Professional Experience

2023 - now
2023 - now

Instructional Designer (temporary)

VANCOUVER ISLAND HEALTH AUTHORITY, Victoria, BC

Excel in a dynamic team environment by troubleshooting, refining, and enhancing Learning and Performance Support (L&PS) products. Craft technologically advanced and effectively tailored solutions to exceed organizational and learner expectations. Demonstrate problem-solving capabilities by:

  • Strategically evaluating L&PS content and applying critical insights to foster continuous improvement, establishing essential measurement criteria to boost learning effectiveness and outcomes
  • Ensuring seamless delivery and functionality of content across critical platforms like Confluence and Cerner, maintaining strict technical compliance, and upholding the highest standards of L&PS content development
  • Collaborating creatively in the planning and optimization of L&PS products, working closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Content Development Teams to align products precisely with organizational goals and strategic initiatives
  • Championing innovation and staying at the forefront of instructional design trends, ensuring L&PS content remains cutting-edge in terms of engaging and effective educational methodologies
  • Managing e-learning development schedules with a keen eye for detail, ensuring adherence to timelines and efficient resource allocation, thereby guaranteeing the delivery of educationally potent and technologically innovative content
  • Actively contributing to team objectives and upholding organizational standards by rigorously reviewing and enhancing content to align with VIHA’s strategic imperatives and quality benchmarks, showcasing strong troubleshooting, problem-solving, and creative skills in every task undertaken

2022 - 2023
2022 - 2023

Self-directed Learner (temporary)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, Victoria, BC

  • Took time to pursue personal growth by volunteering in community projects and taking online training.
  • Completed advanced online courses in Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia, Adobe Premiere Pro, and other related software.

2018 - 2022
2018 - 2022

Learning and Development Advisor

FIRST WEST CREDIT UNION, Langley, BC

Revitalized online learning solutions by focusing on change management and integrating multimedia content, modern pedagogy, and interactive media. Developed transformative educational content and achieved continuous improvement by undertaking self-motivated professional development and collaborating with colleagues and SMEs across corporate teams

  • Developed an acclaimed course, earning national recognition from the Canadian Credit Union Association, boasting a 98.6% completion rate by transforming "potentially dry material" into engaging content, as praised by Thrive Magazine
  • Partnered with SMEs and business stakeholders to assess needs and co-create dynamic learning strategies consistent with adult learning principles and student-centered curriculum development
  • Leveraged 10+ years of adult teaching experience to inform critical decisions and prioritize tasks in training and development projects that were consistent with the L&D Team's learning strategy
  • Created compelling microlearning content, interactive media, video tutorials, and support tools to enhance organizational learning and corporate learning culture in digital literacy, knowledge sharing, collaborating, and teamwork
  • Designed and implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) focused courses/modules for online and in-person instruction, fostering learner empowerment and proactive engagement in education
  • Utilized Articulate Storyline 360, Rise 360, and other content design software to develop secure, inclusive, interactive, immersive, and positive online learning experiences for employees
  • Co-facilitated several iterations of First West Virtual Orientation, a synchronous onboarding course for new hires
  • Maintained an up-to-date, cutting-edge understanding of learning experience design with emerging trends in generative AI and online MakerSpaces by networking and actively engaging with experts in the field

2017 - 2018
2017 - 2018

Instructional Designer (contract) – Centre for Teaching & Educational Technologies (CTET)

ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY (RRU), Victoria, BC

Managed a portfolio of course design projects, working with learning technologists, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), faculty, and staff to design, develop, and deliver blended, online, and in-person courses

  • Aligned course content and activities with prescribed learning objectives by developing collaborative partnerships with professors, SMEs, and key stakeholders
  • Explored and demonstrated innovative technologies to enhance learner experiences and better meet client needs
  • Delivered asynchronous e-learning and facilitated synchronous virtual classrooms for faculty and staff on interactive video technologies, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and the Moodle Learning Management System
  • Created training videos, learning aids, and other deliverables for the Foundations in Innovation and Technology (FiiT) program of the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC)
  • Designed social learning experiences in areas such as crisis management, environmental sustainability, and teamwork

2010 - 2017
2010 - 2017

Blended Learning Designer / English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Instructor

HANYANG UNIVERSITY (HYU), Seoul, South Korea

Managed a dual portfolio of EFL instruction and blended (hybrid) learning curriculum development while advocating for the advancement of digital/media literacy. Recipient of multiple teaching excellence awards

