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Freelance Learning Specialist/Manager London, Greater London, UK

A Learning Specialist with a flair for:
- blended learning,
- trainer and instructional design/development,
- project management.

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£42.35 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£338.82 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:353878
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities
: Freelancer has their own limited company

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

Learning pedagogical expertise
Passionate about learning pedagogy and learning technology, and able to build integrity & confidence with stakeholders through my understanding of theories such as:
Instructional design, Constructivism, Connectivism, Video/Media, Web 2.0, Flash, Rapid eLearning development.

I enhance my knowledge of this rapidly changing profession through pro-actively engaging in Continuous Professional Development, including attending 'World of Learning', 'Learning Technologies' Exhibitions, and subscribing to forums, blogs and more.

Software expertise
Microsoft Office through to 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Frontpage, Project, OneNote).
Adobe: Acrobat (creator), Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition, Soundbooth, Captivate, Presenter, Flash, Robohelp.
Other elearning: Lectora Publisher Pro, Articulate Studio, Techsmith Camtasia Studio/Snag it/Dub it,
Learning Management Systems and Content Management Systems used include Gradepoint, Serco, Teknical, Oracle, Moodle, Cornerstone, SharePoint and Xyleme.
Rapid Development environments: Rapid Intake, Mohive, Ubuntu and Atlantic Link.
Standards: Scorm, AICC, Web protocols.


Employment History

(Nov 2011 to Dec 2011)

Technologist / Instructor / Coach


Supporting the migration of users from Microsoft Windows and Office to Apple Mac OSX and Google Apps, across UK sites.
Key applications included: Apple OSX, Google Apps, Citrix, Keynote.

(Apr 2011 to Dec 2011)

Learning Designer


Up skilling instructional designers, I have developed online learning courses in subjects such as Leadership, Recruitment, Change Management, Influencing, Diversity and various Insurance technical skills. Liaising with clients to establish requirements, propose solutions, draft storyboards, develop and delegate activities.
Key applications included: Mohive, Basecamp, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, WebEx, Cornerstone OnDemand, and Microsoft Office.

(Dec 2010 to Mar 2011)

Learning Technology Manager


Contributing to the Learning and Education function's global service, and innovations plan to maximise Learning Technologies. Leading a team of 4, building storyboards into learning media for self study, classroom and virtual classrooms.
Key applications included: Lectora Publisher, Articulate Studio, Adobe Captivate, WebEx, Atlassian Confluence Wiki, Adobe Creative Suite 5, Adobe Captivate and PwC's Learning Management System (elearn@pwc).

(Jun 2010 to Dec 2010)

Learning Design Project Manager


Managing subject matter experts employed within Social Care as well as elearning developers (vendors) to produce high quality elearning resources, within budget and to time. From initiation, scoping, storyboarding, managing technical build through to lessons learnt, dissemination and evaluation.
Key applications included: Google Docs, SharePoint, Articulate Studio, Adobe Flex, Luminosity and Flypaper.

(Mar 2008 to Jun 2010)

Senior Learning Designer and Instructor


Portfolio was "elearning and learning technologies" for Direct Channels (part of Barclays UK Retail Banking), for whom the majority of my work has been 'internalising' elearning development.
Key applications included: Adobe Presenter, Captivate, SharePoint and Cornerstone OnDemand.

(Aug 2005 to Feb 2008)

Senior Learning Designer and Instructor


17, 000 workforce metropolitan council with a large scale ambition to improve the customer experience of the city's citizens.
Key applications included: Teknical LMS, Adobe Robohelp.

(Jun 2002 to Aug 2005)

Senior Learning Designer and Instructor

Capita Business Services, Coventry

Business process outsourcing managing the London Congestion Charge (Client: Transport for London). 600 people over multiple sites.
Key applications included: Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quarkxpress and Microsoft Office Suite.

Professional Qualifications

2010 'Learning and Development' NVQ3 EdExcel - Joint Learning Partnership Ltd.
2009 'Learning and Development Consultancy' The Training Foundation.
2009 'Prince 2 - Foundation' ILX Group.
2008 'European Computer Driving Licence' (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, One Note).
2007 'Diploma in Leadership and Management' (ILM level 5) Tribal group plc.
2007 'Certificate in Blended Learning' The Training Foundation.
2005 'Certificate in Training Practice' Training for Excellence.


(Sep 2009 to Dec 2011)

Open University

Postgraduate Diploma in Online and Distant Education

(Sep 2000 to Jul 2001)

Coventry University

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Studies

(Sep 1997 to May 2000)

De Montfort University

Degree - Public Policy and Managerial Studies
HND - Public Administration

Learning Specialist - Analysis/Research, Design, Development, Instruction, Coaching and Management

A Learning Specialist with a flair for:
- blended learning,
- trainer and instructional design/development,
- project management and
- exploiting digital technology to enhance learning efficiency and effectiveness.

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignments)

  • Learning & Development: Our client is London based agency specialising in a number of different areas including Film and Learning & Development. They have just had an opening come in for a Leaning & Development Freelancer to work alongside them creating the training / workbook materials whilst they create the e-learning films etc.
  • Citrix Trainer: Citrix Trainer required - London - 8 days before mid-November Citrix trainer required to deliver the following topics. These are not full Citrix training courses, but supported workshops with an expert in attendance. Delivery dates are flexible depending on availability of the trainer. Topics that are required are:
  • Moodle Trainer: We require a Moodle Trainer to deliver training to fresh users of Moodle. This is expected to be a day's work initially, and then 1-2 days in a month's time. Training is to be delivered on-site in Islington. The ideal candidate will have to have had experience delivering training to people who aren't completely au-fait with technology.
  • Google Web Toolkit Trainer: Google Web Toolkit Training - 4 days 1. Ajax and GWT 2. Getting Started with GWT 3. GWT User Interfaces 4. Core GWT Widgets 5. Organizing User Interfaces in GWT 6. Event Handling in GWT 7. Using Images in GWT 8. Executing Hosted vs. Web Mode in GWT 9. History and Bookmarks in GWT 10. The Film Rental Project Domain in GWT 11. GWT Utility Classes 12. RPC Protocol in GWT
  • Project Manager: Our client is looking for a Project Manager for there up and coming projects, shall be ongoing work able to work remotely needs to be available immediately. The right candidate shall need General Project Management experience within multimedia environment -Have used elearning production software (ideally Adobe Captivate) -Have been involved in Project Managing elearning projects, understands the different phases and key milestones.

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