Curriculum Vitae

For a more detailed description of my academic work, please visit my Learning Adventures page. You can also read more about what students think about my classes as well as what other educators have to say about my teaching style.

Experience | Education | Professional Associations
Selected Presentations, Workshops, and Activities
K12 Outreach Activities | Academic Interests | LinkedIn Profile

Experience

Victor Valley College

Victorville, CA
January 2011-Present
Adjunct Professor, Computer Information Systems

  • Courses taught: Computer Literacy (Introduction to Computer Information Systems)

Post University

Waterbury, CT
Aug 2011-August 2013
Associate Professor, MA Education: Instructional Design and Technology

  • Graduate Level Courses taught: EDU 505 – Future of Education; EDU 520 – Digitally Mediated Teaching and Learning; EDU 623 – Designing Learning Environments; EDU 624 – E-Learning Design for Diverse Learners

 

Cerro Coso Community College

Ridgecrest, CA
August 2004 – January 2012
Professor, Computer Information Systems

  • Courses taught: Introduction to Computer Information Systems; Introduction to Computer Science; Computer Literacy; Introduction to Robotics; Programming with Visual Basic; Creating a Course with Moodle; Introduction to Online Teaching; HTML/CSS; PHP.
  • Faculty Advisor: Students Intrigued by Technology
  • Workshop Facilitator: Online Teaching Certificate Program
  • Campus Committees: Technology Resource Team, Academic Senate Pedagogy
  • District Committees: Technology Learning Council, Instructional Technology, Distance Education

City University of Seattle

Seattle, WA
October 2008 – 2010
Professor, Technology Management, Computer Science

  • Graduate Level Courses taught: Managing the Technology Career; Applied Action Learning I; Applied Action Learning III; The Practicing Technology Manager. (Masters of Science in Technology Management program)
  • Undergraduate Level Courses taught: Introduction to Internet and Web Publishing

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA
July 2004-July 2007
Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

  • Graduate Level Courses taught: Introduction to Distributed Learning Environments
    (Masters of Arts in Educational Technology program)

@ ONE

September 2003 – June 2006
Workshop Developer and Facilitator

  • Courses taught: Using Blackboard to Enhance Your On Campus Classes; Asynchronous Communication Tools; Synchronous Communication Tools; Creating Instructional Websites; Introduction to Blackboard; Blogging, Wikis, and Online Tools to Enhance Student and Faculty Collaboration; Introduction to Online Learning.

California Virtual Campus

August 2001 – March 2005
Workshop Developer and Facilitator
CVC4 Executive Board Member

  • Workshops taught: Intro to Online Teaching & Learning; Exemplary Online Teaching; Introduction to Blackboard; Introduction to Moodle; Copyright and Fair Use.
  • Campus Distance Education Mentor

Porterville College

Porterville, CA
January 1997 – July 2004
Associate Professor / Instructional Technologist

  • Courses taught: Introduction to the Internet; Internet Research; Web Page Design; Web Design Practicum; Introduction to Computers.
  • Distance Education Coordinator
  • CVC4 Campus Distance Education Mentor

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Education

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA (online)
2002-2003
MA, Educational Technology

Action Research Project: Changing teaching strategies to encourage a community of practice in online and on campus classes; building a community of practice among distance education faculty.

Coursework included:

  • Learning and Technology
  • Shaping Learning Environments
  • Mentoring and Team Leadership
  • Curriculum and Technology
  • Leadership and Educational Technology
  • Managing Learning Technologies for Change

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Los Angeles, CA (online)
2001-2002

Advanced Online Teaching Certificate

Coursework included:

  • Teaching and Learning Models for Online Courses
  • Developing Curriculum for Online Programs
  • Distance Learning Assessment Theory
  • JavaScript for Educators
  • Designing Online Programs
  • Creating and Using Multimedia Online

Cerro Coso Community College

Ridgecrest, CA
2000-2001
Faculty Online Teaching Certificate

Coursework included:

  • Online Course Management Strategies
  • Development of Web-based Course Content
  • Survey of Course Management Software
  • Introduction to Multimedia for Teaching
  • Accessibility for Web Course Development

California State University

Fresno, CA
1991-1994

BA, Linguistics, ESL Concentration / minor: English


College of the Sequoias

Visalia, CA
1987-1990
AA, Liberal Studies

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Professional Associations

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Computer-Using Educators (CUE)
  • KernCUE
  • CUE eLearning SIG
  • CUE Higher Education SIG
  • The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • IEEE – Computer Society Membership
  • Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)

