Portfolio

Most of the work I have produced over the years is now hidden away on organizational systems, including learning management systems (LMS), wiki platforms, Intranets, etc.  However, there are some example “deliverables” linked in below, many of the links are screenshots of the kind of blended solutions I have developed over the years.

If you would like to know any more do let me know.  Please note that a lot of these links are not to my best work in terms of visual design.

Synchronous Development Opportunities

  1. Virtual classroom and face-to-face
    1. Work has included developing workshops, lectures, seminar materials and more. Such has worked has varied from long form development programmes to short sessions.
    2. Have supported others in their designs as well as shifts towards virtual delivery.
    3. Mapped existing materials to external standards, for example aligning development programmes with apprenticeship standards.

Asynchronous Development Opportunities

  1. Generally have used learning platforms to combine different elements as appropriate for the topic or requirements of the organization, qualification or other restriction.  Sometimes resulting in quite long LMS/VLE pages – but this remains my preference over hiding away in SCORMs (when there is no logic for combining in a single package).
  2. Development of resources, including short video, checklists and user guides.
  3. Recordings of sessions, either from face-to-face sessions, from virtual sessions or purpose recorded via screen capture tools such as Camtasia and Screencastify.
  4. ‘Traditional’ eLearning modules.  Often considered in a three level model:
    1. Bronze: generally PPT to eLearning conversion.  Tools used have included iSpring, Articulate, etc.  There is the risk of numbing our colleagues’ senses with lock-down and non-personalized resources if there is too much of this.
    2. Silver: some level of instructional/learning design input as well as creating/sourcing appropriate visual representations, such as adding in some humour, interactive images, visual themes, use of visual reminders, interactive maps, etc.  Have experimented with most of the HTML5 authoring tools now available (basic menu example, basic content).
    3. Gold: in-depth analysis and design.  Final products in the past have often made use of external vendors and/or licenced image libraries.  Might include things like interactive video.
  5. Community management and social learning via discussion boards, Enterprise Social Networks (ESN), etc.  This form of informal learning (and ‘community management’) is hugely important in my eyes and too often overlooked in ‘eLearning’ skill sets.

“Learning Systems”

Creating the scaffolds to support learning, including established learning related policies, procedures and systems.  Examples include:

  1. Building out a full offering to develop excellence in leadership and management, working with experts in my team, external vendors and colleagues.
  2. Development opportunity frameworks aligned to role profiles and competency/capability models to create transparency for colleagues (on development opportunities) and organizations (on skill-mix).
  3. Developing a learning culture through technology, such as ESNs but also coaching and other techniques (inc. use of Strengthscope accreditation).
  4. Benchmarking my work and demonstrating value (inc. via use of Kirkpatrick accreditation).
  5. Have managed various systems, including a Blackboard implementation project, ePortfolio, Moodle, Totara, Campus Pack and Questionmark.
  6. Process development, inc supporting the redesign of course development.
  7. Project management, task management and more around improving organizational performance and individuals’ empowerment.