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Professional Distinctions

Decades of Excellence in Education

Teaching Adults and Designing Courses

During nearly a decade of teaching higher education students and another decade of designing eLearning for universities and corporations, my body of work is packed with numerous groundbreaking accomplishments. By retaining my services, your organization’s eLearning approach and student learning outcomes will be demonstrably revitalized.

National Award

Canadian Credit Union Corporation

Federal 101 – Federal Continuance Employee Training in 2022 received a prestigious national award for outstanding learning excellence from the Canadian Credit Union Association. This exceptional course boasted a 98.6% completion rate among 1200+ employees, demonstrating its effectiveness and value in the professional development realm.

A Trilogy of AI-Driven eLearning Examples

The possibilities are endless, engaging, and economical with Artificial Intelligence
Branching Scenarios with Articulate Storyline 360

Immerse Yourself in a Branching AI Scenario

Test your communication skills and see if you can avoid being drawn into a long, unproductive conversation with a friendly gray-haired avatar.

Realistic avatars are perfect for creating immersive learning activities where students make choices in realistic situations and safely learn from their mistakes. Because avatars cost less than human talent, these eLearning activities are economical while providing a high level of engagement and interactivity. In other words, AI-enhanced courses cost less and engage more.

 

Articulate Rise for Microlearning with AI-Assisted Videos

Interactive Videos with Navigation Buttons

Another great tool from Articulate is the online course authoring app, Rise 360, which enables instructional designers to create a course in no time at all!

AI-Assisted Introduction Videos for Moodle and other Learning Management Systems

Use Avatars to Cut Costs and Increase Productivity in L&D

Introducing our cutting-edge technology – an AI-powered video created exclusively for our Moodle site. Watch as this innovative tool brings learning to life, engaging and captivating learners like never before.

A Trilogy of AI-Driven eLearning Examples

The possibilities are endless, engaging, and economical with Artificial Intelligence.

Branching Scenarios with Articulate Storyline 360
Immerse Yourself in a Branching AI Scenario

Test your communication skills and see if you can avoid being drawn in to a long, unproductive conversation with a friendly gray-haired avatar.

Realistic avatars are perfect for creating immersive learning activities where students make choices in realistic situations and safely learn from their mistakes. Because avatars cost less than human talent, these eLearning activities are economical while providing a high level of engagement and interactivity. In other words, AI-enhanced courses cost less and engage more.

 

Articulate Rise for Microlearning with AI-Assisted Videos
Interactive Videos with Navigation Buttons

Another great tool from Articulate is the online course authoring app, Rise 360, which enables instructional designers to create a course in no time at all!

AI-Assisted Introduction Videos for Moodle and other LMSs
Use Avatars to Cut Costs and Increase Productivity

Introducing our cutting-edge technology – an AI-powered video created exclusively for our Moodle site. Watch as this innovative tool brings learning to life, engaging and captivating learners like never before.

What People are Saying

Alicia Peters

Director of Corporate Initiatives, First West Credit Union

Gary is an absolute rock star and genius, it has been an exciting learning journey working with him and seeing his creative brilliance in action.

Liz Bailey-Connor

Chief People & Culture Officer, First West Credit Union

Gary is our instructional designer who worked on this learning and he is SO talented! We are very fortunate to have his expertise and experience.

Launi Skinner

Chief Executive Officer, First West Credit Union

I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how impressed I was with the Teams training! It was so helpful and easy to understand…Thanks for looking at ways to meet learning needs in a flexible and agile way – it worked!

What People are Saying

Alicia Peters

Director of Corporate Initiatives, First West Credit Union

Gary is an absolute rock star and genius, it has been an exciting learning journey working with him and seeing his creative brilliance in action.

Liz Bailey-Connor

Chief People & Culture Officer, First West Credit Union

Gary is our instructional designer who worked on this learning and he is SO talented! We are very fortunate to have his expertise and experience.

Launi Skinner

Chief Executive Officer, First West Credit Union

I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how impressed I was with the Teams training! It was so helpful and easy to understand…Thanks for looking at ways to meet learning needs in a flexible and agile way – it worked!

