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					                                       Curriculum Vitae
                                       Gail Kopp, Ph.D.

Contact Information

1102 Education Tower
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
Tel:    (403) 220-7332
Fax:    (403) 282-3005
gkopp@ucalgary.ca

Overview
Assistant Professor and professional Instructional Designer with a Ph.D. in Educational
Psychology, specializing in Computer Applications. Sixteen years of experience in analysis,
design, development, evaluation, and validation of instruction for adults in industry, aerospace,
and university. Nine years of experience of teaching children in K-12 public schools.

Proven track record in training for industry and aerospace sectors, team leadership, and
collaborative projects. Effective and efficient use of technology and instructional strategies for
classroom and distributed learning, especially computer-based training, simulations, virtual reality.
Ability to design courses to maximize learning and minimize time. Experienced in the mentoring
and supervision of students and junior / intermediate team members. Comfortable with
concurrent development of training, product design, and operational procedures. Results
oriented, enthusiastic and professional.


Formal Education
Ph.D. (2000) – Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, The University of Calgary. Areas
of Specialization: Computer Applications. Dissertation topic: Key Factors and Layered
Instruction.

M.Sc. (1989) - Master of Science in Educational Psychology, The University of Calgary.
Area of Specialization: Computer Applications. Thesis topic: Software Authoring Facilities for
Computer Assisted Learning.

B.Ed. (1973)    - Bachelor of Education, The University of Calgary.


Awards
Certificate of Distinction – received in March, 2000 from the Director of Operations and
Engineering, Canadian Space Agency.

Graduate Teaching Fellowship – awarded by the University of Calgary for 1995-1996 university
year.




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Publication Highlights
Katz, L., Chang, E.B., Lyndon, J., Scialfa, C.T., Rezaei, A. Aizenman, C., Kopp, G. (December,
2002). Approaches to peer-to-peer learning in the adult disadvantaged population. In the
Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Auckland, New Zealand, December 3-6.

Kopp, G. (November, 1994). Multimedia Authoring Tools: Making a Choice. In L. Katz,
M. J. Mayo & R. Richardson (Eds.), Canadian Multimedia Conference Proceedings
(pp. 201 - 206). Calgary, Alberta: Computerized Sports Systems Group.

Kopp, G. (1993). Key Elements in Instructional Design. In Interactive „93 Conference
Proceedings. Anaheim, California: Ziff Institute.

Kopp, G. (December, 1990). Authoring Systems. In L. Katz & C. Keet (Eds.)
Innovations in Laser and Optical Disc Technology (pp. 175-182). Calgary: Alberta LaserDisc
Committee.

Proprietary Documents and Reports
Kopp, G. & Mayo, M. (July, 2001). Mobile Servicing System Robotics Operator (MRO) Special
Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Front-End Analysis. This included a task analysis, target
population review, occupation analysis and specification, course training standard, and course
training plan. Produced for review by the International Training Conference Board of the Space
Station Program and for use by Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Training.

Kopp, G. & Mayo, M. (June, 2001). Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Space Vision System (SVS)
Report. Produced for the use of the Space Station Operations and Engineering Directorate.

Kopp, G. & Mayo, M. (February, 2001). Mobile Servicing System Robotics Mission Controllers
(MMC) Mobile Base System (MBS) Course Training Plan. Produced for review by the
International Training Conference Board of the Space Station Program and for use by Canadian
Space Agency (CSA) Training.

Mayo, M. & Kopp, G. (December, 2000). Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Payloads Training
Requirements Report. Produced for the use of Canadian Space Agency Payloads.

Kopp, G. & Mayo, M. (October, 2000). Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Space Station Remote
Manipulator System (SSRMS) Initialization, Activation, and Checkout Training Requirements
Report. Produced for the use of Canadian Space Agency Training and NASA Robotics Training.

Kopp, G. & Mayo, M.. (June, 2000). Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Capsule Communicator
(CAPCOM) Lesson Guide. Produced for the use of Canadian Space Agency Training.

Kopp, G. & Mayo, M. (April, 2000). Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Missions Operations Complex
(MOC) Training Requirements Report. Produced for the use of the Space Station Operations and
Engineering Directorate.

Mayo, M. & Kopp, G. (March, 2000). Canadian Space Agency (CSA) National Aeronautics Space
Administration (NASA) Training Requirements Report. Produced for the use of Canadian Space
Agency Training, NASA Astronaut Office Robotics Branch, and NASA Mission Operations
Directorate.

