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Veronica Budnikas ~ Elearning Specialist

Summary

  • E-learning design
  • E-learning development
  • Game and gamification design
  • Articulate Storyline expert
  • Articulate Storyline trainer
  • Video authoring
  • Project management
  • Creativity and problem-solving
  • High quality writing
  • Eye for detail

Education

  • Master’s Degree Online Education ~ University of Southern Queensland (High Distinctions and Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Achievement)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Legal Translation (English-Spanish) ~ University of Buenos Aires
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE) ~ Plenty Training
  • Certificate IV TESOL ~ Teach International

Tech

  • Elearning development ~ Articulate 360 elearning suite
  • Video authoring ~  Vyond (GoAnimate); Camtasia; Doodly ; Toonly
  • Graphics and other media ~ Adobe Creative Cloud ; PowerPoint
  • Project management ~ Microsoft Office suite
  • LMS ~ Moodle, Docebo, SCORM Cloud

Professional

Scroll to the end of the page to see a demo reel!

E-learning Designer, Developer & Project Manager ~ Contractor ~ 2014-now

  • Re-vamp and new product development for Risk Assurance team at PwC (4 months)
  • Design and development of a 9-module program for childcare centre staff for the Parenting Research Centre (1 month)
  • Bespoke modules (Privacy, Alcohol and Drugs, Induction, Contractor Management, Permit-to-Work, Transmission, Process Safety Awareness) for APA Group (multiple projects)
  • Software simulation for Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network, NSW Health (project)
  • Elearning design and development for Health Education and Training Institute, NSW Health (4 months)
  • Design and development of two 10-module healthy lifestyle programs for Better Health Company (multiple projects)
  • Projects for Coles (award-winning), Federation Centres, Australia Post, Fairfax Media, Baker’s Delight and Department of Education as a sub-contractor for The Learning Hook (multiple projects)
  • Digital Licence developed in Storyline for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation (project, ongoing)
  • Software simulation and other e-learning modules for Engineering Education Australia (multiple projects)
  • Development in Storyline for Open Universities Australia (multiple projects)
  • ‘This is SEEK’: 4-module leadership program for SEEK.com.au (multiple modules)
  • Tier 1 Insurance Broking: online course and branched scenarios for the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (3 months)
  • Coach Developer course for Gymnastics Australia (project)
  • Supervisor Dashboard: Software simulation project for Uniting Care (project)
  • Multiple projects for eLearning Brothers (US-based elearning company)
  • Multiple projects for Bull City Learning (US-based elearning company)
  • Style guide, Storyline template creation and bespoke training for Chisholm Online
  • … and many other projects!

Learning Designer (Games) ~ Millipede  ~ 2017-2019

Learning design on projects for the Victorian Department of Education & Training, the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, NAB and other high-profile clients.

Senior E-learning Designer & Developer ~ Engineering Education Australia ~ 2013-2014

  • Design and development of professional development for the engineering community, including video content, online courses and qualifications.
  • Lead ID for qualifications—Dip Project Management, Dip Building and Construction

Consultant ~ Change Factory ~ 2012-2013

  • E-learning development, such as Practice Risk Management for actuaries
  • Instructional design and materials development for face-to-face workshops

Maternity leave

I took time off from full-time employment to have my two children. During this time, however, I worked as a freelance learning designer and assessor for two of my previous employers.

Instructional Designer ~ ANZIIF ~ 2007-2008

Lead learning designer—Insurance broking and general insurance qualifications

  • Lead learning designer—Insurance broking and general insurance qualifications
  • Course and learning materials design and development—end to end

Resource Development Manager / Lead Trainer ~ Teach International ~ 2003-2007

  • Proposal, design and development of online training products, such as a fully online 100-hour interactive TESOL course
  • Design of online modules and tutorials to supplement face-to-face offerings
  • Design and development of paper-based training materials
  • Lead trainer, face-to-face on flagship 5-day course

Courses ~ PD ~ Articles ~ and other interesting stuff

Other roles:

  • Articulate Super Hero status, 2017-Ongoing
  • Articulate Storyline Beta-Tester, Ongoing

Attended/completed:

  • Lynda.com, ongoing subscription
  • Masterclass on Game UX and cognitive science, Celia Hodent, 2018
  • Gamification,  game design and UX design courses, Lynda.com 2015
  • Concepts in Game Development MOOC, Open 2 Study 2014
  • Human Computer Interaction MOOC, Coursera 2013
  • Gamification MOOC, Coursera 2013
  • Captivate 6 Advanced, Dynamic Web Training 2012
  • Moodle 2.0 Course Creator course, Pukunui Technology 2011
  • …and more!

Speaker at:

  • Speaker How to personalise your elearning, iDesignX  (idesignx.net.au), 2017
  • Presenter at the Melbourne Articulate User Group, 2015
  • Speaker Using Storyline for rapid e-learning authoring, ASTC 2015

Articles:

  • Articulate guest blogger
  • This blog
  • Publication of collaborative article An evaluation of selected tools to support online pedagogy, CAMPANA Suzuka International University Journal No. 15 2008

Contact

  • M: 0416 374 563
  • E: veronica @ storylinedeveloper.com.au

Demo reel