DONALD AGUILAR

Associate Professor Emeritus
Cameron University
2800 West Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505
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Areas of Expertise

B.H. and Flora Brewer Endowed Professor in Instructional Technology
Associate Professor Department of Multimedia Design
Cameron University
2800 West Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505

University Experience--Cameron University from 1998

Assistant Professor in Multimedia Design and Brewer Endowed Professor

Selected as the B.H. and Flora Brewer Endowed Professor in Instructional Technology in May 2011. Was the first Chair of the Multimedia Design department beginning at its inauguration in August 1998 until June 2011. Established student and faculty policies during the first two years of the department. Guided planning to determine infrastructure and curriculum requirements. Established an advisory committee of training development corporations and government training development agencies. Agencies included the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, Stanley, Tec-Masters, Eagle Systems and Services, Advanced Systems Technology, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing.

Teach courses of applied theory and emerging technologies, and the business of production in a corporate setting. Serve as primary interface with industry on internship experiences. Wrote 4 successful OCAST Partnership Grant Proposals totaling $170,000. Won an additional $160,084 grant from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to produce immigration training for State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement Officers. In 2008 through 2010, served as mentor to a group of interns who developed approximately thirty tutorials on chemical hygiene based on OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.1450. The tutorials were used to train faculty, staff and lab assistants in chemical hygiene each in 2011 and 2012.


Academic Experience

  • May 2011-Present: B.H. and Flora Brewer Endowed Professor in Instructional Technology
  • July 1998-Present: Assistant Professor of Multimedia Design, Cameron University,Lawton, OK
  • Academic Standards and Policies Committee (2007-2009),(2011-2013),(2015-2016)
  • Faculty Development Committee (2011-2013)(2015-2016)
  • Priddy Grant/ Immersive Technologies Ad Hoc Committee (2010-2011)
  • HLC Criterion 4 Committee, Task Leader Component 4C (2008-2010)
  • University Mission Statement Revison Committee (2005)
  • Chair, General Education Committee (2003-2006)
  • Member, Institutional Assessment Committee (2004-2006)
  • Chair, Council of Chairs (2004-2006)
  • Member, Faculty Development Committee (2003-2006 and 2011-2012)
  • Faculty Council, Long Range Planning Committee, 1998-2000

Courses Taught

  • MM 1013, Fundamentals of Multimedia Design
  • MM1133, Production Techniques (PowerPoint, Photoshop, ImageReady, Pinnacle, various digital audio editing software)
  • M1143, Instructional Design
  • MM2024, Multimedia Production (Technologies and Events of Production)
  • MM 2033, Web Communication & Design
  • MM2123, Multimedia Production II (Using advanced, integrated authoring technologies)
  • MM2132, Legal and Ethical Issues (in Multimedia)
  • MM2804, AAS Capstone
  • MM4804, BS Capstone.

Consultant in Instructional Design and Technologies

  • Provided input to Advanced Systems Technology, Inc. on improvements to their iKe™ browser-based authoring tool that resulted in their Hailstone™ upgrade. Currently, iKe is the authoring tool designated as the primary e-learning development tool for Fort Sill.
  • Consultant to local and tribal police in enhancing audio, video and graphics for identification of criminal suspects and their equipment from 2000 to the present.
  • Consultant to Advanced Systems Technology, Inc. (AST), and the US Army Field Artillery School in 2008 and 2009 on the integration of authoring tools to produce browser-based, SCORM conformant e-learning at level III of interactivity.
  • Contracted to develop instructional design training for military and civilian employees of the US Army Field Artillery Schools in 2002 and 2004 and again during the summer of 2009.
  • Consultant to the Chief Knowledge Officer, School of Fires, Fort Sill on e-learning methods and student internship development.
  • Contracted to teach Goodyear training developers to incorporate instructional strategies into Authorware 7 in 2005. Was required to teach Authorware 7 as part of the training.
  • Consultant to Eagle Systems and Services, Inc., a woman-owned, minority training development company from 2005 to the Present. Employment includes periodic quality assurance reviews of training materials for compliance with modern e-learning principles and review of proposals for technical accuracy in explaining learning and e-learning concepts.
  • Contracted to instruct on Instructional Systems Design concepts with Aviation Training Consultants, LLC (ATC) from August to December 2006. Have been requested to continue the training into May 2007.