Kopp, G. and Mayo, M. (March, 2000). Mobile Servicing System Robotics Operator (MRO) Mobile
Base System (MBS) Course Training Plan. Produced for review by the International Training


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Conference Board of the Space Station Program and for use by Canadian Space Agency
Training.

Kopp, G. and Mayo, M. (September, 1999). Mobile Servicing System Robotics Mission
Controllers (MMC) Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Course Training Plan.
Produced for review by the International Training Conference Board of the Space Station Program
and for use by the Canadian Space Agency Training.

Kopp, G. & Mayo, M. (November, 1998). Mobile Servicing System Robotics Operator (MRO)
Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Course Training Plan (Update). Produced
for review by the International Training Conference Board of the Space Station Program and for
use by Canadian Space Agency Training.

Kopp, G. and Mayo, M. (November, 1997). Canadian segments of the Mobile Servicing System
Robotics Mission Controllers (MMC) ROBO Certification Guide. Produced for review by Canadian
Space Agency Management and NASA Mission Operations Directorate.

Mayo, M. & Kopp, G. (March, 1995). Mobile Servicing System Robotics Operator (MRO) Space
Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Course Training Plan v.1. Produced for review by
the International Training Conference Board of the Space Station Program and for use by
Canadian Space Agency Training.



Educational Learning Products
Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation and MacDonald-Dettwiler Robotics and Advanced Space
Systems (August, 2001). Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) Computer-Based Training
(CBT). MD Robotics; Brampton, Ontario. Multimedia CBT produced for the training of NASA
astronauts and mission controllers and for MD Robotics engineers. (Demonstration available on
request.)

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation, Tecsult Eduplus, Digital Guild Multimedia and the Canadian
Space Agency (February, 2000). Mobile Base System (MBS) CBT. Canadian Space Agency;
Montreal, PQ. Multimedia CBT produced for the training of astronauts and mission controllers.
(No Demonstration available.)

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation, Mayo Education Strategies Ltd, Tecsult Eduplus, and the
Canadian Space Agency (December, 1999). Space Station Remote Manipulator System
(SSRMS) Mission Controller Course Phase 2. Canadian Space Agency; Montreal, PQ.
Classroom lesson plans and simulation exercises produced for the second half of the SSRMS
training course for Mobile Servicing System mission controllers. (No Demonstration available.)

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation, Mayo Education Strategies Ltd, Tecsult Eduplus, and the
Canadian Space Agency (June, 1999). Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS)
Mission Controller Course Phase 1. Canadian Space Agency; Montreal, PQ. Classroom lesson
plans, virtual reality scenarios, simulation exercises, and final evaluation exercises and
documents produced for the first half of the SSRMS training course for Mobile Servicing System
mission controllers. (No Demonstration available.)

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation, Tecsult Eduplus and the Canadian Space Agency
(December, 1998). Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) CBT. Canadian Space
Agency; Montreal, PQ. Multimedia CBT produced for the training of astronauts and mission
controllers. (Demonstration available on request.)



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Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation, VICOM., and Alberta Pool. (September, 1996). Customer
Information System CBT. Alberta Pool; Calgary, AB. Multimedia CBT produced for the training of
Alberta Pool employees. (No Demonstration available.)

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation and Creative Multimedia Inc. (April, 1996). WHMIS CBT.
Creative Multimedia Inc.; Edmonton, AB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No
Demonstration available.)

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation and Creative Multimedia Inc. (May, 1996). Transportation of
Dangerous Goods CBT. Creative Multimedia Inc.; Edmonton, AB. Multimedia CBT produced for
off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration available.)

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation, Creative Multimedia, Inc., Revere, and Syncrude Canada
Ltd. (January, 1996). IMMPOWER Plant Maintenance System CBT. Syncrude Canada Ltd; Fort
McMurray, AB. Multimedia CBT produced for the training of 6000 Syncrude employees. (No
Demonstration available.)

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation, Key Media, Incorporated, Creative Multimedia, Inc., and
Alberta Government Telephones. (January, 1996). Lotus Notes CBT. Alberta Government
Telephones (AGT); Edmonton, AB. Multimedia CBT produced for the training of AGT employees.
(Demonstration available on request )

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation, and VICOM. (October, 1995). SAFE-T Disc: CoreSkills
CBT. Vicom; Calgary, AB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration
available.)

