Edited from CV and job description

My name is Mhairi Longmuir, and I studied design for 5 years (Art – all subjects, then BA Hons Applied Graphics with Multimedia technology). I then worked as a web designer for a year, and have been working as a self-employed multimedia/e-learning designer and developer for 13 years, and at the University of the Highlands and Islands for 9 years. My current role is Educational Resource Developer.I love to immerse myself in design, technology, creativity and innovation. I thrive in keeping up to date with best practices, and to produce work which is innovative and fits the needs of the audience/learner. I am continually fascinated how good design can be used to improve learners productivity and experience – and how it can transform highly technical concepts into enjoyable and user-friendly professional learning apps and multimedia.

My current role:

Scoping, Planning and Quality:

Ensure resources developed comply with legislation and EDU Development Standards such as accessibility, GDPR, IPR and copyright.

Design & Creation of Learning Resources:

Use HTML and e-learning applications to create a wide-range of multimedia, illustrations, 2D, 360 and moving image content. I also personally taking responsibility for the coding development / version control / maintenance of the universities HTML5 development e-learning framework. Supporting other members of our team, I also contribute to the quality assurance of our outputs; I have written 3 sections of our EDU Development Standards, and on a daily basis, also do accessibility audits in our HTML outputs, as well as edits for staff, and provide general support and advice with using various technologies.

Stakeholder Engagement and Skills Enhancement:

Contribute to the development, design, delivery and evaluation of skills enhancement and dissemination activities.

Self employment:

In my self employed work, I create bespoke graphic and website designs and e-learning applications. I create functional layouts that are optimized for all device types (mobile, tablet, desktop), motion graphics, animations and hand-drawn illustrations to the brief and/or business objectives, and provide measurable results. I lead face-to-face and virtual client work-sessions to analyze goals and craft learning and business strategies.

Technical skills:

E-learning Media Authoring

Instructional Design

Multimedia / Graphic Design

Video editing

Motion graphics / Animation

Coding / Development

Accessibility

IPR / Copyright

Skill enhancement sessions

Software experience:

Adobe Photoshop (Advanced)

Adobe Illustrator (Advanced)

Adobe Dreamweaver (Advanced)

Adobe Fireworks (Advanced)

Adobe After Effects (Intermediate)

Adobe Animate/Flash replacement (Advanced)

Adobe Premier (Intermediate)

Articulate Rise (Advanced)

Articulate Storyline (Advanced)

VideoScribe Whiteboard Animation (Advanced)

3D Vista Virtual Tour (Advanced)

PanoTour Virtual Tour (Advanced)

Tourweaver Virtual Tour (Advanced)

Techsmith Camtasia (Advanced)

Microsoft 365 (Advanced)

Brightspace VLE (Advanced)

Blackboard VLE (Intermediate)

Moodle VLE (Intermediate)

WordPress website design and development (Advanced), including LearnDash VLE implementation (Advanced) and integration with Articulate Storyline Rise using Tin canny plugin (Advanced)

I have used the following notation to indicate in the sections below where I believe my practice provides evidence for the four principles and values of CMALT.

Principles and valuesNotation
A commitment to exploring and understanding the interplay between technology and learning.
A commitment to keep up to date with new technologies.
An empathy with and willingness to learn from colleagues from different backgrounds and specialist options.
A commitment to communicate and disseminate effective practice.