Hello, I'm Sean Ward

Instructional Designer & eLearning Consultant

Resume

As an instructional designer and eLearning developer, I have over a decade of award-winning experience designing, developing, and delivering all phases of today's high-impact training programs in healthcare, finance, telecommunications, information technology, and a variety of other industries. For more details on my experience and skills, click below.

Focus on Training

With a Bachelor’s in English and Technical Writing (B.A.) and a Masters of Education (M.Ed.,) from the University of South Florida, here in Tampa, Florida, and over 10 years experience in the training industry, I am well-versed in both traditional and contemporary adult learning theory and instructional design concepts, methodologies and modalities. My experience includes authoring award-winning elearning training programs that take advantage of today’s most advanced digital learning tools, instructional design strategies and methodologies, as well as also authoring and delivering virtual and instructor-led classroom courses and corresponding print materials and guides.

Some of my experience and skills to consider for your training project:

eLearning Course Development

Creating custom eLearning solutions offering your learners comprehensive, interactive and dynamic experiences based around SCORM-compliant resources using today’s best digital authoring tools.

Instructional Design

Providing learner analysis followed up with thorough, quantifiable enabling and terminal learning objectives, design documents, storyboards, development, implementation and publishing – these are the foundation for a successful course.

Interactive Development

Working in state-of-the-art interactive development environments, the goal is always to create unique learning solutions that will engage your learners.

Legacy Content Conversion

Hands on expertise offering efficient legacy training content conversion to meet your company branding and functionality requirements – all within fixed time frames and tight budgets.

Audio and Video Creation

Offering a variety of options for authoring audio scripts and providing accompanying voice-over narrations, I can also incorporate 3rd party audio and video content into training projects.

Content QA/Editing/Review

Integrating detailed planning, cohesive strategies, and flawless execution of quality analysis, audio and content editing and functionality reviews during all phases of the project life cycle.

Multi-language and Localization

Offer and apply comprehensive strategies to adapt to multi-language localization and working with vendors who provide these globalization services.

UI/UX and Graphic Design

Giving the utmost importance to ensuring usability and user-satisfaction as well as learnability when implementing graphic design strategies to the learner experience including combining strong UI/UX solutions with a variety of today’s top-tier graphics tools.

Content Authoring

Providing personalized content that is tailor-made to your requirements and meeting all the latest optimization strategies by adapting quickly to any client development and publishing environment.

Portfolio

Click on a type of learning resource from the menu options below to sort and view some of my latest projects:

About me

I’m Sean Ward, an Instructional Designer (ISD) and eLearning Consultant with over a decade of experience authoring interactive and engaging training programs supporting a variety of industries such as Healthcare, Finance, Wireless, Aerospace, Social Media Marketing, Information Technology and Staffing. I’m passionate about how today’s adults are learning, digital technology authoring tools, and I have certifications in virtual collaboration tools and experience with virtual/remote teams. I am passionate about travel and different cultures and am open for domestic and international travel whenever, and wherever, needed.

This was taken last year in Sophia, Bulgaria, at a Learner’s Workshop I was facilitating on SAP SuccessFactors.

LinkedIn

Click below to visit my Linkedin page for resume details and more information about my background and experience.

Recent Client Projects

Contact Me

Phone

813.981.2800

Location

Tampa, FL United States

Toolkit

I get a lot of questions about the resources, software, and design/development methods I use the most, so I thought it would save time if I developed a resource page that I can add and subtract from as my career, and the industry, evolves.

Full disclosure; I am not an affiliate of any of these products and tools – my goal is to highlight the resources I really enjoy using and many of them happen to be the premier offerings in the industry so I have countless hours using all of these on projects.