James Gonzalez

James Gonzalez is a nationally recognized educator and author and is the founding faculty member of the College of Marin Multimedia Studies Program. James has a Master's Degree in Geochemistry from the UCLA and a California Physical Science Teaching Credential from UCLA. His professional focus is on the use of technology to inform and improve the lives of others and he has over 20 years of technology teaching and training experience. James is the author of numerous courses, articles, and books including more than 40 video-based online courses in various computer fields. 

When not teaching or publishing, James provides media training and consulting services to a diverse clientele of corporate, government, and small business organizations. 

Online Learning Courses

  • MMST 101 Orientation to Multimedia
  • MMST131 Web Design I, II, and III

Tips for Success in my Online Courses

These courses are 8 (MMST101) or 16 weeks (MMST131) long and are taught entirely online with no on-campus attendance requirements. Students are required to log into courses at least once a week and spend an average of 7 hours per week on coursework. It is strongly recommended that students work at a steady pace so they are able to complete all the assignments by the end of the term.   Assignment dates are posted as guidelines to help keep pace.

No design or multimedia experience is required for these courses and only basic computer skills are needed – such as how to use a web browser and install software.

Should you find that all the online sections are full, please use the MyCOM Student Portal to add your name to the waitlist.  I do honor this list, adding students in order from the list as spots become available.

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