Kopp, G. with Positronix Corporation and Creative Multimedia Inc. (October, 1994). Safe Work
Permits CBT. Creative Multimedia Inc; Fort McMurray, AB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-
shelf sales. (No Demonstration available )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (July, 1994). Object Oriented Programming CBT. FirstClass
Systems; Fredericton, NB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration
available )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (May, 1994). Lotus Notes CBT. FirstClass Systems;
Fredericton, NB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration available)

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (January, 1994). AIX Operating System CBT. FirstClass
Systems; Fredericton, NB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration
available )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (November, 1993). Leadership for Managers Demo CBT.
FirstClass Systems; Fredericton, NB. Video-based Simulation (laserdisc) produced for trade
show demos. (No Demonstration available )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (May, 1993). Job Control Language (JCL) CBT. FirstClass
Systems; Fredericton, NB. Multimedia CBT produced for AT&T. (No Demonstration available )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (December 1993). Unix System Administration CBT. FirstClass
Systems; Fredericton, NB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration
available )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (August, 1992). Unix C Shell CBT. FirstClass Systems;
Fredericton, NB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration available)


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Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (May, 1992). Unix Korn Shell CBT. FirstClass Systems;
Fredericton, NB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration available)

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (December, 1991). C++ Programming Language CBT.
FirstClass Systems; Fredericton, NB. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No
Demonstration available )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (August, 1991). C Programming Language CBT. FirstClass
Systems; White Rock, BC. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (Demonstration
available on request. )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (May, 1991). Unix Editors CBT. FirstClass Systems; White
Rock, BC. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration available)

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (February, 1991). Introduction to Unix CBT. FirstClass
Systems; White Rock, BC. Multimedia CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (Demonstration
available on request )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (December, 1990). Cross Systems Product Authoring
Environment CBT. FirstClass Systems; White Rock, BC. CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales.
(No Demonstration available )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (May, 1990). CICS CBT. FirstClass Systems; White Rock, BC.
CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration available )

Kopp, G. with FirstClass Systems (December, 1989). Natural 2 CBT. FirstClass Systems; White
Rock, BC. CBT produced for off-the-shelf sales. (No Demonstration available )

Kopp, G. (August, 1989). Physical Assessment of a Child CBT., Dr. Larry Katz at the University of
Calgary; Calgary, AB. CBT produced for nurses. (No Demonstration available )

Kopp, G. (June, 1988). Scribe CBT., Canadian Forces Staff School; Toronto, ON. CBT produced
for officer education in grammar. (Demonstration available on reqeust )

Kopp, G. (January, 1987). Quest., Game produced for children aged 8-11 to develop logic and
thinking skills. (Partial Screen dumps available on request)


Recent Presentations
Kopp, G. (Feb, 2004). Distributed Environments and 3D Construction Zones. Innovative Learning
Services at the Calgary Board of Education; Calgary, AB. Professional development workshop for
teachers.

Kopp, G. (Sept, 2003). Using Web Resources. University of Calgary; Calgary, AB. Presented to
faculty in the Master of Teaching program.

Kopp, G. (April, 2003). Effective Virtual Environments Symposium. University of Calgary; Calgary,
AB. Presented to professionals in the field.

Kopp, G. (August, 2003). Virtual Reality and Simulations. University of Calgary; Calgary, AB.
Presented to graduate students in EDER 671: Conceptualizing Educational Technology.




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Kopp, G. (May, 2003). Elluminate vClass Workshop. University of Calgary; Calgary, AB. Audio-
graphic for distributed learning and research presented to faculty for professional development.

Kopp, G. (April, 2003). Video Editing: iMovie. University of Calgary; Calgary, AB. Presented to
undergraduate students in Department of Teacher Preparation: Masters of Teaching Program.

Kopp, G. (March, 2003). Virtual Reality and Simulations: Promise, Practice and Pitfalls. University
of Calgary; Calgary, AB. Presented to graduate students in EDER 677: Telecommunications in
Education.

Mayo, M. & Kopp, G. (November, 2001). Validation conducted for Space Station Remote
Manipulator System (SSRMS) Training (Expedition 2 Crew). Canadian Space Agency; Montreal,
PQ. Presented to astronauts of the Space Station Expedition 2 crew and representatives from
NASA and CSA training, CSA Operations, and CSA Ground Segment.

Mayo, M. & Kopp, G. (July, 2001). Validation Briefing for Space Station Remote Manipulator
System (SSRMS) Training (Crew, Mission Controllers, and CAPCOMs). Canadian Space Agency;
Montreal, PQ. Presented to Canadian Space Agency Training.

