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Heather Valli

Heather Valli

eLearning Technologist at Duke University

Location
Carrboro, North Carolina
Industry
E-Learning
Previous
  1. IntraHealth International,
  2. NIEHS,
  3. Education & Training Systems International
Education
  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

English

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Background

Summary

A highly skilled eLearning and web content developer with 18+ years of experience, I enjoy using my expertise and professional acumen for Duke University's Center for Instructional Technology.

Core Competencies:
• Two years of experience in Moodle administration
• Experienced with Coursera, Articulate eLearning Suite, Adobe Design Premium Creative Suite, Camtasia Studio, Adobe Connect
• Experienced in website development with focus
on accessibility
• Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of online and print content development
• Familiar with US federal government accessibility requirements, copyright and creative commons licensing, and privacy issues
• Expert in web-based technology and web publishing software, with strong organizational skills
• Expert in several content management systems
• Trained and motivated to advance organizations’ eLearning development, operations, and maintenance
• Lauded by managers for exceptional work ethic, excellent interpersonal relationships with co-workers, and ability to work autonomously with little managerial oversight
• In-depth knowledge of Google Analytics tools and SEO guidelines

Further Technical Expertise:
• Drupal (CMS)
• Screenflow
• Adobe Connect
• Collaborate (formerly Elluminate)
• Windows, Macintosh, and Ubuntu Linux OS
• Google Analytics
• AWStats
• WordPress
• SharePoint
• Skype
• HTML/HTML editors

Experience

eLearning Technologist

Duke University
– Present (4 months)Durham, North Carolina

I'm currently working with consultants and professors to prepare courses for the Coursera platform. My duties include video editing, copyright research, LMS troubleshooting, and course launch planning.

eLearning Admin and Website Developer

IntraHealth International
(2 years 10 months)Chapel Hill, NC, USA

• Developed individual eLearning programs for in-house and external use, including creating in-house eLearning modules and videos
• Assisted with the launch and maintenance of the in-house, Moodle-based eLearning system
• Served as Moodle Administrator for in-house and external Moodle LMSs
• Oversaw upgrade of our Moodle LMS from version 1.9 to 2.6
• Implemented and chaired the organizational e/mLearning working group to track and expand upon IntraHealth’s e/mLearning development
• Maintained multiple websites using custom, Drupal, and WordPress CMSes.

Communications and Knowledge Management Officer

IntraHealth International
(6 years)Chapel Hill, NC, USA

• Published content on health-oriented website with international audience; content included global health-related news and feature articles, resources and training materials for public health professionals, texts, graphics, slideshows, and quizzes
• Contributed extensively to website redesign
• Liaised with graphic artist on site design consistency and ease of navigation
• Worked with IT on technical specifications for organization websites:
o Created accessibility policy document and plan for website accessibility revision implementation; policy will be used to eliminate identified accessibility issues as part of transfer to the new CMS
o Performed accessibility checks for website through various online accessibility checkers
• Monitor and implement website and other publishing needs of major donors (such as USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), including accessibility and branding requirements
• Improved updating mechanisms on current website, setting up 200-page updating tracking list on SharePoint (organization’s intranet) and implementing updating schedule with assigned reviewers
• Collaborated with communications team with other publishing work as needed: writing, editing, layout, minor design work, PDF development
• Re-worked layout and edited hard-copy materials for donors, including success stories, technical briefs, and other materials to be distributed at conference and in the field (e.g., country offices and events)
• Performed copy editing, layout, and design work and transferred materials designed for print into web-friendly formats (HTML and PDFs)
• Communicated with ease through a variety of media (Skype, Collaborate [formerly Elluminate] and e-mail) with local, remote (NYC and Tennessee) and international team members (sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, and Asia)

EHP Website Editor

NIEHS
(8 years)Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Web Development:
• Performed frequent site updates (18x per year), with extensive quality control oversight
• Responsible for journal being uploaded in timely, accurate manner, ensuring online version matched print version
• Transitioned online journal from being posted months after the print version published to being posted by the first of the appropriate month, every month
• Liaised with translators to maintain foreign language sections of website: French and Chinese
• Collaborated with manager to improve website’s information architecture, including accessibility, standards compliance, and ease of use
• Redesigned website for distribution of environmental education and information materials
• Collaborated as team with manager and art director on website design
• Migrated thousands of scientific articles to new CMS
• Changes resulted in flexible system allowing for frequent updates, good search returns, and easy navigation
• Participated in developing pilot Science Education program

Graphics: Created new and improved existing graphics for Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements
• Laid out each Supplement and participated in publication redesign, offering input to art director and transitioning to web development, due to my interest in viability of online publishing

Assistant Editor

Education & Training Systems International
(1 year 9 months)Chapel Hill, NC, USA

• Wrote, edited, and proofread medically-oriented hard copy educational materials involving complex medical and pharmaceutical language: manuals, quizzes, study guides, audio tape support media, and scripts
• Utilized in-house style guides, with an emphasis on the Chicago Manual of Style
• Managed layout and adherence to in-house standards

Publications Specialist

NC Association of CPAs
(4 years)Morrisville, NC, USA

• Edited and developed financial and business-related material
• Designed and laid out brochures, phone books, website, catalogs, and yearbooks for non-profit association
• Managed print coordination, Macintosh computer maintenance, and product distribution

English Composition Instructor

Durham Tech
(1 year 10 months)Durham, NC, USA

• Instructed adult students in Composition I classes, incorporating computers and a variety of educational techniques into the curriculum
• Provided introductory instruction in business writing

Certifications

Moodle for Administrators

Remote Learner
Starting

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Heather is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Heather cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Heather supports:

  • Sierra Club, Doctors without Borders, Electronic Freedom Foundation

Skills

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MA, English

Activities and Societies: Science fiction club

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor's degree, English Language and Literature/Letters

I studied English literature, with minors in biology and Russian studies.

Activities and Societies: Science fiction club

Interests

  • eLearning
  • health
  • environment
  • social justice
  • travel
  • reading
  • informatics
  • web tech

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