Resume

Profile

Dedicated, creative, and highly technically savvy professional with several years experience
in multimedia, web, and e-learning development.

  • Strong ability to work both in collaboration with a team or independently
  • Professional experience in multimedia and e-learning course development
  • Strong ability to quickly learn and apply new technology
  • Excellent technical problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Advanced educational background in instructional design
  • Fluent in Chinese and English

Education

  • Ph.D. Education – Instructional Technology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 2011
  • M.Sc. Education – Instructional Technology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 2006
  • B.Sc. Computer Science, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China 1999

Dissertation: Management Support and Faculty’s Adoption of Learning Management System: Applying Technology Acceptance Model 3

work Experience

August 2008 – September 2012, COURSEWARE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
Learning Design & Development, Disney University, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

  • Project managed several learning solutions for Shanghai Disney Resort
  • Developed interactive e-learning courses using Flash, XML, Articulate as well as other technology.
  • Led the team research in developing mobile learning solutions using Flash.
  • Researched and experimented with HTML5 for developing mobile learning solutions.
  • Recorded and edited audio for numerous e-learning projects.
  • Provided support to graphics and video editing.
  • Performed usability testing, synthesized and composed concrete usability testing reports that improved the quality of e-learning products.

May 2005 – December 2011, GRADUATE ASSISTANT – TECHNICIAN
Technology & Facilities, College of Education, University of Central Florida

  • Worked closely with faculty to consult and provide technical solutions for their teaching and learning endeavors.
  • Worked closely with System Administrator on the maintenance, configuration, deployment and implementation for both Mac & PC platforms throughout the college.
  • Developed technical solutions to improve the overall process of maintenance and configuration for staff.
  • Troubleshot and problem-solved for a variety of computer hardware and software systems as well as other electronic devices including video camera, printer, projector, Crestron, VCR etc.
  • Provided technical support for special projects and events, including videography, photography, audio and video editing.

August 2004 – May 2005 , GRADUATE ASSISTANT
Center for Educational Research and Development, College of Education, University of Central Florida

  • Maintained the website for the Center for Educational Research & Development.
  • Maintained the status report for the grants of College of Education.
  • Generated and maintained the grants’ budget reports.
  • Generated and maintained the grants’ employee payroll reports.
  • Helped preparing and submitting grants proposals.

1999 September – 2004 July, SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Inspur Software, Jinan, China

  • Designed and developed the Management Information System for the Shandong Bureau of Quality and Test Supervision using J2EE platform. Oversaw the technology and structure of the system.
  • Designed and developed the Management Information System for the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce using IBM Domino/Notes. Led a group of four for system implementation. Delivered and facilitated training sessions to over 1500 users.
  • Designed and developed the Power Grid Management System for Shandong Electric Power Corporation using IBM Domino/Notes.
  • Designed and Developed the Power Grid Management System for Weihai Electric Power Company using IBM Domino/Notes.
  • Developed the Power Grid Management System for Qingdao Electric Power Company using IBM Domino/Notes.

Publications & Manuscripts

  • Tao, J. & Li, Z. (submitted, 2011). A Case Study On Computerized Take-Home Testing: Benefits And Pitfalls.
  • Chen, Y. & Li, Z. (2010). An investigation of Web2.0 and interaction. Volume #2 of the 33rd Annual Proceedings on the Practice of Educational Communications and Technology (pp. 51-54).
    Bloomington, IN: AECT.

Conference Presentations

  • Li, Z. & Ku, C. (2012, October). Adopting a Learning Management System – The Instructors’ Perspective. Concurrent session presented at the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Louisville, KY.
  • Li, Z. & Ku, C. (2010, October). Factors affecting faculty’s adoption of learning management system at a private university in Taiwan. Roundtable session presented at the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Anaheim, CA.
  • Chen, Y. & Li, Z. (2010, October). An investigation of Web 2.0 and interaction. Concurrent session presented at the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Anaheim, CA.
  • Zhang, Y. & Li, Z. (2009, October). Scaffolds of learning: exploring information fluency’s role in higher educa-tion. Roundtable session presented at the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Louisville, KY.
  • Marquez, R. & Li, Z. (2009, October). Transforming learning and instruction: game usability for teachers revisited. Concurrent session presented at the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Louisville, KY.
  • Marquez, R. & Li, Z. (2009, October). Linking Design and Development with Learning and Performance: Un-derstanding the Factors Affecting the Adoption of Technology in Higher Education through Cultural Historical Activity Theory analysis. Poster session resented at the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Louisville, KY.
  • Li, Z., Marquez, R., & He, J. (2008, October). Why does usability matter? Concurrent session presented at the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Orlando, FL.
  • He, J., Wang, P., & Li, Z. (2008, October). Issues and best practices of virtual teamwork in online learning environment. Concurrent session resented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Communi-cation and Technology, Orlando, FL.
  • He, J., Wang, P., & Li, Z. (2008). Issues and best practices of virtual teamwork in online learning environment. Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Orlando, FL.
  • He, J., Li, Z., & Hirumi, A. (2007, October). Collaboration: How to make virtual team effective. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.
  • Marquez, R., Li, Z. & Hogg, J. (2007 October). Teaching within the kaleidoscope: Factors affecting faculty adoption of podcasting within higher education. Roundtable session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.
  • Peck, K., Ozel, S., Smaldino, S., Stemmler, K., Miller, W., & Li, Z. (2007, October). Socratic seminar. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.
  • Smith, A., Wu, H., Curless, T., Bulu, S. T. & Li, Z. (2007, October). University education technology curricula. Presented at annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.

Professional Services

  • 2012, Proposal reviewer for the annual conference of the Association for Educational Communication & Technology
  • 2010, Session facilitator for the Association for Educational Communication & Technology, Anaheim, CA
  • 2009, Session facilitator for the Association for Educational Communication & Technology, Louisville, KY
  • 2008, Tech support for the Association for Educational Communication & Technology, Orlando, FL
  • 2007, Session facilitator for the annual meeting of Association for Educational Communication & Technology, Anaheim, CA
  • 2006 – 2007, Secretary of AECT@UCF
  • 2005, Session facilitator for the annual meeting of Association for Educational Communication & Technology, Orlando, FL
  • 2005, Tech support for the annual meeting of International Council for Educational Media, Orlando, FL
  • 2005, Poster designer for the annual meeting of International Council for Educational Media, Orlando, FL
  • 2005, Booth host for the University of Central Florida at the annual meeting for Educational Communication & Technology, Orlando, FL

Professional Membership

  • 2005 – 2012, Association for Educational Communications & Technology
  • 2004 – 2008, AECT@UCF, University of Central Florida

Awards

  • 2008, First Place Winner of Doctoral Presentation, College of Education 40th Anniversary Research Symposium: Research and Practice, University of Central Florida
  • 2008, Graduate Travel Award. University of Central Florida
  • 2006 – 2007, Dean’s Graduate Fellowship. University of Central Florida
  • 2005, Provost Graduate Fellowship. University of Central Florida

Technical Skills

  • E-Learning Development
    Articulate, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Presenter, Camtasia
  • Multimedia
    Peak Pro, Soundtrack, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and other Adobe Creative Suite products
  • Web Development
    Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Operating Systems
    All versions of Windows and Mac OS X, knowledge of Linux with some console skills
  • Productivity
    Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, SharePoint and Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Learning Management Systems
    Desire2Learn, WebCT, Blackboard, Plateau, and basic knowledge of Moodle