James Gonzalez

Educator, Instructional Designer. eLearning Developer

Online teaching expert passionate about using technology to improve the lives of others.


1998 - Present

Professor of Media Studies

I am a tenured faculty member in the Multimedia Studies Program at the College of Marin, a small, 2-year College near San Francisco, California. As the founding faculty member and Program Coordinator, I was responsible for the instructional design and development of over 20 courses and AA degrees in Digital Video/Audio, Web Design, and Graphic Design.

2006 - Present

Freelance Instructional Designer

I am an experienced instructional designer and trainer developing online, mobile, and instructor-led training. I specialize in developing training for technical topics such as computer operating systems, design software, and web development.

Formal university-level training and experience in instructional design & adult education theories and practices. I develop content using the latest instructional tools and technologies specializing in Captivate, Articulate and WordPress.

2006 - 2018

Online Course Developer

Designed and published over 50 web-based courses in a range of design and tech topics. Recent courses:

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Captivate
  • Windows 10
  • CSS
  • Web Design
  • eLearning

About Me

I’m a veteran professional educator with a true passion for using technology to improve instruction. I have spent the last 16 years perfecting the craft of online course design and delivery and have published over 50 online courses reaching thousands of students across the world.

My freelance instructional design work is strongly influenced by my multimedia and education background and I have worked with many tech companies in creating innovative and engaging online instructional content that is both scalable and accessible to diverse audiences.


California Teaching Credential, Physical Sciences


M.S. Geology


B.A. Geology

Humboldt State University


WordPress 100%
Adobe Captivate 94%
Articulate 71%
Html & CSS 100%
Adobe Premiere 83%
Adobe Audition 93%
Visual Design 97%


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