QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Masters of Science in Instructional Design.
  • Six months experience developing online modules in Captivate and Flash.
  • Over ten years experience in all aspects of instructional strategies including analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Over ten years experience designing and writing online and facilitator-led tutorial and training materials for customers and employees in the corporate environment.
  • Over six years experience as an instructional course designer and online and classroom instructor in the academic environment.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and highly responsible self-starter who thrives in both independent and collaborative work environments.
  • Proven ability to present information in clear and concise language that allows learners to acquire and retain specific information and skill sets.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Longs Drugs 2005 – 2009

Online Training Design

Revised and updated web modules for Cashier Training.

Revised script to incorporate SME updates, directed audio recording sessions and edited and modified content in existing Flash movies.

Converted a print referencemanual to online help using RoboHelp 7.

Facilitator-led Training Design (Training Project Lead)

Working from an initial task analysis document, designed, developed and wrote training modules to instruct over 7000 store employees in a new store inventory management system. Each course included a Participant Handout, a Facilitator Guide, and a PowerPoint presentation. Supplementary materials included a complete Reference (print and online versions) and a Quick Reference Guide. Worked closely with SME’s and software development to refine interface elements. Customized the course for several audiences and differing lengths of instruction. Conducted Train-the-Trainer sessions for 10 consulting facilitators.

As Project Lead, created and maintained training documents in MS Project, represented training at all team meetings, coordinated dissemination of new and updated materials to trainers in the field, kept all online documents updated, and researched and processed answers to inquiries from business process coaches in the stores after implementation. Created an online evaluation form and tracked and codified all facilitator evaluations.

Training Facilitation

Ongoing facilitation of instructor-led classes for the Supply Chain Store System Application (part of a larger Inventory Management system. Facilitated sessions for a wide range of user levels from stock clerks to district managers.


St. Mary’s College of California, School of Extended Education 2003 – 2005, 2009

Online and ILT Instructional Design

Designed and produced three fifteen minute Captivate modules for upper-level English class including background materials on women writers and using Word for academic research. (2009) Developed and co-authored syllabus for Writing and Academic Achievement (Department of Human and Community Services). Developed three four-hour workshops on Improving Time Management Skills, Improving Reading Speed and Comprehension, and Writing Effective Sentences (Learning Resources Center). (2003-2005)

Adjunct Professor

Taught Time Management, Business Writing, Theories of Adult Learning and Research Techniques in online and face-to-face versions in the Bachelor of Management program. Taught Academic Writing in the Bachelor of Human and Community Services program.


Kate O’Day and Associates 1991 – 2003

Instructional Design

Dominican College

Designed and wrote syllabus andtutorial examples for Introduction to Photoshop and Advanced Photoshop workshops.

Gap, Inc.

As part of a six-person team, conducted needs inventory, designed templates, wrote style guide, wrote individual coaching documents, and supervised three other writers in producing over 500 documents for workshop and one-on-one training sessions.

Equilibrium Systems

Wrote and designed a 16-hour employee training course for MediaRich™, a server-based publishing platform for creating and modifying media assets for large e-commerce Web sites.

Ask Jeeves

Designed and conducted user tests of a prototype employee training online course, wrote CBT scripts, created project templates, documented procedures, created style guide, and produced online illustrations and text. Mentored three junior writers.

Online Materials

DigitalThink

Designed and wrote the administration and student online help for the DigitalThink Learning Management System, a server-based management tool for deploying and maintaining DigitalThink learning courses.

Ask Jeeves

Designed and wrote the online help for JeevesOne™, a server-based question answering system. Worked with the engineering team to develop content and with the design team to refine the interface.

Vyoufirst.com

Designed and wrote the online help for Vyoufirst™, a server-based digital rights management system that prevents unauthorized use of Web site content.

Print Materials

Adobe Press (Peachpit Press)

Designed and wrote content for The PageMaker Productivity Kit, Guerrilla Marketing with Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition, The Amazing PhotoDeluxe Book, and Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book.

Apple Computer, Claris Corporation, Macromedia, Netscape Communications

Designed and wrote over 20 internal tutorials and reference guides for corporate software and hardware companies.

TOOLS

Platforms

Windows, MacOS, and Unix.

Applications

Acrobat, Blackboard, Captivate, Dreamweaver, Firefox, Flash, FrameMaker, Illustrator, Internet Explorer, MS Office, MS Project, Photoshop, and RoboHelp.

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Instructional Design

State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST