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Jessica Pelasky

Jessica Pelasky

Online Adjunct Instructor

Independence University

Mansfield, Ohio Area, us

Top performing, highly-motivated, and results-oriented professional with over 20 years in the web design field and five years in E-learning, Higher Education environment. Dedicated self-starter with exceptional organizational skills who pays close attention to detail, with expertise in the areas of academic advising, course d...


Independence University

Online Adjunct Instructor

• Instruct Web Design courses.
• Prepare, administer and grade assignments, quizzes, and tests.
• Provide objective and subjective feedback regarding student performance.
• Maintain records of student attendance, grades, lab, and homework assignments.
• Advise students regarding academic matters to improve successful course completion.

University of Florida

Online Adjunct Lecturer

College of Journalism – Web Design and Online Communication

• Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction in the Web Design and Online Communications Master's Program.
• Incorporate media and interactive learning tools when appropriate to enhance learning.
• Evaluate and grade students' assignments and projects.
• Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, projects, discussions, and handouts.
• Prepare and deliver live lectures to graduate students via Adobe Connect on topics such as History of the Internet/Web Design; HTML5/CSS3/jQuery; and Web Design stages: Sketching, Wireframes, Mockups, etc.
• Responsible for overseeing the creative direction and project management associated with the development of the program’s Student Showcase website.

Instructor Mentor
• Mentored and supported new instructors and TA’s

Instructional Design
• Assess, design and develop "learner-focused" instructional materials including modules, self-paced study, and multimedia solutions for an online learning environment.
• Effectively integrate Quality Matters standards into course design.
• Appraise course creation quality in terms of design, writing, editing; identify and provide for corrective action when needed.
• Apply the appropriate learning theory and instructional theory necessary for excellent online course design and implementation.
• Manage the development of online courses from conceptualization through production, including the management of all subject matter experts.
• Develop and communicate design 12-16 module courses and production schedules.

Responsible for instructing the following courses:
- Web Design Principles (History of the Internet/Web Design, HTML/CSS, Design stages: Sketching, Wireframes, Mockups, etc.)
- Advanced Web Topics 1 (HTML/CSS/JavaScript Intro.)
- Web Design 1 and 2 for Professional Development

The Whole Shebang

Owner, Website Designer, and Host Manager

• Assist various small businesses/individuals across the country with their own online brand focusing on domain registration, website hosting, web design, and blogging services. Every project is unique and built from the ground up by using the latest techniques in web design.
• Web design clients range from small to medium sized businesses/organizations such as up-and-coming recording artists, Broadway stars, actors, authors, churches/missionaries, state campgrounds, school districts and activities, medical offices, national organizations, as well as radio stations.
• Design and develop information-based websites for various clients using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.