Kopp, G. & Mayo, M. (July, 2001). Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Training and
Learning Aids. Canadian Space Agency; Montreal, PQ. Presented to Canadian Space Agency
Training.

Kopp, G. & Mayo, M. (June, 2001). Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Front-End
Analysis Canadian Space Agency; Montreal, PQ. Presented to Canadian Space Agency Training
and Operations.

Mayo, M. & Kopp, G. (July, 2001). Validation Plan for Space Station Remote Manipulator System
(SSRMS) Training (Crew, Mission Controllers, and CAPCOMs). Canadian Space Agency;
Montreal, PQ. Presented to Canadian Space Agency Training.

Kopp, G. (March, 2001). Add „Life‟ to your Lessons. Bow Valley College; Calgary, AB.
Presented to Bow Valley College Instructors as Professional Development session.

Kopp, G. (January, 2001). Instructional Design Overview. University of Calgary; Calgary, AB.
Presented as guest lecture for EDER 675 (Professor: Dr. Larry Katz).

Kopp, G. (November, 2000). Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) Web-based
Computer-Based Training Prototype. MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics
Systems; Brampton, ON. Presented to SRMS Project Manager, NASA.

Kopp, G. (May, 2000). Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Computer-Based
Training. MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics Systems; Brampton, ON.
Presented to NASA SRMS Project Manager and Astronaut Representative.

Kopp, G. & Mayo, M. (March, 2000). Mobile Servicing System Robotics Operator (MRO) Mobile
Base System (MBS) Course Training Plan Canadian Space Agency; Montreal, PQ. Presented to
Canadian Space Agency Training.




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                             Chronology of Work Experience

July, 2002 – Present                             Educational Technology Specialization
                                                 Graduate Division of Educational Research
                                                 University of Calgary

Teaching: Currently designing, developing and teaching graduate level courses (face-to-face,
distributed learning, and hybrid) including:
      Virtual Reality and Simulation
      Instructional Design
      Conceptualizing Educational Technology
Also teach undergraduate courses in the teacher preparation program.

Research: Currently setting up research programs in primary areas of interest – Instructional
Design, Virtual Reality and Simulation. One project involves distance training of robotic mission
controllers for trouble-shooting Canada‟s Space Station robotic arm (Canadarm2) to explore
instructional design issues for virtual reality and simulation in distributed environments. A second
project examines training, aptitude and assessment for neurosurgeons operating with a robotic
arm. A third project focuses on using 3D construction environments to provide “hands-on” and
higher-level learning for teachers and students in distance education.

Also collaborating with Dr. Larry Katz on a “Open Learning with Technologies” project to increase
employability for disadvantages adults in different populations, using technology and the Peer
Intervention Model. Populations included the Mustard Seed and the Tsuu T‟ina First Nations.
Data collection is complete. Papers in progress.

Service. Currently on the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology.
Serving on the program committee for the Imperial Oil MT3 program and on the ethics review
board for Education.


July, 2001 – Sept, 2003                           Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
                                                         Positronix Corporation
                                                         Mayo Education Strategies Ltd.

Validation: Currently working with CSA Training and Operations to validate astronaut and mission
controller training for Canada‟s Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS).
Responsibilities include:
      Development of the validation design
      Development of the validation instruments
      Data collection
      Data analysis
      Data interpretation
      Creation of a validation report
Met with CSA and astronauts from the National Aeronautics Space Administration for three days
to discuss the results of the validation, the recommendations provided in the validation report, and
an action plan for training modifications.
Astronaut Training: Worked with CSA Training, Operations, and Engineering to produce front-end
analysis documents for astronauts operating Canada‟s Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator
(SPDM). Responsibilities included:
      Reviewing and revising the Occupational Specification, Course Training Standard and
         Target Population Report for astronauts operating the Special Purpose Dexterous
         Manipulator (SPDM).
      Developing the crew Course Training Plan (i.e. training blueprint) for the SPDM



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MSS Mission Controller Training: Worked with CSA Training, Operations, and Engineering to
produce the Course Training Plan or training blueprint for Canadian and NASA Mission
Controllers who plan and monitor operations which involve the Mobile Base System (MBS). The
training plan includes options for distance delivery (synchronous) of the course.

Other Tasks: Produced training reports for the Canadian Space Agency regarding Payload
Operations, the Space Vision System, and the training requirements for the first SSRMS operation
(initialization, activation, and deployment).

