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Constance Burns, MSEd

LEARNING DESIGNER

Available for work in:

Instructional Design

Curriculum Design

Content Development

eLearning Development

Human Performance Improvement Analysis

Digital Media/Software Design

Phone: 541-991-8193

Email: constanceburns@gmail.com 

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EXPERIENCE

2017-Present

Ed Tech Design, LLC

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LEARNING DESIGN CONSULTANT

Owner and Operator, Independent Contractor

I provide instructional design services for all stages of the ADDIE design process. My strengths are in research, learning new topics quickly, creative problem solving, curriculum design, and information architecture. My largest client is Coursera, along with the myriad of universities and industry partners Coursera serves. I specialize in high-tech subject matter and am currently working with multiple partners on technical Certification Exam Prep learning programs. Some of the services I provide at Coursera include:

  • Advise Coursera's industry partners (including Google, AWS, Microsoft, IBM, SAP, universities, and more) on pedagogy and learning design best practices

  • Provide technical assistance on the Coursera platform

  • Research educational and training topics to develop high-level outlines for project proposals

  • Design of Professional Certificates, Specializations, Advanced Certificates, and more

  • Incorporate Content Strategy's Job Task Analysis reports into learning program designs

  • Catalog existing learning materials and perform Content Gap Analyses

  • Select and onboard vendors for High-Touch Production projects 

  • Partner with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to refine designs and collect content

  • Develop learning objectives, assessment plans, and hands-on activities

  • Create Project Plan, Content Definition, Curriculum Design, and Syllabus documentation 

  • Lead Curriculum Design Workshops to further develop learning program designs

  • Support and advise vendors during the design and production of projects

  • Analyze multiple sources of data to produce beta testing, pre-launch, and post-launch optimization reports

  • Perform Quality Analysis (QA) checks and approve vendor work

  • Copy editing and content writing

  • Provide custom services for a variety of ad hoc requests

2004-2016

Dell Technologies

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PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SENIOR ADVISOR
Software Operations, User Experience Design Department

I managed software UX/UI design portfolios and usability research projects for commercial, educational, and Enterprise software. My primary educational software design project was developed as a joint effort between Dell and Google to create classroom software for Google Chromebooks. Some of my past roles within Dell included software development, Enterprise design architecture, technical support for complex systems, and server room/data center installations and maintenance. When needed, I also developed training materials on technical topics to train employees and service vendors.

 

EDUCATION

2020

Purdue University

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: LEARNING DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

My graduate degree program included coursework in instructional design, eLearning technologies, rapid prototyping, human performance technology, learning theory, educational game design, program evaluations, systematic design models, learner-centered design, universal design and accessibility, and more.

2016

Colorado State University

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

My undergraduate degree program included courses in computer programming, web development, artificial intelligence, server management, database administration, network security, data science, cloud computing, and business management, in addition to the common general education courses.

 

SKILLS

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Creative

Web Design

UX/UI Design

Illustration

Visual Design

Iconography

Animation

Audio/Video Editing

Image Editing

Infographics

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Technical

Cloud Administration
Technical Support

Server Administration

I.T. Administration

Software Design

Internet of Things (IoT)

End User Testing

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Instructional Design

eLearning Course Design

Application of Learning Theories

Learner-centered Design

Human Performance Technology
Training Program Evaluations

Educational Game Design

Evaluation Design & Implementation

Technical Writing for Training Materials
Intellectual Property and Copyright Laws

508 Accessibility Compliance 

Teaching and Training (all ages)
Universal Design

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​Software
HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Adobe Creative Cloud
Articulate Storyline 360 & Rise
Canva, Camtasia, Figma, Snagit
Microsoft Office with VBA, SQL
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Software Development Lifecycle​ (SDLC)

Rapid Prototyping

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Management

Portfolio / Program / Project

Change Management

Recruiting / Hiring Talent

SDLC with Agile Sprints

Business & Operations

Efficiency Evaluations

Project & Department Budgets

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

2018

University of Maryland

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INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN CERTIFICATE
Digital Media, New Tools and Technology

This professional education program included coursework and activities on the analysis of new technologies, lesson planning to include educational technologies, podcasting, blogging, storyboarding, and screen-casting with instructor narrative video overlay.

2016

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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INTERNET OF THINGS CERTIFICATE
Roadmap to a Connected World

This professional education program included coursework in IoT Architecture, Network Connectivity, Wireless Technologies, Data Processing and Storage, Localization, Security, Ubiquitous Computing/Sensors, Human Experience, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, and Smart Health.

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PREFERRED ID METHODOLOGIES

ID & LEARNING FORMATS

Microlearning

Technology & IoT

Online and Hybrid
eLearning & MOOCs
STEM / STEAM Education
Maker Space Explorations
Educational Software/Media
VR/AR Learning Experiences

Open Educational Resource Libraries

Synchronous, Asynchronous, Self-Paced  

Hands-on Real-World Learning Experiences

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ADDIE Model
Constructivism

Universal Design

Backward Design

Mastery Learning

Social Learning Theory
Dick & Carey's ID Model
Bloom's Taxonomy for LOs
Bruner's Discovery Learning
Gagne's 9 Events of Learning
Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Evaluation

SYSTEMS & THEORIES

CONTACT ME

Thank you! I will get back to you shortly.

Constance Burns, MSEd
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER
Phone:

541-991-8193

 

Email:

constanceburns@gmail.com 

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