Gary Bartanus, MET

The Complete Learning Design Package
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Terrific Learning Experiences

The Complete Learning Design Package

With decades of teaching and instructional design experience, a UBC Master of Educational Technology degree, in-house video production capacity, and a wide range of performing arts talents, Gary Bartanus is truly the complete learning design package.

Terrific Learning Experiences

With decades of teaching and instructional design experience, a UBC Master of Educational Technology degree, in-house video production capacity, and a wide range of performing arts talents, Gary Bartanus is truly the complete learning design package.

Specialty: Videos for learning

Interactive Video with Navigation

This video demonstrates two methods for launching drones, some basic drone navigation techniques, and a safe method for landing. By providing a Table of Contents and clearly labelled navigation buttons, it also allows viewers navigate to any segment they want to watch.

Interactive Video with Quiz

This video features embedded quiz questions that prompt learners to self-check their own understanding of key content (formative assessment). It can be hosted in either an ordinary website or in a Learning Management System with SCORM tracking so responses can be used for summative assessment.

Interactive Video with Articulate Storyline

This interactive Storyline slide is an adaptation of a short video posted on YouTube by Digital Learning Pills International. It’s an example of how one can find excellent Creative Commons content and repurpose it for engaging microlearning activities.

Interactive Video with Navigation

This video demonstrates two methods for launching drones, some basic drone navigation techniques, and a safe method for landing. It also allows viewers navigate to any segment they want to watch. interact with the video.

Interactive Video with Quiz

This video features embedded quiz questions that prompt learners to self-check their own understanding of key content (formative assessment). It can be hosted in either an ordinary website or a Learning Management System with SCORM tracking so responses can be used for summative assessment. Tap on the image to interact with the video.

Interactive Video with Articulate Storyline

This interactive Storyline slide is an adaptation of a short video posted on YouTube by Digital Learning Pills International. It’s an example of how one can find excellent Creative Commons content and repurpose it for engaging microlearning activities.

Interactive Images

Learners can be better engaged and informed by augmenting images with interactive hotspots. This can be experienced in the map image below by hovering/tapping over the silver markers. Also, the red button on the bottom-left will open an Articulate Storyline map that includes audio and video!

Canada's Provincial & Territorial Capitals
Hover or Tap on Markers for More Info

Tap/click here for StatsCan Infographic

 

Interactive Map with Video

Tap/click to open another map. This one features audio and video! (Hosted by Articulate Storyline)

Corporate Kudos

Terrific learning experiences - what people are saying:

What could the “complete learning design package” possibly contain?

What could the “complete learning design package” possibly contain?

By not having to pay inflated rates for video production companies, voiceover artists, and acting talent, organizations can save both time and money while supporting learners with terrific learning experiences.

TYPICAL VIDEO PRODUCTION COSTS IN CANADA

This chart says it all:

By acquiring the services of Learnific, most of these costs can be avoided while providing exceptional learning experiences for your people.

STRONGEST TALENTS
Unless you really need Seth Rogen or Peter Mansbridge, these will probably meet your needs:

  • Creative Problem Solving & Sharing a Positive Vision 100% 100%
  • Teaching, Public Speaking, Presenting, Talking Heads, and Interviewing Others 99% 99%
  • Moderating Virtual Learning Activities 98% 98%
  • Acting & Engaging Learners with Humour 98% 98%
  • Video & Sound Production 96% 96%

TECHNICAL SKILL-SET SUMMARY

  • using chroma key (green screen) technology for eLearning
  • aerial (drone) videography/photography
  • concept development and script writing
  • studio lighting, sound, and backdrops
  • video and audio editing

FAVOURITE TOOLS (partial list)

  • Articulate Storyline & Rise
  • TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit
  • Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop
  • Microsoft Teams and Stream
  • Slack, Flipgrid, Padlet, Trello
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Web design

Studio Tools and Equipment

Audio

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Headphones

Neewer Professional Microphone Pop Filter Shield with A Flexible 360 Degree Gooseneck Clip Stabilizing Arm

On Stage Stands MS7701 Tripod Boom Microphone Stand (2 each)

