Alice Swift

Alice Swift

Multimedia Instructional Designer

Alice Swift is a Multimedia Instructional Designer, whose focus includes multimedia development and the use of educational technology to support online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses. Her favorite challenge is to find online solutions that help answer the most common issue “I do [insert in-class activity] in my face-to-face course, but I don’t know how I could possibly do the equivalent in my online course?”

Before
Before joining the University of Hawaiʻi, Alice worked for ~3 years at Kamehameha Schools, a private, non-profit school dedicated to serving Native Hawaiian K-12 learners. She supported a number of online and blended learning programs and initiatives to support Hawaiian culture-based education & STEAM education while integrating innovative technology and instructional design. Alice is originally from Southern California, most recently relocated from Las Vegas in 2016. During that time she was employed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and later for MGM Resorts International in instructional design/training fields. Alice has a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management (emphasis in online/blended learning) from UNLV, a M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from Cal State Fullerton, and a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Cal Poly Pomona.

Did You Know?
Alice has a varied work experience prior to entering the instructional design field, her background being in Food & Beverage (F&B)/Hospitality. She used to own a bakery with her husband in Pomona, CA, and still continues to maintain ties to the F&B field teaching occasional university/community classes. Alice is an animal lover with two senior pups, and a self-proclaimed “techie” who is a student for life.