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Better learning. Better results.

I am passionate about instructional design, visual communication, data analysis, leadership development, meaningful interactions, effective communication, and creating impactful user experiences.

Mat Beecher
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Name : Mat Beecher
Address : Eugene, OR USA
Skype : thatthatis
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Work

My work weaves together instructional design, dispute resolution, and technical know-how. I utilize my knowledge of adult learning theory to develop impactful learning, and rely on my dispute resolution background to serve clients in the role of the effective consultant. I understand the importance of asking the right questions, in the right way, at the right time, to get the right results.

I utilize the Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate Storyline, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create interactions that are both engaging & effective. Beyond the interaction, I believe in measuring success and take pride in my ability to dissect information and provide visually stunning infographics, charts, and dynamic dashboards.

Examples

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    A TRISOLAN MAP

    A Star Wars themed, branching scenario designed to strengthen learner's negotiation skills.

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    BETTER HABITS, BETTER U

    Better habits, better U! An interactive, gamified experience exploring the world of Covey's 7 habits.

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    FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS

    Assess your team using this interactive tool based upon Lencioni's Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

Services

Instructional design, adult learning, facilitation, mediation, consultation, leadership, diversity & inclusion training, data analytics, web design, programming and development.

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    INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

    Design & development of classroom & online learning interactions. I love using PowerPoint, Adobe products, and Articulate Storyline to build meaningful, engaging interactions. I throw in a little JavaScript to give my eLearning modules that little extra boost.

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    WEB DESIGN

    You're looking at it! I enjoy building websites because doing so provides me constant opportunities to continuously improve my HTML, CSS, JS, Bootstrap, jQuery, and JSON chops. I've built sites for myself, my friends, class, and various non-profits.

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    MEDIATION

    Masters degree in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law. Service with the Center for Dialogue & Resolution as a Mediator and Program Manger for their Restorative Justice Youth Peer Court program.

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    CONSULTANT

    With years of mediation & Instructional Design under my belt, I've learned a bit about asking the right questions, in the right way, at the right time.

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    LEADERSHIP TRAINING

    Developed in-house succession planning apps and worked with Organizational Development for companies with 1500+ employees.

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    DATA ANALYTICS

    I love data. Collecting it, analyzing it, dissecting it, and visually presenting it such that others can get what they need from it.

Current Employment

Course design, content management, learner engagement, and discussing Instructional Design best practices with our outstanding group of world-class instructors.

CBT Nuggets

Currently, I have the extreme pleasure of working for CBT Nuggets in Eugene, OR. Our mission is to empower life-long learners by continuously improving the IT learner experience. We specialize in creating engaging, information technology video content designed to give learners the skills they need to succeed in their careers. My role involves promoting Instructional Design best practices & learning theory, creating course outlines, content collections, and curated learning paths.

Employment

I've spent the last decade honing my design skills. I specialize in using Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Photoshop, Illustrator, JavaScript, and PowerPoint to create compelling, interactive user experiences.

Underneath the shine of the design, I rely on my background in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution to ask the right questions, at the right time to produce results. I believe the work we do should be clear, objective, and measurable.

  • LMS Administrator

    2012-Now

    System Administrator


    As an LMS Administrator, I've managed the following systems: Moodle, BlackBoard, Instructure, Adobe Connect, Travitor, ePath ASAP, SCORM Cloud, and Amazon Web Services.

  • Instructional Designer

    2012 - Now

    ILT, vILT, and eLearning


    Adult learning theory, classroom & online learning, eLearning modules, leadership training, screencasting, videos, interactive assessment tools, dynamic job aids, and more.

  • Mediator

    2006 - Now

    Center for Dialogue & Resolution


    What started as a Conflict Resolution Training from the University Oregon School of Law turned into a passion, an education, and a opportunity to volunteer and make my community a better place.

  • Musician

    2000 - Now

    Banjo, Guitar, Upright Bass, Vocalist


    When I'm not developing visual designs, I'm usually composing new songs. My hobbies include hosting open mics & jam circles, band practice, gigging, and producing mini-festivals.

Skills

I've got room to grow and do so by staying up to date with LinkedIn Learning. My focus includes: Organizational Leadership, Teambuilding, Emotional Intelligence, Javascript, Python, and Visual Design.

Articulate Storyline
HTML
Adobe Captivate
CSS
JavaScript
Python

Education

I'm a life long learner. I study language, both verbal and computer. I study design. I study people and interactions. I study... a lot. I'm always on a quest for more knowledge.

  • Creighton University

    MS Negotiation & Conflict Dispute Resolution


    Received Masters degree, graduated Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA, and awarded Student of the Year.

  • University of Northern Iowa

    BA History


    Received Bachelor's degree in History. Graduated Cum Laude from College of Social Sciences.

  • Peking University

    TEFL Certificate, Mandarin Chinese


    Studied Mandarin at Peking University. Received a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate. Moved to Shenzhen and taught 14 - 18 year old students at Luohuo Foreign Language School.

  • Leadership & Programming

    LinkedIn Learning, CodeCademy, KhanAcademy


    I'm a life-long-learner. I keep up to date on modern practices via online learning resources. Some folks tell me I have a learning problem. And maybe I do. It's maybe the one thing I don't want to figure out.

Contact

I can be reached through various online resources and hope to hear from you. I'm always looking for new projects, new teams, and new opportunities.