Nicole A. Wachnin
5211 Brookshire Estates Dr. Plainfield, IL 60586
(815) 546-6511


Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana                                                                                                      May 2013
Master of Education, Instructional Design and Technology                                                                         GPA: 4.0/4.0

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana                                                                                                  December 2011
Bachelor of Health and Human Sciences                                                                                                              GPA: 3.15/4.0
Major: Psychology
Minor: Law and Society


Ellucian                                                                                                                                                                        June 2013-Present
Instructional Designer                                                                                                                                            Wheeling, Illinois

• Work as an onsite consultant for Ellucian’s Client, National Louis University
• Design and develop written faculty training guides and video tutorials for the LMS, Desire2Learn
• Design, develop, and facilitate instructor led faculty training for the LMS, Desire2Learn
• Develop Quality Matters approved online courses
• Respond to student and faculty help desk tickets inquiring about Desire2Learn
• Troubleshoot Desire2Learn issues
• Create pedagogically sound learning objectives and align course content and assessments to those objectives.
• Create online course templates using basic HTML
• Design and develop face-to-face, blended, and online courses

Acquired Skills:
• Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification
• Proficiency in Desire2Learn
• Design, develop, and facilitate instructor led training sessions
• Proficiency in eLearning tools such as Captivate, Dreamweaver, Panopto, Camtasia, Jing, Zoom, and Articulate Storyline
• Basic HTML

Novita Training                                                                                                                                      July 2013-September 2013
Instructional Design Consultant (Contract Position)                                                                                                Remote

• Design and develop instructor led training on the topic of marketing, using marketing textbooks and materials
• Design and develop interactive learning activities, participant guides, and facilitator guides
• Develop engaging prompts on the topic of Marketing, for in-class discussion

Acquired Skills:
• Analyzing training needs
• Ability to create instructor led training
• Ability to create interactive learning activities

Orbis Education                                                                                                                                          January 2013- May 2013
Instructional Design Intern                                                                                                                            Indianapolis, Indiana

• Develop needs analysis
• Design and develop online student orientation course materials for secondary nursing degree students
• Design and develop a series of video tutorials to serve as course content, using Captivate
• Design and develop facilitator training guides for student orientation training

Acquired Skills:
• Analyzing training needs
• Designing course materials using ANGEL
• Developing course content and assessments
• Implementing online courses
• Proficiency in eLearning tools such as Captivate

Business and Educational Consultants Inc.                                                                           August 2010- January 2012
Assistant Course Developer                                                                                                                           Indianapolis, Indiana

• Develop training guides and presentations for various custom electronics courses
• Transcribe lecture material for accessibility

Acquired Skills:
• Proficiency in Microsoft applications
• Design instructor guides
• Design participant guides
• Accessibility

Experiential Learning:

Web Development Certificate                                                                                                                                        June 2014
Adobe Certificate of Completion                                                                                                                            Chicago, Illinois

Quality Matters Peer Reviewer                                                                                                                                        May 2014
QM Reviewer Certification                                                                                                                                          Chicago, Illinois

Master’s Degree Program Projects                                                                                               January 2012 – May 2013
Student                                                                                                                                                                          Hammond, Indiana

Acquired Skills:
• Design and develop instructional training videos
• Design and develop instructional podcasts and webinars
• Conduct needs assessments and training implementation
• Evaluate training programs
• Design and develop online courses using Blackboard Learn
• Design course content and assessments
• Design learning spaces
• Ability to write learning objectives
• Using assistive technologies and creating accessible course content
• Proficiency in Web leaning tools and Social Networking

Alpha Gamma Delta International Women’s Fraternity                                                November 2009-Present
Member of Beta Xi Chapter                                                                                                                 West Lafayette, Indiana

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