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Amit Chauhan

Learning = Knowledge accretion / Skill application /Attitude change
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Highly motivated and creative information design professional with 6+ years expertise in Instructional Systems Design (ISD), training, eLearning and Project Management.
 
Proven experience in identifying and prioritize learning and performance requirements based on business goals and objectives. Continuous experience in workflow processes utilizing Content Management Systems (CMS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) including analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation (ADDIE), integration, and support.
 
I've successfully developed course materials, including comprehensive instructor notes, participant workbooks, job aids, multimedia, and e-learning storyboards, SCORM compliant ILTs, WBTs, Demos, Trainings and Assessments for Fortune 100 companies. I have successfully interfaced with clients, support teams, project managers, and stakeholders on schedules, deliverables and milestones.
 
I am a M.S. graduate in Instructional Technology (MSIT) from the University of Bridgeport (UB). The MSIT Program @ UB has endowed me with theoretical, and an in-depth perspective of practical approaches to develop research expertise in the core areas of Instructional Design. I believe that the technology and learning solutions adeptness gained through my employment and academic experience have provided me with the tools and skills necessary to make a significant contribution to the fast growing and competitive world of eLearning.
 
I have shown my ability to adapt to new situations through my range of work experience. I accept ownership of and responsibility for work and pursue a high standard of excellence in my work. I am an active listener with excellent communication skills. I am a team player who works in support of organizational goals.

My research interests within my academic pursuits are the development of reusable learning, object based systems and digital media libraries, learning-gap analysis, designing of flexible instruction environments, pedagogical and learning needs, ADDIE, SCORM, and advancements in Learning Management Systems (LMS).
 
Professional Activities and History

My undergraduate degree is in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management (IRPM). I followed it up with an MA in Public Administration. While pursuing the program through distance learning, I became keenly interested in the potential use of instructional technology to aid and enhance learning.

My employment history has further fueled my career aspirations in the field of Instructional Design & Technology (IDT). Having worked extensively with computer applications to deliver learning solutions has made me even more interested in the systems used to design, develop and deliver learning solutions.

Why Instructional Design?

Instructional Systems Design (ISD), is a research-based methodological approach that brings the learner from a state of not being able to perform a certain task or skill, to that state of being able to perform it. Isn't that what we want from learners? Instruction represents the method of sharing knowledge, skills, attitude, and values with each another. Design affords the deliberate planning of instruction. Technology provides the multimedia tools used to change behavior.

The field of instruction design, especially in K-12 schools, has emerged with school systems now employing curriculum designers to write and oversee curriculum to meet local, state, and federal standards, such as those of Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in the U.S.
 
As we move towards convergence in digital economy, Knowledge management, especially, Instruction Design (ID) will find scope in integration and enhancing the agility of learning.