Certificate of Distinction awarded for role played in training as part of Canada‟s contribution to the
International Space Station program.




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July 2000 – November 2001               MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics
                                        Positronix Corporation

Computer-Based Training (CBT) for SRMS. Involved in the design, development and
update of web-based CBT for the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm), an
instructional package to be used by astronauts, NASA flight controllers, and engineers. As
Instructional Design Lead for the project, coordinated the efforts of a programmer and a
team of instructional designers to work collaboratively with the subject matter experts and
graphic artists at MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics Ltd. Provided formal
presentations and demonstrations for NASA personnel.



September – December 2000                                University of Calgary

EDER 679.04 Evaluation of Technology-Based Instruction: Co-instructor with Dr. Larry Katz for a
graduate course within the Graduate Department of Educational Research.


July, 1997 – June, 2000                                  Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
                                                         Positronix Corporation
                                                         Mayo Education Strategies, Ltd.

Astronaut Training: Worked with CSA Training, Operations, and Engineering to produce front-end
analysis documents and to provide instructional design services for astronauts operating
Canada‟s Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). Responsibilities included:
     Developing the crew Course Training Plan (i.e. training blueprint) for the Mobile Base
        System (MBS)
     Consulting during the design, development, and integration of computer-based training,
        print-based, classroom, simulation, and virtual reality courseware for crew.
     Participating in the CSA Evaluation Board for crew Phase 1 lessons.
     Leading the Instructional Design Team for development of the SSRMS v1.5 Computer-
        Based Training (CBT)
     Leading the Instructional Design Team for development of the MBS v1.0 CBT


MSS Mission Controller Training: Worked with CSA Training, CSA Operations, NASA MSS
Mission Controllers, and NASA MSS Instructors (MOD DX22) to produce front-end analysis
documents and to provide instructional design services for the development of MSS Mission
Controller Training. Responsibilities included:
     Participating in the international working group (CSA and NASA) for development of the
        Robotics Operations Systems Officer (ROBO) Certification Guide
     Developing and revising front-end analysis documents for MSS Mission Controller
        training.
     Leading the Instructional Design Team in development and integration of computer-based
        training, print-based instruction, classroom and simulation courseware for the Canada‟s
        portion of Mission Controller Certification Training. Strategies included collaborative,
        inquiry-based workshops for mission planning and malfunction training.

Other Tasks: Produced training reports regarding the Canadian Space Agency‟s MSS Operations
Complex and NASA training requests for CAPCOM astronauts, NASA MSS instructors.




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October, 1996 - June, 1997                                Canadian Space Agency
                                                          Positronix Corporation
                                                          Mayo Education Strategies, Ltd.

Provided consulting and instructional design services in the development of courseware for crew
operating Canada‟s Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). One of two
instructional design leads in the development of CSA‟s MSS Robotics Operator (MRO) Space
Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Computer-Based Training v1.0. Involved in the
integration of courseware across media (computer-based training, classroom and print-based
lessons, simulation and virtual reality).



May, 1996 - September, 1996                               Vicom Multimedia, Alberta Pool
                                                          Positronix Corporation

Produced a computer-based training course for Alberta Pool employees teaching the use of a
newly implemented „Customer Information System”. Directed the development process of the
training course, and collaborated with Alberta Pool experts and Vicom graphic artists, instructional
designers, and simulation programmers to storyboard and author the courseware.



April, 1996 - May, 1996                                   Creative Multimedia Incorporated
                                                          Positronix Corporation

Provided an instructional design analysis on an existing WHMIS course. Revised and added
content to WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods courseware, based on the analysis
and on specific requests from various clients of Creative Multimedia, Incorporated.



1995-1996                                                          University of Calgary

Granted a Graduate Teaching Fellowship to instruct a fourth year Educational Psychology course
(EDPS 588) in instructional design and technological innovation.



1995 - 1996                                               Syncrude Canada, Ltd., Revere,
                                                          Positronix Corporation
                                                          Creative Multimedia, Incorporated

Worked with Creative Multimedia (Edmonton, AB) and Revere (Birmingham, AL) to design and
develop training for a new plant maintenance system to be implemented at Syncrude‟s 6000-
employee plant in Fort McMurray. Responsibilities included:
    Initial target and task analyses
    Selection, sequencing and structuring of content for effective and efficient learning
    Consultation, evaluation, revision of detailed design and technical specification
       documents
    Collaborative design and authoring for the prototype courseware
    Project management during software design and implementation
    Liaison with Syncrude Operations personnel to facilitate the concurrent development of
       operational procedures and training software.



