Dwight Owens: Résumé
M.A., Educational Technology/Instructional Design
University of Colorado at Denver, December, 1989.
B.A., Chinese Language & Literature
University of Colorado at Boulder, December 1984. Minor concentration
in Computer Science.
Canadian Environmental Practitioner Certificate Program Coursework
Canadian Centre for Environmental Education, Royal Roads University, 2006 - 2007
Courses completed: Sustainable Development: Theory
to Reality (Fall/06; paper), Ethics and the Environment (Spring/07).
Product Management Team Lead
Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, BC, 10/2014 – present
Web Content Manager
Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, BC, 7/2008 – 10/2014
Alphapure Design Studio, Victoria, BC, 2/2005 – present
Ajilon Consulting, Victoria, BC, 8/2003 – 1/2005
Web Communications Designer
Oregon State University
Extension Service, Corvallis, OR, 8/2001-4/2003
Contract Instructional Designer
www.e-vitro.com, Fall, 2000
University Corporation for Atmospheric
Research, Boulder, CO, 1990–2003.
University of Colorado at Denver School of Education, 1988–1989.
University of Colorado at Denver, Dept. of Educational Technology,
Dwight presented or co-presented the following non-credit workshops and training courses.
Web Authoring with Macromedia Dreamweaver
This training workshop was given to Oregon State University Extension Service faculty and staff, Eugene, OR, 11/01.
Basic Web Design and Site Maintenance
Extension Annual Conference, Corvallis, OR, 9/01
Forecasting Aviation Icing: Icing Type and Severity.
Dwight served as technical/instructional director for two point-to-multipoint video-teletraining workshops presented by Dr. Marcia Politovich and Dr. Doug Wesley of UCAR for US Navy and Air Force weather forecasters, February and Marcy, 1998.
Integrating Computer-Mediated Learning into University Curricula
This faculty workshop was presented to science faculty of the Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 8/97.
Computer-Aided Learning and Distance Learning Techniques
Designed and developed and/or coordinated development of the following Web sites and services:
Ocean Networks Canada (2013)
NEPTUNE Canada Wiki (2009)
NEPTUNE Canada (10/08)
Tsunami Safe Website (4/07)
Served a variety of roles, including project manager, instructional designer, instructional developer, programmer, flash developer, or media director/producer for the following multimedia publications:
Customer Service (Flash components, 2011)
Food Safety 2 (Flash components, 2011)
Pesticides Safety (2011)
Caring About Food Safety (2010)
Being Victorian (2008)
Identity Proofing Awareness (2008)
Fire Weather Climatology (2008)
Fire Behavior (2008)
Fire Model Matrix (2008)
Protection of Information (2007)
Fire Inspection (2007)
Overview section of Antarctica: Challenging Forecasts for a Challenging Environment (8/07)
Satellite Meteorology : Introduction to Using the GOES Sounder (Web adaptation of a CD-ROM publication first released in 1998; 12/06)
Shallow-Water Waves (8/06)
In-Depth Physics Lessons (12/04)
West Coast Fog (11/01)
Radiation Fog (12/99)
Extratropical Cyclones (12/94)
Participated in design & development of the following Web-based publications:
Ocean Observatories and Social Computing: Potential and Progress, presented at MTS/IEEE Oceans 2010, Seattle, 10/2010
UCAR/COMET Online Science Materials for K-12 Teachers
Presented as part of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) Teachers Day Workshop, Vancouver, BC, 6/05.
Using the Web to Deliver Training Programs to a Culturally Diverse Internal Extension Audience
Co-presented with Dr. Bob Rost, Ellen Schuster, and Steve Dodrill at the annual meeting of Agricultural Communicators in Education, Savannah, GA, 8/02.
Co-presented with Patrick Parrish and Vickie Johnson at Ed-Media World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, & Telecommunications.
Web-Based Staff Development Module: Lessons Learned
Co-presented with Ellen Schuster, Bob Rost, Holly Berry, Renee Carr, Sharon Cartwright, Steven Dodrill, and Janice Smiley at the National Extension Assoc. of Family and Consumer Sci. (NEAFCS) Nutrition and Technology Workshop, Portland, OR, 10/01
Heckman, B.E. and D.G. Owens, 1996: Pedagogical Contributions of Educational Environments: The Traditional Classroom, Computer-based Learning, and the World Wide Web
Summary of Findings from Focus Group Sessions and a Training Needs Survey
A report to the Working Group on Education and Training Needs in Reg. Assn. IV of the World Meteorological Organization. 1/97.
Project Plan for the Caribbean and Latin American Meteorological Education and Training (CALATMET) Initiative
A report to Costa Rica and Barbados Meteorological Training Institutes, 4/96.
Development of a Modernized Education and Training Program for the China Meteorological Administration: A Preliminary Assessment on the Use of Computer-Aided Learning
A report to the China Meteorological Administration, 3/96.
