Bruce Wolcott

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(206) 324-1965 - 6545 Ravenna Ave NE #102, Seattle, WA 98115
bawolcott@gmail.com
CURRENT INTERESTS: Information and instructional design, with an emphasis on graphics, multimedia, Web-based learning environments, virutal worlds social networks, Web media, video gaming, and other forms of real-time interactive computer simulations. I'm also interested in issues regarding the social impact of communications technologies.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experienced in information design, presentation graphics, Web-based course environments, virtual collaborations, Internet-based presentations, as well as media theory and technology instruction. Over 20 years of media design and production experience in both educational and commercial settings. Over 17 years of college teaching experience with an emphasis on Web augmented course instruction.
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Digital Media Instructor
Bellevue College,
Digital Media Arts
Faculty Commons  Communication Studies

Sept 1998 - Present

RESPONSIBILITIES: Currently teach online and face-to-face classes in digital media and Internet technologies using the Canvas course management system as well as Web 2.0 applications. Courses taught at Bellevue College include: Canvas 101, Neuromancing the Classroom (faculty workshop series), History of Animation, Game Theory, Game Culture and Interactive Worlds, Exploring the Digital Future, Visual Storytelling, Digital Design and Storytelling, Technology of Persuasion, Computer Essentials for Digital Media, Media and Messages, Writing for the World Wide Web, Web Multimedia Foundations, Digital Imaging, and Adminstrative Office Management (social networking component).

Specialist External Instructor
University of Tasmania
Human Interface Technology Lab

2010, 2011, 2012

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a hybrid Seattle to Launceston live videocast and online course called the Fundamentals of Interactive Entertainment. The course features live guest presenters, remote broadcast of course materials, use of Web2.0 communications applications, and access to Vista/Blackboard as a learning management system.

Textbook Author
Pearson Publishing and
Kendall Hunt Publishing

2005 - 2009

RESPONSIBILITIES: Co-authored two media theory textbooks with Bellevue College colleague, Michael Korolenko: Digital Futurama (Kendall Hunt, 2009), and Design and Storytelling: Media Literacy for the Digital Age (Pearson, 2006) .

Web Course Designer
NW Center for
Emerging Technologies

December 1998 - April 2001

RESPONSIBILITIES: Completed multiple Web course authoring contracts for Harcourt College Publishers via NWCET. Requirements: researching, designing, writing content, and creating storyboards for the following Web-based courses:

Digital Media Developer
NW Center for
Emerging Technologies

September 1997 - December 1998

RESPONSIBILITIES: Designed and completed multiple Web, CD-ROM, and other presentation projects for educational, Web site, and public relations purposes.

Visual Effects Department Manager
The Slide Company,
Seattle, WA

RESPONSIBILITIES: Created custom 35mm visual graphics and optical effects. Clients include Boeing, Microsoft, Nintendo, Airborne, Nordstrom, Weyerhaeuser, Mariners, Seahawks,Bayliner, McCann-Erickson, Key Bank, Cole and Weber, and the Port of Seattle, among many others. Managed a visual effects production department.

Visual Effects
Department Manager

ChromaTechnic Lab
Seattle, WA

RESPONSIBILITIES: Initiated and managed a 35mm custom presentation slide department. Created custom 35mm visual graphics and optical effects.

Media Production Coordinator
Pacific Science Center
Seattle, WA

RESPONSIBILITIES: Obtained grant funding, researched, and produced science-oriented multimedia educational programs and exhibits.

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S P E C I A L I Z E D    S K I L L S

Internet Technologies: Web 2.0 applications, XHTML, Dreamweaver, CSS, FTP, streaming media, Web site management procedures
Web-based Learning Environments: Blackboard/Vista and Canvas course management systems, Skype, Google Hangouts, Second Life, Prezi, Minecraft, Wordpress
Media Applications: PhotoShop, Photoshop Express, Illustrator, Premiere, After-Effects, Camtasia, Audacity, Pixlr, Canva
Web Applications: Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, WikiFoundry, Jing, Animoto, Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, Prezi
Other Applications: PowerPoint (Mix), Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat
3-D Applications: 3D Studio, Maya, ActiveWorlds Eduverse, Minecraft, Second Life

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E D U C A T I O N


2014: Quality Matters
Certificate of Achievement

2013: Bellevue College

E-Learning for Educators certification (9 month program)

2012: University of Washington
Virtual Worlds Certification (9 month program)

2012: Boise State University
3D GameLab Teacher Certification
Online game-based education program for instructors (enrolled in continuing updates)

Microsoft Summer IT Institute
Northwest Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies
Educator 2 Educator Certificate of Participation
Web 2.0 Intensive
Adobe Photoshop Intensive
Adobe Flash Intensive
Introduction to Web Databases

Bellevue College
Bellevue, Washington
Certificates in Multimedia and Web Authoring - 1998

The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington
B.A., Multimedia

P U B L I C     S E R V I C E
Managed Web sites for two non-profit civic organizations - The Washington State Ralph Nader for President campaign (1996) and and the Seattle Independent Media Coalition.
Computer skills mentor for students at High Point Elementary School - Seattle, Washington. This student group won 1st place in the HTML category for the Microsoft All-Stars showcase.

M I L I T A R Y    S E R V I C E
US Army, Medical Corps - awarded Bronze Star, honorably discharged as Specialist 5th class

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