Senior Instructional Designer

Rate, USD
$90 / hour
Work schedule
Full Time,
Language skills
English, Spanish
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As an experienced and versatile educational technology professional, I specialize in designing and developing engaging online courses, while championing effective use of technology in learning. My passion extends to learning and development, project management, and customer service, as I strive to create content that is both relevant and helpful to the learner while taking stakeholders’ needs into consideration.


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Education

06-2006/12-2007 M.Ed. Instructional Design @ University of Massachusetts Boston

Experience

09-2022/Present Senior Instructional Designer @ Glytec Systems

– After reviewing course evaluations and collaborating with subject matter experts, redesign 17 online courses from Articulate Storyline to Presenter. Update related job aids in Word.
– Record technical training demos and training using Adobe Captivate.
– Add and update eLearning SCORM files and job aids on the WordPress site.
– Use Articulate Rise and Descript for internal training as well as customer-facing eLearning modules.
– Manage the training department queue using JIRA’s ticketing system.
– Serve as consultant for staff looking to build internal training for their department.

01-2022/09-2022 Director of Education Technology @ William James College

– Build faculty onboarding online and in-person courses using Canvas LMS.
– Resolve academic technology request tickets related to user account management, course creation requests, tool inquiries and training.
– Lead in the acquisition, integration, evaluation, improvement, and maintenance of the e-learning tools, academic software, and educational technology practices that support excellence in teaching and learning at the College.
– Lead the Engaging with Technology Affinity Group to increase the technical literacy of collaboration and productivity tools for the college faculty and staff.
– Manage the Assistant Director of Education Technology.

08-2028/04/2022 See Description Below @ Harvard University

Co-Course Director (Temporary Academic)
Contract
Jan 2022 – Apr 2022 ยท
Co-facilitate the Spring semester offering of “GENETIC 302QC Teaching 101: Bringing Effective Teaching Practices to your Classroom” at Harvard Medical School for the Curriculum Fellows Program.Co-facilitate the Spring semester offering of “GENETIC 302QC Teaching 101: Bringing Effective Teaching Practices to your Classroom” at Harvard Medical School for the Curriculum Fellows Program.

Interim Manager of Learning Design and Technology Adoption
Full-time
May 2020 – Dec 2021
– Recruit, interview, hire, onboard and manage four instructional design contractors for the Remote Teaching Excellence Project that aims to transform our instructor-led courses for online delivery during the Coronavirus pandemic.
– Lead the education technology support provided to the Program in Medical Education and the Program in Graduate Education for the conversion to online learning. Act as liaison for education technology support resources for the HMS Office for External Education and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
– Present HMS education technology success stories during internal events like Harvard Learning Design Affinity Group Lunch & Learn and Canvas, Coffee and More.

Communities of Practice:
– Co-chair of the Harvard Learning Design Affinity Group
– Member of the Local Creators Network (LCN)
– Harvard Training Portal Local Administrators- Recruit, interview, hire, onboard and manage four instructional design contractors for the Remote Teaching Excellence Project that aims to transform our instructor-led courses for online delivery during the Coronavirus pandemic. – Lead the education technology support provided to the Program in Medical Education and the Program in Graduate Education for the conversion to online learning. Act as liaison for education technology support resources for the HMS Office for External Education and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. – Present HMS education technology success stories during internal events like Harvard Learning Design Affinity Group Lunch & Learn and Canvas, Coffee and More. Communities of Practice: – Co-chair of the Harvard Learning Design Affinity Group – Member of the Local Creators Network (LCN) – Harvard Training Portal Local Administrators

Education Training Specialist (e-Learning)
Full-time
Aug 2018 – Apr 2020
– Assist faculty, curriculum/course designers and program administrators identify, analyze and
develop effective course materials and activities in on campus and online courses through the
learning platforms, related web technologies and other teaching & learning tools including Canvas LMS, Camtasia, Zoom and similar software.
– Develop courses in Articulate Rise and Storyline and upload them for staff and faculty professional development onto the Saba LMS, Harvard Training Portal (HTP). Support the Harvard Medical School HTP Local Admin group by sharing documentation on our internal SharePoint site.
– Design, develop and update software training and knowledge base materials/documentation on
proprietary and packaged software, including workshops, online resources and on-demand
video tutorials for tools like Panopto and Zoom.

07-2017/08-2018 Instructional Designer/Online Learning Specialist @ Massachusetts Teachers Association

– Build the MTA online learning ecosystem (research and recommend buying technologies such as LMS, web conferencing tool, eLearning tools, VCMS, knowledge base, etc.)
– Implement Canvas. Work with Canvas to set up the LMS, build instructor SLA, basic Canvas navigation course and manage user enrollment.
– Manage the design and development of courses in Canvas LMS used for Professional Development Points. Onboard instructors and assist learners with using Canvas LMS.
– Design and develop the intranet Team Sites for the Finance and Accounting and Training and Professional Learning divisions using SharePoint 2016. Teach assigned page editors how to edit their Team Sites.
– Recommend and educate MTA staff on the best technology for their collaboration and productivity needs.
– Design and develop online and blended courses as well as documentation. Tools used: Rise (Articulate 360), Camtasia for video demos and Office 365 Stream for video hosting.
– Advise staff and member trainers on effective instructional approaches, both online and face-to-face.

Projects:
– Canvas LMS Implementation, February 2018.
– Treasurerโ€™s Training, February 2018.
– Salesforce (NEA360) Training Implementation, June 2018.

04-2016/07-2017 Training and Development Specialist @ Mass General Brigham

Supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
– Administers enterprise training programs, such as Projects in Practice and DFCI Project University, including nominations, registrations, curriculum, instructors, schedules, communications, success metrics, and continuous improvement.
– Works with Corporate Manager to help establish an overall training strategy for the IS department for project management training, technology education across the institute, and professional development for staff.
– Builds creative e-learning and instructor-led courses for departmental and enterprise solutions as a member of key project teams. Assists Human Resources Organization Development and Learning Services team in creating standardized e-learning interface at DFCI.
– Lead the creation of a Learning and Development Network Learning Community with 70+ members from Partners HealthCare. Include a knowledge base in Confluence and group in Yammer as well as monthly meetings.

Selected Projects:

– PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade. Develop training demos and quick-step guides for end users and back end users. Build the Knowledge Base in Confluence.
– Application Tracking Systems, iCIMS Implementation for DFCI HR. April 2016 – June 2016. Design and develop user guides and video demos using Camtasia.
– Oracle Fusion Implementation for DFCI HR. June 2016 – August 2016. Design and develop, instructor-led guide, user guides and video demos using Camtasia.
– PeopleSoft Security Approval Training. July 2016 – September 2016. Design and develop a 10-min eLearning using Captivate 9 for HR Security Approvers.
– Office 365 Implementation. April 2016 – October 2016. Explore the new features and functionality. Develop and facilitate sessions about “Improve Collaboration with Office 365”. Lead regular 30-min WebEx “Tech Insights” sessions to show how to use O365.
– MicroStrategy. June 2016. Develop video demos and job aids for creating reports using MicroStrategy.un


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