  • Designed the university's inaugural blended multimedia writing course, incorporating video storytelling, blogging, and internet security. Students relished the project-based structure, group engagement, peer evaluation, collaboration, and social learning
  • Developed companion websites and cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) for traditional classroom courses
  • Implemented adult learning theory and peer assessment strategies to unlock student potential, fostering authentic collaboration and promoting equitable user experiences
  • Initiated innovative EFL teaching methods that included using video to provide feedback for oral presentations and writing, creating real-life learning opportunities, and inspiring learners to develop digital and media literacy for the 21st century

Education

  • UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Faculty of Education, Vancouver, BC
    Master of Educational Technology (MET) – GPA: 92.9% (A+)
    Interest areas: interactive media, blended learning, project-based learning, adult learning theory, media literacy
  • UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, ESOL Examinations, Cambridge, UK
    Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) – Total Hours: 135
    The CELTA is the most globally recognized English teaching qualification
  • UNION COLLEGE, Lincoln, NE, USA
    Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) – Honours
    Major: Secondary Education | Specialization: English

Relevant Accomplishments

Instructional Design:

  • Generated microlearning content in various formats, including self-paced e-learning, interactive videos, blogs, job aids, podcasts, and infographics
  • Employed appropriate design models (Online Collaborative Learning, ADDIE, Agile, Reverse) to optimize outcomes across diverse learning contexts
  • Applied engaging storytelling techniques, such as branching scenarios, animation, interactive media, and gamification

 

Multimedia Production:

  • Utilized storyboarding, scripting, lighting, backdrops, videoing, and editing for tutorial, explainer, interview, and demo videos
  • Enriched e-learning courses with green screen (chroma key) video simulations, professional sound editing, and emerging generative AI tools like ChatGPT, Synthesia, and DALL·E 2
  • Employed advanced video and sound editing techniques to create captivating, engaging, and informative content

Awards and Recognition

  • Learning Excellence Award for 2022, Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA)
  • Teaching Excellence Awards, Hanyang University (2013, 2015, 2016)
  • Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship — for ranking as top student, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.000, in the first year Education class, Canadian University / Union College (1992)

Conference Participation and Public Speaking

  • Attended Take Your Videos to the Next Level, an online TechSmith Level Up Digital Event, 2022
  • Completed Accessibility in Online Workplace Learning webinar as part of an online Articulate 360 Training, 2022
  • Participated in the Global Summit & EdTech Expo and I4PL Conference, Toronto, ON, 2019
  • Participated in the Canadian eLearning Conference, Toronto, ON, 2019
  • Attended Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Conference, Vancouver, BC, 2019
  • Presented at Digital Media in Education, 15th Annual UBC Okanagan Learning Conference, Kelowna, BC, 2019

Technical Skills

eLearning Authoring and Design Project Management and CollaborationMultimedia Production and Design
  • Articulate Storyline 360
  • Articulate Rise 360
  • Articulate Review 360
  • Articulate Studio 360
  • Articulate Content Library
  • TechSmith Camtasia
  • TechSmith Snagit
  • WordPress Web Design
  • H5P Interactive Content Platform
  • Canva
  • Basic HTML / CSS
  • Microsoft Office/365
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Google Workspace (formerly G Suite)
  • Collaborate Ultra
  • Articulate Review
  • Skype
  • Whereby
  • Padlet
  • TechSmith Camtasia
  • Audacity
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Character Animator
  • Synthesia AI Video Creator
  • DaVinci Resolve video editor
  • Kaltura Video Cloud Platform
  • Audio Production
  • DSLR & Drone Photography
Interactivity and Social Learning  ToolsFormative and Summative Assessment ToolsLearning Management Systems
  • Flip (formerly Flipgrid)
  • Padlet
  • Mentimeter
  • Poll Everywhere
  • Kahoot!
  • Socrative
  • Quizlet
  • Google Forms
  • Moodle
  • Canvas
  • Blackboard
  • Oracle Learning Management

Professional Development and Community Engagement

  • Completed Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW), Facilitator Development Online (FDO), Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW), and Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) for enhanced instructional capabilities
  • Active Educause member: Furthering higher education through cutting-edge technology adoption
  • Committed ADEETP member: Advancing distance education and edtech through ongoing professional growth
  • Certified Coordinator, Nedley Health’s Optimize Your Brain™ program – a 6-week course focused on augmenting intellectual and emotional intelligence
  • Active volunteer in web development, video production, and digital streaming roles for local church and non-profit groups

Gary Bartanus, MET, B.ED.

