I am an educational technologist who has taught adult learners from all over the world and now uses that experience to inform my current contract position as an instructional designer.
With my innovative, synergistic, and goal-oriented approach to project management and leadership, students are afforded engaging educational environments and activities that enable maximal learning outcomes and professional development.
My research interests (based largely on early teaching experiences in special education) are focused on modern learning theories and technology-enabled approaches to lifelong and transformative learning in the 21st century.
I am an enthusiastic and informed advocate for the research-based integration of emerging instructional technologies with socio-constructivist principles in education, health care, the business community, and social mission organizations.
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Gary holds a Master of Educational Technology (MET) degree from the University of British Columbia
5000+ Key Contacts in an Active & Growing PLN
9 Years Working and Studying in Higher Education
Projects and collaborations
Degrees and Certificates
Master of Educational Technology
University of British Columbia
Canada Interest areas include instructional design models and principles for e-learning 2.0, mobile learning (m-learning), and blended (hybrid) learning environments.
Bachelor of Education (Hons.)
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
All courses were taken at Burman University, a satellite campus located in Alberta, Canada. The major was Secondary Education with a Specialization in English.
University of Cambridge
The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is recognized around the world by international English Language Teaching organizations.
Three key attributes I can bring to the team
Extraordinary Level of Interdisciplinary Knowledge
Deep personal interest and years of practical experience in numerous disciplines – particularly in the humanities – make it possible to easily communicate and collaborate with faculty members, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and learners in a number of different fields.
Interest areas include – but are not limited to – health and fitness, literacy, medicine, law, politics, sociology, spirituality, religion, technology, journalism, media studies, learning theory, social networking, web design, and, of course, modern instructional design.
Exceptional Degree of
Years of living and working overseas have enabled me to gain considerable insight into the diverse cultures of various peoples from all over the world. Because of rapidly advancing technology, this is becoming increasingly necessary at an exponential rate.
However, culture extends across much more than just geographical and national boundaries and my background reflects that reality. I am familiar with other cultures and subcultures, too, including those we find in collegial, managerial, online, religious, educational, and corporate settings.
Decidedly Passionate About
Learning and Technology
My first teaching assignments were in special education and it was in that context when I first developed an appreciation for the way technology was being used as an equalizer for students with special needs. This knowledge and passion only increased when I worked as an educational consultant whose job was, essentially, to learn new technologies and share them with other educators.
As unambiguous evidence of this passion and dedication, this web domain is host to an extensive body of work that I have accomplished over several years.
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“Gary is an outstanding scholar in the fields of inclusive education, teacher education, instructional design and distance learning!”
Matiul Alam, PhD | Educator, e-Learning Specialist, NGO leader and Speaker