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Cynthia Ann Franco, M.Ed.

  Director , e-Learning

Nashville , TN 37221

  cindy.goode@asf-llc.com

Cindy can help clients who have education or training needs whether it is to develop courseware, convert classroom education to online education, or setup online education and training.  She ensures that your final product uses sound pedagogical principles as well as the appropriate use of  technology to deliver more productive education or training to clients.  

Cindy has a Master of Education degree from Texas A&M and is currently working on her PhD in Learning Science and Technology at Vanderbilt University.  She brings  several years of classroom teaching experience to   her position as director of e-Learning for ASF Associates.

PRESENTATIONS AND PROJECTS

          October, 2000 AECT, Denver, CO, The use of a social constructivist model to address learning in the design of a mathematics intelligent tutor (presentation/paper)

         May, 2000   http://citl.tamu.edu: designed and supervised the restructuring of site to incorporate web accessibility guidelines; winner of EASI "Exceptional Web Design Award" for pages that are both fully accessible while utilizing the best design including graphics and other elements.

         January, 2000 Distance Education Conference 2000, Austin , TX , Trends in Distance Education: Moving Towards Web-based Instruction (presentation/paper)

         October, 1999 Training Expo '99, Austin , TX , Trends in Distance Education (presentation)

 

EDUCATION

 

May 2005

Vanderbilt University , Nashville , TN. PhD Teaching and Learning

Concentration: Learning Science and Technology

 

 

May 1999

Texas A&M University , College Station , TX : Master of Education

Concentration: Educational Technology

Supporting Field: Computer Science

 

 

May 1992

Sul Ross State University , Alpine, TX: Bachelor of Science

Concentration: Mathematics

Minor: Computer Science

 

  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Feb 2002 Present

Office of Innovation through Technology, Vanderbilt University , Nashville , TN

Academic Liaison

 

Promote the scholarship of teaching as enabled by technology

Foster Vanderbilt faculty enhancement of teaching and learning through technology 

Develop professional development seminars based on How People Learn framework

      Disseminate on-going project information through web-based tools

      Design and develop informational websites

  Present research project at conferences

       Establish collaborative efforts with other universities

      Manage multiple projects

         Grant proposal writing

              

 

 

Sept 2000 Jan 2002
 

LaConner High School , LaConner , WA
Mathematics Teacher

 

         Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus

         Department Chair

 

 

June 1999

Aug 2000

Cognition and Instructional Technologies Laboratory, Texas A&M University , College Station , TX

Project Coordinator

 

         Coordinated team efforts of programmers and designers in the development of web-based educational courses and student management tools

         Supervised team leaders during design, development and implementation phases of projects

        

        Coordinated conversion of Texas A&M Masters of Educational Technology degree from classroom-based to web-based, working a team environment with subject-matter experts, designers, graphic artists and programmers

        Ensured application of instructional design principles and user interface design principles for web applications, including web accessibility issues

        Trained and supervised instructional designers

      

        Initiated projects based on novel concepts

         Managed multiple projects simultaneously

         Defined project scope and technical requirements

        Established  project development quality standards

         Tracked employee hours to specific projects; review projects for completeness and accuracy

         Conducted interviews for staff positions including assistants, programmers, designers, and developers

June 1999

Dec 1999

Texas Engineering Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, College Station , TX

Instructional Design Specialist

 

         Responsible for preparing new and existing courseware for web-based delivery

         Follow instructional design principles and user interface design principles when designing web-based course modules

         Apply adult learning theories for work-force development audience

         Maintain client relations during design, development and implementation phases of projects

         Coordinate with subject matter expert to ensure instructional validity

Oct 1998

May 1999

Cognition and Instructional Technologies Laboratory, Texas A&M University , College Station , TX

Graduate Assistant: Instructional Designer

 

         Responsible for coordinating team efforts of programmers and designers in the development of web-based educational courses and student management tools as instructional design team leader

         Follow instructional design principles and user interface design principles when designing web-based course modules

         Communicate with clients during design, development and implementation phases of projects

         Coordinate with subject matter expert to ensure instructional validity

Aug 1997

Jan 1999

Blinn College , Bryan , TX : Learning Center Assistant

 

         Developed, implemented, and delivered varied academic support workshops, such as "How to Research Using the Internet" and "Learning Styles"

         Supervised 15 mathematics tutors for Developmental Math through Calculus III

         Developed computer-based interactive training modules for Learning Center staff

         Developed Learning Center Web Page and trained others to maintain it

 

 

 

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