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Andy Chan, M.Ed.

  • Instructional Design

  • Multimedia Solutions

  • Instructional Technology

  • SCORM-compliant eLearning

  • Mobile-ready training

About me

I am a creative multimedia Senior Instructional Designer with a proven track record of successful implementations. I am passionate at what I do and have worked for companies that range from a global Fortune 500 corporation to several academic institutions. Along the way, I have achieved awards for collaboration with management teams to plan and execute training strategies that elevated customer focus, productivity, and employee satisfaction.

As a Master of Education graduate who is solutions-oriented, I have the ability to quickly and independently learn new systems and technologies while thriving in fast-paced team settings.

My approach to design and education comes from an extensive background in academia and corporate environments. I've trained and motivated people of all ages, from all walks of life. Regardless of their background, I believe everyone can bring something unique to the table.

Through extensive research and plenty of pragmatism, I've recognized that adults do not respond well to "data dumps". Rather, we learn better through scenario-based training and hands-on application.

In the end, it's all about the learner.

Professional Experience


Symantec Corporation


Using proven instructional design methodologies, designed and developed 40 technical and soft-skills courses for classroom and web-based training for global distribution of 2,000 partners, customers, and employees. Advisory board member that advised Technical Education Consultants and Sales Engineering teams on tools and processes.

— Developed engaging training packages using industry-wide tools that incorporate video, audio, and interactive components for delivery and administration in Learning Management System.
— Delivered and coordinated webinars via WebEx and Adobe Connect for Engineers, Sales, and Renewals reps.

Multimedia Production
— Produced Engineering and Sales presentations and added multimedia assets for delivery on 15-20 virtual machines, 25-30 client servers, and 30 mobile devices across Windows, UNIX, and Linux platforms.

Project Management
— Managed specialized projects across organizations and cross-functional teams (Sales Enablement, Engineering, Technical Support, Legal, Marketing, Renewals) and maintained 100% on-time delivery to meet Service Level Agreements.
— Managed Camtasia Relay server and administered settings and privileges for 2,000 users. Troubleshoot user issues related to video recording, server uploads, and final presentations.
— Managed and led multi-faceted projects that aligned and exceeded customer requirements and expectations, leading to numerous Applause Awards by stakeholders for outstanding efforts in categories such as "Action", "Collaboration", and "Leadership".
— Led project team that successfully migrated 300+ courses from old SharePoint sites to new upgraded servers. In the process, archived out-of-date courses and saved 30% disk space on new servers.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design


Teach academic courses and develop dynamic lesson plans for 15-18 students each semester in Continuing Education and Undergraduate programs.

Curriculum Development
— Research, create, and deliver educational solutions with use of visual aids, support materials, and group assignments for learning needs and goals of a broad student body.
— Partner with Department Chair and tenured faculty to measure and promote curriculum rigor based on state-wide standards.

— Advised and coordinated 20+ Certificate students to match with appropriate credentials, course assignments, and career opportunities.
— Supervised and mentored three assistant teachers with hands-on appraisal and private training.

MultiPlan, Incorporated


Managed and designed comprehensive training program that educated 1,200 learners in 17 offices nationwide of new healthcare PPO product and built accompanying e-Learning content using HTML, CSS, ActionScript, and JavaScript.

— Streamlined deliverables, eliminated trainer travel time, reduced travel and operational expenses.
— Rewrote business writing course for 200 employees using HTML and CSS.

Curriculum Development
— Partnered with senior program managers to update product manuals to reflect current business objectives and eliminated resource duplications.

— Identified and solved technical issues and compatibilities of 25 distance learning courses in accordance with current technologies (e.g. Flash Player, File Transfer Protocols).

John Hancock

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER (contract part-time)

Designed and created three SCORM-compliant e-Learning modules using Adobe Captivate and Photoshop for Long-Term Care division. Uploaded to enterprise Learning Management System, allowing 1,000+ employees seamless access across U.S., Canada and the Philippines.

— Standardized systems application training in three countries, elevating workforce effectiveness and reduced customer calls to Help Desk for technical support.
— Created three assessments as supplement to technical training using Articulate QuizMaker, posting results to supervisors for follow-up evaluation and customized mentoring.

Tufts Health Plan, Inc.


Managed and spear-headed multi-department project and created computer-based training of 10 pharmacy modules for Medicare division.

Research Analysis
— Independently researched government mandates for new medical insurance modules.
— Collaborated with six supervisors to update 20 chapters of customer service enhancement lessons.

Needs Assessment
— Created and administered needs analysis for six call center supervisors in Provider Services to determine efficient processes in answering client inquiries.
— Increased provider satisfaction scores by 15% for three straight quarters after comprehensive needs analysis and revised employee training.

The Power of Training

In today's fast-paced world, everyone wants to learn quickly and only what they need. Tutorials and other types of trainings, such as product training, need to be focused and "bite-size". Learners do not want to sit through an hour of training just to get the nugget of information they need.

I specialize in creating interactive videos for multiple platforms that illustrate core concepts structured in a systematic manner. The trainings are dynamic and relevant, just what the learner wants and expects.

