Projects

Current Projects

Curriculum Mapping Initiative for the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at Des Moines University (September 2014 – Present)

I am in charge with the development and implementation of faculty development initiatives to map the curriculum of each course within each program. I work directly with faculty and align their course goals, learning objectives, and assessment strategies with program goals, competencies required by the university and accreditation agencies.

Curriculum Mapping Initiative for Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs at Des Moines University (October 2013 – January 2015)

I am in charge with the development and implementation of faculty development initiatives to map the curriculum of each course within each program. I work directly with faculty and align their course goals, learning objectives, and assessment strategies with program goals, competencies required by the university and accreditation agencies.

Curriculum Mapping Initiative for Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) at Des Moines University  (October 2013 – January 2015)

I am in charge with the development and implementation of faculty development initiatives to map the curriculum of each course within each program. I work directly with faculty and align their course goals, learning objectives, and assessment strategies with program goals, competencies required by the university and accreditation agencies.

Implementation of the New Learning Management System (Desire2Learn) (October 2013 – September 2014)

I collaborated with different stakeholders at different levels to support a smooth transition from Angel LMS to Desire2Learn. As having substantial previous experience with D2L, I provided consultation to administrators and technical staff as well as working directly with online faculty to develop their online courses. I also worked with online programs to develop their generic layouts and templates.

Des Moines University Online Education Portal (System Development) (October 2013 – Present)

My responsibility is collaborate with different stakeholders in the university to develop the portal. In addition, I provide content for particular sections of the portal. This web portal is designed to provide a common area for prospective and current online students as well as online faculty. Through the platform, prospective students will be able to access information relevant to online education at Des Moines University, current students will be able to find resources to improve their online learning, and online faculty will be informed with ongoing faculty development initiatives as well as useful resources through this portal.

Past Projects

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at George Mason University (Course Development) (September 2012 – June 2013)

I was in charge of developing the first MOOC at George Mason University as the university product. My initial responsibility was to review the existing platforms and operational strategies to implement MOOCs at George Mason University. As a result, my recommendation was accepted by the Associate Provost of Distance Education and we started developing the first MOOC at Mason: “Confronting Global Challenges: A Multilateral Approach”. We used Coursesites provided by Blackboard company. Blackboard was also the LMS for the traditional distance courses at Mason. My responsibility was to provide coordination and consultation among different units and the instructors to develop the MOOC.

Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Technology and Innovation (Program Development) (February 2012 – August 2013)

Initially, my responsibility in this project was to conduct market analysis for this competency-based adult degree completion program and to provide consultation at the development stage of this competency-based curriculum. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, I attended meetings with both Applied Information Technology program faculty and the School of Management Faculty at George Mason University. I also provided consultation in the SACS accreditation and SCHEV program approval stages. Currently, my responsibility is to develop two core courses of the program: Research in an Applied Field and Final Project (Practicum)

Online Adult Student Information Services (OASIS) (Grant and System Development) (April 2012 – June 2013)

This is a one-year grant-funded project. The grant is provided by State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). My initial responsibility was to prepare the original draft of the grant application in response to the RFP provided by SCHEV. In collaboration with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Associate Provost of Distance Education, and the Director of IT Projects and Information Services, I prepared the grant application and submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at George Mason University. As a result, the application was accepted and the project was funded for 48,819.00. Currently, we are developing the system and holding regular meetings to discuss the upcoming issues and developments. OASIS will be an online decision – making system for the prospective adult students who are interested in the the online adult degree completion programs at George Mason University.

State Authorizations for Distance Education at George Mason University (February 2012 – August 2013)

My responsibility in this project is to create collaboration within the university and communication between the university and other states to obtain state authorizations in every state in the USA. As part of my responsibility, I collaborate with the Associate Provost of Distance Education, Associate Provost of Institutional Research and Reporting, Associate University Council, Assistant Provost of Academic Affairs, department heads, program chairs, distance education representatives in each online program at George Mason University, and the state representatives in each state in US. My responsibility is to collect data about the nature and accreditation of online programs at Mason, review the changing regulations in each state, to create the state authorization applications for the university, and keep track of each application. As of December 2012, I have been able to obtain 30 state authorizations/exemptions.

Shared Course Coordination in the 4VA Initiative (February 2012 – February 2013)

As being the shared course coordinator in 4VA initiative, my responsibility was to coordinate the shared foreign language courses through Cisco Telepresence classrooms in four Virginia Universities (George Mason University, James Madison University, Virginia Tech, and University of Virginia). The collaboration continued with three universities except University of Virginia. We planned to share 5 language courses including Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Italian in Spring 2013. During my work, I communicated with foreign language department chairs in three universities, the deputy director of 4VA iniative, Registrar Office, the telepresence classrooms technical staff in each university, the program coordinators, and the foreign language instructors. Part of my responsibility was to resolve the conflicts in academic calendars among universities, the prerequisites of the courses, the changing instructors, and so forth. I also provided technical consultation whenever necessary.

Instructional Design Services Portal (System Development) (2009 – 2012)

Instructional Design Services Portal was designed as a one-stop-shop for all the faculty and students at Black Hills State University. The goal was to create a portal which allowed the users to locate all important information relevant to instructional design services. I worked with the Senior Programmer / Analyst at BHSU to design and develop the portal. We created a section focusing on step-by-step new online course developed process based on ADDIE model. We provided a variety of multimedia to support faculty and students. Some of the multimedia are self-paced video tutorials focusing on the learning management system, Respondus, Blackboard Collaborate, Google Docs, and Second Life; best practice video interviews, and pdf tutorials. The system also created a bridge to the other systems we created such as online course agreement system and the workshop registration system. The web address is http://edoutreach.bhsu.edu/ids

Online Course Agreement System (System Development) (2009 – 2012)

My responsibility was to support the development of the system. I directly worked with the system analyst to design the system and develop the content for the system. This system allowed us to receive online course agreements from faculty and inform other stakeholders (department chairs and deans) throughout the entire agreement process. It sent emails asking digital signature for approvals and informed both the instructor and the instructional designer about the results. In addition, it also identified the courses to be reviewed for quality assurance reviews. These courses could be new courses, courses with instructor changes, or courses with expired reviews (older than 3 years). Once the instructional designer and the instructor reviewed the course, it saved the completed quality assurance rubric in the database and the instructor could access it later. It also informed the person in charge for the stipend payments. It requires login for each user.

Workshop Registration System (System Development) (2009 – 2010)

This system allowed the instructional designer to create and  to publish workshop sessions online without requiring any assistance from a web programmer. My responsibility was to support the design and development of the system. I directly worked with the system analyst to develop the system. I provided assistance and feedback throughout the process. It allowed the instructors to register into the faculty development workshops, sends reminders before the workshops, allowed instructors to change their participation date, and allows the instructional designer to collect data at the end of each workshop. It required login to register