Maxwell Dziku Instructional/LMS Design & Educational Technology

About Me

I am currently a graduate student with University of Michigan, Flint and also work as an instructional designer and educational technology consultant with my consultancy, TimeTells Edu Consults.

I have over 9 years of experience in the education industry, having taught various levels over the period and worked with several stakeholders to design and implement training resources. My strengths are in training/teaching, designing elearning/curriculum, project management, web development, mobile app development, professional development, visual/user design, and video production.

I am proficient with articulate storyline and studio, MS Office suite, various web 2.0 applications and video/audio production tools.

Software programs I use:

  • Microsoft: MS Excel (basic to advanced), MS Word, Publisher, Onedrive, Skype for Business, Outlook 365, OneNote, Sway, Office Mix
  • Creativity tools: Adobe Spark tools, Adobe Creative Cloud tools, Canva.com, fotor, Garageband, Magix video editing software, and audacity
  • Articulate: Storyline 360, Studio 360, Rise, Peek, and Replay 360
  • Web 2.0 Tools: Google Apps, Prezi, WordPress, Weebly, Wordle, Youtube, Wix,
  • LMS Platforms: built own with WordPress, Canvas, Blackboard, and MoodleCloud
  • Other Tools/technology: Survey Monkey, Bluejeans, Qualtrics, Symbaloo.com,todaysmeet.com,chatzy.com, slack, confluence, sharepoint, SCORM/AICC/xAPI, Corona SDK

Education

  • University of Michigan, Flint | Master of Arts in Educational Technology-Developer Track- In-progress
  • Concordia University of Ann Arbor | Master of Science - Educational Leadership - 2015
  • University of Cape Coast | Bachelor of Arts- Social Science, Economics - 2004

Other Trainings

  • Teaching Fundamentals: Data-Driven Instruction, Lynda.com
  • Storytelling for Designers, Lynda.com
  • Personal Branding Basics, Lynda.com
  • Wordpress in the Classroom, Lynda.com
  • Up and Running with NoSQL Databases, Lynda.com
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Fundamentals, Lynda.com

Projects

  • Lend A Hand-examining teachers from an occupational health perspective; a program that provides networking, mentorship, and support for and among master and novice teachers
  • LMS for Course Management- Built a responsive Learning Management System with WordPress that is customizable to host different kinds of instructional materials. This is great for blended learning
  • Classroom Enactment of Educational Programs Project- this is a blog i built for the classroom Enactment of Educational Programs Course Project in my MA in Educational Technology Program.

Research

  • A Case Study: Professional Learning Communities and School Improvement Plans-this is a case study conducted in a Middle School in southeastern Michigan. The focus of the study was on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and how they contribute to school improvement efforts. Some guiding questions for the case study were what are PLCs, what do they look like in action, and how do they impact teaching and learning? The researcher collected and analyzed both qualitative and quantitative data from the school to determine the impact of PLCs. Conclusions from the study showed that the PLC efforts in the school seem to have had a significant impact on student achievement outcome resulting from improved quality of teaching and learning.
  • Comparing Learning Outcomes Between Completely Online Vs Face-To-Face Instruction-this is a study I conducted as part of my MA Ed. Tech Program to determine if there is any significant difference in learning outcomes between fully online vs. face-to-face instruction and to identify factors/best instructional design practices impacting differences in learning outcomes if any.

Design samples

Photography samples

Mobile Apps

  • Balloon Bounce App
  • Choose Your Own Adventure App
  • Stories With Friends App
  • Multiplication Quiz App
  • Addition Quiz App
  • Subtraction Quiz App
  • Target Hit- Angry bird-like game App
  • Test Prep Sample App

E-Learning Design Samples -Quizzes/templates

Click the button below to view sample slide design with narration synced with text animation
This is simple slide design with 5 menus and some hovering effect when user hovers of each menu. Click below to view project
This is an interactive project with click, hover and drag and drop. Reveal fruit image by clicking, dragging and dropping or hovering over fruit name. Character facial expression changes with each choice
Click below to view the project
Click button below to view video layer interactive element
Demo-using motion path interactivity
Click below to view this 5-tab interaction demo
Click below to view a demo new hire orientation with branching scenarios
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