· Instruct third-year students in Academic Writing. Teach Advanced Research Writing and Basic Reading and Composition, utilizing on-line technology and the Internet/World Wide Web. Instruct Basic Reading and Composition and Critical Thinking/Intermediate Composition. Teach in a computer lab using PC networked computers. Teach adults short courses in the extended studies department: Developing a Home Page Using HTML, XML and VRML, Creating Educational Applications Using Authorware and Frontpage. Instruct in the English Section: Basic Reading and Composition, British Literature, Survey of American Literature, and Advanced Composition courses. · Web Site Developer, Grossmont College’s Web Enhanced Learning Liaison (WELL) Group, 1998-1999: · Work with faculty to design and develop the Grossmont College online learning format. · Teach online course "Focus on the Contemporary Novel" and "Writing the Short Story," via Writer’s Online Workshop. · Do independent consulting and authoring work for Internet users, small businesses and individuals on a contract/contingency basis. Develop applications in Asymetrix ToolBook II Instructor and Authorware. Develop web sites with HTML editor and do technical writing tasks.
I am Rev. Jesse Jackson's "guide on the side." I create the learning modules that students enjoy using to learn how to write and how to think critically. The only "sage on the stage" work I do is in the iPod casting I create for my students in the form of lectures on writing and how to do effective online research. My motto: "Internet technology is only as good as good as its ability to inspire the learner."
· Awarded Grant to Develop an Online Course and Multimedia Application: "The Grammar and Research Hospital," by the CVC3, 2003. · San Diego SIGKIDS Award of Merit (2003) for application: "The Grammar and Research Hospital." · Member of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Multimedia Consortium (develop multimedia applications for education). Author and Writing Consultant. · Expernet Member of Giga Information Group, Norwell, MA. · My book, The Digital Scribe: A Writer's Guide to Electronic Media, Academic Professional Press, March 1996, is the first instructional book and CD resource for writers of multimedia publications. I am also authoring a book for IDG Books Worldwide, XML for Dummies. · Short stories and poetry published in Outsider Ink, Back Channels, Cowles Mountain Journal, First Draft, Born Magazine, and the California Quarterly. Publication of numerous professional and teaching articles in journals and magazines including: inside english, San Diego Writer’s Monthly, Computer Edge and Stone. · Royalty agreement for publication of English as a Second Language Articles written for on-line Flight Training Personnel at Virtual Languages, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida. · Publication of the online course, "Publishing an E-Book," for notharvard.com for Dell Computers. · I have consulted with Chemtronics Corporation, The San Diego Union-Tribune Corporation, and other local small businesses in the areas of computer technology and writing skills for business. · I presented at the Tel e-learning Conference '96, October 2-5, 1996, in Chicago, sponsored by The Instructional Telecommunications Council and the PBS Adult Learning Service. · Presenting at the Tel e-Learning 2004 Conference at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar on February 21-24, 2004, sponsored by the Instructional Technology Council. Topic: "Creating Usable Resources for Online Students." · Published three novels online at Contemporary Instructional Concepts Publishers (contempinstruct.com/books/books.htm): Iron Maiden, The President's Parasite and Other Stories, Russian Wolves, Lucifer’s Wedding, and Sins of Darkness. · Writer and journalist who has won awards for reporting and who has produced newsletters and public relations materials for schools, corporations and other organizations.
A. A. degree in Journalism, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA B.A. degree in Telecommunications, California State University, Fullerton, CA. M.A. degree in English (Creative Writing Emphasis), San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Graduate work in law at Concord School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego.
I live in San Diego with my wife, Ellen Bernabei, who is also a higher education teacher.