Instructional Technology Consultant | IT Educator | Author/Presenter | Technology Strategist


Dr. Smith consults independently and presents in the field of instructional technology, instructional design, and instructional strategies, and has published numerous articles in leading Educational Technology and Special Education journals.

Career Highlights

Established first fully digital/computer-based Middle School, NV; Established Computer Learning Center (Redwood Rehabilitation Center, KY); Established the Academy for Online Course Development at Clayton State University; Online Instructor since 1995; Developed a prototype LMS - TheDigitalClassroom.com (1995); Author, International presenter; Certified Python Developer; iOS Developer; Software developed - ePortfolio assessment tool, Asset inventory app; ISM Placement app; MemeApp.


Available for speaking engagements, workshops, seminars and technology consultation.

Dr. Smith...

Presents high-quality professional development content that incorporates diverse strategies appropriate for all learners.

Is knowledgeable of research and strategies for adult learning, including both face-to-face and distance learning. 

Is technologically proficient, including the ability to integrate multiple technologies into the design and delivery of professional development for adults.


Past Clients

Ohio Child Welfare Training Program

Georgia State University Professional Excellence Program

State of Georgia - Division of Family and Children Services

Aloha Mind Math


Peeples Elementary School, Kentucky


Pendleton County School District, Kentucky

Erpenbeck Elementary School, Kentucky

Cordley Elementary School, Kansas

Edge Enterprises, Kansas

Thinkwave Educator

Year Up Greater Atlanta

Past Web Design and Consulting Clients

Association of Heads of Departments of Psychology (AHDP)


Peeples Elementary School



Erpenbeck Elementary School

Plantation Pointe HOA

Lancashire Home Owners Association

Pathway to Home Ownership

TopFlight Gymnastics

Lawrence Futures Golf Tour

Golf USA

Lawrence Amateur Golf Association

Great Basin Photographic

Training For Results

Developed in 1995, TheDigitalClassroom provides online instruction, resources, screencasts, and topical information for educators and trainers.


History of TDC

The Digital Classroom began as a Learning Management System (LMS) for Educational Technology courses and professional development offered by Dr. Steven Smith in 1995. The primary function of TDC was to support learning and to provide resources that can be used to augment the educational experience.

Course delivery was redesigned in 2006 to take full advantage of the open source LMS program Moodle®. Moodle was selected for its extensive features and flexibility of design as well as its price; it's a free alternative to commercial software such as WebCT and Blackboard. Moodle is used by a growing number of universities, schools, as well as independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.

Today, TDC functions primarily as a  a training tool and web presence for Dr. Steven Smith. Training is often personalized for an organization (private access). Courses are offered free through the classroom feature which utilizes CourseSites (by Blackboard), an online LMS.