Instructional Designer

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I'm an eLearning professional and career educator with 15 years of experience in higher education. I've designed, developed, delivered, evaluated and maintained 100's of online and hybrid courses as well as having taught face-to-face. I'm passionate about providing engaging, creative and innovative learning experiences that are easy to navigate as well as the highest of quality. I have worked with SME's from a variety of disciplines and tech skill levels.

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Job Description

Comprehensive Instructional Designer Services

Needs Analysis

  • Analysis of learner demographics and key stakeholder attributes
  • Project scoping, timeline development and establishing of deliverables
  • Educational/external environment research
  • Examination of current trends and recommendations for integration with project solutions
  • Selection of appropriate technologies, use of existing client technologies
  • Instructional strategy discussions and recommendations
  • Change management strategies and process mapping
  • Scalability analysis of solutions

Content Acquisition

  • Collaboration with subject matter experts, client or faculty to procure, curate and format content

Design and Development

  • Successive approximation of prototypes or solution options
  • Development of templates, style guides, color palettes and logos
  • Module, lesson, course, and program build out to include overviews or introductions, learning objectives and outcomes, content sequencing, interactions, activities, practice, assessments, and teaching guides

Quality Assurance

  • Creation of learning experiences that are meaningful, simple to use and elegantly displayed

Implementation

  • Integration of modules, lessons or standalone content with platform (LMS) and/or existing technical infrastructure
  • Coaching of subject matter experts, faculty, or instructors on how to teach the modules, courses, program or training

Evaluation and Revisions

  • Incorporation of pilot test feedback and revisions
  • Analysis of degree to which users are achieving learning outcomes
  • Ongoing revision and maintenance

 

Teammate Profile Information

Experience: 11-15 years

Availibility: 40+ hours/week

Type of work: Part-time contracting, Full-time contracting, Permanent part-time position, Permanent full-time position

Work location preference: Local, Remote, Available to travel

City and State: Tampa, FL

Skills:

  • Learning design (advanced)
  • Learning technology (advanced)
  • Learning leadership (advanced)
  • Project management (advanced)
  • Quality assurance (advanced)
  • Accessibility (intermediate)
  • Learning analytics (advanced)
  • Content curation (advanced)
  • Video production (intermediate)
  • Graphic design (intermediate)
  • UI/UX design (intermediate)
  • Web development (intermediate)

Education

Doctoral degree at Instructional Technology, Educational Research and Evaluation, University of South Florida

Masters degree at Information Science, University of South Florida

Bachelors degree at Biology, University of South Florida

Work history

Pepperdine University (from 08/2013 to present)
eLearning Director, • Develop eLearning policy and strategy • Identify enterprise-wide technology needs and solutions related to online/hybrid teaching and learning • Engage in faculty development and technology training that increases efficiency and effectiveness among instructors and academic success among students • Innovate and adapt design principles and instructional approaches according to changing student needs, new technology and emerging trends

University of South Florida - Innovative Education (from 12/2009 to 08/2013)
Associate Director, Innovative Education, • Conduct needs analyses to determine content readiness, appropriate media, and instructional approaches aligned with recognized quality standards for distance learning. Lead targeted professional development opportunities for faculty and teaching assistants, emphasizing effective delivery of online courses, creation of content using enterprise-wide solutions and software training • Hands on development of instructional, multimedia course content and learning objects, including the use of software applications

Saint Leo University (from 07/2008 to 10/2009)
Instructional Designer, • Cooperate with faculty to design, develop and maintain online teaching and learning environments that emphasize active learning and incorporate appropriate instructional technologies • Provide consulting services to faculty, regarding web-based course design and development as well as effective eLearning strategies