• Summary

    Instructional Designer at TiER1 Performance with experience writing and developing e-learning courses and instructor-led training for clients, including Fortune 500 companies, in pharmaceuticals, power grid management, health and life sciences, heavy industry, and collegiate athletics. Functional knowledge of products in the Adobe Creative and Articulate 360 suites. Additional prior experience includes university administration and faculty development and over ten years’ experience designing and leading university-level courses in the classroom and online.

  • Experience

    Instructional Designer

    TiER1 Performance, Indianapolis, IN

    September 2019 - Present

    • Lead client design meetings to determine goals, objectives, audiences for face-to-face and online learning solutions.
    • Write design summaries to document decisions, solicit client feedback and buy-in, and direct development efforts.
    • Author e-learning courses in Articulate Storyline and Rise using SAM.
    • Create content needs worksheets for SMEs to facilitate further course development.
    • Compose scripts that graphic designers use to create videos for e-learning courses.
    • Perform internal reviews of e-learning courses currently in development.
    • Lead deliverable review calls with client SMEs and synthesize feedback to create subsequent deliverables.
    • Collaborate with different teams on multiple projects simultaneously.

    Learning Technologist / Instructional Designer

    Bottom-Line Performance, New Palestine, IN

    January 2017 - September 2019

    • Worked with Agile project team to design and develop computer-based and instructor-led training courses for corporate clients in multiple industries.
    • Assisted in client design and client review meetings as part of iterative development process.
    • Based on a design summary and identified learning objectives, scripted courses on topics that included safety and compliance, policies and procedures, and sales and product training.
    • Created content needs worksheets for SMEs to facilitate further course development.
    • Wrote scripts for graphic designers to use to create videos for e-learning courses.
    • Authored e-learning courses using Articulate Storyline and Rise.
    • Performed internal reviews of e-learning and instructor-led courses currently in development.
    • Completed graduate course in Human Performance Improvement through Boise State University.

    Instructional Design Consultant

    Center for Teaching and Learning, IUPUI

    January 2014 - January 2017

    • Created and delivered workshops, webinars, presentations, and e-learning for IUPUI faculty on a variety of teaching, learning, and technology topics.
    • Developed web and print instructional design resources for distribution inside and outside CTL.
    • Reviewed proposals for CTL grant programs and assisted faculty awardees in establishing project timelines and monitoring their progress toward completion while providing design support.
    • Created videos for grant-supported online courses using Adobe Premiere Pro.
    • Conducted one-on-one consultations with faculty, academic staff, and academic units on designing face-to-face and online instruction, improving teaching methods, assessing student learning, evaluating instructor-led courses, planning curricula, and related topics.
    • Co-chaired annual planning committees for E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching and IUPUI Teaching Assistant Orientation.
    • Co-developed and co-led Certificate in College Teaching program for graduate teaching assistants.

    Assistant Director of the Writing and Communication Program and Marion L. Brittain Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    August 2012 - December 2013

    • Co-managed WCP’s transition into a new, $3 million teaching and research facility.
    • Coordinated events, security, and space and resources scheduling with Institute and Program faculty, staff, administrators, and donors.
    • Supervised four undergraduate work study students.
    • Chaired committee in charge of revising WCP’s e-textbook published by Bedford St. Martin’s.
    • Recorded, edited, and produced first episodes of WCP’s teaching-focused podcast using Adobe Audition:<http://techstyle.lmc.gatech.edu/category/podcasts/>.
    • Taught Technical Communication courses using service-learning pedagogy.

    Director of Technology

    Association for Talent Development, Greater Atlanta Chapter

    2012-2013

    • Served as webmaster for one year; promoted to Director of Technology effective February 2013.
    • Created and maintained ATD Atlanta’s website on Wild Apricot.
    • Delegated and oversaw tasks to be handled by website volunteers.
    • Generated and maintained SOPs for website procedures.
    • Reported to ATD Atlanta Vice-President of Marketing and Communications.

    Instructional Designer

    MoWerks Learning, Athens, GA

    2012

    • Assisted in designing web-based training courses for private and governmental agencies.
    • Developed storyboards and scripts for e-learning modules focused on specific learning outcomes.
    • Collaborated remotely with subject matter experts in nursing and human development.
  • Skills

    Tools/Platforms

    • Articulate 360 (Storyline, Rise, Peak)
    • Salesforce
    • Mavenlink
    • Basecamp
    • Audition
    • Premiere Pro
    • Encore
    • Connect
    • Captivate
    • Camtasia
    • MS Office Suite
    • Windows XP-10

    LMSs

    • Canvas
    • Sakai
    • Moodle
    • Blackboard
    • Piazza

    Languages

    • German
    • Welsh
    • Latin
    • HTML

    Courses

    • OPWL 536 Foundations of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (Boise State University)
    • QM Peer Reviewer Course (QMPRC)
    • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)
    • Measurable Instructional Design (Strategic Training Consulting LLC)
    • TechComm101 (Society for Technical Communication)
  • Education

    BAA,

    English / Broadasting

    Central Michigan University

    • Gained experience in
      • writing for multiple audiences
      • audio and video production
      • team and project management
      • public speaking

    MA,

    Literature and History

    Western Michigan University

    • Designed and led 8 sections of 3 different courses in history, literature, and language.
    • Collaborated with fellow graduate student and Pace University professor to team-teach a blended course in literature using video conference technology funded by an NSF grant.
    • Maintained and re-structured departmental webpages using Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop.

    Ph.D.,

    English

    University of Georgia, Athens

    • Designed 6 different English courses and taught a total of 9 sections using Blackboard and <emma>, UGA’s web-based suite of e-writing tools.
    • Interned with the editorial department at UGA Press.
    • Completed doctoral research at the University of Oxford as a graduate resident on the UGA at Oxford study abroad program.
    • Maintained English Graduate Organization website using Adobe Dreamweaver.
  • Contact

    /in/jamesryangregory