Breakout Session

PedTech: The Merger of and Pedagogy and Technology to Give a Professional Edge to Academic Multimedia Projects

Track: Technology Management      


Breakout Session II
Thurs. 10:30am-11:30am

With the growth of online programs, the need to produce pedagogically sound and visually appealing multimedia presentations for online courses has increased dramatically in recent years.  This presentation discusses ways to manage the process of developing multimedia projects with input from Instructional Technologists, Instructional Designers, and Faculty Members, as well as streamlining the storage and distribution of these projects in a growing online program.


Smith, Justin        

Justin Smith is an Instructional Technologist for Berkeley College Online.  Justin has over 15 years of experience working in media production, multimedia and graphic design.   Justin uses his many years of visual and technical experience to help faculty create professionally engaging videos and multimedia for online courses. Justin was part of a team of artists that won a Bronze Horizon award in 2010 for his work on the Combat Lifesavers online distance course while working for Computer Sciences Corporation as a contractor for the National Guard. Justin has completed a B.A in Communications from the University of Iowa, A diploma in Graphic Design and Animation from Chubb Institute as well as certificates from New York University in Film Production, 3dTi in 3d modeling and animation and Franklin Community Education in 3d design and animation. Justin is currently working on a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University.


Cecere, Jarrod      

Jarrod Cecere is an Instructional Designer with the Online Faculty Support Team at Berkeley College, where he works with faculty members from the School of Liberal Arts in developing pedagogy and content for online courses. Before becoming an Instructional Designer, Jarrod designed and instructed both on-site and online classes in various areas of Psychology for more than 10 years; before that, he spent 7 years working for a small research organization, where he managed studies that examined treatment outcomes for substance abuse and mental health programs.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Experimental Social Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University.