Teaching Practice

This section, documents past and current teaching duties and
related roles and responsibilities.

Short Bio

In New Media since 1996

Edward’s journey in new media and pedagogy started more than 20 years ago when he started working for small media outlets. In 2001, he started a management consultancy in Web Design and Interactive Media Development “Web4Business Design Group” for corporate clients (logistics and industrial) in North and South America. New Media and Web Development projects included Information Architecture (IA), UI and UX implementation (usability testing & inspections, low to high fidelity website/app prototyping), motion-graphics/photography, corporate storytelling, interactive media (online-offline), e-advertising and web marketing. He managed the planning, visual design, programming and testing phases of hundreds of projects ranging from medium to large in complexity and value. He formed and guided several on-site and remote teams under waterfall and agile-scrum frameworks.

Teaching Experience

Teaching since 2002

Edward started his teaching career at BCIT as Instructor in 2002. His first course was about teaching web design to entrepreneurs looking to launch online operations. In 2003, Edward was hired to teach into the New Media program as a Web Marketing and Industry Operations instructor. By that time, Edward’s skills started to be in demand in other areas of the School of Business at BCIT where he started teaching across departments and programs in Digital Arts, Venture, Broadcast and Media Communications Programs: New Media Design & Web Development, Venture Entrepreneurial Skills Training, Graphic Design, Broadcast and Online Journalism, Radio Arts and Entertainment and Digital Design and Development.

He has developed and Instructed over 35 courses: Practicum Projects, Online and Social Media (Broadcast Journalism), Social Media Networking, Industry Operations for New Media, Introduction to Web Marketing, Web Marketing, Portfolio Development Levels I – II – III, Project Management for New Media, Instructional and Information Design, Information Architecture, Human Factors for New Media, Interface Design, UI and UX (Interface Design and User Experience), Production Assembly, Authoring for New Media, Adobe InDesign I & II, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Introduction to New Media, Communications for New Media, Online Design (Radio), Graphics and Colour for the Web, Design Esthetics, Project 1 (WordPress and Social Media Integration), Design 2 (InDesign for print, web & mobile) and Digital Storytelling, Critical Thinking and Ethics for New Media, Enterprise for New Media, Final Project D3 (Portfolio Development), Trendsetters, Online Marketing, and Internet: Know-How for Business.

He, also designed and implemented websites, microsites, CRMs, advertising and databases for entrepreneurial, portfolio and educational projects at BCIT.

In addition to teaching Edward was elected by the faculty of the Digital Arts department Program Head for New Media Design and Web Development Program in 2006. Since then, he has held this leadership role in working with the Digital Arts Department and the BCIT School of Business in promoting the New Media Design and Web Development Program to the general public, prospective local and international students and industry leaders. He met with New Media Industry and PAC (Program Advisory Committee) regarding strategic direction and assistance to industry changes, overall trends affecting the curriculum, program learning outcomes and employability of graduates of the New Media Design and Web Development Program. He guided and coordinate faculty of 30 + in institute policies, class management procedures and program content. Recruitment of new faculty, advice/counselling students and prospective students, coordinate faculty meetings, major program changes and internal/external informational sessions.

2800 +

Guided Student Portfolios

35 +

Courses Developed

400 +

New Media Projects

20 +

Years of experience

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