An early entrepreneur, Orran began doing his own books then became a Tax Preparer, a Property and Casualty Insurance Agent and an NASD Life Insurance Advisor.
However, creative ambitions led him to attend an Ivy League University in New York. There, he wrote for the University Magazine; cast, directed and filmed projects; and participated in Theater.
He landed an internship with a Public Relations firm and later achieved Distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters International.
This creative outlet better coincides with his life-long volunteerism as a researcher, writer and speaker for a Crisis Management company.
With diverse interests, Orran traveled to Denver Colorado to complete a course in Household Management at Starkey International. He walked away with a better knowledge of Estates, Art Restoration, Culinary Skill, Wine Management and more.
For the past 10 years Orran has focused his attention on volunteering while employed as an English teacher in South Korea. As an Assistant Professor, he began his own Learning Management System with a website to keep students engaged.
His website served as his own replacement for the department's Moodle system with quiz functions and other capabilities.
Since administration was often in a rush to curve grades, he also designed an Excel Gradebook to make modifications simply by changing the value in one cell. The gradebook includes a multiple choice classroom game integrating student names for participation.
Most recently, Orran has added voice over narration to his repertoire. "Quality sound will make the video casting difference in the future," he says. "Culture is expected to adapt to technology after 2020 in a big way."
Restricted access for each class with a passphrase. Set expectations on website i.e. syllabus, assignments. Administered lessons and quizzes.
Cellphone participation overhead graphs. Students vote on a topic and see the graphic results on screen after the site page is refreshed.
Flipped Classroom for students to do online coursework at home and "labwork" with the teacher in class.
Excel Gradebook with graphs and a last-minute curving of grades by changing the value of one cell.