Valerie Landau's resume

Valerie Landau
2520 San Jose Ave.
Alameda CA 94501

Short biography of Valerie Landau


Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Human Development & Psychology, emphasis in Technology in Education. Certificate of Advanced Study, 1995  
San Francisco State University, Department of Educational Technology, Master of Arts in Education, 1992

University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1979

Award Winning Publications

Developing an Effective Online Course

Published by McGraw-Hill, 2002. ISBN0072587024

Math Heads: Educational Game

SPA Codie Award Nominee for Best Consumer Creativity Software 1996

SPA Codie Award Best Education Program for Adolescents Math Heads 1997

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Platinum Award, 1996

Family Channel, Seal of Quality, 1996

MacWorld Top Pick Best Kid's CD-ROM to Buy for Christmas 1997

Newsweek Editor's Choice Award 1997 indelibleNews!

iN!-Ovation Award 1997The

Family Channel Seal of Quality 1997

Word Heads:Educational Game

1998 Parents' Choice Gold Award Seal of Excellence

Silicon Valley: A Three Part TV Series

Silicon Valley: Boomtown

    On permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution

    1st Prize PMN Video Competition, San Jose, 1987

    Honorable Mention, National Film and Video Festival 1988

    Film Arts Institute, Award for Local Program Excellence, 1988

Silicon Valley: Company Town

    1st Prize PMN Video Competition, San Jose, 1986

Silicon Valley: Home Town

    2nd Prize PMN Video Competition, San Jose, 1986 

Back From Nicaragua

    Mill Valley Film and Videofest, 1986

Educational Multimedia Design, Development, and Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, California State University, Monterey Bay 2002-Present
School of Information Technology and Communication Design

Supervisor of Instructional Development, DeAnza/Foothill Community College 2001-2002
Supervised Instructional Design projects including design, development and usability studies.
Director, Round World Media, Design and development of educational multimedia 1999-2002.
Major accomplishments include:
  • Instructional Design and development Developing an Effective Online Course for the California Virtual Campus
    Published by McGraw-Hill
  • Instructional Design and Development of See it, Hear it, Do it: Flash 5 an interactive tutorial
  • Design and Develop the Syllabus Maker
  • Instructional Design and formative evaluation and analysis for interactive video prototype ENHANCED ARTHUR for WGBH, Boston funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Information Designer for PeopleSoft's Knowledge Broadcast, an interactive video online learning pilot
  • Consultant, new program design California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Instructional Design and Strategic planning for
  • Develop multimedia for online Math initiative
  • Instructional Design for Mattel's educational Barbie software initiative
  • Conduct market research for The Learning Company
  • Develop multimedia modules for Prometheus Course Management System
  • Develop pedagogical framework for
  • Consult on e-learning for

Founder, Multimedia Studies Program, Ohlone College, 1997-2000Develop an accredited degree program in Multimedia Studies.  Teach courses in Multimedia, Web Design and Online Education.  Supervise faculty, work with advisory board, present to the Board, managed budget, computer labs and scheduling.

Lecturer, San Francisco State University, Department of Instructional Technology and the Multimedia Studies Program 1996-2001

Educational Game Designer, Theatrix Interactive, 1995-1997
Design and develop and conduct usability studies for educational games for children.  Developed concept document for Theatrix Web Site.  

Content consultant for Emmy Award-winning TV program.

Instructional Designer and Project Manager, Creative Media 1991-1994  
Develop and produce curriculum for video, print, and computer-based training.   Managed production of THE CHICKEN MADE OF RAGS a multicultural musical folktale.   Develop Teachers Guide Activity Book. 
Professor, Political Economy, Universidad Nacional Autonma de Nicaragua, 1979-1981  

Regional Director, National Literacy in Nicaragua, 1979-1981. Organized literacy Campaign for the North Region of Managua.

Director of Employee Education, International Airport, Managua, 1980-1981 Design and manage employee education program for 250 workers.  

Film and Video Production

Projects include:  

Awaken, a film by Nicole Landau, 2002 Actress, Assistant Director
TROPICANA, EL GENERAL, CUBA, ARD, German public Television, 1995, Field Guide
Paul McCartney's Latin American Tour documentary, 1993, Pre-production Producer
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FREEWAY, KQED, 1990, Associate Producer
60 MINUTES with Harry Reasoner, CBS, aired January 1989, Field Guide
LATINO, a feature film released in 1984, LUCASFILMS, Actress, Segment Coordinator

Conference Presentations and Publications

Implementing the Engelbart Hypothesis: Discussing the notion of augmenting human intellect, BCNET's Advanced Networks Conference: The Power of High Performance Computing, April 2005, Valerie Landau & Eileen Clegg

Implementing the Engelbart Hypothesis: Discussing the notion of augmenting human intellect, International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, 2005 University of California, Berkeley, February 2005, Valerie Landau & Eileen Clegg

A Case Study of an Educational Networked Improvement Community,  Presentation August, 2004 at the The 15th ACM Conference on Hypertext and HyperMedia. Valerie Landau, Jamie Dinkelacker, and Mary Cooksey. Published in the conference  proceeding

Into the Future, Co-contributor with Eileen Clegg. Threshold; Exploring the Future of Education Journal.  Summer 2004

CAP Goes to School: Exploring the Engelbart Hypothesis: Implementing the Engelbart Hypothesis (MERLOT) International Conference Online Resources: Sharing the Future Costa Mesa, California August 3 - 6, 2004. Published in the Conference Proceedings Online

Dr. Engelbart’s Commemorative Speech, Producer of videotape at the 40th Anniversary of the founding of    DARPA’s Information Technology Processing Office (IPTO) on November 11, 2004, Washington DC

Educational Network Improvement Communities, BCNet’S 4TH Annual Advanced Network Conference, April 2004, Vancouver published in online conference proceedings

Innovation and the Curriculum Workshop, IBM Alamaden Institute Conference: Work in the Era of the Global, Extensible Enterprise, March 24, 2004

Multimedia Showcase, Presenter at the Macromedia Conference for National Software Retailer in January 2004.

Lessons learned from Application of the Engelbart Hypothesis, Next Now Conference, San Francisco, Atherton California, October 2004.

Showcase of Multimedia Learning Objects, Macromedia Conference on Education, 2002.

Developing Online Courses, Online Learning, Huntington Beach, 2001.

Teaching Online, Forth Annual Learning on the Internet Conference, Santa Rosa CA, April, 2000.

Convergence: Where the PC meets the TV, Distance Learning Consortium, Apple Computer, Nov, 1999.

How to Develop an Online Course, Tech Ed99, Ontario, CA, April 1999.

Convergence: Where PC meets TV, Distance Education Consortium, Fremont, April 1999.

How to Develop an Online Course, League for Innovation in Community College, Miami 1998.

Developing Instructional Multimedia for the Web, League for Innovation in Community College, Atlanta, 1997. 

Creating Interactive Multimedia Learning Objects, Staff Development Day, Ohlone College, 1997, 1998, 1999.

Multimedia Showcase, Second Annual Harvard Multimedia Conference, 1995 

Multimedia Showcase, Women in Technology Conference, Harvard University, 1995

Technology in Education Lecture Series, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1995

Professional Organizations

HyperText SIG of ACM


California Teachers Association