Golda D. Lawson-Cohen
Doylestown, PA 18902 Mobile: 215-990-2218 firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER | ONLINE INSTRUCTOR | TRAINING SPECIALIST
*EXPERIENCE IN TRADITIONAL, BLENDED, & ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & PRESENTATIONS*
Adult Learning Theory Andragogy Theory
Design Theory Pedagogy Theory
Honorably Discharged Naval Veteran eLearning
ADDIE Model Dynamic-Group Discussions and
eLearning Instructional Designer and Presentations
Developer Camcorder and Digital Camera Operation
Integrate Learning Management Systems Audiovisual Equipment for Training Videos
Skilled Facilitator Project Leader and Liaison Camtasia
Interactive Workshops Captivate
Online Content Management Systems Technical Writer
My Career Transitions (MCT) Malvern, PA 2011 – present
Volunteer designer and developer Google Site for My Career Transitions supplementary new member
orientation website. Work with SME to create orientation videos, questionnaires, technical documents, and e-
learning segments for over 700 members. Based upon data gleaned from questionnaires to implement
changes to ancillary website. Increased attendance of face-to-face orientation by 40% by building the
ancillary website within six month period. Its proposed time table was one year.
PROJECT MANAGER: Organize e-learning components for ancillary website by providing information
over 700 members
ANALYSIS: Consider MCT audience with developing Learning Management System (LMS)
DESIGN: Create consistent looking website for ease of use.
DEVELOPMENT: Build website based on design specifications approved by MCT Board.
IMPLEMENTATION: Alpha and Beta testing website to ensure accessibility and usability standards are
EVALUATION: Utilize feedback from MCT Board in order to make edits and modifications to website for
ease of use.
Training Associates LLC Allentown, PA 2009-2011
Assessed, designed, developed, and implemented PowerPoint presentations and technical documents for PC
Awareness and Literacy Training at state employment service branch in Norristown. Worked with SME to
create curriculum for training.
MANAGED: Various levels computer literacy class size of 12.
CREATED: Curriculum and technical documents for computer application skill building that increased
knowledge retention by 50%.
CONDUCTED: Over 480 hours of instruction for employment retraining 12 trainees per class over a 20-
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Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA 2010-2011
Designed and presented PowerPoint presentations for classes in Word 2007, Word 2010, Excel 2007, and
Excel 2010 for class sizes consisting of 20.
TAUGHT: Designed and developed PowerPoint presentations to teach on campus non-credit courses.
CREATED: Hands-on technical documents to reinforce newly acquired skill set that increase knowledge
retention by 20%.
CERTIFICATIONS: Taught certification curriculum for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams.
Peirce College Philadelphia, PA 2000-2008
Used eCollege to facilitate hybrid and online courses and created instructional materials for 18,000 students
in classes of 1-40. Ensured Section 508 and SCORM compliance.
TESTING: Performed usability testing on curricula to ensure 99% course accuracy.
RETENTION: Reduced attrition by 90% for Introduction to Word Processing and Internet courses.
Exemplary use of multiple educational methods instrumental in maintaining 85% retention rate and
accommodating students with disabilities.
CERTIFICATIONS: Taught certification curriculum for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams with a
success rate of 50%.
CompuMaster Inc. Overland Park, KS 2001-2002
Conducted over 250 hours training computer skills for 100+ students.
SALES: Identified client interests supplementary materials and courses. Increased sales by 5% (10K).
ENROLLMENT: Increased seminar enrollments by 10% ($20K) with evaluation assessments.
LEARNING: Used supplemental handouts that increased learning by 50%.
Computer Learning Centers Inc. Philadelphia, PA 1998-2001
Designed and conducted over 6,000 hours of hands-on training for 600 students in classes of 3–16.
Developed as-needed curriculum and technical documents that enabled skill building that student increased
knowledge by 20%.
CREATED: MS Word 2000 and Customer Service courses for company wide circulation.
CONDUCTED/SUPERVISED: Train-the-trainer training for 25 newly–hired faculty, increasing productivity
CERTIFICATIONS: Taught certification curriculum for Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) and A+
Certification (Hardware and Software) exams.
Full Sail University (summa cum laude) Winter Park, FL
Master of Science | Educational Media Design and Technology (EMDT)
Capella University (summa cum laude) Minneapolis, MN
Master of Science | Education: Instructional Design for Online Learning (IDOL)
Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
Bachelor of Science | Occupational and Technical Studies; Training Specialist
American Society of Training and Development Philadelphia Chapter (ASTDPHL)
Philadelphia Area Computer Society (PACS)
The eLearning Guild
PADLA – Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association