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JOSHUA J BYRNE

Professional Instructional Designer & Specialist

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Joshua J Byrne

Instructional Designer & Specialist from Connecticut

An experienced instructional systems designer, specialist, and educator, through various instructional design models and concepts, produced and employed hundreds of hours of instruction. In 2005 I began my career as a Journeyman Instructor for the United States Navy, which led to a MTS (Master Training Specialist) certification and a Bachelor of Science in Education Development from Southern Illinois University. I then devoted research and efforts towards adult learning; bridging the various training gaps, mainly focusing on blended learning methods (mixture of e-Learning and traditional learning). Once I gained ample experience in the field of adult learning I then enrolled at University of Connecticut to tweak my skills in the areas of new literacies for education, earning a Master of Art in Education, now developing courseware for the United States Coast Guard Academy through United Research Services (URS).

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Previous Education

My academic journey so far

August2013
 

Master Degree of Education

University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education, Department of Educational Psychology. Centered learning strategies focused on new literacies for the digital world.

May2008
 

Bachelor of Science

University of Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University, College of Education and Human Services. Linking education, work, and training to improve competitiveness within the workforce.

September2007
 

Master Training Specialist Certification

Naval Education Training Command

In recognition of exceptional dedication to duty and completion of the prescribed demanding requirements. The requirements include a demonstrated excellence in leadership, technical competence, application of instructional methodology, and desire to improve fleet readiness through quality instruction.

Previous Work Experience

My latest Work

October2010
 

URS

Instructional Systems Design Technologist

Designs and develops instructional material for training courses that supports educational, technical,mechanical, and professional products. Developed over 100 hours of SCORM compliant web-based training and traditional instructor led training. Produced andragogy centered curriculum for various organizations from Submarine Learning Center to the Coast Guard Academy.

 
January2007

Naval Education Training Command

Master Training Specialist

A certified Master Training Specialist that managed tactical acoustic training and maintenance training for multiple sonar and towed array systems in a journeyman and master level setting. Designed, Developed, and Evaluated Pre-Deployment Training for deploying submarines and evaluated qualifying Master Training Specialists` instructional methodology.

October2005
 

Naval Submarine School

General Military Instructor

Analyzes, designs, develops, and conducts leadership training for young men and women, ages from 17 to 22, in the United States Navy. Acted as a mentor to new up and coming students assisting in the transition from a institutional training method (bootcamp) to a state of the art higher learning environment (Submarine School).

May2000
 

United States Navy

Sonar Technicians Submarines

Operates and performs organizational-level maintenance on AN/BQQ-10(V) submarine sonar system and combat systems interfaces using advanced maintenance practices to locate and correct malfunctions that are beyond the scope of the built-in performance monitoring/fault localization function.

Technical Skills

I’m quite good at

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

practice of creating instructional experiences

INSTRUCTIONAL ANALYSIS

audience, tasks, learner's view, and the project’s overall goals

INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

creation of the activities that will be implemented

TEAM PLAYER AND LEADER

Veteran leader of an instructional design team

SYNTEX

html, java, action, jquery, objective c, and css

LECTORA

e‑Learning authoring software to talent management to learning management systems

CAPTIVATE

develop any-screen mobile learning

ARTICULATE STUDIOS AND STORYLINE

software to create engaging courses

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Happy to hear from you.

Contact information

Groton, CT USA

+ 1 860-912-7554

joshua@joshua-byrne.com

 

 

 

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