Neewer Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand

Rode DeadCat VMP+

Rode NT-USB Versatile Studio-Quality USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Rode PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm

Rode SMR Premium Microphone Shock Mount with Rycote Lyre Suspension

Rode VideoMic Pro+ Compact Directional On-Camera Shotgun Condenser Microphone

Rode Wireless Go - Compact Wireless Microphone System, Transmitter and Receiver

Samson Go Mic Compact USB Microphone (2 each)

Samson SWGMMHHQ8 GoMic Mobile Handheld Transmitter

Samson SWGMMSLAV Go Mic Mobile Professional Lavalier Wireless System for Mobile Video

Sony MDRXB950B1/B Wireless Headphone (2 each)

Tascam DR-10L Portable Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone

Tascam TM-10LB Lavalier Microphone

Video

Cameras, Lenses, and Accessories

Aodelan Camera Remote Shutter Release for Canon SL2

Caddie Buddy Teleprompter

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens - WiFi Enabled

Canon BR-E1 Wireless Remote Control

Canon Ew-83J Lens Hood For Ef-S 17-55 F2.8 Is

DJI OSMO ACTION 4K Video Camera

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Gimbal

DJI Osmo Pocket

Feelworld F6 Plus 5.5 Inch Touch Screen 3D LUT 4K IPS HDMI On-Camera Field Monitor

PolarPro WiFi Tripod Adapter for DJI Osmo Pocket

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Tiffen 77mm UV Protection Filter

 

Drones and Exterior Shoot Equipment

BatPower ProE 2 ES7B 98Wh Power Bank

DJI Mavic Air Drone with 1/2.3” 12-megapixel CMOS sensor and f/2.8 lens

Mavic 2 Zoom with 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor with up to 4x zoom, including a 2x optical zoom (24–48 mm)

DJI Mavic 2 Fly More Kit

DMI Mini 2 Microdrone

GoPro Performance Chest Mount (GoPro Official Mount)

Hiluckey Solar Charger 24000mAh Portable Power Bank

Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II - A Travel-Ready Backpack for DSLR and 15" Laptop and Tablet

Neewer 35"x7"x8"/90x18x20cm Padded Carrying Bag

PolarPro Action Mount for DJI Osmo Pocket

PolarPro Vivid Filter Collection for Mavic 2 Zoom

PGYTECH Filter for OSMO Pocket - ND/PL SET (Professional)

Yiliwit Extension Rod for Gimbal - 29 inch Adjustable Selfie Stick Compatible with Gimbal Stabilizer DJI Osmo

Tripods, Stands, and Mounts

CAMO Handheld Gimbal Adjustable Scalable Holder Extended for Gimbal stabilizer

CAMVATE Super Clamp with 1/4"-20 to 1/4"-20 Screw Converter (4 each)

CAMVATE 7" Articulating Magic Arm V1

CAMVATE 11" Articulating Magic Arm for Camera Monitor (2 each)

K&M Stands 26000-500-02 Microphone Stand with Heavy Round Base

Manfrotto MKCOMPACTACN‐BK Compact Action Tripod

Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod

Moman Mini Tabletop Tripod for DSLR Camera (3 each)

Moman Tripod Fluid Drag Pan Head with Handle and 1/4 Quick Release (2 each)

Neewer Metal Desktop Mini Tripod

Neewer Mini Tripod Head Mobile Phone/Camera Ball Head with Handle and 1/4 inch Quick Shoe Plate

Neewer Mini Travel Tabletop Camera Tripod

PolarPro Tripod Mount for DJI Osmo Pocket

Ulanzi Aluminum Tablet Tripod Mount for iPad with Cold Shoe Mount

Ulanzi PT-2 Aluminum Alloy Universal Cold Shoe Extension Bracket

Ulanzi ST-02S Aluminum Phone Tripod Mount w Cold Shoe Mount

Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH Tripod with Grip Head

Vanguard Multi-Mount 6 Horizontal Bar for Mounting Multiple Devices on One Tripod

Zeadio Metal Mini Tripod

Lighting and Backdrops

Aputure Amaran AL-M9 LED Video Light

CanadianStudio Photo Studio 5' x 7' Collapsible Flex-Out Green/Blue Chromakey Twist Double Sided Backdrop Background

Cowboystudio 33 inch Photography Studio Translucent Shoot Through White Umbrella

Godox LED64 Video Lamp Light Led Video Light for DSLR Camera Camcorder mini DVR (2 each)

Elgato Green Screen - Collapsible chroma key panel

Kate 7x5ft Grey Backdrop Portrait Backdrops Muslin Background Old Master Photo Backdrop

LitraTorch 2.0 LED Photo Light - Black - LT2202 (2 each)

Mobifoto Mobilite 12-12" Ring Light Kit

Mountdog 2M x 3M/6.5ft x 10ft Photo Backdrop Stand Kit

Mountdog 2.6M x 3M/8.5ft x 10ft Photo Backdrop Stand Kit Photography Studio Background Support System

Neewer Bi-Color 660 LED Video Light and Stand Kit Includes: 3200-5600K CRI 96+ Dimmable Light with U Bracket and Barndoor and 75 inches Light Stand (4 each)

Neewer Collapsible Softbox Diffuser Compatible with Neewer 480/660/530 LED Light Panels

Neewer LED Light Panel Softbox for 660 LED Panel: 9.25x9.25 inches Opening

Neewer LED Light Studio LED Lighting Kit - 2 Packs Light Handheld LED Video Light Stick 5500K

Phot-R Type G Universal Swivel Light Stand Bracket and Umbrella Holder for Canon

VIJIM DSLR LED Video Light on-Camera Dimmable Bi-Color 3000-6500K CRI 96+ Built-in 2800mAh Battery 96 Beads

Additional Expertise

Adult Education Background Learning Design Expertise Educational Research Critical Thinking Clear & Open Communication Modern Learning Theory Creativity & Humour Authenticity & Caring Careful Consultation Flexible Collaboration Social Constructivism Visionary Leadership Agile Innovation Engaging Content Problem Solving Proven Technologies Inclusion & Diversity Data Analytics Purposeful Reflection

Experienced Accomplished Professional Creative Genuine Collaborative Motivated Warm Passionate Engaging Innovative Communicative Attentive Visionary

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.

Excellent People Skills & Leadership Ability

Exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills with strong leadership ability; adept at working in either multidisciplinary teams or autonomously.

Speaking, Presenting, and Facilitating

Radio broadcasting, community theatre, and educational TV experience empower me to engage, entertain, inspire, and inform a wide diversity of 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.

Digital/Media Literacy & Lifelong learning

10+ years of creating engaging, informative & motivational multimedia pieces that promote lifelong learning and digital/media literacy.

Extensive Background of Instructional Design

Expert & innovative designer of spaces where big ideas, learning theory, & storytelling converge with relatable human emotions to build knowledge.

Exceeding Expectations by Embracing Challenges

As a lifelong learner who habitually seeks new challenges and takes intelligent risks, my work constantly raises the bar and delivers transformative learning experiences.

Formative and Summative Evaluations

15+ years of formative and summative evaluation experience with strong analytical skills to develop recommendations for improved student learning outcomes.

Advocate of Social and Constructivist Learning

Specialist of best practices that emphasize building knowledge with social learning activities & scaffolding with More Knowledgeable Others (MKOs) and blended learning.

Online Resume

Experience

  1. Learning & Development Advisor. With an amazing team of other professionals who are also passionate about lifelong learning, I create engaging & inspiring learning experiences for 1200+ employees in a corporate setting. The online spaces are safe, inclusive, interactive, fun, and based on the latest educational research. Course titles include Inclusion & Diversity, Essential Communication Skills, Telephone Etiquette, Resolving Member Concerns, and Becoming a Federal Credit Union, so most of my recent projects have dealt primarily with soft skills that are needed in all fields of endeavour. Not only do I collaboratively design courses, but I also produce multimedia content – from voiceovers to talking head videos to instructive screencasts to comedic transition pieces. Other aspects of my work include co-facilitating virtual classrooms, conducting learning labs for the L&D team, and contributing 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 managed 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 provided 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 consulted with and advised 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 hoursUniversity 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, ABUnion 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

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