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Hi – I’m Max Anderson. I use this website to showcase some of my work and share my experiences in the fields of instructional design, educational technology, libraries, and more.

I have 20+ years of professional experience in instructional design (ID), librarianship, teaching in multiple modalities, and educational technology. I have complementary backgrounds in library science and ID which enable me to offer a unique perspective on the theory and the application of learning design. I have a deep working knowledge of learning management systems (LMSs) such as Blackboard, D2L / Brightspace, and Canvas; my experiences with LMSs and related technology add a powerful dynamic and is especially valuable when training stakeholders.

I earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University (2020).  I’m proud of this achievement as completing a doctoral degree has been a life-long dream.

If you really want to know more…

My dissertation topic: Assessment of Faculty Acceptance of, Behavioral Intention to Use, and Actual Usage Behavior of Technology in Inquiry-Based Learning in Medical Education: Using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology. Yes, perhaps one of the longest dissertation titles ever. 

I am currently the inaugural Director of Instructional Design and Learning Innovation at the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM) and support three campuses: Chicago, Peoria, and Rockford.  Previously, I was the first instructional designer hired at the college of medicine at the Chicago campus in 2013.