|Paul A. Sundberg
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
210 Education Building
1310 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL (USA) 61820-6990
OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COURSE
2001 Instructor for TFL 210 "Curriculum and Technology", a required course, offered for the first time in Spring 2001, designed for the new one-year TEFL certificate program at Parkland College, a teacher training program for ESL/EFL teachers. A technology component was felt to be an essential part of professional development along with methodology courses and language skills. I designed the syllabus and most of the software training units in Microsoft Office, Webpage development, and various CMC media. Spring 2001.COURSE DEVELOPER/WEBMASTER
1998 Course Developer/Webmaster for Ed Psy 387 "Computer Use in Education," a distance-learning course which is part of the CTER (Curriculum, Technology and Educational Reform) on-line Master's Program in the College of Education, offered on-line for the first time that summer. Worked as Research Assistant (during the course development stage Spring '98) and later as Teaching Assistant (during the course in Summer '98) to Prof. Jim Levin. Course syllabus and units were first discussed jointly, then, as Webmaster, I created and maintained the course Website. Duties also included distance communication with course students and technical trouble-shooting for them. Spring and Summer Semesters 1998.
COURSE DEVELOPER/TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
1998 Course Developer/Technical Assistant to Prof. Sandy Levin for the technology component for Curriculum & Instruction 301(t) "Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society" for undergraduate Social Studies teacher trainees. The course was overseen by Prof. Jesús Garcia, and the technology component overseen by Prof. Levin. Duties included developing technology skills units and managing the course Website, occasionally presenting units in the computer lab (normally Prof. Levin's perrogative), communication with students via the Web and e-mail, evaluating student technology projects, and development of a class Webpage of Social Studies Web resources found by students. Fall 1998.
WEB-BASED PROJECT RESEARCH ASSISTANT/WEBMASTER
1998 - 1999 Graduate assistant for Web-based project for Project I-57, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)-funded Web project involving various K-12 schools in Illinois, assisting Prof. Jim Levin, project coordinator. Duties included managing the project Website, housed on a College of Education server, communicating with and advising teachers and technology coordinators at the various schools. Simultaneously, I carried out research on changes in student attitudes towards and knowledge of other regions of Illinois, gathering data from student pre- and post-essays, as well as demographic data on student participants and posting in on the Web. Results of this research were presented as a paper delivered 25 June 2001 at the NECC Conference in Chicago. Fall '98 to Summer '99.
TECHNICAL WRITER/INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER (non-academic)
1997 Instructional Design Consultant to Digital Aeon, a small "Multimedia Gulch" corporate computer training firm. I assisted in designing training materials for 4-Sight's "ISDN Manager 4", an ISDN software product for the preprint industry, which were tailored for employees at Landor Associates, a San Francisco advertising firm. A handbook, "ISDN Manager 4: A Quick Reference Guide," was eventually published in 1998. October to December 1997.
1998 Lab Monitor for the Instructional Computing Laboratory (ICL) in the College of Education. Duties included trouble-shooting for students' problems and non-technical maintenance of the lab hardware (PCs, printers, scanners, etc.) and software, CD-ROMs, etc. Lab platforms included both Macintosh and Windows. Spring Semester 1998.
DEIL (Division of English as an International Language), 3070 Foreign Language Building, 707 S. Matthews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA), tel. (217) 333-1506
Macintosh OS by preference, versatile with Windows
Applications: (1=high familiarity, 2= familiary, 3= some familiarity)
Word-processing: MS Word 6.0 (1), WordPerfect (2)Programming languages studied:
Lingo (for Macromedia Director), HyperTalk (for HyperCard), C (two semesters), Prolog (in MS program in early 1980s), HTML, Basic
tech-related coursework *
EPS 313 Ethical and policy perspectives on educational technology (online) Instructor: Nick Burbules, Summer Semester 2003.* All courses are through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign unless otherwise indicated.