Ryan Anderson is currently the Senior Director of Instructional Design for the Extended Campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Prior to the UW, Anderson worked at Epic (the nation’s leading healthcare software vendor) for nine years, serving as the E-Learning and Training Group Leader. He was also an Adult Education Instructor for four years at Madison Area Technical College.
Anderson has excelled in bringing cutting-edge technology and instructional design approaches into the online classroom since he joined the University of Wisconsin System in 2012. To meet his goal of bringing students the best possible online experience, his team partners with faculty on a rigorous design process grounded in the latest instructional design theory. He facilitates the integration of a myriad of tools and strategies including competency-based education, virtual reality, gamification, adaptive learning, scenario-based learning and micro-credentialing. The result: innovative yet affordable online educational experiences that can be accessed anywhere, anytime, by anyone.
Anderson like to spend time in the outdoors hiking and fishing and he’s helped to raise thousands of dollars for organizations he cares about including the American Cancer Society and World Vision’s clean-water projects.