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Smitha Edulakanti Mohan Reddy, PhD

Phone : 812-251-9878

Email: smitha.edulakanti@gmail.com

Objective:

To utilize and challenge my Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Web-Based training skills to design, and develop creative learning opportunities.
I would like to work in an environment that is conductive to learning, innovative and provide a platform for augmentation of my creative skills.

Education Details:

PhD. Degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Media Technology - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN –graduated with 3.97 G.P.A.

M.S. Degree in Electronics and Computer Technology - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN – graduated with 3.95 G.P.A.

B. Tech Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering - Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Andhra Pradesh, India

Technical Skills:

Instructional Design Models: ADDIE, ASSURE, ARCS
E-Learning Tools: Authorware, Articulate, Lectora, Captivate >
LMS/CMS: Blackboard, WebCT, Sakai, Moodle, Angel
Web Technologies: JavaScript, FrontPage, Photoshop, FLASH, Dreamweaver
Languages: C, Java, HTML, UML
Statistical Tools: SPSS, SAS, MS Excel
Operating Systems: Windows, UNIX, Mac
Databases: Oracle, MS SQL server, MS Access
Other Tools: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, MS Project

Related Skills:

  • Strong background in curriculum and instructional design, distance education, and educational technology.
  • Experience producing online courses in the academic environment as well as technical training curriculum and courseware using various Instructional Design models (ADDIE / ASSURE / ARCS).
  • Experience with wide variety of web and print authoring tools.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new technology.
  • University teaching experience and excellent public speaking skills.
  • Proven communication abilities, both oral and written.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

Experience:

Program Manager - Instructional Design, KeelWorks Foundation, Seattle, WA 

  • Assisted in establishing the ID Department Structure.
  • Established ID Department Policy to Protect KeelWorks, Volunteers, Interns, and Participant interest.
  • Created ID Department Goals and Strategy.
  • Developed ID Department Process.
  • Monitored Project Teams.
  • Supported Technology Improvement.

Instructional Designer, Sapient Software Solutions Inc., Farmington, MI 

  • Researched instructional material needs for courses already established but identified as needing change and updates.
  • Designed and developed courses and learning material that support course needs (using Captivate).
  • Assisted with the coordination and implementation of new initiatives, including technical material development, web-content delivery and progress tracking.
  • Assessed the quality and adoption of course material.
  • Reviewed and revised learning materials (using MS PowerPoint, MS Word).
  • Assisted in the determination of instructional strategies.
  • Collaborated regularly with design team on the creation of new courses and adaptation of existing courses for the online or blended environment.

Doctoral Fellow/ Teaching Assistant, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Department: Curriculum, Instruction and Media Technology & Industrial Technology Education

  • Conducted research on Attitudes of Adult Learners, Online Learning, Computer-based / Web-based Instructional Design, under the guidance of supervisor.
  • Designed and developed technical course using Articulate and Dreamweaver.
  • Designed and Maintained the BlackBoardTM site (Learning Management System) for various courses in the Undergraduate / Graduate / Doctoral level.
  • Created instructional/presentation material which were delivered to the students.
  • Conducted and monitored discussion in the class.
  • Observed and maintained records to evaluate students’ performance in the class.
  • Created semester-exams/evaluations for the courses.
  • Developed evaluation metrics for the students’ evaluation.
  • Graded student’s projects and assignments.
  • Provided technical support to the students, answered their quires regarding various technologies they were supposed to use for their assignments.

Research Fellowship (EPA), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Department: Aerospace   

  • Assisted in the research activities of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) with regard to the Transportation Environmental Resource Center.
  • Gathered the requirements from SME at Indiana State University.
  • Designed online training materials working in collaborating with the SMEs.
  • Developed online self-assessment modules to evaluate the understanding of the reader and acknowledge them with the certificate for their participation in the online training (Using JavaScript).
  • Regularly updated/renovated the website, www.transource.org which provides information environmental compliance for the EPA (Using FLASH and Dreamweaver).

Internship, The Signaling Solutions Inc., Terre Haute, IN

  • Interacted with the management and staff at the TSSI to gather an in-depth knowledge about the current situation and documented the AS-IS model.
  • After a thorough discussion with the management, the interns-team suggested four solutions for the improvement of the company and designed the TO-BE modelupdate the existing manuals, renovate the existing website, create a promotional/instructional CD-ROM for different products, design an online ordering system.
  • Gathered requirements from the management in order to develop the TO-BE model.
  • Worked with the staff to gain good working knowledge of the products manufactured in the company.
  • Manually tested the TSSI products to confirm its efficiency.
  • Assisted in updating the manuals (using MS Word and ADOBE), renovating the website (using Dreamweaver) and creating the online ordering system using Oracle Database).
  • Lead the team in developing the promotional/instructional CD-ROM for the company.
  • Video-graphed and edited the videos of installations of the various TSSI products and created the self-paced promotional/instructional video using FLASH.

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Department: Electronics and Computer Technology

  • Conducted  research on VLSI technologies, under the guidance of supervisor
  • Assisted Professors with the undergraduate courses
  • Designed and developed the lab manuals, under the guidance of the Professor
  • Conducted the lab sessions for the undergraduate courses
  • Monitored the exam sessions
  • Graded the exams and assessed the students’ performances.
  • Maintained the students’ records.

Accomplishments:

 Published Dissertation - “Developing, Implementing And Evaluating Computer-Based Instruction”

A dissertation presented to the School of Graduate Studies, department of Curriculum, Instruction, Media Technology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree doctor of philosophy.

Also published as a monograph, by VDM publishing in Oct 2008.

Unpublished Thesis - “Preparation, Implementation and Evaluation of Products for The Signaling Solution, Inc.Multimedia Promotional CD-ROM”

 A Master’s project Report Presented to the department of Electronics and Computer Technology, College of Technology, Indiana State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree.

 

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