DR. MODEANE WALKER

Tenacious and Skilled Project Manager & Information Technology Consultant

With an earned doctorate in Educational Technology, I am an assiduous and devoted Project Manager, Information Technology Consultant, Trainer, and Educator. I continue to work tirelessly to maintain my reputation for being a forward-thinker who works cohesively with team members, upper-level management, and third-party vendors to deliver results and projects according to plan. Moreover, I specialize in the design, use, and integration of project management methodologies, sound instructional design, web 2.0 applications, and social media tools.

Professional Experience

Present Employer:

Instructional Technology Consultant // Louisiana State University April 2010

  • Reports directly to the Director of Academic Technology Services (ATS) and a member of the Instructional Technology and Digital Video support teams within the Faculty Technology Center responsible for leading and hosting events in which we sponsor or host.
  • Gather requirements, conduct needs analysis, analyze processes and communicate results to support internal and external stakeholders current and future needs.
  • Develop and manage requirements and process flows for projects performed in conjunction with the Digital Imaging and Video Services division of Academic Technology Services.
  • Investigate, pilot, and/or develops digital resources, modules, and instructional/training materials that focus upon digital media and web communications pedagogical and productivity support (areas of focus are video/audio capture technologies, web conferencing, collaborative environments, mobile technologies, e-books, and online learning).
  • Organize and conduct initiatives involving digital media and web communications pedagogical and productivity support for faculty including investigation, experimentation, documentation creation, development of training, and direct user support.

Senior Trainer // City of Houston June 2009 - May 2010

  • Member of the Enterprise Learning Management System (LMS) implementation team in which strategies and solutions were communicated and shared with team members, senior management, and business stakeholders.
  • Provided extensive database and back-end application support, resolved current issues and forecast future issues (whenever possible).
  • Shared expertise, conducted training and information sessions, made recommendations regarding utilization, functionality, and capabilities of the LMS as well as assisted in the development and application of best practices.
  • Conferred with management to identify areas requiring preventive, remedial, and/or new training needs.
  • Developed, revised, and communicated procedures, plans and schedules supporting implementation of the LMS and monitored User Acceptance Testing environment.
  • Designed, modified and created tables, forms, queries to produce statistical reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Verified and ensured appropriate daily and weekly backups in addition to disaster recovery measures were in place, tested and documented.

Lead IT Consultant // Mississippi State University July 2006 - June 2009

  • Project Manager for Marketing Central and Interactive Video Network (IVN).
  • Technical Trainer for Holmes Community College. Delivered job readiness training session to workforce development customers such as Nissan Corp. and Saks Inc. in the areas of: Microsoft Office Applications, Microsoft Technical Certifications, Database Development (Access 2003 and 2007) and Spreadsheet Development (Excel 2003 and 2007).
  • Developed and conducted comprehensive information technology training oriented toward academic programs offering courses for online learning.
  • Guided collaborations that leveraged new and existing technologies to create engaging interactive learning experiences.
  • Applied Instructional Design standards, conducted needs analysis, developed learning objectives, selected appropriate learning activities and sequenced content and activities resulting engaging, student-centered courses.
  • Monitored performance and operation of all training endeavors and provided ongoing technical support for online courses within Program Development.
  • Made recommendations for the purchase, configuration and implementation of software.
  • Lead Trainer, Instructional Designer, Web Designer and provided technical support for Historical Black College (HBC) Initiative and Southern Farm Bureau Leadership Initiative using Blackboard as primary course management.

Assistant Professor* & Instructional Designer // University of Alabama September 2005 - July 2006

  • Held joint appointment with College of Education and College of Continuing Studies (CCS) (*non-tenure track).
  • Responsible for teaching undergraduate educational technology courses.
  • Experienced teaching in traditional and non-traditional (hybrid) formats.
  • Served on departmental and dissertation committees.
  • Passionate practitioner, well-versed, in visual learning, desktop publishing, web authoring, compressed video, telecommunications, interactive multimedia design and development, distance learning, interactive whiteboard implementation and computer applications.
  • Skilled instructional designer responsible for developing innovative and engaging e-learning solutions for online courses.
  • Managed project resources and implemented best practices to satisfy project goals and requirements for new courses and in the redesign of existing courses.
  • Collaborated with faculty and teaching staff in the design and implementation and/or revision of courses for programs that supported academic programs offered through the College of Continuing Studies.

Technology Instruction Specialist // Mississippi State University May 2004 - Septemeber 2005

  • Lead Instructor for Middleton Library’s Instructional Media Center.
  • Provided guidance to university personnel that support the integration of a wide variety of computer applications tools, desktop publishing programs, database applications, photo editing and manipulation, audio recording and editing as well as screen captures.
  • Developed comprehensive print and web materials.
  • Developed and conducted annual training seminars for non-profit organizations.
  • Developed and conducted educational technology training workshops, by request.
  • Consulted with faculty, staff and students on best practices for web-based design and effective ways to utilize emerging technologies.

Education

Ph.D.

Mississippi State Univeristy January 2002 - December 2004

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Technology

M.P.A.

Grambling State Univeristy June 2000 - December 2001

Master of Public Administration, Human Resource Management

B.S.

Grambling State Univeristy August 1996 - May 2000

Bacheor of Science, Criminal Justice

Skills & Interests

Technical Skills:

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) Admin: SABA, WebCT, Blackboard, Moodle
  • Knowledge/Content Management: Microsoft SharePoint, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Atrium (Open Source)
  • Operating Systems: Windows, MAC
  • Database Admin & Report Design: Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, SQL
  • Web Conferencing: Adobe Connect, Skype, Centra
  • Web Languages: HTML5, CSS

  • eLearning Development: Captivate, Articulate, Lectora, SnagIt, Camtasia, Mediasite, Tegrity

  • Social Media: Twitter, Blogs, Wikis

Contact Info & Social Networks

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