-Organize instructional products to be designed, developed, and evaluated. - Work on multiple, complex projects by following essential project management steps (i.e., initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling).
Effectively communicate and collaborate with SMEs: (i) to identify and analyze program or course core competencies and necessities, (ii) to produce design documents for the course including syllabi, competency analysis, course outline, assignments, assessments and rubrics.
Design pedagogically effective online learning environments applying sound instructional design and best practices. - Design course layouts and flows for appropriate access to learning activities. - Stay current with emerging technologies, methods, and learning theories.
- Develop new instructional materials and multimedia components (e.g., graphics, audio, video, and animation) to facilitate learning and improve performance by using appropriate technologies (e.g., Articulate® Storyline, Camtasia Studio®, Adobe® Captivate®, HTML/CSS) based on development standards, SCORM and ADA.
- Implement formative and summative evaluation plans. - Prepare and disseminate course evaluation report for partnership. - Train partnerships on course functionality.
During the time we worked together, Oktay demonstrated all of the attributes administrators appreciate in promising professionals. He is honest, organized, and a self-starter with high standards. Oktay has an impressive portfolio. He has consistently developed quality online courses. During his time with CDL, he also assisted in research, statistics, procedures/policy recommendations, and program review. While employed with CDL, he developed modules and courses using Quality Matters. His products are consistently well-designed and developed. It is a pleasure working with Oktay!
I have had the pleasure of knowing Oktay since 2007 when was working as a graduate assistant on a US Air Force research project. Oktay demonstrated a strong commitment to the research project. During that time, he successfully completed my statistics course (i.e., EDF5402- ANOVA). Oktay is very interested in the use of technologies for education. Oktay has the ability to conceptualize problems, organize his thoughts, and carry out planned research data analysis. I believe that Oktay’s strengths are in his ability to apply fundamental research skills to instructional design projects. Oktay has always been a strong team member and has been very professional in his interactions with the project team as well as project clients.
Oktay is a true educational leader and instructional designer. He works beyond the call of duty to provide needs to his department in a timely manner. He is one of the most independent thinkers I have encountered in my career as an ID, and I should add his ideas are grounded in the work at hand. Through his extensive instructional systems knowledge and his natural curiosity, he has amassed qualities of information about instructional design, data collection, innovative-related grant opportunities, and more.
I had a pleasure to work with Oktay in a grant project at College of Communication and Information, FSU. Oktay was a hard worker who took his responsibility seriously. He was quick to learn new technology like Captivate and Photoshop. He paid attention to details. Besides, he took initiative in research concerning instructional design when he was working on the grant. I found Oktay to be a dedicated and very helpful worker. He also is easy to work with as he has positive attitude and is willing to learn from others.
I worked closely with Mr. Donmez for two and a half years. He possesses both a comprehensive knowledge of instructional design and practical experience in online pedagogy that was most helpful to me as I redesigned my online courses in compliance with the QM rubric and sound instructional methods. His understanding of online teaching proved invaluable as he assisted me in anticipating my students’ expectations of intuitively navigating my courses. As chair of the distance learning board, what I found most impressive about Mr. Donmez is his ability to take big picture concepts and implement them to the finest detail.