About Steve


2011 – MS, Instructional Design, Development, & Evaluation, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1989-91, 2009 – BA, Communications – Radio/TV, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
1984 – AS, Bowling Lanes Management and Pinspotter Mechanics, Vincennes University Jr. College, Vincennes, IN


International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI) – Research Associate
Member – Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Member – Educause

Certifications and Awards

2011 – IDD&E Outstanding Portfolio Award
2008 – CIWv4 Certified Web Design & Development

Core Experience

Instructional design/development of undergraduate and graduate online courses
Interactive e-learning module development via Articulate Storyline
Open Education partner
Faculty partner in professional development for teaching online
WordPress website design and development
Moodle 3.x and Kaltura streaming media system support
Chalk & Wire e-portfolio assessment systems administration
Video production, post-production editing, and graphic animation
Electronic music composing and remixing

Conference and Institute Presentations

2017 – NERCOMP – “Teaching with Rich Media” day-long workshop leader.
2016-17 – USNH Open Education Ambassador.
2011-16 – University System of New Hampshire Academic Technology Institute: podcasting, student engagement, video technologies, program committee.
2013 – NERCOMP – Online Faculty Development: Perspectives and Strategies: “How Competency-Based Assessment Informs Training Faculty to Teach Online”.
2013 – NERCOMP – WordPress for Teaching & Learning: “Creating a Prior Learning Assessment E-Portfolio Development System on WordPress”.
2013 – AAEEBL – e-Portfolio Systems: “Creating a Prior Learning Assessment E-Portfolio Development System on WordPress”.
2013 – NERCOMP – “Creating a Prior Learning Assessment E-Portfolio Development System on WordPress” poster session.
2012 – NERCOMP, Norwood, MA: “Bridging Departments with WordPress: How Granite State College’s Academic Affairs and Ed Tech departments publish faculty resources”.
2012 – Emerging Learning Design, Montclair State College: “A Proposal for a User-based Learning Analytics Data Collection System”.

Papers [# of times downloaded]

3563 – “Research on Digital Literacy Assessment Instruments” (2010)
1752 – “User-based Design: A Systems Design Method for An Instructional Smartphone App Used in Design-based Research” (2011)
333 – “A Proposal for a User-based Learning Analytics Data Collection System” (2012)
1276 – “Organizational Frontend Analysis of Task Behavior: Syracuse University School of Education” (2010)
1065 – “The Semantic ISD Model: An ISD Model for Distance Learning” (2010)


Steve Covello is the Rich Media Specialist at Granite State College. He earned an MS in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University, with a concentration in Interactive Technology and Distributed Learning. Steve’s background includes teaching online, website design and development on the WordPress platform, television commercial and broadcast post-production, graphic animation, and digital music composing.

Steve’s professional work involves working with faculty to improve student engagement in online courses through the use of multimedia, Web-based interaction, social media, and cloud-based Web tools used in professional practice. 

Other projects have included designing and developing a WordPress multisite e-portfolio blog system in collaboration with GSC’s Individualized Studies department for Prior Learning Assessment, designing GSC’s online Faculty Resource Center, and presenting at USNH’s annual Academic Technology Institutes.

nighty night deep soul in dubAbout “Nighty-Night > Deep Soul in Dub”

I produced the music for this CD in 1997 some time after Erykah Badu’s “On and On” was released. It was originally created as a two-sided mixtape, then later formatted for CD in 2002.

The musical idea was simple: re-interpret classic and modern soul and R & B tracks in the tradition of Jamaican Dub sound style, such as King Tubby’s, Scientist, Lee “Scratch” Perry, etc. Thematically, it is a concept album about sleep, with many tracks and transitions punctuated by sleep-like soundbites and drifting soundscapes, produced in rebellion to the hyper-stimulation of Jungle D ‘n’ B that emerged in the 1990s.

Some tracks are completely remixed, others simply enhanced like a mixtape.

The gear I used was primitive: mostly vinyl sources were run through the on-board effects of an Ensoniq ASR-10 keyboard and tweaked in realtime in multiple takes to DAT tapes, then digitized and mixed in a video editing system.

Today, the “Deep Soul in Dub “style could be easily reproduced in realtime using handheld devices, apps, and plugins. Consider this work created on the UNIVAC to today’s iPad.

Two tracks could not fit on the CD: “Gucci Dub” (Schooly D’s “Gucci Time” slowed down to an ether-like crawl) and Willie Bobo’s “Evil Ways”.

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