Experienced in all phases of creating eLearning courses, I find authors (subject matter experts), apply instructional design principles to course content, improve courseware processes, train internal teams worldwide, troubleshoot, publish, and then engage in social media representing our brand. I work in HTML, XML, and create interactive learning content using flash/HTML5, and videos—even whiteboard.
To work at Thomson Reuters is to embrace innovation. We investigate experiment, collaborate, and continually roll out improvements and new products that delight our customers. Our efficiency represents cost savings, which are also passed along to our customers.
Our custom automated system moves our courses from inception to publication for our online courses. Each new course or update begins in a Word template, then is converted to XML, which is stored by all-chapters or by 1-chapter in Microsoft's Team foundation Server. By maintaining the content in XML, we then run over 100 tests to ensure that we meet critical, compliance, and editorial standards. Our click to reveal type of activities are tagged in the XML, then we develop and add more advanced interactivities as objects (both flash and HTML5). We also maintain a database of over 12,000 accounting definitions. The course information is stored in an online relational database, which is re-purposed to various marketing platforms, plus LMSs, etc. We support mobile, online, download, CD, 508 compliance, though not all on our website but for specific customers. We also support print with an online exam.