Michael Oppenheimer

Core Competencies

  • Design and produce Computer Based Training (CBT)
  • Design and produce Instructor Led Training (ILT)
  • Design and produce job aids
  • Learning Analysis
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Principles
  • Adult Learning theory
  • Designing for multiple modalities of learning (also known as blended learning)
  • Image and video development and optimization
  • Learner focused communication

Computer Skills

  • Adobe eLearning Suite and Creative Cloud Suite (CC), Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Captivate
  • Articulate Storyline, Replay
  • SumTotal and Cornerstone onDemand Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Windows 8, MS Office, Outlook, Visio, SharePoint
  • TechSmith Camtasia Studio, SnagIt

Employment History

OnCore (Clinical Research Management System) Trainer and Support

March 2017-Present
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle Cancer Care Consortium)
Seattle, WA

Determine training needs for research consortium. Design and conduct instructor led training sessions and on-on-one session for end users. Develop and maintain training materials, including updating documentation when system upgrades or changes occur. Provide support for end users.

Instructional Designer

August 2014-March 2017
Freelance and Contract
Seattle, WA

Developed style guides and implemented rapid-prototyping and development methodologies utilizing Articulate Storyline for eLearning delivery.

Analyzed business processes to determine appropriate mode of delivery and training content, and write objectives and learning content.

Developed job aids instructing end-users how to setup newly deployed thin client workstations running virtual desktop environment.

Consulted with training stakeholders, suggested modes of delivery that would best meet learning objectives and learner capacity. Designed learning objectives following Bloom’s taxonomy.

Created and edited audio narration and embed into Storyline and Captivate projects. Wrote job aids for content management systems. Maintained project documentation and customer communication.

Built library of instructional design best practices that could be utilized by team and clients needing to understand instructional systems design. 

Curriculum Designer

March 2013-May 2014
University of Washington Medical Center, Clinical Applications
Seattle, WA

Worked on cross-functional teams that were responsible for creating and then educating new workflows for medical clinicians needing to care for patients and document procedures in Electronic Health Record Systems. Lessons were written for delivery by clinical educators in Instructor Led Training format.

Wrote learning objectives that met the unique challenges that the learners experience in a trauma hospital.

Worked with Subject Matter Experts to develop job aids that conform to enterprise wide style guides and standards.

Wrote targeted job aids and how-to guides for new features to Electronic Health Records System. Pilot tested curriculum with train-the-trainer sessions. Created storyboards, wrote narration scripts and developed eLearning lessons using Adobe Captivate.

Sr. Instructional Designer

September 2010-July 2012
Healthcare NW Training Partnership
Tukwila, WA

Created templates and style guides for Instructor Led Training Guides and collateral materials. Developed eLearning templates that conformed to business model and met learners’ multiple language and cultural needs.

Performed original research on the care of patients with various chronic health conditions for integration into lessons.

Planned and produced the instructional design and development of multiple curriculum development projects, including Instructor-Led Training, eLearning, video/DVD, and blended learning, from conception to publishing. The lessons emphasized role-playing and active exercises demonstrating activities that the learners would encounter as home care aids.

Designed storyboards and worked with vendors to produce SCORM standard projects that for the organization’s proprietary Learning Management System.

Instructional Designer

February 2010-June 2010
University of Washington, School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Collaborated with client and subject matter experts to design and produce web-based training project that would address target audience needs for timely delivery of instruction and meet demands of grant-funded project.

Designed storyboards, information architecture and produced final HTML coded project. Optimized and edited videos of subject matter experts being interviewed for inclusion into lesson modules.

Front End Developer

August 2008-January 2010
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, Washington

Taught web editors and front-end developers strategies to produce web projects that meet accessibility recommendations and guidelines. Built front-end web based applications working in a cross disciple team using HTML, CSS, XSLT and JavaScript. Produced standards compliant HTML and usability best practices. Published customer facing web applications and search tools. Projects were managed using lean business process.

Journey Web Developer

January 2008-August 2008
King County, Department of Natural Resources & Parks
Seattle, Washington

Conducted workshop and one-on-one tutorials teaching staff how to use new content management system. Overhauled tables based code to semantically valid HTML code formatted with CSS. Produced styles guide tutorial so that staff can maintain projects.

Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer

September 1999-October 2007
Northrop Grumman at U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia

Worked with Subject Matter Experts in public health as an instructional designer specializing in web delivered projects for both external and internal learners.

Designed and conducted a series of workshops that taught Subject Matter Experts on how to produce web-based training. Classes were inclusive of information architecture, writing style differences and the use of development tools that included Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver and Acrobat.

Published web based eLearning lessons. Administered web access permissions for users and ran analytics reports for various projects.

Mentored new communication specialists and provided guidance in use of software tools.

Designed and produced learner assessments.

Lecturer and Graduate Lab Instructor

August 1997-July 1999
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

Taught future K-12 teachers how to use computers, software applications and develop strategies to integrate learning technologies into lessons. Designed course syllabus, instructional materials, lecture notes, and course web site. Selected and mentored a team of seven graduate teaching assistants that followed lessons and assignments that I designed.


Master of Education (Instructional Design: Education, Media & Computers)

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

Bachelor of Arts in Education (Secondary History)

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona


Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Clinical Research Coordinator
May 2017 – May 2020 License 23063439

Good Clinical Practice for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Medical Devices (U.S. FDA Focus)
May 2017 – May 2020 License 23056458

Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS)
Mar 2017 – Present License 65497

Human Subjects Research: Social Behavioral Research
May 2017 – May 2020 License 23014379

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Member
May 2017 – May 2020 License 23014379

Responsible Conduct of Research for Administrators
May 2017 – May 2020 License 23014381

Agile Instructional Design
Feb 2017 – Present License F4F8AA

Articulate Storyline 2 Advanced Techniques
Sep 2016 – Present License 64FC81

Blended Learning Fundamentals
Jan 2017 – Present License 4E1515

Camtasia 9 for Windows Essential Training
Feb 2017 – Present License F404A6

Captivate 9 Advanced Techniques
Jan 2017 – Present License 054F64

How to Measure Learning Effectiveness
Jan 2017 – Present License 41C8E7

Instructional Design Essentials: Models of ID
Jul 2016 – Present License 07BD3F

Organizational Learning and Development
Dec 2016 – Present License 8BF0BD

Write Effective Learning Objectives
Mar 2017 – Present License 98F995