Michael D. Becvar's Resume

Multimedia, Website and eLearning Applications Developer

Mike Becvar -- MikeBecvar@MikeBecvar



Seeking position as senior eLearning Applications Developer. Looking for challenging opportunities to leverage my programming, leadership, and problem solving skills for the benefit of the project team.

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  • Experience working on computer and web-based training projects since 1996 and websites since 2004.
  • Experience creating courses designed to be delivered on CD, the Internet or a SCORM-compliant LMS. Worked on projects including training on websites, software systems, hardware, business concepts and foreign languages.
  • Expert in website and eLearning development with HTML, XML, XSLT, JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  • Developed a custom content authoring tool that converts a single XML file with all of the course content into individual HTML pages. Also created tool to synchronize audio files with events on the screen.
  • Developed training projects that meet the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Experience working with Rapid eLearning tools including Articulate Presenter and Adobe Captivate.
  • Experience creating graphics and working with audio and video.

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Independent Contractor April 2008 - Present
Website Developer
South Riding, VA

Design, develop, update, and host websites for children's entertainers and local non-profit organizations including Opera Guild of Northern Virginia (OGNV), Just Clowning Around of Northern Virginia (JCA), and Kapitol Klowns. Worked with representatives of organizations to develop and maintain websites. Build websites using HTML or PHP. Review websites and recommend ways to increase traffic. Also develop print materials including newsletters, brochures, and programs.

KENROB IT Solutions July 2007 - August 2009
eLearning Developer
Herndon, VA

Developed eLearning courses for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Worked with instructional designers to determine best technical approach to present content. Developed courses using XML, HTML, CSS and JavaScript for use on a SCORM-compliant LMS. Created course interface and graphics, edited audio and created animations in Articulate Presenter or Adobe Captivate. Built utility to convert a single XML file into individual HTML files. Re-purpose content created by other vendors. Worked on courses for Frontline Managers, ATOS 1.2, WebOPSS, Root Cause Analysis, Fractional Ownership, and General Aviation.

PAL-Tech November 2003 - July 2007
eLearning Applications Developer
Arlington, VA

Developed eLearning courses on foreign languages and diplomatic skills for the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Institute. Worked with instructional designers, graphic artists and eLearning developers. Worked with graphics, audio, video, and voice recognition software. Developed courses with XML, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Loaded courses onto a SCORM-compliant LMS and/or packaged courses to run in Internet Explorer from a CD. Developed custom utilities that aided the course development. Worked on language courses in Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Czech, Indonesian, and Persian (Farsi). Worked on skills courses in Diplomatic Mail, Intellectual Property Rights, Travel Regulations, Consular Task Forces, and New Employee Orientation.

BearingPoint March 2003 - November 2003
Curriculum Developer and CBT Lead
Reston, VA

Designed and developed training for the eCustoms Modernization project. Worked with subject-matter experts and other curriculum developers to gather content for a multi-day instructor-led training (ILT) course. Designed the ILT course content including the instructor's guide and student exercises. Served as the team leader for the 12 hour computer-based training (CBT) course created in Macromedia Authorware. The ILT and CBT courses teach the basic functionality of the ACE Secure Data Portal.

PSI International December 2002 - Present
CBT Developer
Fairfax, VA

Updated the existing Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) CBT by adding new content and functionality. Worked with a project manager to identify content changes and enhancements. Used Click2Learn's ToolBook to update and maintain two versions of the Introduction of MedDRA Basics CBT.

AMS September 1996 to July 2002
Team Leader and Lead Multimedia Programmer
Fairfax, VA

Lead a team of multimedia developers and programmed computer-based training courses. Worked closely with project managers and instructional designers to create interactive training that met the client's needs. Most courses were developed with Click2Learn's ToolBook II Instructor and taught students how to use software systems developed by AMS. Courses were designed to be run from a CD or the local network. Many projects required working with geographically disperse project teams. Worked on projects for AT&T, Qwest Communications, US Navy, Department of Defense, City of New York, and the State of Hawaii.

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M.S. Chemical Engineering December 1996
University of Missouri-Rolla
Rolla, Missouri

B.S. Chemical Engineering December 1994
University of Missouri-Rolla
Rolla, Missouri

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Former clearances and background investigations

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  • Member and former chair of the South Riding Proprietary Website and Technology Committee
  • Vice President, Webmaster, and Newsletter Editor of Just Clowning Around of Northern Virginia
  • Webmaster for Opera Guild of Northern Virginia

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