Master of Educational Technology (MET) – Excelling at Adult Education Initiatives

SPECIALTIES
Instructional and eLearning Design; Multimedia Production; Project Management; Universal Design for Learning (UDL); Interactive and Screen Capture Video; Formative and Summative Assessment; Educational Consulting; Communication; Collaboration; Analytics; Instructional Technology; Adult Learning Theory; Curriculum Development; Change Management

Professional Experience
2023 - now
2023 - now
Instructional Designer (temporary)

VANCOUVER ISLAND HEALTH AUTHORITY, Saanichton, BC

In a dynamic team environment, I excel in troubleshooting, refining, and enhancing Learning and Performance Support (L&PS) products, making them meticulously crafted, technologically advanced, and effectively tailored to not just meet but exceed organizational and learner expectations. My problem-solving capabilities shine as I:

  • Strategically evaluate L&PS content, applying critical insights to foster continuous improvement and establish essential measurement criteria that boost learning effectiveness and outcomes.
  • Ensure seamless delivery and functionality of content across critical platforms like Confluence and Cerner, maintaining strict technical compliance and upholding the highest standards of L&PS content development.
  • Creatively collaborate in the planning and optimization of L&PS products, working closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Content Development Teams to align products precisely with organizational goals and strategic initiatives.
  • Champion innovation and stay at the forefront of instructional design trends, ensuring L&PS content remains cutting-edge in terms of engaging and effective educational methodologies.
  • Manage e-learning development schedules with a keen eye for detail, ensuring adherence to timelines and efficient resource allocation, thereby guaranteeing the delivery of educationally potent and technologically innovative content.
  • Actively contribute to team objectives and uphold organizational standards, rigorously reviewing and enhancing content to align with VIHA’s strategic imperatives and quality benchmarks, showcasing my strong troubleshooting, problem-solving, and creative skills in every task undertaken

2018 - 2022
2018 - 2022
Learning and Development Advisor

FIRST WEST CREDIT UNION, Langley, BC

Revitalized online learning solutions by focusing on change management and integrating multimedia content, modern pedagogy, and interactive media. Developed transformative educational content and achieved continuous improvement by undertaking self-motivated professional development and collaborating with colleagues and SMEs across corporate teams

  • Developed an acclaimed course, earning national recognition from the Canadian Credit Union Association, boasting a 98.6% completion rate by transforming "potentially dry material" into engaging content, as praised by Thrive Magazine
  • Partnered with SMEs and business stakeholders to assess needs and co-create dynamic learning strategies consistent with adult learning principles and student-centered curriculum development
  • Leveraged 10+ years of adult teaching experience to inform critical decisions and prioritize tasks in training and development projects that were consistent with the L&D Team's learning strategy
  • Created compelling microlearning content, interactive media, video tutorials, and support tools to enhance organizational learning and corporate learning culture in digital literacy, knowledge sharing, collaborating, and teamwork
  • Designed and implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) focused courses/modules for online and in-person instruction, fostering learner empowerment and proactive engagement in education
  • Utilized Articulate Storyline 360, Rise 360, and other content design software to develop secure, inclusive, interactive, immersive, and positive online learning experiences for employees
  • Co-facilitated several iterations of First West Virtual Orientation, a synchronous onboarding course for new hires
  • Maintained an up-to-date, cutting-edge understanding of learning experience design with emerging trends in generative AI and online MakerSpaces by networking and actively engaging with experts in the field

2017 - 2018
2017 - 2018
Instructional Designer (contract) – Centre for Teaching & Educational Technologies (CTET)

ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY (RRU), Victoria, BC

Managed a portfolio of course design projects, working with learning technologists, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), faculty, and staff to design, develop, and deliver blended, online, and in-person courses

  • Aligned course content and activities with prescribed learning objectives by developing collaborative partnerships with professors, SMEs, and key stakeholders
  • Explored and demonstrated innovative technologies to enhance learner experiences and better meet client needs
  • Delivered asynchronous e-learning and facilitated synchronous virtual classrooms for faculty and staff on interactive video technologies, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and the Moodle Learning Management System
  • Created training videos, learning aids, and other deliverables for the Foundations in Innovation and Technology (FiiT) program of the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC)
  • Designed social learning experiences in areas such as crisis management, environmental sustainability, and teamwork

