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be a good one.
Lead Seward's technology team in the development of web-based and mobile applications. Oversee the development of Seward's line of technology products designed for the academic and corporate markets. Manage and maintain Seward's IT infrastructure.
Provided development support for Seward's wide range of corporate, education, and international clients.
University of Saint Thomas
Worked closely with faculty and staff to provide technical support solutions for their courses. My primary role was the development of interactive web-based modules and activities.
University of Minnesota
University of Saint Thomas
Oregon Institute of Technology
None of us is as smart
as all of us.
Analyst and Instructor – Capacity Development – funded by the USAID and subcontracted through Creative Associates International, Inc. Analyzed the existing EMIS and LMS systems for the customization of the Training Curriculum. Trained 26 employees within the Ministry of Education how to efficiently create highly effective eLearning content by capitalizing on the strengths of the existing data and learning management infrastructure. The training consisted of 6 one-week sessions.
Analyst and Software Developer – Online Training – funded by the USAID and subcontracted through Creative Associates International, Inc. Conducted a technical, data, and needs analysis. Coordinated and managed the development of 5 e-learning courses.
Trainer, Technical Implementation Support, and Strategic Planning Guidance –Malawi Teacher Professional Development Support project – funded by the USAID and subcontracted through Research Triangle Institute (RTI). Designed and implemented a pilot using an alternative technology, in this case hand-held multimedia players, as a means to improve the quality and standardization of teacher training in remote regions.
Development of a series of three interactive DVD for pre-service teacher training – Best Practices in teaching for English, math and science.
Development of an interactive DVD for pre-service teacher training on Life Skills instruction.
Trainer, Technical Implementation Support, and Strategic Planning Guidance – Support of the Technology to Improve Learning Outcomes (TILO) project – funded by USAID and subcontracted through Creative Associates International, Inc. Provided instructional design and programming training for the eLearning development team at the Egypt Ministry of Education. Worked closely with the MOE network administrators to implement the Moodle Learning Management System and helped develop a strategic plan for integrating the LMS outputs into a performance monitoring plan for students and teachers.
Trainer and Technical Implementation Support – Pre-Service CCCM Teacher Training – funded by the US State Department under the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and administered by Creative Associates International, Inc. The project involved partnering with Sultan Qaboos University to design and develop training to prepare teachers for the changes in instructional methods that are being adopted by schools in Oman.
Application Architect and Data Analyst– Online Teacher Training Project – funded by the US State Department under the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and administered by Creative Associates International, Inc. Performed a requirements analysis and architected a learning management system and eLearning course authoring environment for the Ministry of Education to be used for delivering and tracking instruction and teacher capacity building in Math, Science, and English.
Republic of Palau
Trainer - Worked with the Ministry of Education to help teachers and administrators develop a better understanding of how technology can be used to publish learning materials for access by a wide audience.
It is impossible for a man to learn
what he thinks he already knows.
Matt is an extremely creative and hard-working individual who will stop at nothing to solve a problem. His skill set is quite varied--from website design to software architecting, from designing and facilitating training to planning solutions strategically, from managing a network to working directly with stakeholders. I have yet to come up with an idea that Matt can not make a reality, even if it means stretching his knowledge or skills, testing new technologies, or putting in extremely long hours. Matt is very good at understanding the needs of the client in settings as diverse as a rural classroom in Malawi to an executive boardroom in a large US city. I would recommend Matt as a valuable strategic thinker on any team.David Porcaro
Matt is all you could ask for in an IT manager. He is constantly staying abreast of new technologies and deeply understands software architecture and concepts. He has a great eye for what will be an appealing product for the end user, mostly because he has helped build so many great products for so many companies throughout his tenure at Seward. I highly recommend Matt for any position within the technology realm.Paul Johnson
Matt and I worked on a dynamic web based system for a government agency. He acted as the business analyst and technical architect in this project. I was a PHP/MySQL consultant. As a business analyst he interfaced with users and conducted requirements gathering sessions. His iterative approach enabled him to thoroughly understand user requirements and to find and adjust for any issues. He did an excellent job conveying the user and technical requirements to the team members. Matt demonstrated outstanding degree of technical knowledge and ability to quickly adapt to changing requirements of the project. He encouraged team input on all aspects of the project. More importantly, he knew how to use available information to make decisions that would move the project forward. I highly recommend Matt for any job.Azimir Mahmic
Matt and I worked together creating Online Courses at the University of St. Thomas. Several of the courses that we created were used by both Undergrad and Graduate level studies. A few of these are still being used by St. Thomas to this day.Jeff Sauer
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