OLC Course Developer & WorldClassRoom Administration Team: Jarred Trushke

Please tell us about yourself and your background.

My name is Jarred Truschke. I’m the Manager of WorldClassRoom and the Development Team at Webster University. We help oversee our online course delivery, and we create media for online courses; including video, audio, graphic design, and interactive elements. I’ve been a leader for this type of team for the past 10 years at different universities. I’ve studied graphic design and programming, and have worked as a graphic designer and interactive developer, and now lead teams that are responsible for this type of work.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I’m a photographer (www.truschke.com) a singer-songwriter in my own band (jearbearmusic.com), a club soccer coach, and run my own design company.

How long have you been with Webster?

I’ve worked with Webster University for a year and a half.

How do you help Webster University Online students and faculty?

I help Webster University Online students and faculty by supporting WorldClassRoom, developing tools and applications that allow students to interact with media developed for online learning, as well as leading a team of developers, designers, media professionals, and LMS administrators – helping and supporting them to do their best work.

What part of your job is the most satisfying?

The most satisfying part of my job is seeing my team produce quality media, and grow as professionals; because I know when they do, we’re directly contributing to student success, and a positive student experience, as well as helping faculty to do their best work.

Do you have any advice for students?

Show the world what you care about by what you do – take care to highlight what you care about by concentrating on those things, and not only those things that others think you should spend your energy and time on. Who we are is infinitely more important than what we do.

What’s your favorite part about being a Gorlok?

I’m still pursuing my post-graduate degree at the moment. While I’ve been taking courses though, my favorite part has been the interactions I’ve had with my online instructors.

What’s your favorite part of Webster University?

My favorite part about Webster University is that it is a university that truly values creativity.