Background & Experience: online learning project coordination; instructional design; adult learning theory; course development; corporate legal and financial editorial experience
Former USAID/Georgetown University Business English instructor in Cambodia;
Developed web-based computer learner documentation and technical user guides for the Univ. of Guadalajara Computer Lab, in Mexico (80 – 90% spoken fluency in Spanish);
Former TOEFL exam rater for Educational Testing Services.
Business English tutor for G-One Communications, Inc., a Tokyo-based provider of corporate online training courses (currently developing an online assessment and training program for Japanese 'Big4' law firm corporate attorneys).
Education & Software Skills:
Masters degree in Distance Education (emphasis in online teaching and learning), California State University East Bay w/ 3.91 G.P.A.;
Masters degree in Ancient History from American Military University w/ 3.69 G.P.A.;
B.A. in Theater and Psychology, University of California, 1983;
Passed CSET multiple subjects and CBEST examinations for California teachers.
Working knowledge of the internet and front-end computer interface, as well as several content management systems and desktop publishing applications; extensive familiarity with Blackboard, Moodle and other instructional course management systems; basic familiarity and/or significant experience with: Dream Weaver, Flash, Photoshop, Captivate, Authorware, MS Project, Camtasia, MS Office, Jing, etc.
Prior Employment History:
Computer lab curriculum developer and instructional designer, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, February 2004 through July 2006;
Academic tutor and learning specialist, Eton College, Windsor, UK; customized lesson plans for boarding school learning support, June 2001 through December 2003;
Copy editor, Bloomberg, London, September 1998 through May 2001;
Technical and official document assistant: editing and re-writing; private English tutor, Japanese Embassy, Cambodia, August 1996 through May 1997;
USAID/Georgetown Univ: Business English instructor, at the University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 1994 through July 1996;
Additionally, I have worked as a legal proofreader and document editorial assistant for numerous major Manhattan law firms, publishers and investment banks, (September, 1980 through May, 1994). Multiple freelance, staff and contract positions.