Innovative IT Professional with a solid foundation in Marketing, Business and Information Technology possesses extensive experience in training, business, technical, and customer relationship management roles. Offers a diverse mix of innovation, skills, creativity, and adaptability. Confident and results-oriented, most acknowledged for: Technical Skills A broad understanding of computer hardware and software, including installation, configuration, management, troubleshooting, and support. Experience in mixed computing environments with a very large user base. Analysis Proven ability to successfully gather and analyze critical product and support requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative solutions for increasing reliability and improving productivity. Communication Strategic development and implementation of training and support solutions designed to provide improved productivity, streamline operations, and provide faster access to critical information. Leadership Possesses hands-on experience in the successful implementation of highly effective helpdesk operations. Lead a support team to accomplish innovative customer and technical support strategies.
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Seasoned learning and development professional with 20+ years’ experience in managing departments and L&D projects and working in all phases of the ADDIE model for a wide range of learning formats and content types. Extensive experience in needs analysis and design. Extensive experience supporting sales through presentations and proposals. Experienced presenter and author of articles. Offerings for clients include: • Needs analysis • Training implementation • Project management • Training design • Stand-up training • Team management • Training development • Facilitation • eLearning narration • Editing • eLearning QA/keystroking • Article writing • Voice-over narration Vic’s recent successes have included: •Completed the needs analysis, design, and development of the Dolby Business Basics onboarding e learning, consisting of a graphic recording with voice-over delivered in a custom Flash interface. After taking the course, employees who had been with the company for ten years or more reported that, for the first time, they understood how Dolby made money. •Spent hours combing Dolby’s photo archives and reviewing hours of founder Ray Dolby interviews. Created a video with synched samples from the audio interviews to tell the Ray Dolby story. It was an effort that people at Dolby said could never be done. Now that Mr. Dolby is deceased, it is a priceless onboarding asset. •Delivered instructor-led Livelink delta training to encourage company-wide adoption of this content-management solution. "We had 38 attendees this morning – 30 completed evals and all were ‘good’ or ‘excellent!’" •For a year and a half, managed the Nerd Lunch program for Ericsson. Responsibilities included coordinating the lunches, planning for presenters, facilitating and recording the lunches, doing post-production on the videos, and distributing videos and other assets. Improved the recordings from Webex recordings to more professional videotaped recordings in 2013. The number of nerd lunch attendees in 2013 was 1,047.
Over the last 14 years I have produced 30 eLearning courses, authored 15,000 pages of telecommunications user manuals (print and help), and designed the information architecture for 6 telecommunications firms technical publications and learning environments including converting classroom led training into eLearning, virtual classroom, and virtual lab/simulations. I also designed and ran a 3 implementations of single sourcing authoring for user manuals and training using DITA 1.2 XML. I have also participated and designed information architectures for intranets primarily in the SharePoint 2007/2010/O365 environment. I am conversant in creating ontologies/taxonomies for metadata management and converting these into information models and operationalizing the ontology into content. For the purpose of developing 4 new information development tools, I have participated in the gathering of user requirements/task analysis, created software design mockups and use cases, and providing testing and design feedback to the developers. I also designed the information development environment for technical publications for these 4 software products. As a university lecturer in military history and politics, I have taught over 1500 students, edited at least 3,000 papers and designed 2 courses. I have taught live in the classroom, virtually (webinar) and via asynchronous LMS (TopClass, Desire2Learn, and Blackboard).
The combination of my education and experience is a solid foundation for a position within Instructional Design (ID). Having completed a BS and MS in Instructional Design, I have a strong foundation of ID methodology, theory, and design principles. I have over 3 years working experience within higher education as an Instructional Designer and educator, in addition to my time learning through higher education. My roles have ranged from my work with The Center for the Application of Information Technologies at Western Illinois University as an Instructional Designer meeting with faculty and building online educational systems, to teaching undergraduate students technology within the classroom, to developing online and classroom training and professional development materials for East Carolina University Office of Grants and Contracts. I also have corporate training development experience with UnitedHealthcare and Manic Media Group, INC, based in Washington D.C.. Within those two positions I managed multiple projects and assumed a lead designer role. I was tasked with implementing best practices, solid design work, and suggesting appropriate design methods while remaining innovative. Within Instructional Design, I am a multipurpose tool. I excel at front-end analysis, developing the foundation for design and development through the ADDIE model, evaluation and measurement, and overall client relations. Furthermore, as a creative individual, I also excel at storyboarding, multimedia development, photography, and various design software programs, such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. I have intermediate to proficient skills with most technologies used in this fiend, to include BlackBoard, Lectora, and Camtasia. Being able to design and develop instructional materials and systems with outstanding design and visual principles, and developing full working instructional design systems that are rich with analysis and instructional design theory, I feel I am a perfect candidate for this position. Furthermore, my written and verbal communication skills are superb, and allow me to navigate a variety of conversations and situations. Having been a non-traditional student, I also understand the demands and needs of online learning students from the viewpoints of the University, the Faculty, and the student alike.
I am a professional and experienced graphic designer specializing in designing magazines, newspapers, textbooks, ebooks, brochures, booklets, workbooks, and annual reports for both print and digital formats. I'm also experienced in web design, logo, branding and identity design, as well as UX/UI design. I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and have dedicated my career to staying at the forefront of the graphic design industry. I have extensive knowledge regarding print design, page layout, typography, and pre-press. I'm also a seasoned web designer, with experience designing web mockups and web assets including banner ads and other web graphics.
I have been noted as a 'wordsmith' in unsolicited feedback from colleagues in multiple workplaces and personally; I love researching and communicating on a wide range of topics and can adapt to almost any audience to create a 'rapport'. My extensive experience in the education and training field (academic and professional roles), focused on educational technology projects and documentation, enabled me to apply theory to practice for quality project outcomes. My highly developed skills in written and spoken English has enhanced writing for myself, my teams and for a diverse range of students.
Self-motivated & organised professional with twenty years of experience working within academic and commercial environments. Gwen possesses excellent skills in web design, digital marketing, digital media and eLearning Development with experience ranging from IT Training, Systems Development, Project, Programs & Instructional Design Management. She is qualified and competent in the planning, development, marketing and management of web based based and digital solutions, possessing detailed knowledge of training theories, development methodologies and techniques particularly in relation to the use of technology in education.
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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.