My name is Thomas Mort and I am currently stationed in Germany as a Public Affairs/Photojournalist for the U.S. Army. In 1999, I completed my bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design, from Boise State University. After completing my degree I worked in the creative and marketing field for 10 years. In April of 2009 I enlisted in the Army to pursue photojournalism.
My immediate goal and vision is to become an expert in designing and implementing interfaces and online instruction tools for schools and corporations. I would like to become an expert in the design of educational videos as well as virtual worlds. My longterm goal and vision is for students to be able to “sit down into a virtual classroom” and attend class anywhere in the world. This could be done in real time or as a pre-recorded class. When I completed my degree at Boise State, at the time, online classes were just being introduced; as we all know, they’ve come a long way since then. I envision online classrooms being offered as the norm and physical campus classes on rare occasions only, as we move into a new era of education. Not only does online education make sense, but also it is fun and engaging.