Profile

Learning Technology Developer who has unique expertise and success in both Learning Development and Information Systems. With postgraduate qualifications in both disciplines, his proven track record includes strategic direction at board level down to tactical support for practitioners. As well as managing large scale implementations for the military, he has also created various cost effective solutions for schools and charities. He is highly conversant with modern learning theories as well as emerging technologies and is now available to share this expertise with organisations who are seeking to optimise their people's performance.

Key Skills

Learning Theory and Applications Instructional Techniques, Coaching, Cognitive Theories, Course Design, Systems Approach to Training. Learning Platform Implementation Moodle Installation and Customisation, Mobile Access, Training Administrators and Course Creators. Web Design Dreamweaver, WebPlus, Joomla, Mobirise, Wix, Fireworks. Elearning Authoring CourseBuilder, CourseLab, Articulate. Hosting and Managing Web Content Server Installation, Security, Domain Names, Search Engine Optimisation. Project Management PRINCE2, BCS Diploma, Cranfield lecturer in project mgt, Extensive experience. System Analysis & Design Soft Systems Methodology, Dynamic Systems Development Method,.

Qualifications

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
MSc Cranfield University, Defence Academy, Shrivenham 2004, Advanced Information Systems.
MSc, Royal Holloway, University of London 1992, Discrete Mathematics.
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Secondary Maths, Goldsmiths College, London University 1985.
BSc, Bedford College, London University 1984, Mathematics (included programming principles using Pascal).

CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
British Computer Society: Information System Project Management Diploma.
British Computer Society: Systems Analysis and Design Diploma.
PRINCE2 Foundation. EFQM Practitioner. IRCA Lead Auditor.
IIP Practitioner.

Career History

KevParker.com  
Director (2012 - present)
Providing part-time consultancy and e-learning development, implementation and management.

AYLESBURY COLLEGE
ILT Training & Development Officer (2013 - 2016) Training staff in various Information Learning Technologies and developing online courses including SCORM interactive e-learning.

GLOBAL TECH WORLD LTD
Director (2007 - 2012)
Providing hosted web based content/course management systems and e- learning for schools and charities. Making full use of open source applications such as Joomla, Moodle and CourseLab. Providing: "web innovations with integrity" Significant cost savings over competitors by utilising open- source and free software. Customers are also given tools and training to update their solutions in- house which reduces through- life costs. Service provided equates to around 10% of the average cost if using bespoke solutions with mainstream companies.

ROYAL AIR FORCE
Training Officer (1994 - 2012)

2007 - 2012 Head of Learning Technologies Research and Development at Ministry of Defence: Written several strategy and guidance papers on behalf of the Director of Training and Education. Provided consultancy to large Defence Programmes on emerging learning technologies. Numerous examples of enabling implementations which worked within military constraints and provided clear Return on Investment. Examples included significantly reducing costs of e- learning by embedding an in- house web- based rapid authoring tool.

2004 - 2007 Information Systems Lecturer at the UK Defence Academy: Lectured on IS Project Management and Systems Analysis as part of the MSc in Advanced Information Systems. Applied analytical expertise, during an operational tour in Afghanistan, to develop an in- house Media Operations Effectiveness prediction model and tool. This resulted in a £1m saving per annum when the outsourced contract was terminated.

2000 - 2003 Flying Training School Training Officer at Ministry of Defence: Training consultant and instructor to a large Flying Training School. Overcame cultural barriers from aircrew who eventually realised that modern learning techniques could apply to aviation.

1998 - 2000 Training Development Officer at Ministry of Defence: Management of training and development for a large operational front line base. Developed an information system for training development review and evaluation which received a commendation from the head of the RAF Training Branch. Also developed an e- learning induction module using Authorware. 1994 - 1998 Engineering Instructor at Ministry of Defence: Lectured in various departments on Maths and Engineering Principles: included teaching HNC level modules.

VARIOUS MATHEMATICS TEACHING
Secondary Mathematics, plus Physics and Sport (1985 - 1994) Various schools and locations including Hastings, Derbyshire and Zimbabwe. 2 years in Zimbabwe included developing and implementing a new A- Level Maths Course. First course achieved 100% pass rate

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