- Managing a Learning Management System
- Applying the ADDIE model on a daily basis
- Proposing training solutions based in Theories of Adult Learning
- Establishing learning objectives using Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy
- Developing Instructor Led Training (ILT) materials
- Developing eLearning materials
- Writing assessment items
- Preparing the trainer
- Piloting new training materials
- Applying the Likert Scale to develop evaluation materials
- Training classes of up to 35 individuals
- Captivate 8
- Storyline 2.0
Instructional Designer Consultant
- I designed eLearning programs that instruct kids basic math and science fundamentals.
- I wrote multiple - choice and true-false items for the online supplemental of an introductory psychology textbook. Then as the senior instructional designer, I help managed a group of six instructional designers write out the solutions for an online solution manual of a K-12 math textbook.
- I converted a textbook on restaurant management to an online course. Topics included SWOT Analysis, SMART Goal setting, Employee Development Plans, Employee Appraisals, selecting compensation packages, Resolving Employee Conflicts, Reducing Employee Turnover, Employee Termination.
- I cleaned up training materials that had been developed by previous contractor for an upcoming SAP migration, I also repaired the training department’s relationship with it’s SMEs that had been damaged by the previous instructional design consultants.
- Working with a third-party vendor, Cornerstone On Demand, I help developed an Confidential .
- Using CSS and HTML, I created and updated customized web pages for the Confidential site.
- Using Captivate 8 and Storyline 2.0, I developed several interactive eLearning programs.
- Working with another third-party vendor, Simultran, I had all customized web pages and eLearning programs
Confidential, Plymouth, MN
- When I was first hired the training materials for the company’s die setting program were ten years out of date I reviewed and updated 40 different training programs on die setting. This included converting some ILT materials into eLearning programs.
- Managed a third party instructional designer who was brought on to develop two blended learning programs.
- Established project prioritization, tracking and reporting process. This created a centralized reporting tool for team members and was utilized to efficiently communicate the department’s project statuses and issues with the executive management team.
- Working closely with the Die Setting supervisors, Engineering, and the Multimedia department, created 3D animations of components deep inside the company’s 16 ton presses. These were components that Die Setters normally could not see, but had to adjust from outside of the machine. If a Confidential made an error while making adjustments, they could damage that component, the die press, and cause significant down time for that machine. These 3D animations went a long way in helping to reduce these errors.
- My proudest contribution to Confidential was reducing the learning curve for many new employees. Confidential is a manufacturing company with many complicated machines. In many instances I was able to reduce the learning curve from weeks to days
Confidential, Bloomington, MN
- I developed ILT materials that prepared new call center employees to use the company’s in-house software program. This training program cut training time from two weeks to a few days.
Confidential, Minneapolis, MN
- I taught Theories of Human Learning and Memory, as well as the Minnesota Graduation Standards, for a teaching certification course.
- Working with other lab instructors, developed course materials that were taught in our labs.
- I also developed the first websites for this course using WEBCT, WhiteBoard, and HTML. Here students could access the course syllabus, schedule, lecture notes, as well as engage in online discussions about course topics.
Confidential, Chanhassen, MN
Project Manager/Instructional Designer
- When the company migrated from Confidential to SAP, I created an eLearning environment by convincing the IT department to place a copy of the SAP program with fake accounts on an extra server so that my fellow employees could practice using the program during training.
- I also managed three separate accounts where each account could have up 200 projects going on at one time.
Confidential, Minneapolis, MN
- I have been managing a small business where I sell images at art fairs, galleries, framing shops, coffee shops, and online.
- Using HTML and CSS, I have created my own website
- One of the benefits of this business is that I have been able to donate prints to charities and causes that I support. These prints are then placed on silent auction and can fetch these organizations three to four times as much as what I spent to produce them