and

associated website for use with Special Collections archive

material of over 450,000 items. Graphic logo and branding design

for website.

. Provided instructional and technical support to faculty,

administration, and students.

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Center for Teaching and


University of North Carolina (UNCA)

Asheville, NC. USA - 1999 - 2003

Provided initial project plan and implementation of distance

education infrastructure and technology support

. First WebCT/Blackboard administrator at UNCA; customized

interface for campus branding and logos.

. Instructed faculty in the use of online course management

tools and related hardware and software.

. Built, configured and maintained the faculty multimedia lab.

Applications Programmer/Distance Education Specialist

Continuing Education and Summer School (CESS)

Western Carolina University (WCU)

Cullowhee, NC. USA - 1995 - 1999

Led project to implement distance education for the university's

summer school, creating a program that increased university revenues

by approximately 30%:

. Implemented new Interactive Television (ITV) video conferencing

and web based Distance Education systems.

. Managed additional project to create and accredit the first WCU

web-based distance education academic program, the Master of

Project Management, which became one of the most successful

offerings at WCU. All subsequent university courses were based

on this model.

Independent Business Consultant

Lake Ridge, VA, USA. - 1987 - 1995

Started two consulting firms with entrepreneurs in the metro DC area:

Travel Partners, Inc. - A hotel marketing firm linking group tour

companies with appropriate national and international hotels, serving

an unfilled niche in the travel industry

All Points Research & Investigations, Inc. - A high-end private

investigation company focusing on criminal activity, insurance fraud

and severe auto accidents. Successfully negotiated $500k in business

guarantees to launch the business and performed all contract

negotiations for company infrastructure setup.

Diplomatic Telecommunications Officer

Central Intelligence Agency

Office of Public Affairs

Washington, D.C. 20505 - 1978 - 1987

Maintained and operated all global telecommunications networking for

embassies and consulates worldwide.

Communications Technician, Third Class

U.S. Navy - Worldwide - 1974 - 1978

Provided secure satellite and radio communications in support of U.S.

Navy global operations.


MA, Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

2006 Australian National University - Canberra, ACT, Australia

BA, Dual Major in Multimedia Arts & Science and in Psychology

2003 University of North Carolina - Asheville, NC, USA

US Coast Guard 50 ton Masters/Captains license - CPR certified


|Operating Systems: |Software: |

|Windows Server 2003, IIS 6/7 A/D |All MS Office Editions 2003/2007 (Word,|

|Windows System |Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, |

|95/98/W2K/WXP/2000/Vista |FrontPage) |

|Macintosh OS 9/X |Adobe Creative Suites (CS4): |

| |DreamWeaver, Flash, InDesign, |

|Learning & Course Management |Illustrator, PhotoShop, LightRoom, |

|Systems |FinalCut Pro, Audition, Captivate |

|WebCT/Blackboard/Moodle/Articulate |SoundForge, |

|ContentDM | |

|Other: Wireless networking, print cost recovery systems, backup systems, |

|network admin, database management, hardware and software maintenance, |

|disaster recovery planning, LAN/WAN/wireless security, multimedia, web |

|design, graphic design, black/white and color photography, |

|film/documentaries and film editing. |

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