All About Me

My name is Deirdre Kirmis, and I am the designer for Night Owl Resources. My focus is creating websites and instruction to promote and enhance education and learning. I enjoy creating online web and instructional materials, with the goal of making learning and retention of information easier and more effective.

I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentrating on Data Processing and Analysis. I will receive my Master of Education (MEd), focusing in Educational Technology from Arizona State University in May, 2018. I have a background in various areas of technology and design, including programming, network administration, technical support, instructional design, web design/development, and database administration.

I have been designing websites for over 20 years, including those built using HTML/CSS only, as well as sites built in content management systems such as WordPress and Joomla. Along with web sites, I develop custom instructional materials, such as documentation, online interactive tutorials, courses and modules within Learning Management Systems, such as BlackBoard and Moodle, and videos or screencasts. I also organize live training and workshops, which include evaluation and assessment elements throughout the project to determine the effectiveness of the training.