James Reininger, M.A.
Minneapolis, MN 55416 firstname.lastname@example.org
oManaging a Learning Management System (LMS)
oApplying the ADDIE model on a daily basis
oProposing training solutions based in Theories of Adult Learning
oEstablishing learning objectives using Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy
oDeveloping Instructor Led Training (ILT) materials
oDeveloping eLearning materials
oWriting assessment items
oPreparing the trainer
oPiloting new training materials
oApplying the Likert Scale to develop evaluation materials
oTraining classes of up to 35 individuals
oCornerstone on Demand
oHutchinson Technology, Inc. (developed in house)
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, GRADUATE SCHOOL
Educational Psychology, Doctorate of Arts (Incomplete, however all courses and written prelims are done.)
Dr. Robert Tennyson, Advisor
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, GRADUATE SCHOOL
Educational Psychology, Master of Arts. June 2003
Dr. Robert Tennyson, Advisor
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Psychology, Bachelor of Arts. December 1993
SAFEWAY DRIVING SCHOOL
Classroom and Behind the Wheel Instructor, September 2017 to Present
oPresenting the 30 hours of classroom materials students need before taking the Knowledge Test.
oInstructing young drivers with less than 50 hours of total drive time the basics on handling a motorized vehicle on the road.
Instructional Designer, June 2015 to October 2016
oWorking with a third-party vendor, Cornerstone On Demand, I help developed an LMS site (www.XtimeUniversity.com).
oUsing CSS and HTML, I created and updated customized web pages for the LMS site.
oUsing Captivate 8 and Storyline 2.0, I developed several interactive eLearning programs.
oWorking with another third-party vendor, Simultran, I had all customized web pages and eLearning programs translated into French Canadian.
oWhen Xtime’s parent company, Cox Automotive, bought out DealerTrack, I updated the training videos on DealerTrack’s ServicePro product.
REININGER CONSULTING, LLC
Instructional Designer Consultant, December 2008 to July 2014
oI created online instruction for teachers at the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA on how to utilize the Lesson and Quiz modules of Moodle 2.6.
oAs a volunteer for ELEARNING FOR KIDS, I designed eLearning programs that instruct kids basic math and science fundamentals.
oFor AVRIO KNOWLEDGE, I wrote multiple-choice and true-false items for the online supplemental of an introductory psychology textbook. Then as the senior instructional designer, I help managed a group of six instructional designers write out the solutions for an online solution manual of a K-12 math textbook.
oFor LEARNINGMATE I converted a textbook on restaurant management to an online course. Topics included SWOT Analysis, SMART Goal setting, Employee Development Plans, Employee Appraisals, selecting compensation packages, Resolving Employee Conflicts, Reducing Employee Turnover, Employee Termination.
oAt KIMBERLY-CLARK, I cleaned up training materials that had been developed by previous contractor for an upcoming SAP migration, I also repaired the training department’s relationship with it’s SMEs that had been damaged by the previous instructional design consultants.
HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY, INC. – Plymouth, MN
Instructional Designer, April 2005 to June 2007
oWhen I was first hired the training materials for the company’s die setting program were ten years out of date! I reviewed and updated 40 different training programs on die setting. This included converting some ILT materials into eLearning programs.
oManaged a third party instructional designer who was brought on to develop two blended learning programs.
oEstablished project prioritization, tracking and reporting process. This created a centralized reporting tool for team members and was utilized to efficiently communicate the department’s project statuses and issues with the executive management team.
oWorking closely with the Die Setting supervisors, Engineering, and the Multimedia department, created 3D animations of components deep inside the company’s 16 ton presses. These were components that Die Setters normally could not see, but had to adjust from outside of the machine. If a Die Setter made an error while making adjustments, they could damage that component, the die press, and cause significant down time for that machine. These 3D animations went a long way in helping to reduce these errors.
oMy proudest contribution to Hutchinson Technology was reducing the learning curve for many new employees. Hutchinson Technology is a manufacturing company with many complicated machines. In many instances I was able to reduce the learning curve from weeks to days!
PERFORMARK – Bloomington, MN
Instructional Designer, October 2002 to January 2005
oI developed ILT materials that prepared new call center employees to use the company’s in-house software program. This training program cut training time from two weeks to a few days.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY – Minneapolis, MN
Lab Instructor, June 2000 to July 2002
oI taught Theories of Human Learning and Memory, as well as the Minnesota Graduation Standards, for a teaching certification course.
oWorking with other lab instructors, developed course materials that were taught in our labs.
oI also developed the first websites for this course using WEBCT, WhiteBoard, and HTML. Here students could access the course syllabus, schedule, lecture notes, as well as engage in online discussions about course topics.
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Chanhassen, MN
Project Manager/Instructional Designer, May 1997 to June 2000
oWhen the company migrated from JD Edwards to SAP, I created an eLearning environment by convincing the IT department to place a copy of the SAP program with fake accounts on an extra server so that my fellow employees could practice using the program during training.
oI also managed three separate accounts where each account could have up 200 projects going on at one time.
JAMES REININGER PHOTOGRAPHY - Minneapolis, MN
Owner, June 2004 to Present
oIn my spare time I like to go out with my camera and shoot images. I am lucky in that people like my images and are willing to pay money for them! Because of this, I have been managing a small business where I sell images at art fairs, galleries, framing shops, coffee shops, and online.
oUsing HTML and CSS, I have created my own website, www.JamesReiningerPhotography.com
oOne of the benefits of this business is that I have been able to donate prints to charities and causes that I support. These prints are then placed on silent auction and can fetch these organizations three to four times as much as what I spent to produce them!
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA – Long Lake, MN
oI earned my Eagle Scout badge in 1987 by gathering supplies for families living at the Ronald McDonald house next to the University of Minnesota campus. For this, I was able to recruit several other scouts into canvasing the communities of Maple Plain, Long Lake, and Orono.