Grants

  • Magange funds from annual Carl Perkins Grants for the AAS program. This amounts to from $10,000 to $30,000 per year.
  • Manage funds from 2012 Northrop Grumman grants to improve interactive animation laboratories.
  • Wrote the proposal portion of the 2011 Northrop-Grumman Grant which was in November, 2011.
  • Was key to AST’s provision of a free license to Nextport™, a Learning Management used to track mandated instruction to staff and faculty.
  • Cameron Point of Contact to Advanced Systems Technology (AST), Inc., a Lawton-based, technology company. Granted licenses for their browser-based authoring, iKe™, and it’s follow-on, Hailstone™.
  • Charles F. Day & Associates, LLC, continuing $3000 per semester Grant to quantitative analysis instruction (2010-to 2015)
  • Organic Motion donation in kind of $40,000 in hardware and software for the Markerless Capture Stage™ (2010)
  • AST Grant ($3000) to develop Level III Interactivity in the Integrated Knowledge Objects iKe™), browser based authoring tool.
  • DOJ COPS ($148,000) Immigration Law for State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement 2005-2008) Resulted in the production of an 8-hour course entitled Basic Immigration Training (BIET).
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Online Training Development Project ($143,608), OCAST/Advanced Systems Technology (AST) (2003-2005).
  • DNA Evidence Handling Supplement (extention) ($18,373) OCAST/AST, 2001-2002.
  • DNA Evidence Handling Course Development ($18, 373), OCAST/AST, 2000-2001.
  • Law Enforcement CBT Training Development Internships ($41,846), OCAST/Advanced Systems Technology (AST) 1999-2000

Presentations, Seminars

  • Special Studies in Multimedia eLearning Concepts, Presented to selected training in the U.S. Army Field Artillery School, June and July 2009.
  • Integrating iKe and Captivate to Produce Level III Interactivity in e-Learning—iKe User’s conference, Feb, 2009.
  • Techniques for using iKe™ to Build in Level III Interactivity In an Ammunition Course, a demonstration by request to Fort Sill Training Development officials, November 2008.
  • echniques for Developing Level III Interactivity in e-Learning, A presentation offered during the TRADOC Distance Learning Conference and sponsored by AST, March 2008.
  • Advanced Adobe Premiere Techniques, Cameron University, June 2001.
  • Practical Instructional Design, War Fighting Integration and Instruction Directorate, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, June 2001.

Publications

Johari, A., Bradshaw, A.C., & Aguilar, D. (January 2001). Pre-employment Education: Making the Most of Instructional Technology Internships, Journal of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

E-Learning Titles

  • Basic Immigration Enforcement Training (BIET) Development was in 2006-2007. Used a licensing agreement with AST to commercialize BIET in 2010.
  • Chemical Hygiene Training.(2010) With 2 student interns, developed Chemical Hygiene Training to reflect the current Chemical Hygiene Plan. In Fall 2011, it was being used to provide mandated safety training to all faculty, staff, and selected student lab workers.
  • Quantitative Analysis (2010). Developed a tutorial introducing Quantitative Analysis to selected students at the Defense Logistics University. As of September, 2011 the product is in review

Capabilities

  • HTML5 and CSS
  • Certified Scrum Master (Agile Project Management)
  • Human Performance Improvement
  • Instructional Systems Design (ISD)
  • E-Learning Design, Development, and Technologies
  • Planning for High Interactivity e-Learning Activities
  • E-marketing Design and Development
  • Video Scriptwriting, Planning, Shooting and Digital Editing
  • Digital Audio Capture And Editing
  • Integrating authoring tools.
  • Captivate™, Instructional Development Tool
  • Ike™, Browser Based Instructional Development Tool
  • Authorware™, Instructional Development Tool.
  • Toolbook II Instructor v.8
  • IconAuthor v. 5 Authoring Software
  • PostBox Digital Video Editor, Lawton, Oklahoma.
  • Quest™ Authoring Software.
  • Designer's Edge™, electronic instructional systems design and development software
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Adobe Photoshop™/ImageReady™

Related Corporate Experience—LB&M Associates, 1991—1998


Task Leader, Lawton Chamber of Commerce and Industry promotional CD, Discover Lawton/Fort Sill.

This project demonstrates my ability to use a systematic approach to analyzing, designing and developing multimedia titles for commercial marketing use. It also shows the ability to organize a multimedia production team in order to provide fast service. As in all projects I used the talents of a team of professionals to design and develop this title in 30 days. The title uses text, graphics, animation, audio, and video to provide users with an aesthetically pleasing presentation. I also provided users the option to dig deeper into a given area by giving them the option to view statistics and other factual data.

Task Leader, Training for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Staff Modeling System..

