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Phylise Banner

Learning Experience Designer


+1 (518) 265-5049



199 Caroline Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Bring Your Heart

I have a passion for helping educators and learners create meaningful learning experiences through the use of technology. I believe that we overuse the term "engagement" in our work and should focus more on inspiring curiosity in our learners - and in ourselves.

I have contributed so many things to the learning design space over the years - the most important being my heart. Bring your heart to your work, and you will thrive!

Work Experience

May 2021 - Present

July 2016 - May 2021

August 2013 - June 2016

Associate Director of Design, Team Lead at Emeritus

  • Collaborate with faculty at top-tier universities to develop high-quality executive and technical education programs.

  • Lead the course design process from faculty onboarding and scoping through backward design, filming, post-production, LMS build, and QA/QC.

  • Provide guidance and leadership in curricular alignment, instructional design, Quality Matters, digital accessibility, applied learning pedagogy, and learning technologies.

  • Work closely with a globally distributed design team, project managers, and university partners to deliver courses on time and within budget while ensuring they are consistently engaging, relevant, and meaningful for a diverse global audience of learners.

Principle Learning Experience Designer, Phylise Banner Consulting

  • Partnered with highly technical subject matter experts and educators to transition their pedagogies into online, blended, and mobile learning experiences.

  • Designed and implemented learning evaluation strategies to ensure authentic learning experiences with measurable outcomes.

  • Enabled clients to identify and resolve gaps in curricular content, implement new learning solutions for knowledge and/or skill acquisition, and utilize data from assessment learning components.

  • Conducted in-depth needs analysis across organizational units to drive the design, development, and delivery of learning experiences and ecosystems.

  • Employed Design Thinking to promote innovation within organizations and to provide insight into learner preferences, motivations, and attitudes.

Clients include: Absorb LMS, Albany College of Law, Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers, Association for Talent Development, Canadian Academic Accounting Association, City University of New York, Epigeum, InSync Training, Harvard University, Interactive Services, Interfaith Youth Core, National Institutes of Health, National Staff Development and Training Association, New York Six Foreign Language Initiatives, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Online Learning Consortium, Oregon State University, Revinax, Saint George’s University, Society for Technical Communication, State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration, SUNY OER Services, Tennessee Board of Regents, Training Industry, Training Magazine, University of Maryland, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Director of Online Teaching and Learning, Union Graduate College

  • Directed all initiatives related to instructional design and curriculum development across Teacher Education, Bioethics, and Engineering programs.

  • Designed, developed, and delivered professional development resources, courses, and workshops.

  • Provided guidance and support in the identification, development, and implementation of appropriate instructional strategies, technologies, and services.

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