Nyla Spooner

Hello!

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. - Sydney J. Harris. 

Adult learning is that window. I'm looking to create persistent innovation in the digital learning space. My style of knowledge management utilizes more than the power of the ADDIE model; it also includes the power of self-direction. Each adult learner has it within them to meet their personal goals and objectives. If they can picture themselves becoming CEO in the future, they can picture themselves completing a department-wide training right now. No more boring trainings, and no more assumptions that computers will solve everything. We can guarantee continuous improvement when we take the time to assess the needs of the individual, and the organization. 

 
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Learning Facilitation

I love that learning and development innovation moves at such a fast pace. As we facilitate learning in others, we facilitate learning in ourselves. An adult learning specialist must be able to handle multiple fields of learning, and instructional design covers a wide range of competencies. When you hire me to develop your job aids, in-class or e-learning interventions, you'll get someone equipped with the ability to:

  • Manage organizational knowledge transfer

  • Design, develop and evaluate learning initiatives

  • Create blended learning solutions including video production, e-learning, and classroom training

  • Maintain learning management systems

  • Execute strategies by mastering company-wide change management

  • Identify organizational performance gaps

  • Cultivate leadership skills
     

Resume

With an advanced degree in Human Resource Development, an undergraduate degree in Communication, and a knack for digital content production, I'm a well-rounded candidate equipped to handle any and all aspects of the learning cycle.

 

Experience

Senior Instructional Designer
Halliburton
March 2018 to present

Project Coordinator and e-Learning Specialist
Twice Media Productions
Aug 2016 to March 2018


Executive Assistant
Twice Media Productions
Jul 2015 to Aug 2016


Store Admin Specialist
HEB Grocery Store
Sep 2012 - Feb 2014

Beauty Advisor
HEB Grocery Store
Sep 2011 to Sep 2012

Client Communication Specialist
Amplify Financial
Nov 2009 to June 2011

 

 

Education

M.S. Human Resource Development
University of Houston
Fall 2014 to Spring 2019

B.A. Communication
St. Edward's University
Fall 2005 to Fall 2009

 

Volunteer Experience

Hurricane Harvey Relief Volunteer
Counter Balance ATX  
Aug 2017 to September 2017

Non-Profit Director
Relief Exchange
September 2017 to March 2018

E-Learning Workshop Facilitator
University of Belize, Open and Distance Learning
November 2016

 

 

Skills and Technical Competencies

Rapid and responsive e-Learning Design and Development

Project Management

Instructional Design

Change Management

Performance Management

ADDIE and SAM

Storyboarding

Adobe Captivate

Articulate Storyline

Storyline 360

Learning Management Systems: Adobe Captivate Prime; Moodle; Thinkific 

Google Apps

Project Management Tools

 
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E-Learning Workshop Facilitation

University of Belize

Click to view the University of Belize produced video about the program. 

Click to view the University of Belize produced video about the program. 

 
 

During the workshops, University of Belize faculty
learned how to make truly interactive e-learning content and were introduced to Articulate Storyline 2, a learning
content management system that is easily integrated with the University’s current learning management system platform. Working with my graduate professor, Dr. Waight and I helped conduct the 5-day workshop to introduce lecturers to the software and help prepare them for
expanding their University’s online and distance learning capabilities. To view a video, produced by the
University of Belize, featuring Dr. Consuelo Waight, members of the University of Belize’s faculty and staff, and myself - click here.

 
 

About Me

 
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Writer, Digital Influencer, Non-profit Director, Third Culture Kid...

...and amateur shower singer. I've combined my passion for adult learning, writing and creative content production; with my desire to teach, to become a highly sought after instructional designer, developer, facilitator. When I'm not creating learning solutions, I'm blogging, podcast hosting, hanging out with my wonderful pup, and running my non-profit, Relief Exchange. I'm a proud, first-generation American with Caribbean heritage. Enough about me, though, tell me about yourself. Feel free to fill out the contact form below so we can get to know each other. 

 
 

Contact

Are you interested in hiring me to join your team or design, develop, consult, or even coach on your project? Please fill out and submit this form and I will get back in touch with you to discuss your business needs.

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