These projects showed my ability to design and develop a rudimentary multimedia program that would run on anything from legacy 286 PCs to, then, modern Pentium IIs. I was responsible for conducting job-task analysis on the graphical user interface (GUI) used for the INS’s Staff Modeling System. I used Designer’s Edge for this task. While the software was being built in another division, I supervised and reviewed the development of a paper-based User's Manual that was based on my training analysis. I also wrote and programmed an on-line, computer based training application that can be made to run concurrently with the GUI and the modeling software. LB&M’s software division developed the authoring tool I used.

Project Leader, Naval Air Weapons Station, Point Mugu Electrokinetic Experiment Video Documentation.

Videotaped three phases of a multi-phased environmental cleanup experiment. The project required performance of on-site analysis of procedures and processes and to capture these processes on tape. Edited three of the phases into a coherent whole, using a PostBox digital, non-linear editing station

Project Leader, Multimedia Computer-Assisted Course Development for the Automated Training Analysis and Feedback System (ATAFS).

This project demonstrated an ability to design training for a computer application as the application was being built. Because training was being designed while the software was being developed, I and my programmer were able to influence the design of the application’s GUI to make it more user-friendly. I was responsible for the analysis, design and development of a CAI course on the use of the U. S. Army’s Simulation Network’s new Automated Training Analysis and Feedback System (ATAFS). I determined the tasks necessary to operate this new system. I also decomposed the tasks into skills, knowledge and abilities and provided the customer an outline of each lesson, simulation and test. In accordance with the contract, I wrote the scripts and storyboards for the program and assisted in the programming and delivery of three prototype and one final version of the CBT. We used Quest for the development. Each version was delivered on an ISO 9660 complaint CD-ROM pre-master.

Project Leader, Computer-Assisted Training Analysis and Design on the U S Army’s SINCGARS Radio

I managed a team of training analysts and media specialists responsible for the analysis of tasks for training field artillery general-purpose users in SINCGARS tasks. The goal of the project was to reduce 22 hours of resident instruction to 10 or fewer hours of resident/non-resident computer-assisted instruction. Work under this delivery order of the TRADOC Omnibus Training Support Contract resulted in three deliverables constructed in accordance with MILSTD-1379D. The Learning Analysis Report decomposed tasks down to basic skills, knowledge, and abilities; Lesson Specification Report grouped tasks into lessons and modules and provided samples of tests and lesson content; and the Instructional Media Design Report (IMDR) provided a detailed outline of each lesson, simulation and test. The IMDR also provided the estimated resources required to complete the development of the CAI course.

Project Leader, Video Production, Operation Stewardship: The Army and the Environment (TVT-5-56)

I managed a team consisting of a training developer, video production specialist, sound engineer, cameraman, and graphic artist, to produce an environmental awareness training video entitled, Operation Stewardship: The Army and the Environment (TVT-5-56), for the U.S. Army Engineer School. Deliverables for this delivery order under the TRADOC Omnibus Training Support Contract included a video suitability report, content outline, script, storyboard, shot list and resource support list, and shooting schedule. All deliverables met the requirements of MIL-STD-1379.

Project Leader, Video Production, U S Army Field Artillery School.

Authored or Co-authored pre-production deliverables for seven field artillery instructional videos to complement paper-based Distributed Training Program (DTP) modules for Field Artillery MOS 13B40 Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (ANCOC). I personally managed a team consisting of a video production specialist, sound engineer, cameraman, and graphic artist to produce and direct three of the videos. Seven videos were delivered in 1-inch video format under his contract. Other deliverables included: a detailed study to determine the existence of "off-the-shelf" videos to satisfy the need for video supplements to the DTPs; content outlines that provided detailed descriptions of narration and graphics; scripts and storyboards; resource requirements; shooting schedules, shot lists; and paper-based student guides for each video.

Project Leader, Joint Regional Environmental Training Center (JRETC) Needs Analysis.

Conducted a needs analysis to determine the feasibility of establishing a JRETC at Fort Richardson, Alaska to service State of Alaska agencies as well as Federal agencies in Alaska and throughout the Pacific Rim. My efforts culminated in the JRETC Training Master Plan (TMP). This plan consisted of a training situation analysis and a facilities and equipment requirements analysis. The TMP provided detailed plans for establishment of the JRETC including floor plans, computer and tele-training hardware specifications, and five-year curriculum. In addition, the plan showed the number of personnel required to run the facility and estimated that the facility would be self-sustaining within three years.