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                                                          Computerized Sports Systems Group
                                                          The University of Calgary

Instructor for instructional design segments of a Multimedia Design and Development Program
conducted by University of Calgary Computerized Sports Systems Group for Manpower Canada.



                                                        Creative Multimedia, Incorporated,
                                                        Key Media, Incorporated,
                                                        Positronix Corporation
                                                        Alberta Government Telephones (AGT)

Designed and authored modules of a Lotus Notes course for Creative Multimedia client, AGT.



                                                          Vicom Multimedia
                                                          Positronix Corporation

Authored interaction for off-the-shelf training course called “SAFE-T Disc: CoreSkills”.



December, 1994 – March, 1995                              Canadian Space Agency (CSA),
                                                          KEOPS Informatique

Worked with Training, Operations, and Engineering personnel at the Canadian Space Agency to
produce the Course Training Plan for MSS Robotics Operators. Responsibilities included:
     Familiarization with existing technical documentation, procedures and standards
     Knowledge elicitation from resources and personnel at CSA, SPAR, NASA
     Selection, sequencing and structuring of content for effective and efficient learning
     Analysis of minimal, optimal and recommended media and methods for content delivery
     Specification of learning aids, prerequisite and follow-on content, time, and scheduling
     Analysis of cost benefit
September, 1994 – October, 1994                           Creative Multimedia, Incorporated
                                                          Positronix Corporation

Designed and authored segments of off-the-shelf training course called “Safe Work Permits”.




September, 1994                                           Positronix Corporation

Founded Positronix Corporation, an instructional design company. Hold positions of Chief
Executive Officer (C.E.O.) and vice-president.




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August, 1989 - August, 1994                              FirstClass Systems Corporation

Manager for the Calgary Branch of FirstClass System Corporation. Responsibilities included:
 Concurrent project management of multiple courseware design teams (instructional
   designers, media producers and programmers).
 Knowledge elicitation from subject matter experts at universities and in industry
 Development of technical standards, design standards, interface conventions, and production
   processes.
 Selection and improvement of authoring environments
 Development of evaluation and quality assurance procedures.
 Production of courseware (Natural 2, JCL, CICS, C, C++, Cross Systems Product,
   Introduction to Unix, Unix Editors, Unix Korn Shell, Unix C Shell, Unix System Administration,
   Object Oriented Programming, AIX, Lotus Notes, Leadership for Managers)
 In-service training for instructional designers in White Rock BC, Calgary AB, Fredericton NB



1989                                                     University of Calgary

Sessional Instructor for fourth year Educational Psychology course (EDPS 588) teaching
instructional design and programming on MS-DOS and Macintosh platforms.

Conversion of statistical package “RandPack” from Fortran to compiled Basic. Designed and
implemented intuitive user interface to the package.

Designed and authored “Physical Assessment of a Child”, multimedia courseware for nurses.

Taught computer skills to Kindergarten and grade one students at Holy Name School as a parent
volunteer.



1984 - 1988                                              Canadian Forces Staff School

Worked with personnel at the Canadian Forces Staff School in Toronto to create “Scribe”, a
writing skills package for officer education.



1983 - 1988                                              University of Calgary

Designed and implemented an expert system in Prolog for creating context-sensitive outlines.

Created a game “Quest” for children age 8-10, designed to develop logical thinking skills.

Granted five Graduate Assistant Teaching positions for Educational Psychology courses

Evaluated educational software for Clearinghouse, Alberta Education.



September, 1973 - June, 1982                             Alberta School Divisions

Public School Teacher. Taught grades 1 – 11 in four different school divisions. Details available
on request.


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                             Computer Experience
Platforms:                 Web-based Delivery, MS-DOS, Windows, Macintosh, Unix
Programming Languages:     Basic, Visual Basic, Prolog, Pascal
Authoring Environments:    Adobe Atmosphere, Virtools, Superscape, Hypercard, Asymetrix
                          Toolbook, Macromedia Director, IBM Linkway, TenCore,
                           Authorware, HTML
Applications:              Variety of word processors, spreadsheets, databases,
                           communication packages, and graphics, animation, video,
                           and sound editors
Audio-graphic Software:    Centra, Elluminate vClass


                                   References
On request




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