Skills

Educational Research

Stays informed about educational trends and artificial intelligence by evaluating learning technologies, participating in conferences, researching, and following industry leaders

Microlearning

Develops microlearning content in various formats, including microvideos, just-in-time learning, screencasts, self-paced eLearning, interactive videos, job aids, and podcasts

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Learning Design for Adults

Utilizes adult learning theory, pedagogy, and design models (Online Collaborative Learning, ADDIE, Agile, Reverse) to achieve positive outcomes in various learning contexts

Digital Storytelling

Uses compelling and emotionally engaging digital storytelling techniques, including digital narratives, branching scenarios, web-based stories, interactive media, gamification, and hypertext stories

Project Management

Coordinates complex projects, ensuring timely delivery, resource optimization, and outstanding results across multiple teams and stakeholders

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Designs courses that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in online instruction, empowering learners to take ownership of their learning

Professional Media Production

Combines storyboarding, scripting, lighting, shooting, and editing with studio, location, and B-roll footage for tutorial, explainer, interview, and demo videos

Liaising

Adept at liaising with multidisciplinary teams and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from various academic and corporate disciplines

Skills

Educational Research

Stays informed about educational trends and artificial intelligence by evaluating learning technologies, participating in conferences, researching, and following industry leaders

Microlearning

Develops microlearning content in various formats, including microvideos, just-in-time learning, screencasts, self-paced eLearning, interactive videos, job aids, and podcasts

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Learning Design for Adults

Utilizes adult learning theory, pedagogy, and design models (Online Collaborative Learning, ADDIE, Agile, Reverse) to achieve positive outcomes in various learning contexts

Digital Storytelling

Uses compelling and emotionally engaging digital storytelling techniques, including digital narratives, branching scenarios, web-based stories, interactive media, gamification, and hypertext stories

Project Management

Coordinates complex projects, ensuring timely delivery, resource optimization, and outstanding results across multiple teams and stakeholders

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Designs courses that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in online instruction, empowering learners to take ownership of their learning

Professional Media Production

Combines storyboarding, scripting, lighting, shooting, and editing with studio, location, and B-roll footage for tutorial, explainer, interview, and demo videos

Liaising

Adept at liaising with multidisciplinary teams and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from various academic and corporate disciplines

What Additional Qualities Can I Bring To Your Team?

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Honesty

Being honest with both myself and others is central to both my self-image and my brand

Creativity and Innovation

Learners don’t like boredom and my work has a reputation for being anything but boring

Sense of Humour

Although I take my work seriously, I can make delicious lemonade out of life’s lemons 😉

Teaching Background

Experience teaching ESL & EFL, special needs, and adult learners informs my design practice

Respect

All people are created equal – and anything I initiate and develop must reflect that reality

What Additional Qualities Can I Bring To Your Team?

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Honesty

Being honest with both myself and others is central to both my self-image and my brand

Creativity and Innovation

Learners don’t like boredom and my work has a reputation for being anything but boring

Sense of Humour

Although I take my work seriously, I can make delicious lemonade out of life’s lemons 😉

Teaching Background

Experience teaching ESL & EFL, special needs, and adult learners informs my design practice

Respect

All people are created equal – and anything I initiate and develop must reflect that reality

Don’t Miss These Case Studies

See more AI-enhanced eLearnings and best practices on the next page.

Revitalize Your eLearning Approach

Harness the innovative power of my instructional design expertise to revolutionize your eLearning offerings. With a focus on bringing cutting-edge technology and unique storytelling to life, I offer a transformative approach to education. My services are designed to meet the distinct requirements of most organizations:

  • Master of Educational Technology: Utilize insights and methodologies derived from a Master of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia to inform and elevate all aspects of eLearning design and development that are consistent with current educational research in learning theories and adult education.
  • Leverage AI to Personalize Learning Experiences: Utilize artificial intelligence to create adaptive learning technologies that personalize education, improving learner outcomes and efficiency.
  • Advance Educational Development: Transform educational content with technology integration and creative narrative approaches, setting new standards in eLearning experiences.
  • Innovate eLearning with Interactive, Immersive Content: Develop cutting-edge interactive eLearning content using tools like Articulate Storyline, Rise, Camtasia, Adobe Creative Cloud, ChatGPT, Google Bard, DALL·E 2, Synthesia, and Eleven Labs, enhancing user engagement and retention.
  • Specialize in Branched Scenarios: Design interactive scenarios for skill-based learning, enhancing decision-making skills through practical, scenario-based training modules.
  • Expert in Green Screen Video Production: Produce engaging eLearning videos using green screen technology, perfect for virtual training and online courses.
  • Provide Tailored, Cost-Effective eLearning Solutions: Offer custom eLearning solutions that are budget-friendly and effective, designed for both corporate training and academic learning.
  • Design Custom-Made Learning Modules: Create bespoke eLearning modules that are precisely tailored to enhance learning effectiveness and learner performance.
  • Commitment to Educational Needs: Commit to meeting the educational goals of diverse organizations, providing personalized learning experiences that meet specific learner needs.

By collaborating closely, we can create eLearning experiences that are not only engaging but also deeply impactful, fostering a rich learning environment for both businesses and universities. Let’s work together to craft unforgettable educational journeys.