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Hi – I’m Max Anderson. This website is intended to showcase some of my ID work and share my experiences in the field.

Bringing 20+ years of professional experience in instructional design, librarianship, teaching, and educational technology, I offer a unique perspective on both the theory and the application of learning design. Understanding learning management systems (LMSs) and other related technology adds a powerful dynamic and is especially valuable when training faculty and other stakeholders.

I’m ready to segue from the university setting to a design firm where I can positively impact far more faculty and students (or other stakeholders) than I can working for a single institution.

I earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University (2020).  I’m quite proud of this achievement as completing a doctoral degree is not for the faint of heart.

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.