Agricultural Communicators in Education, 2001-2002
Oregon State University Extension Association, 2001-2002
International Webmasters Association, 2001-2004
International Society for Performance and Instruction, 1989-1992
Computer-aided Language Instruction Society, 1986-1987
University of Victoria Speakers Bureau, Fall 2012-present
OSU Extension Service Biosecurity & Disaster Preparedness Taskforce member, 2-11/02
OSU Information Technology Coordination Committee member, 2002-03
OSU Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility taskforce, 4-6/02
OSU 2007 Marketing, Publishing, & Communications, Web sub-committee, 8-10/02
Core Planning Team Member, Creatively United for the Planet Earth Weekend Festival, Spring 2013
Scientists in Schools volunteer, 2012-present
Board member, Tibetan Cultural Society of Vancouver Island, 2010-present
Founding member, Tibetan Village Project board, 2001-2003
Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors Environmental Health Review Award for Caring About Food Safety, a self-paced learning module covering the basics of food safety in the home. My role: flash and website development. Awarded September, 2010.
Award of Merit for interactive media at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Media Festival for Being Victorian, a site that introduces the early days of Victoria BC, circa 1858-1914. Awarded May, 2009.
American Meteorological Society’s Louis J. Batton Authors Award for “outstanding, newly published learning materials..that foster the understanding of atmospheric and related sciences in K-12 audiences.” This was awarded to UCAR/COMET for the Hurricane Strike! project, which I helped design and develop. Awarded January, 2004.
Gold award for interactive multimedia and Web graphics design given by Agricultural Communicators in Education, for my part in the design of Looking for Oregon’s Future: What is Sustainability? Awarded August, 2002.
IEEE/Marine Technology Society, Seattle, 10/2010
Water in the City, Victoria, BC, 9/2006
FlashForward, Seattle, 2006
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Annual Conference, Vancouver, 2005
Ed-Media World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Denver, CO, 2002
National Extension Technology Conference, State College, PA, 2002
OSU Extension Annual Conference, 2001
Real Media, San Francisco, CA, 11/99
TelCom Telecommunications conference, Anaheim, CA, 1997
World Meteorological Organization Seminar for National Instructors of Regional Assns. III and IV, Bridgetown, Barbados, 7/96
World Meteorological Organization Seminar for National Instructors of Regional Assns. II and VI, Seoul, Korea, 12/93
International Society for Performance and Instruction Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, 1992
International Society for Performance and Instruction Annual Conference, Denver, CO, 1989
Computer-Aided Language Instruction Society meeting, Monterey, CA, 1986
Courses, Seminars, and Workshops
Office Ergonomics, University of Victoria workshop, 2/15
Discover your Strengths, University of Victoria full-day workshop, 10/14
Creativity at Work, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 4/14
Taking Charge of Change, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 3/14
Facilitating for Results, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 10/13
Effective Workplace Communication, University of Victoria full-day workshop, 6/13
Addressing Emotions at Work, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 4/13
Resolving Conflicts with Peers, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 3/13
Usability Week, intensive 1-week workshop on web and application usability, 1/13
Speaking to Influence Others, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 11/12
Basic Principles for a Respectful Workplace, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 11/12
Clarifying Performance Expectations, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 6/12
My Role, My Responsibilities, My Performance Development Plan, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 5/12
MTBI – Increasing your Understanding of Self and Others, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 4/12
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 4/12
Dealing with Difficult Conversations, University of Victoria full-day workshop, 3/12
Developing Competencies for the Future, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 3/12
Managing your Priorities, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 12/11
Speaking to Influence Others, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 11/11
Delegating for Shared Success, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 11/11
Focus: Achieving Your Highest Priorities, University of Victoria half-day workshop, 11/11
Hallmarks of Supervisory Success, University of Victoria HR training, 10/11
Helping Keep your Team on Track, University of Victoria HR training, 10/11
Usability Week with Jakob Nielson, San Francisco 9/2011
Principles and Concepts of Ecological Restoration, Univeristy of Victoria Continuing Education, Spring 2008
Advanced Flash, online class via International Webmasters’ Association, 3-4/04
PHP 2, online class via International Webmasters’ Association, 11-12/02
Beginning PHP, online class via International Webmasters’ Association, 9-10/02
Presenting Data and Information by Edward Tufte, Portland, OR, 6/02
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET seminar, Corvallis, OR, 3/02
CASE Web Workshop, Portland, OR, 3/02
Cascading Style Sheets, online class via International Webmasters’ Association, 1-2/02
Web Accessibility, online class via International Webmasters’ Association, 10-11/01
Conversational Skills, workshop for OSU Staff & Faculty, Corvallis, OR, 11/01
Delegation and Empowerment, workshop for OSU Staff & Faculty, Corvallis, OR, 11/01
F.I.S.H. Philosophy, workshop for OSU Staff & Faculty, Corvallis, OR, 10/01
Macromedia Flash II (Scripting), Portland State University School of Extended Studies, 5/01
Macromedia Flash I (Animation), Portland State University School of Extended Studies, 4/01
China’s Environmental Policy and Management, University of Oregon, Fall/00
Tibetan Language, Naropa University, 1997-1999.
General Meteorology Package (GEMPAK) software training, Unidata, Boulder, CO, 1993
Tibetan Thanka Painting, Naropa University, 1993.
Autodesk Animator software training, Denver, CO, 1992
Computer Applications Certificate Program (classes on UNIX, C, and computer graphics), University of Colorado School of Continuing Education, 1986-1987