As an experienced instructional designer, online learning educational administrator and project manager, I effectively use traditional instructional methodologies, current learning technologies and assessment tools to develop sophisticated training and educational projects. My rich background working with a wide variety of subject matter experts and content allows me to skillfully develop measurable curriculum and training materials within a vast array of topics. Below is an overview of my experience in online learning and curriculum development.
• Manager for an Instructional Design Department in Medical Staff Services, at an Academic Research Hospital in Doha, Qatar
Assistant Director of Education for an Online College leading three departments:
Instructional Design, Course Development and Multimedia. Managed a staff of
twenty eL earning professionals creating and maintaining 325 online college
courses. Collaborate and work closely with high level Administrators, Program Directors,
Lead Faculty, Curriculum Managers, Marketing/Sales, IT and Communications Departments
Management Skills and Experience
My instructional design consultancy work was profiled in the Boulder County Business Report, December, 2005 issue. A copy of the article can be viewed at this link: http://www.transformativedesigns.com/bcbr.html
numerous complex training projects for a variety of clients whose
Managed the Online Portfolio Project for the University of Colorado Coordinated and led meetings with faculty and department chairs to utilize online portfolios for departmental performance improvement. Met with and trained faculty on technology, assessment, and portfolio design topics. Researched participants involved in the portfolio project. Beta tested portfolio software. Created portfolios for faculty and departments at CU such as: School of Education, Communications, Music, Business, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Created a web based tool to train stakeholders on issues related to online portfolios; please see the Electronic Assessment Portfolio link in my Portfolio page.
Managed the Laboratory Safety Instruction Project for the University of Colorado. Scheduled coordinated and led a team of three designers, working with five subject matter experts in the field of risk management and laboratory safety. Designed, and developed a lab safety web site for all CU campuses. Please see Lab Safety link.
Managed the Emerging Leaders Project for CU President Elizabeth Hoffman. This project involved significant research, analysis, and reporting of current issues in academic leadership training. The project culminated in the Emerging Leaders Web site., which is still being used in CU's 2030 plan. Please see link in my Portfolio.
M.A. in Information Learning Technologies and Education, University of Colorado,
Published Designing a Content Management System to Support the Development of a Multi-Modality Curriculum in an All-Digital Facility for Well-Cornell Medical School, Qatar's Topic of the Month http://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/cpd/designing-content-management-system.html
Sidra Academic Medical Research Center in Doha, Qatar 1/2012 to present
Designer private consultant and contractor 9/02 to 1/12
E-Learning Consultant, Mediators without Borders 4/11 to 8/11
Assistant Director of Education for Instructional Design, Course Development and Multimedia, Alta Online College
Instructional Design Consultant, Care Transitions Program 2/08 to 3/11
Performed a Needs Analysis for a grant to create eL earning modules for health care workers. These modules will teach care providers to effectively coach patients so that clients may independently manage their home healthcare post hospitalization. Analysis included train the provider, as well as, train the coach. The grant was awarded and the el earning is being developed in the '09 year.
Design Consultant, E-Lean Training International 9/05 to 12/10
Instructional Design Consultant, Eco-Cycle and GRRN 3/06 to 3/08
Provided ongoing consulting to Eco-cycle through designing and developing web based training, instructional, and presentational activities and materials for Eco-Cycle of Boulder, on Zero Waste Community Planning and Resource Management content. Recently developed their half day presentation materials for a panel of Zero Waste experts on topics such as Up-Stream purchasing, Landfill Policies, Community planning, stakeholder negotiations, and Equal Space Ordinances. This successful presentation is currently being expanded and replicated to sites around North America.
Instructional Design Consultant, Get Started Media 10/06 to 1/07
Designed and wrote six e-learning module lessons on developing Business Plans, and Offline and Online Marketing. Created a narrated script, visuals and screen transitions, interactions, and animations along with setting objectives and corresponding assessment.
Instructional Design Consultant, Enerdynamics Energy Education 1/06 to 9/06
Designed and developed a series of six e-learning modules on Electricity Systems, Markets, and Operations for an Energy Education company. Created a narrated script, visuals and screen transitions, interactions, and animations. Designed and set lesson objectives, corresponding assessments, and online module evaluations.
