Crafts Engaging & Effective Learning Solutions
Described as a “Learning & Development renaissance man” for his depth of skills and experience around learning technologies and tools, Joseph Suarez is passionate about the design and development of effective, user-centered learning solutions.
Learning Analytics using xAPI
Joseph supports the development of specialized learning experiences for the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. These feature interactive activities that leverage xAPI to collect meaningful learner activity data around defined learning objectives.
eLearning Challenges and Examples
To make up for not being at liberty to share work completed for most clients, Joseph participates in Articulate’s eLearning Challenges and experiments with tools like Storyline 360 to demonstrate abilities and creativity.
Podcasts and Video Tutorials
Joseph produces and hosts the Instructional Redesign podcast (with co-host Cara North) as well as the eLearning Out Loud YouTube channel. He designed, implemented, and maintains all aspects including branding, recording, editing, and promoting.
Call Center Simulation
This proof of concept was intended to demonstrate how an eLearning module could reinforce key concepts from previous training around customer service. Learners analyze and rate the performance of fictional call logs displayed to mimic a text message chat.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGN
Branded eLearning Templates
Adhering to applicable branding guidelines, Joseph creates templates for organizations in both PowerPoint and Articulate Storyline. This example was designed as a proof of concept reducing unnecessary complexity commonly found in eLearning modules. The goal being to save time, reduce cognitive load, and put the learner more in control.
Central Ohio ATD Promo
The Central Ohio chapter of the Association for Talent Development hosts a bi-monthly Learning Technology SIG (special interest group). Joseph volunteered to shoot and edit a promotional video for the group.
Logos, Promotional Material, etc.
Joseph is also approached for graphic needs like logos, flyers, posters, etc. Here is a sampling of the few non-proprietary custom graphics he’s designed for the web and print.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGN
iPad Learning Experience
After exploring use cases for learning through a tablet. This mockup was created as a proof of concept for a potential eLearning framework delivered via iPad (4:3 aspect ratio).
eLearning Design and Development
Joseph has 15+ years of experience creating a wide variety of asynchronous learning solutions (a.k.a. eLearning) and associated media assets. If you are looking for either a custom solution, branded template, or to hand off a completed storyboard for development, get in touch.
Learning Experience Design (LXD)
Lacking a widely accepted definition, Joseph views LXD as the infusion of user experience (UX) design principals and processes into instructional design. The end result he strives for is a more iteratively designed learning solution tailored to learner needs, desires, and expectations while still achieving organizational objectives.
With a multimedia background, Joseph spent much of his years of full-time employment as “the video guy over in training”. That led him to many interesting video shoots from manufacturing facilities to C-suite offices. Joseph now provides media solutions or consultation to organization looking to improve their employee experience through video, podcasts, and more engaging live stream events.
- Adobe CC
(Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition, InDesign, etc.)
- Articulate 360
(Storyline, Rise, Review, etc.)
- Techsmith Camtasia
- Adapt / Evolve
- Adobe Captivate
- DominKnow One (Flow, Claro, etc)
- WordPress / Divi
…and always learning more.
More About Joseph
In 2022, Joseph contracted as a key player in the design and development of a global manufacturing academy. The revamped on-boarding program led to a 40% improvement in time to proficiency. Other career accomplishments include supporting the rollout of several high-profile internal software systems, learning management systems, and an award-winning mobile performance support app.
An independent consultant since 2020, Joseph helps clients improve the quality of their learning solutions while continuing to sharpen his skills and test new technologies. He also enjoys speaking and writing about his craft and advocates for improved learner experiences. He produces a podcast (Instructional Redesign) and YouTube channel (eLearning Out Loud) on the subject.