Doug Rider

Multimedia is a 2-year satellite program offered by Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools. While earning college credit, students learn graphic and web design, animation, video and photography in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. My goal is to make Multimedia the best two periods of each day for each student in the program, as they are challenged to create amazing projects that will require their best effort.

Students in Multimedia compete each year in contests offered by Business Professionals of America. Students get a chance to see how they stack up against other students who are learning digital media in other areas of the state and nation. Multimedia students have qualified for the national conference and won numerous state championships in contests such as Website Design Team, Video Production Team, Fundamentals of Web Design, Desktop Publishing, Computer Animation Team and Presentation Management Team.

Since 2015, Multimedia students have traveled to Anaheim (2x), Boston, Orlando, & Dallas to compete on a national level, coming home with 3 National Championships, the most recent coming in 2019 in Anaheim! Had the 2020 National Leadership Conference not been cancelled amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19, it is likely that a few more championships could have been won.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Sports Sciences, Ohio University
Master's Degree in Education & Workforce Development, The Ohio State University

Additional Information

I also teach a a class called Information Technology Fundamentals (ITF), which is designed primarily for Freshman and Sophomores. It is an introduction to a variety of computer concepts, including the history and impact of computers & Internet, careers in IT, networking, website design, how to build a computer, programming, Office-related apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), intellectual property rights, video production, graphic design, data security, and more.

This class is a great for students looking to brush up on their lack of computer skills and for those that are tech savvy to keep adding to their knowledge base.