Portfolio Samples

My professional experience is gained from working in various industries that cover information technology, healthcare, higher education and academic publishing. I've worked across many business units with a broad cross-section of learner backgrounds and discovered that everyone brings something uniquely special to the table.

As an educator and instructional designer, it is my job to motivate and inspire using proven methodologies that form the backbone of sound learning. Below are a few samples.


Accelerating The Promise of Virtualization

Co-branded sales training built for Symantec and VMware, highlighting the growth of Virtualization in the marketplace.

The tools used to build this training were Articulate Storyline and Photoshop.

To see course, click here.

Security Basics

Training built for internal sales and external channel partners. This module gives an overview of security basics in the workplace.

The tools used to build this training were Articulate Presenter, QuizMaker, and Photoshop.

To see course, click here.


FileConnect Replacement

This demonstration teaches users how to log in to a system, search for members, generate license tokens, among other tasks.

Captivate, Storyline, and Photoshop were the tools used to develop this site.

To see demo, click here.

Technical expertise

In addition to being proficient in Instructional Design theories, my projects also utilize popular software applications to fully engage learners across all platforms. My specialty is designing and developing online content for AICC and SCORM-compliant eLearning distribution on Learning Management Systems (LMS).

My projects combine industry offerings, with strong graphics, to create strong aesthetic visuals for full learner engagement.

Graphic Design

With a degree and background in visual arts (2D and 3D), I offer deliverables that are graphically enhanced and backed up with substance that comes from years of developing training.

Training is more than the sharing of knowledge and skills. It is also an exercise in concise communication between Subject Matter Experts and their audience.

Core Competencies

Here is a sampling of some of my instructional design competencies. They range from needs analysis to project management to selecting the right balance of hybrid models of instruction.

Blended Learning

This combines a hybrid model of instruction that is both online, asynchronous and classroom-based. Not all content can be made online. It is my job to analyze the content to create an outline that is the best of both worlds.


This is a popular system of instructional design that outlines methodologies to enhance learner effectiveness. I also use the Dick and Carey model of instructional design taught at my alma mater, UMass Boston.

Kirkpatrick's Evaluation

This is a model of evaluating learner understanding, from retention to on-the-job application. Often times, I write assessments to gauge the effectiveness of training and then report the results to managers and other stakeholders.

Project Management

I have demonstrated experience managing projects and delivering them in a timely manner, collaborating with stakeholders from all business units.

Needs Analysis

Before a course or training can be developed, the goals and objectives must be clearly defined. This is one of my favorite tasks of the ID process as it allows me to research and solve current problems or knowledge gaps.

Instructional Technology

Finding the right tools to solve a problem is the neat thing about instructional technology. Every adult learns differently and my job is to find ways of reaching and delivering high results.

What they're saying...

Symantec Corporation
Annual Performance Review

"By taking a big picture perspective, he identifies future problems and develops contingency plans to deal with them. He handles unexpected challenges with a positive outlook and takes quick action to pursue new goals."

Tufts Health Plan
Training & Quality Manager

"He was a valued member of my team, bringing creativity and enthusiasm to his role as Senior Instructional Designer. He worked tirelessly off-hours to learn the eLearning software and best practices so he would offer online training, saving costs yet bringing interesting learning to a dry content."

UMass Boston
Faculty, Instructional Design Masters Program

"Andy has demonstrated an excellent understanding of the instructional design process and has been exceptional in his application of the concepts and principles taught in the program. Andy is a leader in this field, is tremendously bright, articulate and a wonderful colleague."

MultiPlan, Inc.
Annual Performance Review

"Andy is essential in the rollout of many of the department and organizational goals and objectives. He works well independently and supports the team while meeting target deadlines consistently."

Symantec Corporation
Principal Technical Learning Consultant

"This is to recognize you for the quick action you went to address the issues experienced with a number of Flash training modules that would otherwise have rendered these modules unusable and cause extended hardship for the channel. The quick resolution meant that the impact to partners was minimal."

Former student

"My experience far exceeded my expectations: I came out of the class with a reasonable, intuitive grasp of what's involved and was quickly able to apply it to a new long-term photo project. Andy is very focused on the students and was great at giving feedback, tailored to your skill level, that helps you to achieve the results you want."


I have a Master's Degree in Instructional Design, specializing in Instructional Technology and interactive multimedia. With my art and design background, I apply engaging visuals with a modern sensibility to all my work. Through design and analysis, I learned the importance of layout, interface, and unique user experience. This is what keeps the learner engaged, with a high capacity to retain critical, relevant information.

Time for a shout-out: During my studies, I've met numerous wonderful classmates, some of whom I still consider friends at both the professional and personal level. They are talented, driven, and compassionate folks whom I am grateful for their friendship and inspiration.

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Master of Education, UMass Boston

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, MassArt

Get in touch

Contact me to learn how I can bring my passion for learning and the flair for technology to be a part of your team.

Use the form below or send alternatively to achan [at] massart [dot] edu.

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