Craig Collins

Professor, CIS 9 Month


Courses Taught
  • ITSC 1305 Intro to Operating Systems
  • BCIS 1305 Microsoft Office Business Computer Applications
  • ITSC 1309 Microsoft Office Integrated Software Applications
  • COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing
  • ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers
  • IMED 1316 Web Design I
  • ARTC 1325 Intro to Computer Graphics
  • CPMT 1304 Microcomputer System Software (Android/iOS)
  • IMED 2311 Portfolio Development
  • ITSC 2386 Internship
  • CPMT 2349 Advanced Computer Networking (Servers)
  • ITSW 1310 Introduction to Presentation Graphics
  • IMED 2315 Web Design II
  • ITSW 2334 Advanced Spreadsheets
  • ITNW 2405 Network Administration (Linux)
  • ITNW 2401 Administering Servers (Windows)
  • ITSY 2400 Operating System Security
  • ITSE 1294 Information Technology in Health Care
Education
  • University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    Ph.D. work in Educational Computing  2001-
    University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • M.S. in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems 1996-2000
    Focus on eLearning, Distance Education, and Technology
  • University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, TX
    B.B.A in Computer Information Systems 1980-1995
    Areas of Concentration: Operating Systems and Productivity Software
    B.B.A with Honors, Honors Certificate
Teaching Experience
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX  2001-2007
    Adjunct Faculty – Intro to Computer Science and Information Systems
    Adjunct Faculty – Business Computer Applications                                                                                                                            
    Developed syllabi and overall course structure, delivered instruction, and administered grades
  • Cedar Valley College, Dallas, TX    2003-2006
    Adjunct Faculty – Instructor - ITSC 1413/IMED 1416 Internet/Web Page Design
    Adjunct Faculty - ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I (MS Office)
    Adjunct Faculty - COSC 1301 Integrated Software Applications I (MS Office)
    Adjunct Faculty - BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications I (MS Office)
    Developed syllabi and overall course structure, delivered instruction, and administered grades
  • Texas State Technical College 1999-2000
    Department Chair/ Faculty: Integrated Digital Imaging Department, Digital Media Department
    Interact with College, direct staff, manage department, Curriculum and Professional Development, Distance Education development              
    Instructor - Advanced Web Pages
    Instructor - Digital Imaging
    Instructor - 3-D Animation
    Developed syllabi and overall course structure, delivered instruction, and administered grades
  • Texas State Technical College 1995-1999
    Assistant Department Chair/Faculty: Computer Networking Systems 
    Instructor - Introduction to Computer Networking
    Instructor - Telecommunications
    Instructor - Operating Systems I & II
    Instructor - Computer Applications
    Instructor - Database I & II
    Instructor - Emerging Technologies
    Developed syllabi and overall course structure, delivered instruction, and administered grades
Professional Experience
  • Creative Education Institute (CEI),  Waco, TX 2003–2005
    Trainer, technical support     
    Supported member schools, and provided training to faculty and staff, beta testing
  • CORD, Center for Occupational Research and Development, Waco, TX 2000–2003
    Research Associate     
    Designed and set up National Academy Foundation support web site, Maintained Academy web site and content distribution
    Delivering professional development to faculty, Oversaw development for nationwide Academy of IT curriculum
          Developed curriculum for Internet and Web
          Developed curriculum for System Support and Computer Maintenance
          Developed curriculum for Logic for Programming
          Developed curriculum for Digital Networks
          Developed curriculum for Databases
          Developed curriculum for Digital Media
  • Scott Jones College Publishers, El Granada, CA 1999–2004
    Author, Review, Contributing Editor
Professional Publications
  • “Distance Education: Is it right for Tech Prep?” Connections Vol. 10, No 9 (2001): 6-7
  • DOS and the Art of the Command Line
  • Paint and the Art of Computer Graphics
  • HTML and the Art of Web Pages
  • PowerPoint and the Art of Presentation Graphics
  • Co-wrote: Mastering Today’s Software: Paradox 5.0 (ISBN 0-03-01072-6) and Instructor’s Manual
  • Co-wrote: Mastering Today’s Software: Access 2.0 (ISBN 0-03-015537-1)
  • Co-wrote: Productivity Software Guide: Paradox 5; (ISBN 0-03-011079-3)
  • Contributing Ed: Lab Activities for the World Wide Web (ISBN 1-57676-039-1)
Professional Performances

n/a

Professional Presentations
  • Fusion, Desire2Learn Users Conference, 2009-2019
    -Lean Approaches to Training
  • NISOD, International Conference on Teaching Excellence, 2011, Austin, TX
    -Whole Brain Learning
    -Zero Week
  • NISOD, International Conference on Teaching Excellence, 2010, Austin, TX
    -Did I mention that it’s FREE? Support Learning Styles and Pedagogical Foundations with Software Solutions
  • NISOD, International Conference on Teaching Excellence, 2009, Austin, TX
    -  Student Support: Learning Styles, Pedagogical Foundations, and Software Solutions
  • NISOD, International Conference on Teaching Excellence, 2008, Austin, TX
    -Support for Asynchronous Learning… tools and implementation
  • Invited to Oxford Round Table, 2007, London, England
    -Regulation of Cyberspace
  • NISOD, International Conference on Teaching Excellence, 2006, Austin, TX
    -Learning Styles and Asynchronous Learning Support
  • League for Innovation Conference on Information Technology, 2005, Dallas, TX
    -Learning Styles and Asynchronous Learning Support
  • Creative Education Institute, 2004, Austin, TX
    -Technology Training to Support Educational Consultants
  • Field Reader for Department of Education, 2003, Washington DC
    -Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers To Use Technology (PT3)
  • Presented at National Academy Foundation, 2003, Phoenix, AZ
    -Advanced Web, Servers, Digital Content, Media Production
  • Presented at Academy of Information Technology, 2003, Waco, TX
    -Digital networks, Digital Audio/Video, Media Production
  • Presented at National Tech Prep Network, 2002, Cincinnati, OH
    -Digital media, Web Pages, Internet Communications
  • Presented at National Academy Foundation Institute, 2002 Atlanta, GA
    -Logic for Programming, Systems, Advanced Web, Digital Media
  • Presented at NTPN, 2001, Dallas, TX
    -Video Conferencing tools
  • Presented at NAF Summer Institute, 2001, San Antonio, TX
    -Introduction to the Internet
  • Presented NTPN, 2000, Charlotte, NC
    -Creating Simple Web Pages, Using the Internet
  • Presented NAF Teacher Institute, 2000, Washington DC
    -Web site access, design 
Awards
Research Interests
  • Computer Operating Systems
  • Web Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Applications