Valerie Landau's Brief Biography
Valerie Landau is an interactive media producer and instructional designer with Round World Media and an Assistant Professor at California State University, Monterey Bay. For the past three years she has been working with Dr. Douglas Engelbart on research and design of collaborative hypermedia systems.
She has designed and produced video and multimedia projects for clients that include WGBH Interactive, Britannica, hungryminds.com, The Learning Company, PeopleSoft, Mattel, and UC Berkeley.
She began her career as Regional Director of the Literacy Campaign in Nicaragua. She then worked in public television on award-winning documentary programs including "Silicon Valley" TV series which received numerous awards and is on permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution. She also worked for 60 Minutes with investigative reporters Lowell Bergman and Harry Reasoner and for legendary singer Paul McCartney.
In the early nineties she began designing educational interactive multimedia projects, including, Theatrix Interactive's game "Math Heads," winner of the SPA Codie Award Nomination for Best Consumer Creativity Software and the Platinum Award in the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio in 1996. She also worked on "Enhanced Arthur", a prototype for interactive television for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and WGBH Interactive.
She served as Supervisor of Instructional Development for the Foothill/DeAnza Community College District and founded the Multimedia Studies Program at Ohlone College. She was awarded the "Online Pioneer Award' at Ohlone College and worked with the California Virtual Campus to develop the recent book and online course "Developing an Effective Online Course" published by McGraw Hill Primus.
Ms. Landau holds two graduate degrees in the field of Technology in Education,
one from San Francisco State University's School of Education and the
other from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
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