GARY BARTANUS

THE COMPLETE LEARNING DESIGN PACKAGE
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Hello, I’m Gary Bartanus. I hold a Master of Educational Technology degree from The University of British Columbia and love integrating technology with modern learning theory and socio-constructivist principles to provide terrific learning experiences. This is vital, exciting work that enables learners to take ownership of their education and empowers them for success.

EQUIPMENT

In addition to my background in adult education and instructional design, I draw on a wide array of unique capabilities that include studio equipment (cameras, microphones, editing software, backdrops, drones, gimbals, and teleprompters) to deliver engaging and transformative learning experiences in both corporate and academic settings.

TALENT

For talent, I use some of my other lifelong passions: presenting live or on-camera, recording voiceovers, acting, collaborating, creative editing, and making people laugh. This complete package allows my projects to be produced for a fraction of the cost of hiring video production companies and expensive specialists.

SKILL SET SUMMARY

  • applying learning theory to practice
  • concept development and script writing
  • using chroma key (green screen) technology for eLearning
  • aerial (drone) videography/photography
  • studio lighting, sound, and backdrops
  • talking head videos and voiceovers
  • video and audio editing
  • script writing and acting

With such a complete package of instructional design, educational technology, video production, voiceover, presentation, and acting talent, how could my work produce anything but terrific learning experiences?

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Project Management 88% 88%
  • Leadership 90% 90%
  • Critical Thinking and Evaluating 95% 95%
  • Communication and Interpersonal Relations 95% 95%
  • E-learning and Instructional Design 98% 98%

FAVOURITE TOOLS (partial list)

  • Articulate Storyline
  • Articulate Rise
  • TechSmith Camtasia
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Audacity
  • HandBrake
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Teams and Stream
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Canvas & Moodle LMS
  • Slack, Flipgrid, Padlet, Trello,
  • WordPress web design
  • Techsmith Snagit
  • Collaborate Ultra
  • Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Zotero Reference Manager

Experience

  1. Learning & Development Advisor. With an amazing team of professionals who are all passionate about lifelong learning, I get to create engaging & inspiring learning experiences for more than 1200 employees in a corporate setting. The online spaces are safe, inclusive, interactive, and based on social constructivism. With a home office/studio that includes professional grade microphones, lights, backdrops (including green screens), cameras, and software, I am able to quickly write and produce entertaining talking head and chroma keyed videos that have elicited rave reviews from course participants and team leaders. Other aspects of my experience include co-facilitating in virtual classrooms, conducting learning labs for the L&D team, and creating a monthly series called Digital Dialogue in which I cover timely aspects of media & digital literacy.
    First West Credit Union | 08/2018 to present
  2. Instructional Designer (ID) at the Centre for Teaching & Educational Technologies (CTET). I manage a portfolio of course design projects by collaborating in a team environment with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), faculty, and staff to design, develop, and deliver all components of blended, online, and face-to-face courses. Our ID team also provides training to faculty and staff on the effective and pedagogical use of current and emerging technologies and, as the CTET liaison for the School of Communications and Culture, I consult with and advise program associates, coordinators, and faculty to facilitate clear communication channels and program consistency.
    Royal Roads University | 03/2017 to 08/2018 (contract position)
  3. Asst. Professor | Educational Technologist | Committee Chair As a professor, I instructed EFL learners in presentation skills and digital literacy. As an educational technologist, I developed websites for program initiatives and designed constructivism-based learning environments for students. I also prepared and delivered Professional Development (PD) and student workshops on topics ranging from social constructivism to useful technologies to digital and media literacy. Furthermore, I served as chair for HYU’s English Film Festival committee to promote and advance digital literacy, co-chaired the Basic Academic English (BAE) Blended Course committee, and advised the Teaching with Technology committee
    Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea | 03/2010 to 03/2017
  4. Foreign Language Lecturer. I planned, prepared, and implemented a variety of communicative learning activities that maximized student talking time with pair/group work and task-based learning (TBL). I also initiated the use of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), to better address the various learning styles and needs of EFL learners.
    Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea | 03/2009 to 03/2010
  5. Educational Consultant and Trainer. Working from my home office, I delivered interactive presentations, conducted workshops, and offered training on numerous Universal Design for Learning (UDL) resources at conferences, conventions, seminars, symposiums, in-services, schools and district offices across Canada. To provide ongoing training and support, I developed a website that hosted training videos and up-to-date information about UDL resources.
    Insight Media Centre, Surrey, BC | 07/2007 to 02/2009
  6. Publisher’s Representative. In addition to my regular duties of consulting with educators at schools, book displays, and conferences across BC, I researched, developed, and implemented a major initiative that resulted in the addition of more than 150 Saunders book titles to the province’s Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium (ERAC) recommended resources list
    Saunders Book Company, Collingwood, ON | 08/2006 to 06/2007

Formal Education

  1. Master of Educational Technology (MET). Interest areas: eLearning, mobile learning, constructivist pedagogy, Open Education; earned an A+ average with a GPA of 92.9%

    University of British Columbia | 2015

  2. Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). Coursework was completed at Cambridge University’s approved centre, Global Village in Vancouver, BC; 135 total hours

    University of Cambridge | 2008

  3. Bachelor of Education (Honours). Major: Secondary Education; Specialization: English; courses were completed at Union College’s satellite campus, Canadian University College (now Burman University) in Lacombe, AB

    Union College / Canadian University College | 1994

Awards

  1. Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship. Awarded for ranking as top student, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.000, in the first year Education class
    Union College / Canadian University College | 1992
  2. English Department Award. Awarded for excellence in language & literature studies
    Union College / Canadian University College | 1993

Additional Advantages

VIDEOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND AUDIO PRODUCTION

Passions include drone piloting, aerial imaging, utilizing chroma key and other filmmaking tools, and using creativity & humour to engage learners.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework

Every course I develop includes clear goals and multifaceted affordances that are based on research-based insights into how humans learn.

Collaborating Remotely and Applying Best ID Practices

Adept at collaborating with SMEs and applying modern learning theory to designing meaningful synchronous and asynchronous learning activites.

Promoting Lifelong Learning and Digital Literacies

Produce and publish informative and motifcational videos about digital and media literacy for the Digital Dialogue series on the corporate intranet.

Speaking, Presenting, and Facilitating

Past experience in radio broadcasting, community theatre, and educational TV prepared me to engage, entertain, and inform in my current work.

Advocating Workplace Inclusion and Diversity

Develop courses that promote inclusion and diversity. Also teach soft skills, including communication skills and active listening.

Alternative Credentials

Leadership, eLearning Authorship, Social Media, Multimedia Production

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