I am the Web Applications Manager for the The Crosby Group LLC (Tulsa, OK), where I manage a team of four software developers and personally create a variety of software products (e-learning courses, Android and iOS apps, web applications and desktop software). I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Grinnell College, IA, and have been developing software professionally for 19 years.
I am pursuing my Masters in Instructional Technology for a dual purpose: I intend to use the acquired skills to make our company’s e-learning courses and synchronous training courses more effective and engaging, and I also intend to pursue a university-level teaching position within the next 15 years, which I hope will provide an opportunity for my young children to acquire an education without the burden of student loans. I have a 2 1/2-year old son, and a 1-year old daughter.
I have created two sets of e-learning courses for our organization, but was not the main designer. I hope that this class will strengthen my skills in designing and developing e-Learning courses as well as synchronous training experiences.