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Geoff Cain

MERLOT Contributor  Member of VSB
Education Consultant
GBC Education Consulting
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Member Type: Consultant
Last Login: Nov 06, 2017
Member Since: Mar 11, 2002

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Affiliations

Primary Affiliation:
  • GBC Education Consulting (Corporation, Other, WA, United States)
Secondary Affiliation:
  • Green River Community/Technical College (Education, Community/Technical College, WA, United States)

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Contact Information

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Address:
4705 73rd Ave Ct W
University Place, WA WA 98466 United States
Skype: geoffcain

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 teaching and learning online, instructional design, 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/TeacherEd (Expert)
    I am currently an education consultant with an extensive background in teaching and instructional design.
  • Education/TeacherEd/Teaching Methods (Expert)
    I am an ABE and English teacher with an extensive background in course development, faculty development, instructional design, student support, and online teaching and learning.

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

  • Adjunct Instructor (ABE) (01/2017 - Current) Green River Community College
  • Founder (09/2016 - Current) GBC Education Consultanting
  • Director of Academic Technology (02/2013 - 05/2016) 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