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BLOCS 2 is an online construction curriculum aimed at the college age group and above. The course was developed to be a mixture of
e - learning and tutor lead practical sections. It was produced when I worked at Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency and our
partners Lewisham College and The Eden Project provided the technical expertise and some of the media assets.

Project time scale: April 2007- September 2008

I was involved in :

  • Developing and designing the user interface, navigation, icons and graphics used throughout the whole project.
  • Producing engaging and interactive media to enhance the learners experience in several subjects and topics.
  • Implementing end of topic quizzes throughout the curriculum.
  • Liaising with key partners in weekly and key milestone meetings to ensure deadlines were being met and media produced as required.
  • Writing and updating course documentation and specifications.
  • Maintaining image,media and video library.

As mentioned above, aside from developing the user interface etc. I
was also involved in developing interactive media for the course as
well.

The following clarifies what media refers to:

  • Illustrations
  • Animation
  • Videos and interfaces
  • Diagrams
  • User Interaction
  • menus
  • Interactive games

Actionscript 2 was used to develop the interactive media assets.

BLoCS 2 is being used by Lewisham College as part of their internal elearning programme.

Below lists the software used in the production of BLOCS 2

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BLOCS 1 is a series of tutor lead elearning courses focusing on theoretical and practical aspects of construction skills. The courses
were aimed at adults, school students and leavers. The course was developed when I worked at Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency with our initial partners Cisco Learning Institute and Aries Technology (who developed the User interface) and other key Scottish further educational establishments.

Project time scale: July 2005 - March 2007

I was involved in:

  • Developing main media for all seven of the BLOCS 1 courses.
  • Filming and editing all of the video utilised in the curriculum.
  • Designing the user interface and content icons used
    throughout courses.
  • Producing and designing the Activity User Interface.
  • Liaising and working with Subject Matter Experts on a weekly basis to establish and develop the media required for their particular subject.
  • Maintaining PSD, image and video library.
  • Being involved in the design process of the user interface.
  • Photographing all of the tools, equipment, models and PPE equipment used throughout the courses.

The following clarifies what media refers to:

  • Illustrations
  • Animation
  • Videos and interfaces
  • Diagrams
  • User Interaction
  • Activity Interfaces
  • Interactive games
  • Photographs

Actionscript 2 was used to develop the interactive media assets.

Educational and support partners were:

  • South Lanarkshire College
  • Glasgow Metropolitan
  • Reid Kerr
  • Anniesland College
  • John Wheatley
  • JISC

BLOCS 1 was made available to our partners, for them to integrate into their elearning programmes and the students to benefit from it..

Below lists the software used in the production of BLOCS 1

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The Health and Safety Demo was produced to show the potential for online learning to a variety of clients both internal in Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency and external. Initially aimed at the local market, there was scope for the curriculum to be exported and translated into other languages. This demo is an online blended
learning course focusing on the Health and Safety aspect of the construction industry.

Project time scale: October 2008 - February 2009

I was involved in:

  • Developing a quiz that simulates the CSCS exam conditions by randomising the questions and introducing a timer.
  • Coding XML to hold the exam questions and utilising Flash to parse open the document.
  • Redeveloping the main menu, coding (Actionscript 2) and illustration.
  • Working with and recording voice talent (internal and external)
    to narrate the curriculum text for accessibility.
  • Redeveloping and designing certain main media.

The following clarifies what media refers to:

  • Illustrations
  • Animation
  • Videos and interfaces
  • Diagrams
  • User Interaction
  • Activity Interfaces
  • Interactive games
  • Photographs

Actionscript 2 was used to develop the interactive media assets.

It was gratifying to see my skills develop and work with different
people on the project.

Below lists the software used in the production of the Health and
Safety Demo.

software used in the production of the health and safety demo

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The Financial Literacy course was to be aimed at adult
learners across Scotland, accessible to a broad age group (16+).
It was to be delivered at local learning centres across Scotland via trained personnel and in conjunction with our partners at BBC Raw Money. My colleagues and I at Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency developed the interface, learning materials and main media.

The intended completion date for this project was to be April 2011, however due to funding being cut short just before the half way point it was February 2010. The course was not completed, but I thought it relevant to include this demo as it showcases some of the main media I developed.

Project time scale: April 2009- February 2010

I was involved in:

  • Developing main media for several of the subjects.
  • Involved in the story boarding process.
  • Researched and co wrote a subject and glossary for the course.
  • Utilised Actionscript 3 to produce applications and interactive games.

The following clarifies what media refers to:

  • Illustrations
  • Animation
  • Videos and interfaces
  • Diagrams
  • User Interaction
  • Interactive games

Actionscript 2 and 3 were used to develop the interactive media
assets.


I enjoyed the initial expanded role of researching, writing and story boarding course material for the Financial Literacy curriculum.
Along with producing media assets and utilising Actionscript 3.

Below lists the software used in the production of the Financial Literacy Demo.

Adobe software used in the production of the Financial Literacy course

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