2010 - 2017
2010 - 2017
Blended Learning Designer / English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Instructor

HANYANG UNIVERSITY (HYU), Seoul, South Korea

Managed a dual portfolio of EFL instruction and blended (hybrid) learning curriculum development while advocating for the advancement of digital/media literacy. Recipient of multiple teaching excellence awards

  • Designed the university's inaugural blended multimedia writing course, incorporating video storytelling, blogging, and internet security. Students relished the project-based structure, group engagement, peer evaluation, collaboration, and social learning
  • Developed companion websites and cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) for traditional classroom courses
  • Implemented adult learning theory and peer assessment strategies to unlock student potential, fostering authentic collaboration and promoting equitable user experiences
  • Initiated innovative EFL teaching methods that included using video to provide feedback for oral presentations and writing, creating real-life learning opportunities, and inspiring learners to develop digital and media literacy for the 21st century

Education

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Faculty of Education, Vancouver, BC
Master of Educational Technology (MET) – GPA: 92.9% (A+)
Interest areas: interactive media, blended learning, project-based learning, adult learning theory, media literacy

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, ESOL Examinations, Cambridge, UK
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) – Total Hours: 135
The CELTA is the most widely recognized English teaching qualification in the world

UNION COLLEGE, Lincoln, NE, USA
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) – Honours
Major: Secondary Education | Specialization: English

Relevant Accomplishments

  • Generated microlearning content in various formats, including self-paced e-learning, interactive videos, blogs, job aids, podcasts, and infographics
  • Employed appropriate design models (Online Collaborative Learning, ADDIE, Agile, Reverse) to optimize outcomes across diverse learning contexts
  • Applied engaging storytelling techniques, such as branching scenarios, animation, interactive media, and gamification

  • Utilized storyboarding, scripting, lighting, backdrops, videoing, and editing for tutorial, explainer, interview, and demo videos
  • Enriched e-learning courses with green screen (chroma key) video simulations, professional sound editing, and emerging generative AI tools like ChatGPT, Synthesia, and DALL·E 2
  • Employed advanced video and sound editing techniques to create captivating, engaging, and informative content

Technical Skills

eLearning Authoring and Design

  • Articulate Storyline 360
  • Articulate Rise 360
  • Articulate Review 360
  • Articulate Studio 360
  • Articulate Content Library
  • TechSmith Camtasia
  • TechSmith Snagit
  • WordPress Web Design
  • H5P Interactive Content Platform
  • Canva
  • Basic HTML / CSS

Project Management and Collaboration

  • Microsoft 365
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Google Workspace (formerly G Suite)
  • Collaborate Ultra
  • Articulate Review
  • Skype
  • Whereby
  • Padlet

Multimedia Production and Design

  • Camtasia
  • Audacity
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Character Animator
  • Synthesia AI Video Creator
  • DaVinci Resolve video editor
  • Kaltura Video Cloud Platform
  • Audio Production
  • DSLR & Drone Photography

Interactivity and Social Learning Tools

  • Flip (formerly Flipgrid)
  • Padlet
  • Mentimeter
  • Poll Everywhere

Formative and Summative Assessment Tools

  • Kahoot!
  • Socrative
  • Quizlet
  • Google Forms

Learning Management Systems

  • Moodle
  • Canvas
  • Blackboard
  • Oracle Learning Managemen

Conference Participation and Public Speaking

  • Attended Take Your Videos to the Next Level, an online TechSmith Level Up Digital Event, 2022
  • Completed Accessibility in Online Workplace Learning webinar as part of an online Articulate 360 Training, 2022
  • Participated in the Global Summit & EdTech Expo and I4PL Conference, Toronto, ON, 2019
  • Participated in the Canadian eLearning Conference, Toronto, ON, 2019
  • Attended Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Conference, Vancouver, BC, 2019
  • Presented at Digital Media in Education, 15th Annual UBC Okanagan Learning Conference, Kelowna, BC, 2019

Professional Development & Community Engagement

  • Completed Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW), Facilitator Development Online (FDO), Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW), and Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) for enhanced instructional capabilities
  • Active Educause member: Furthering higher education through cutting-edge technology adoption
  • Committed ADEETP member: Advancing distance education and edtech through ongoing professional growth
  • Certified Coordinator, Nedley Health’s Optimize Your Brain™ program – a 6-week course focused on augmenting intellectual and emotional intelligence
  • Active volunteer in web development, video production, and digital streaming roles for local church and non-profit groups

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