Training Analyst/Writer, MOS 13B40 Advanced NCO Course (ANCOC) Program of Instruction (POI)

I assisted in a detailed analysis of the 13B40 ANCOC program of instruction (POI) to determine candidate subjects for Phase II, DTP Pilot Program. The analysis included examination of existing training programs, training in a comprehensive DTP Suitability Study for government use. Following the analysis, I authored a DTP module entitled, Troop Leading Procedures.

Project Leader, Field Artillery Cannon Crewman 13B40 Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course Distributed Training Project (DTP).

I managed a team of subject matter experts and training developers to produce DTP modules for the Field Artillery Reserve Component Officer Advanced Course (FA-RCOAC) pilot program. I personally authored two DTP modules, Field Artillery Cannon Ammunition and Defense of the Field Artillery Battery. In addition, I was responsible for the overall production of 12 DTP modules.

Assistant Project Leader, DTP project.

Assisted in managing five training developers in the design and development of 15 DTP modules for Phase I of the 13B40 ANCOC DTP pilot program. I personally developed a DTP module entitled, Opposing Forces during the project.

Relevant Military Experience, 1970 to 1990

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Chief, Operations/Test Support, Test and Experimentation Command, Fire Support Directorate (TEXCOM FSD), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1989 to 1990.

Operations officer for the U.S. Army'sprimary field artillery operational test agency. Duties included developing curriculum forreestablishment of an Officer Professional Development Program consisting of periodic internal classes and external courses of instruction to provide test officers with a working knowledge of the Materiel Acquisition Process to include methods/types of testing.

Action Officer, current operations, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations (ODSCSOPS), U.S. Army (USAREUR), Europe, 1987 to 1989.

Duties included developing and presenting a daily multimedia briefing to USAREUR DCSOPS. Also developed and gave monthly multimedia briefing to the Commander in Chief (CINC), USAREUR on current operations within the USAREUR area of responsibility.

Contracting Officer Representative, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations (ODSCSOPS), U.S. Army (USAREUR), Europe, 1987 to 1989.

Additional responsibility as Contracting Officer's Representative. Duties included doing market research, writing the request for proposal (RFP), and organizing and conducting a source selection board to select a contractor for CINC USAREUR's of Theater Command Readiness Program (TCRP) seminars: a multimillion dollar project. Also monitored progress of the contract with KETRON, INC., to develop a series of TCRP seminars. These seminars were used byCINC USAREUR as "senior leader training" to involve top NATO and State Department personnel in reviewing and revising NATO war plans.

Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 1982 to 1985.

Operations officer for one of the largest ROTC programs in First Army. Responsible for developing and evaluating training for over 500 students annually at five campuses over the entire western half of Puerto Rico. Increased the Officer Basic Course (OBC) success rate of second lieutenants from the ROTC program by designing and developing an intensive Englishas-a-second-language curriculum for ROTC cadets. OBC success rate increased from 70% to 99% in less than three years. Developed script and storyboard for a video (Here to Learn) to promote the ROTC's nine-week, resident, English-as-a-second-language course at Camp Santiago, Puerto Rico.

Media Selection Officer, United States Army Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1979 to 1982.

Served as advisor to Director, DCRDT on media issues and provided special reports on such topics as robotics and videodisc technology. Simultaneously, served as Chief, Extension Training Branch, responsible for the development of extension training materials (ETM) and subcourses for the school's correspondence course program. Also, served as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on various contracts to review and revise existing ETM.

Company Commander, Light Infantry Company, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 1976 to 1977.

Responsible for the training, administration and maintenance of a light infantry company of more than 160 men. Training responsibilities included the development, supervision and evaluation of individual and collective training skills for more than 20 military occupation specialties and skill levels.

Executive Officer, Light Infantry Company, (Ranger) Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 1974 to 1975.

Responsible for the analysis, design and development of common task training for the newly formed 1st Ranger Battalion. Identical training objectives and training were later incorporated into skill level one soldier's manuals for military occupational specialty 11B (light infantryman). Also responsible for evaluating individual training and collective training.

Civilian Education

  • M.Ed., Technology (Instructional Technology), 1979, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • B.S., English and Speech Education, Magna Cum Laude, 1970, Texas A&I University, (Distinguished Military Graduate), Kingsville, Texas

Military Education (In order of relevance)

  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1986
  • Systems Approach to Training, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1979 and 1990
  • Test Officer Orientation Course, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1990
  • U.S. Army TRADOC Marketing Management Course, Fort Harrison, Indiana, 1984
  • Contracting Officer Representative Course, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1980
  • USAREUR Contracting Officer Representative Course, Frankfurt Germany, 1986
  • Nuclear Weapons Release Procedures Course, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany,1986
  • Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1971 and 1977
  • Airborne and Ranger Training, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1971