Senior Instructional Designer - Instructional Design Master of Science Senior Graphic Designer/Creative Director - Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts Senior Technical Writer and Curriculum Strategist Senior Professional Developer, Trainer, and Public Speaker Dynamic Project Management – Leadership that inspires teams to excellence Expert Academic and Extended Enterprise LCMS/LMS Application Consultant Expert Virtual, eLearning, online course developer – engaging, interactive, games, equations, prescriptive feedback, branching, standards based outcomes, and more Expert in Adobe Master Suite and Adobe Captivate 8 Expert Design, 2D Animation, and Video Production I create online courses based in sound learning theory and widely accepted best practices and teaching methodologies. I also revise existing courses and edit video. I was a high school teacher for ten years and I am an expert in the industry standard tools and technologies used to create virtual classrooms. Why would you hire me? • I value and respect your time and reputation • I will not waste your time • I only accept projects when I can meet the client’s requirements • I work fast, maintain schedules and meet deadlines Guaranteed: • Quick response time • Attention to detail • Quality Assurance testing with submission of error free work • On time delivery • Delivery of work precisely according to specifications • Delivery of the best quality of work You will not be disappointed with the time and money you save.
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I have been developing ILT, SCORM, HTML & Flash based learning content for over ten years. As an experienced eLearning developer, I have produced numerous courses on a wide-scope of topics including; software simulations, product & informational courses, new hire curricula, compliance & safety training, customer service & soft-skills courses. Being proficient in multiple authoring tools (Captivate, Lectora, Articulate & Camtasia) combined with my vast knowledge of web programming / scripting allows me to leverage technologies, produce rapid results and save you time and money. In addition to my proficiency with multiple authoring tools; I have packaged, published & managed SCORM content on multiple Learning Management Systems such as; SkillSoft, Absorb and VenU. I am an experienced, State of Iowa Licensed Educator that progressed into Corporate Learning and Development in 2003. Working for a Fortune 500 company for over eight years, I held multiple roles including: Instructional Design Specialist, eLearning Developer, Learning Management Systems Administrator / Project Manager and Technical Writer. Regardless of the role in which I was tasked with, my focus always remained on contributing and positively impacting the company's bottom-line. As my career progressed, I was employed by a Global Precision Agriculture Company. In this role, I continued to develop high-quality, engaging and interactive eLearning courses. This required me to grasp complex information regarding agriculture practices, equipment and solutions and turning them into clear, concise and consistent learning tools. As a leader of multiple, concurrent projects, I achieve positive, impactful results by leading with integrity, versatility, creativity and flexibility - keeping projects in-motion, on-track, and within budget.
I have more than 8 years of management experience in the Customer Service Industry in a traditional office setting. My field of expertise is in Training and Quality. I am adept in instructional design and eLearning course development using LMS tools such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate. I also have experience in start-up companies wherein I performed various functions from general administration duties, sales and client services. I continue to seek opportunities to use my creative and innovative skills .
I understand that learning is vital to both individual and organizational performance. With over a 7 years of experience in the field, I am savvy in the practical application of adult learning principles. I incorporate the latest research on how people learn to ensure that you get the most effective training tools possible. When you engage my services, you’re gaining a partner dedicated to your company’s success. I work as an independent contractor and am available to help you with your learning needs. I can be reached any time and would be pleased to discuss how I might best serve your organization.
As a medical field technical writer, I have written Standard Operating Procedures, User Reference documents, various handbooks, manuals, memos, and newsletters, as well as a variety of e-learning courses. I am comfortable using a variety of programs to handle these tasks- Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and 2010, various Adobe programs, and Lectora course development software. I also hold a Masters in Training and Performance Improvement, so I am extremely interested in opportunities to utilize writing for various e-learning projects, such as assisting in the development and writing of content for courses, developing needs assessments, surveys, curriculum development, and any performance and training related projects. In addition, I am working on a PhD program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, so am available for assistance with multicultural/international team building and development, cross-cultural communication, diversity, and performance assessment development as well. In the past several years, I have written courses and documentation for training workshops delivered internationally for non-native English speakers, and have facilitated courses in public speaking, cross-cultural communication, and team building. I have had an opportunity to develop and continue to improve an international workshop through project management, excellent leadership skills, and global understanding. My current work is primarily internal consulting/training delivery/instructional design where I can utilize my ten years of experience in areas of performance assessment, instructional design, and training facilitation. I look forward to using these skills in any way that I can to assist organizations on oDesk.
Because the continuous pursuit of personal and professional excellence serves as the foundation of my core values, I have committed myself to relentless life-long learning and self-improvement. In my commitment to learning, I have an appreciation for the contribution of teaching and leading in facilitating meaningful personal and professional growth. I am currently a Doctoral student at Iowa State University studying Industrial Technology. I earned my Master's degree in Project Management with a specialization in Quality and Risk Management at Illinois State University. My interests include the application of quantitative decision tools, implementation of improvement initiatives, and strategies to successfully engage the human element of managing change. My recent achievement include: -Research article “Accounting for Rework-Based uncertainty in Project Scheduling: Comparison Study of PERT vs. Monte Carlo Simulation" accepted for publication by the American Institute of Construction. -Presented “Overcoming Limitations of PERT-based Scheduling Using Monte Carlo Simulation” at the 2013 national ATMAE conference. -Earned the 2013 CAST Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Award [Project Category] at Illinois State University. -Elected to the Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (JTMAE) Board.
I can offer over 15 years experience in corporate Human Resources, Learning, and Organizational Development. I have held instructional design, training delivery, curriculum development, and management positions in those roles, in the banking, legal, and consulting industries. I hold and MBA and SPHR certification, am a an adjunct instructor of business, and am currently pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration. My work includes instructional design, curriculum development, policy development and writing, editing, and proofreading, as well as general business consulting. I also write articles related to banking and finance, leadership, and management.
I am interested in creating effective, beautiful, and fun learning for all ages and all settings. I have wide experience in educational research and development and have worked with corporations, government agencies, donor organizations higher education, and education publishers in the design and evaluation of learning environments. I'm an experienced international development consultant, and a recognized trainer and team leader. I've published research using design-based research, qualitative methods and quasi-experimental studies.
I am an adult education practitioner with 10 years of experience in training and design. I have experience in developing both local and international programs which has given me a unique perspective in designing for multi-lingual audiences. I am passionate about learning and excited to pursue the ongoing education of adult learners. As a designer, my goal is to create unique and engaging materials that encourage adults to become active participants in their own growth and development. I aim to design materials that are flexible and can meet the demanding needs of any workplace. I have extensive experience designing many types of learning, including instructor led training, shop floor workshops, and e-learning. I am a CSTD (Canadian Society of Training and Development) member and am currently working toward my CTDP (Certified Training and Development Professional) designation. I am also a Microsoft Certified Master Instructor and Certified DISC Analyst. I have significant experience with numerous educational technologies, including Prezi, PowerPoint, Articulate Storyline, and Captivate.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in Business, Masters Certification in Six Sigma Lean Process, Masters Certification in Project Management and MBA with Accounting and Change Management Concentration. With over 30 years experience in Business Operations, Analysis, Configuration Management, Training, Human Resource and Accounting. Experience in Construction, Food Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, IT and Retail. I have worked in Fortune 100 and 500 companies and worked with multiple start ups including small and mid size companies. I am a Quickbooks Pro Advisor with certifications in Quickbooks Online, Desktop and Enterprise.