Search all MERLOT
Select to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Select to go to your Dashboard Report
Select to go to your Content Builder
Select to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
select OK to launch help window
cancel help

MERLOT II




        

Search > Member Results > Geoff Cain

MEMBER PROFILE

Geoff Cain picture

Geoff Cain

MERLOT Contributor  Member of VSB
Director of Academic Technology
Humboldt State University
Primary Discipline:
Other Disciplines:
Member Type: Administrator
Last Login: Jun 25, 2015
Member Since: Mar 11, 2002

Contributions

Affiliations

Primary Affiliation:
  • Humboldt State University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, CA, United States)

MERLOT Connections

Contact Information

Email: Please log in to view contact information
Alternate Email: Please log in to view contact information
Phone: Please log in to view contact information
Address:
Humboldt State University
College of eLearning & Extended Ed
1 Harpst St.
Arcata, CA 95521 United States

Virtual Speakers Bureau

Member of VSB Since: Jun 29, 2006
Best Way to Contact: email  Please log in to view contact information
Fees Involved: Negotiable
Technical Formats: Conference Calls, Discussion Forums, Face-To-Face, Online/Video Conferencing
Topics of Expertise: Topics include open education resources, open textbooks, social media, and online learning and teaching. I believe in using technology to meet course objectives and to solve particular problems in teaching, not just using it because it is there. I focus not only on how to use the tool, but why.
Presentation Titles: Past presentations have included "Open Textbooks, Open Doors," "Creating Hybrid and Mixed Mode Classes," "Concept Mapping: from Pencil to Web 2.0" "Online Course Development Rubrics," "Podcasting," "Powerpoint: Interactive Teaching Techniques," "Inspiration: Concept Mapping in the Classroom," "Effective Online Teaching Techniques."
Availability, special terms, etc.: Flexible schedule; the more advance notice, the better. Travel expenses if required; negotiable fee.

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • M.S., Education, Distance Learning & Online Teaching (06/2003)
    California State University, Hayward
  • Graduate Certificate Online Teaching (06/2002)
    CSU Hayward
  • B.A. English (06/1991)
    Sonoma State University

Positions

  • Director of Academic Technology (02/2013 - Current) Humboldt State University
  • Director, Distance Education (07/2008 - 02/2013) College of the Redwoods
  • Instructional Designer (02/2006 - 06/2009) Tacoma Community College
  • English Instructor (09/2007 - 01/2008) Tacoma Community College
  • Instructional Technology Consultant (07/2005 - 01/2006) CSU, Monterey Bay
  • English Instructor (06/2005 - 11/2005) Hartnell College
  • English Instructor (02/2004 - 01/2005) Monterey Peninsula College

Publications

  • Cain, G. B.. (03-01-04). Review of Hubert Dreyfus' book On the Internet in Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, Univ. of Washington
  • Cain, G. B.. (11-10-03). The Art of Group Work: Creating meaningful collaboration in online learning in Teaching Online in Higher Education

Associations

  • New Media Consortium
    Member 02/2013 - Current
  • Educause
    Member 04/2008 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Innovation Award (06/2008)
    Awarded a grant along with nursing instructor John Miller to develop instructional materials and simulations in virtual worlds (Second Life).

Teaching Experience

  • English 95 (Spring 2006)
    Tacoma Community College - English
    I taught English 95, a developmental college composition and reading class in a face-to-face format as well as a hybrid online version.
  • English 1B (Winter 2005)
    Hartnell College - English
    English composition and literature.
  • English 1A (Spring 2004)
    Hartnell College - English
    English composition and critical thinking.
  • English 300 (Winter 2004)
    Monterey Peninsula College - English, Basic skills
    I taught Eng. 300 and tutored one-on-one in the English and Study Skills Center. I developed the Online Writing Lab for MPC.

Presentations

  • Enhanced Podcasting: Transfoming Sound Files into Educational Multimedia, 11/12/2007
    League for Innovation: Conference on Information Technology, Nasheville, TN
  • Using Second Life's 3-D Online World to Train Online Medical & Nursing Students, 11/12/2007
    League for Innovation: Conference on Information Technology, Nasheville, TN
  • Creating an Online Course Development Process, 10/25/2007
    Educause 2007, Seattle, WA
  • Online Course Development: Ensuring Quality Instruction, 05/04/2007
    Pacific Northwest Higher Education Teaching & Learning Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Podcasting in the Classroom: A live demonstration, 10/24/2006
    League for Innovation: Conference on Information Technology, Charlotte, NC
  • Podcasting at Tacoma Community College, 06/12/2006
    Distance Learning Institute, Yakima, WA
  • Podcasting: A look at who's doing it and why, 05/04/2006
    Pacific Northwest Higher Education Teaching & Learning Conference, Vancouver, WA
  • Creating Community with Blogs, 11/11/2005
    WiAOC Conference, Building Bridges in Cyberspace