Instructional Design Contractor, Charter Communications 2/05 to 11/05
Created Leadership and Management Curriculum for high level instructor led training to management teams and executive level leaders on subject areas such as:
Corporation consultant/contractor 8/04 to 10/04
and documented content to train in real estate and legal
Instructional Designer, Information Learning Technologies Department, University of Colorado, Denver 6/03 to 12/03
and redesigned online training courses in E-College for
Instructional Designer, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Technology, University of Colorado, Denver 12/01 to 6/03
Contract Teacher and Community Liaison, Horizon’s Alternative School, Boulder, Colorado 9/95 to 1/02
Contract Archaeologist, U.R.S., Santa Barbara, California 6/86 to 12/86
Researched, identified, and catalogued artifacts for an Oil Platform pipeline project being constructed through a Chumash Indian site at Fort Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Care Coordinator, Professional Home Health Care, Boulder,
Colorado 9/84 to 6/86
Field Worker and Lab Technician, University of Maine,
Portland, Maine 6/80 to 6/81
Social Worker, Peoples Regional Opportunity Program, Portland, Maine 9/76 to 6/80
"I have known and worked closely with Kim Hansen in my role as the Associate Dean of the School of Design at Alta College for three years now. Kim is an incredibly talented conceptualist in the realm of course design, management, and administration. She has brought a special new level of sophistication to the online platform, positioning our school as one of the leading edge contributors to online education. Kim is a creative, thoughtful and talented instructional design professional who has the scope and capability to manage highly complex academic learning management systems and improve the classroom studio. She takes full advantage of all media relative to empowering students to use their combined multiple intelligence's and in respect to diverse learning modalities in an easy to use, easy to understand, intimate and powerful classroom platform. Kim orchestrates her staff to be most efficient, most happy, and most productive, as is evidenced by the number of courses (in the hundreds) over the past two years that they have produced."
John Galen Hubbard, M.Ed.,
"Kim helped us take our existing online training to a whole new level with her expertise in designing and developing online courses. Our new line of training products is much improved for having worked with Kim."
"Kim has brought creativity, generosity and versatile technical skills that has supported us in creating a web site that is rich with information and engaging graphics. Her attention to detail and her commitment to social justice and education really has allowed our organization to trust her discernment when presenting our mission and purpose. We are grateful for her patience and kindness."
Kessler, author of
“ When it came to designing a companion Web site for A Public Betrayed, we were at a complete loss. Kim was a lifesaver, coming up with a fantastic conceptual framework along with the rough outline of super-attractive, user-friendly, and very appropriate graphics. In addition to selling our book, we wanted to make the site an educational venture, and Kim was able to help us present a lot of information in a very accessible manner. Her knowledge of the way people actually use Web sites allowed us to avoid many typical user problems and snafus. Kim worked extremely well within our team to create an informational, text-heavy but nonetheless attractive and user-friendly Web site. We are very pleased!”
“After a fairly extensive search for the right contractor, we hired Kim to help us create an interactive, web-based training that would enable enrollment workers at Colorado's Federally Qualified Health Centers to assist patients in becoming enrolled in Medicaid. Kim's wealth of knowledge has allowed us to take our initial conceptions and see them come to fruition. Her incredible calmness, and 'can do' attitude have been a much needed source of sanity to what was otherwise feeling like a monumental task. Kim has been extremely easy to work with - asking the right questions at the right time to help us make a product that will truly be of benefit and value to our clients.”
“Kim has excellent ideas and vision. She is able to see the larger picture of training in an organization, as well as its many parts. Her ideas are creative and based on sound adult learning theory and instructional design principles. She also has sensitivity to differences spanning cultural and learning environments. One of her strongest attributes is her ability and willingness to research a training problem and approach it from several different angles.”
“In her position with CITT, Ms. Hansen worked as a trainer, project leader, and consultant with faculty. She worked with faculty helping them to use technology in their teaching, organizing and delivering training, and developing electronic portfolio projects for UCD. She is an excellent consultant and a patient teacher. Ms. Hansen also works well in a team situation. Everything we do in CITT is a collaborative venture among several people. She worked well as both leader and team member. She is a relaxed, self-directed person who is not troubled by ambiguity or frequently changing job requirements. She was a pleasure to work with.”
Grabinger, Phd Director,
“Hosting web course development workshops; programming stand-alone web courses in Dreamweaver; researching and developing a database matrix of leadership development courses and strategies; helping create the University Leadership Development web site. If this sounds like a wide-ranging list, that’s because Kim was a quick study and was willing to tackle technologies she had never engaged. Her social interaction skills were valued at CITT: she worked well with our faculty clients and demonstrated trainer-level platform skills, and she did all of her projects with enthusiasm and good humor. Kim would work best in a technology leadership position, such as a manager who develops technology curriculum, oversees its implementation, and guides its subsequent evaluation.”
Tessemer, Phd, Director
“Kim has good technology skills in web site design and development, digital portfolio software, digital assessment programs, graphic presentation software programs, and database tools. She has particular expertise in the area of performance-based assessments and portfolios, supporting both faculty and students in these assessment practices. Kim is self-directed and works well with others. She likes to organize teams to tackle problems. She has good values of creativity, human connection, learning communities, and humane use of technology.”
Wilson, Phd, Professor and Coordinator
“Kim’s contributions always reflected an understanding of the audience, an ability to engage participants in discussion, and a sensitivity to group dynamics. She researched and collected appropriate online resources to support the learning activities. With very little input from me, Kim kept the project on schedule, and kept me on schedule! Without her creative energy and support, this course would not be ready for the spring semester.”
Dunlap, Phd, Professor
Center for Innovations in Teaching and Technology - link discontinued web archive
Assessment Portfolio Web site - link discontinued
Leaders Web site - link discontinued
Enerdynamics Energy Education
the Past – Teaching Archaeology to Children
Book Instructional Websites
for the International Society for Performance Improvement
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