Cousett Hoover

Code Artist
DC Sites

A highly motivated and intuitive individual with effective human relation skills that is required for this assignment. I am able to manage both time and resources to maximize productivity. An experienced trainer, web programmer and drupalista prepared to collaborate with faculty and team members to support effective instructional technology and sound instructional design.

Name:Cousett Hoover

Email:cousett@hoover.ws

Phone:512-466-3035

Freelance:Web Design

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Summary

I am a highly motivated and independent individual with significant user support experience. I have collaborated in launching several open source learning initiatives. I am an experienced trainer, web programmer and open source CMS advocate prepared to collaborate with team members to provide quality user experiences in innovative online support platforms.

Professional Expertise

Curriculum Mapping Assistant
Resources for Learning, Austin, Texas, August 2015 → December 2015

  • Mapped 45 objectives in 12 lessons for 2nd grade curriculum to national reading and social emotional standards for 50 states.

Instructional Designer
Drillinginfo, Austin, Texas, December 2014 → August 2015

  • Developed training materials for customers and internal users.
  • Managed and supported the internal Learning Management System, Litmos.
  • Developed WordPress based documentation and knowledge repositories.
  • Developed instructional materials with interactive tools such as WalkMe, HapYak, Salesforce, HubSpot, Wistia, Moodle.

Instructional Designer
St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, November 2010 - August 2013

  • Design web-based multimedia to support interactive instructional design activities.
  • Manage and maintain updates of existing web sites and applications.
  • Provide consultation and training to faculty for appropriate to technology-based delivery of instructional materials.
  • Provide quality support and customer service to faculty for a variety of instructional technology requests, including Blackboard, websites, and online conferencing.
  • Work with faculty to support and develop academic research.
  • Continually explore new technologies for potential applications to instructional problems.
  • Manage up to 5 student workers.
  • Design and deliver faculty workshops.

Adjunct Faculty
St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, August 2012 → 2014

  • Taught Educational Technology courses in the School of Education core curriculum
  • Worked alongside other faculty to develop syllabi, curricula, and degree plans
  • Designed and launched an ePortfolio system for Education majors based in WordPress

Research Assistant
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, June 2013 → August 2013

  • Assisted with an ongoing research project looking at iPad integration into K-12 classrooms
  • Assisted with an ongoing research project looking at technology integration between classrooms and students’ homes

Web Programmer / Analyst
St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, July 2008 – November 2010

  • Assisted and worked with clients in the creation and revision of web content using planning tools as needed, i.e., storyboards, site maps, flowcharts, mock-ups, etc.
  • Developed and maintained dynamic pages using the Drupal CMS and other web based applications, including all phases of product development: analysis, project planning, programming, testing, maintenance and documentation.
  • Manipulated graphics and formatted images as necessary.
  • Maintained archive of back up materials and imaged database.
  • Managed up to 5 student workers at a time.

Computer Training Coordinator
St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas, August 2003 – June 2008

  • Created the IT Circuit: campus-wide certification program in Office, Web, and Digital Graphic Essentials.
  • Developed and updated curriculum for all computer-training workshops.
  • Managed student workers.
  • Taught 30-person computer workshops with university faculty, staff and students.
  • Provided one-on-one help to students, faculty and staff as needed.
  • Collaborated with faculty to provide technology demos in their classrooms.
  • Responded to, tracked and solved Help Desk phone calls, e-mails and walk-ups.
  • Developed and maintained Help Desk website and Computer Workshops database.
  • Maintained training lab equipped with PC and Mac computers.

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy
Expected 2018, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX, Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis in Learning Technologies

Master of Liberal Arts
August 2006, St. Edward's University, Austin TX, Language, Culture, Literature and Using Technology in Education

Bachelor of Arts
August 2003, St. Edward's University, Austin TX, Computer Science / German

Extracurricular Learning
Study Abroad, Koblenz Fachochschule - Koblenz, Germany, Focus on German Language, 2002
Goethe Examination Zertifikat Deutsch and Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung, University of New Mexico, 2001-2006

Projects

sites.stedwards.edu – Deployed a WordPress multisite for St. Edward’s faculty and students with over 2,200 unique sites
Writing for Transfer – Co-developed an online independent learning platform based in Drupal
Blackboard LMS – Helped deploy multiple versions of the Blackboard LMS including
Think Site – Launch of St. Edward’s internal user-driven website based in Drupal multisite
Dub Dub Dub – Launch of redesigned St. Edward’s University external marketing website based in Drupal
SOURCE – Launch of redeveloped site for the Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression including a more usable abstract submission process for students, and more efficient coordination of the symposium for committee members
IRB ­– Launch of Drupal site to track Institutional Review Board (IRB) research proposals and track protocol and procedures, membership and goals, and the review process

Conferences

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, 2014
Presented: Big Data Analysis of a Writing Open Online Course (WOOC)

Access U, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Presented topics in Web Accessibility, CSS, Drupal and Accessibility and other software

Accessing Higher Ground, 2010
Presented: 4 Tips for Integrating Web Accessibility Standards into the Drupal Content Management System

Educa Online Berlin 2007
Presented: 4 Tips For Integrating Web Accessibility Standards into Curriculums

Volunteer Work

WordCamp, annual WordPress conference in Austin, TX. 2014 →

  • Helped with registration
  • Provided technical support to presenters

Access U, annual conference run by Knowbility, Inc. May 2006 →

  • Local organizer at host institution, arranging classrooms,
    speakers, technology needs, signage and catering
  • Coordinated volunteers for registration, class monitors and “gophers”
  • Presented topics in Web Accessibility, CSS, WordPress, and Accessibility in Drupal

Knowbility, Inc. September 2003 →

  • Worked on 5 development teams for AIR Austin, AIR Interactive, and AIR University
  • Member of the AIR Austin, AIR Interactive and Access U Advisory Boards
  • Taught web development classes
  • Judged annual website accessibility competitions
  • Managed Drupal website
  • Worked with Web Editor to plan deployment of new features

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, 2013-2014

  • Managed Drupal website
  • Worked with Web Editor to plan deployment of new features

Technical Certification & Summary

Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOS) Certifications:

  • Access 2002 Core - Spring 2003 PowerPoint 2002 Comprehensive – Summer 2003
  • Outlook 2002 Core – Summer 2003
  • Word 2002 Expert – Fall 2003
  • Excel 2002 Expert – Fall 2003

Expertise in and extensive experience teaching:

  • Web Technologies - HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP, Web Accessibility
  • Content Management Systems - Wordpress, Drupal
  • Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • MS Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

References

Brenda Adrian

  • Associate Director, Instructional Technology
  • St. Edward's University
  • 512-448-8729
  • brendaa@stedwards.edu

Dr. Joan Hughes

  • Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin
  • 512-232-4145
  • joanh@mail.utexas.edu

Chris Martinez

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Drupal
HTML 5
CSS 3
WordPress
PHP
Drupal

Get in touch with me!

Phone:512-466-3035

Email:cousett@hoover.ws

Address:11121 Franklins Tale Loop
Austin, TX 78748

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