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Selected Presentations, Workshops, & Activities

  • “Making Sense of Maker Education” (proposed)
    “Make” Your Own Innovative Space: FabLab, MakerSpace, Idea Lab (co-present proposed)
    ISTE 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    June 2014
  • “Making Sense of Maker Education” (proposed)
    “Give Your Classroom a Maker-Over”
    (co-present proposed)
    CUE Spring 2014 Conference
    Palm Springs, CA
    March 2014
  • Great Inventors 3D Printing Workshop
    CSU Channel Islands
    Camarillo, CA
    October 13, 2013
  • Introduction to 3D Printing for Education
    CTAP Region 9
    Santa Barbara, CA
    June 18, 2013
  • “Going in Circles – Managing Large Online Classes”
    CUE Spring 2013 Conference
    Palm Springs, CA
    March 2013 
  • 3D Design and Printing Workshop
    Middle & High School student projects presented at the WRI3D booth, CUE13
    Phelan, CA
    January-March 2013
  • “Building Effective Learning Communities”
    Co-facilitator,  Distance Education Academy
    Victor Valley College
    Victorville, CA
    October 19, 2012
  • “Social Media in the Classroom”
    College of the Desert
    Palm Desert, CA
    August 22, 2012
  • Pepperdine Alumni Conference, conference coordinator
    Pepperdine University
    Malibu, CA
    July 17-21, 2012
    http://www.educationalexperimentalist.com/alumni 
  • STEMinist Interview
    http://www.steminist.com/2012/04/09/debby-kurti-professor-instructional-design-tech/
    April 9, 2012
  • Shifted Learning Interview
    http://www.shiftedlearning.org/2011/09/episode-23-debby-kurti/
    September 2, 2011
  • Haiku CMS Bootcamp
    California Technology Assistance Program, Riverside Department of Education
    Riverside, CA
    July 2011
  • “Tweet Me 4 PD & Community!”
    CUE Spring 2011 Conference
    Palm Springs, CA
    March 2011
  • “Moodling Around”
    Riverside Department of Education
    Indio, CA
    July 2009
  • “Using Your Moodle: Best Practices in E-Learning”
    Los Angeles Unified School District Virtual Academy (LAVA)
    Elluminate.
    May 18, 2006.
  • “Creating Constructivist Learning Environments Using Moodle”
    CLTNet seminar “Teaching Your First (or Second) Online Course”.
    http://www.cltnet.org
    October 2005
  • “Instant Messaging makes it Real: Social Glue for Online Learning”
    Co-presenter with Dr. Paul Sparks, Pepperdine University
    National Educational Computing Conference
    Philadelphia, PA
    June 2005

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K12 Outreach Activities

  • HDCHS Computer Literacy (Jr/Sr High Schoolers)
    Monthly hybrid format class for Homeschoolers
    Hesperia, CA
    August 2013-June 2014
  • Exploring 3D Design and Printing (3rd-5th grade)
    Lang Elementary School
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    August 22, 2013
  • Project 5S: Young Inventors Workshop (Jr/Sr High Schoolers)
    3D Printing & Arduino
    Hesperia, CA
    June 2013
  • 3D Design and Printing (Jr/Sr High Schoolers)
    Phelan, CA
    January-March 2013
  • “They Play LEGOs in College?”
    Expanding Your Horizons
    China Lake – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    Tulare County – May 2007
  • LEGO Engineering Day Camp (3rd-8th graders)
    Mono County Library, Mammoth Lakes, CA
    July 2011
  • Cerro Coso Virtual High School professor
    Computer Information Systems
    Fall 2009-Spring 2011
  • “The Impact of Social Media – The Shift from Consumption to Production”
    Local high school technology classes
    2008, 2009, 2010
  • Robotics for Middle Schoolers
    Ridgecrest, CA
    Summer 2009, 2010
  • I Can Go To College
    5th Grade College Visit Day (400+ local 5th graders)
    2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

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Academic Interests

Educational technology, social media, web 2.0 applications, open source computing, virtual learning environments, robotic engineering, constructivist education, online teaching and learning, teacher professional development, communities of practice, informal learning, hard fun.

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Contact

816-974-3374
debby (at) ttinvent.com

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