Portfolio

Hello and welcome to the portfolio section of my website.

Please feel free to contact me via email (shawnvlad@gmail.com)  or leave a comment if you have any questions/comments.

There are four areas:  Websites, Camtasia Videos, PDF’s, Wiki Assignments, and Flow-Charts

Websites

Saint Louis University’s Information Technology Services www.slu.edu/its (opens new window)

In addition to the creation of the departments website I also created and delivered class room instruction for basic and administrative users (the image below is of the participant handouts for those trainings) for the Content Management System (Ingenuex CMS).

Camtasia Videos

The following represent a small portion of the kind of work I have been doing as an Instructional Designer/Course Conversion Specialist at the Media Innovation Team at the University of South Florida (opens new window).  Full versions of the final publication files are available upon request (delivered in .zip form).

The following videos are without narration in order to reduce file size .  The video’s are hosted on Techsmith’s Screencast.com.  If you do not have the most current form of the Flash player click here.

I.  Malcom Knowles Model of Andragogical Theory

Camtasia Screencast (opens new window)

Software Used:  Raptivity

Published File Type: SWF

Topic: Curriculum Development

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: Open Content Navigation

II.  Tyler’s Curriculum Development Process

Camtasia Screencast (opens new window)

Software Used:  Raptivity

Published File Type: SWF

Topic: Curriculum Development

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: Open Content Navigation

III.  Statistics Interactive Quiz

Camtasia Screencast (opens new window)

Software Used:  Raptivity

Published File Type: SWF

Topic: Educational Statistics

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: Exploratory Learning

IV. Models for the Instructional Development Process

Camtasia Screencast (opens new window)

Software Used:  Articulate Engage

Published File Type: SWF

Topic: Curriculum Development

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: Open Content Navigation

V.  The Definition of Continuing Professional Education

Camtasia Screencast (opens new window)

Software Used:  Articulate Engage

Published File Type: SWF

Topic: Curriculum Development

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: Open Content Navigation

VI.  Comparison of Default Blackboard Course Menu with no Banner and a Customized Course Menu and Banner

Camtasia Screencast (opens new window)

Software Used:  Articulate Engage

Published File Type: SWF

Topic: Conversion Process

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: User-Centric Design/Added Value

VII.  Blackboard Assesment

Camtiasia Screencast (opens new window)

Software Used:  Blackboard Test Manager

Published File Type:  Secure HTML

Topic: Student Assessment

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: Flexible Assessment/Feedback structures/Gradebook Tie-In

PDF’s

I. Introduction to Continuing Legal Education

Click here to access Pdf

Software Used:  MicroSoft Word 07

Published File Type:  Pdf

Topic: Student Continuing Education

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: Up-Cycled Content/Thematic Chunking/Advanced Organizer

II.  Introduction to Continuing Nursing Education

Click nursing to access PDF

Software Used:  MicroSoft Word 07

Published File Type:  Pdf

Topic: Student Continuing Education

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: Up-Cycled Content/Thematic Chunking/Advanced Organizer

Wiki Assignment

I.  Sociology Wiki Assignment

I developed this assignment to take advantage of BlackBoard’s Wiki tool as part of MIT’s Faculty Course titled “Learning Landscape”.

Software Used:  BlackBoard

Published File Type:  Pdf

Topic: The Sociology of Propaganda Wiki Assignment

Research and Evaluate

Goal: The goal of this wiki is to provide you with the opportunity to increase their critical evaluation of media.  Additionally this project is designed to provide you with the experience with the wiki tool so that you will be ready to create your own wiki later in the semester.

Objective: Given a previously unseen example of media the student will be able to apply the 7 major devices of propaganda:

  1. Name-calling
  2. Glittering generalities
  3. Transfer
  4. Testimonial
  5. Plain folks
  6. Card stacking
  7. Bandwagon

to the approved topic as outlined in The Analysis of Propaganda: A Clinical Summary (JSTOR LINK opens new window ).

Directions: You have been assigned to a group (see below for your group assignments).  Each group will cover a topic within a specific field of inquiry.  Topics for consideration are:  The War in Iraq, The Pro-Life Movement, The Government Bailout of Wall Street, The 2008 Election Cycle, The Environmental Movement. Once you have your group assignment it is up to your group as a COLLECTIVE to select a topic with in your assigned field.  This topic is subject to the approval of the instructor.

The structure and content of your wiki is up to you and your group.

Here are some quotes to help guide you……

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”  The Dali Lama

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle

“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” George Orwell

Group Assignments

The War in Iraq:  Bill G., Jane, Asa, Meri

The Pro-Life Movement:  Phil, Katia, Amber, Jill

The Government Bailout of Wall Street:  Jack, Tawni, Bill P., Jamie

The 2008 Election Cycle:  Curt, Sarah, Jerome, Margeret

The Environmental Movement:  Doug, Lindsey, Bridget, Joleen

Hosting Environment: BlackBoard

Advantage: Media Literacy, Student Portfolio, Authentic Assesment

Flow-Charts

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Software Used:  MicroSoft Visio

Published File Type:  JPEG

Topic: Lesson Navigation

Hosting Environment: WordPress

Advantage: Visual  Organizer

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