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About

LinkedIn_PicHello! My name is Dr. Brian Kurkjian. I am a training and development professional with 9+ years’ cumulative experience developing ILT, vILT, with the last three years strictly dedicated to eLearning, and instructional design.

By God’s grace, a little faith, and a chance taken by Steve Fricke – senior eLearning developer, instructional designer, writer, editor, and President of Illinois Pro Services – I was able to build a solid foundation which propelled me to new and exciting heights in this career.

For a full disclosure and my first-year testimony in the eLearning and instructional design trade, see my blog post.

I have created eLearning and developed instructional design for Fortune 500 and smaller, private companies in the financial, airline, pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and beverage, construction, oil and gas, energy, and IT industries. Design and deliverable complexity has ranged from level I to level III; in other words, limited user interaction, animation, and use of audio/video, to extensive video, audio, animation, augmented reality (AR), branching, and advanced scenario based learning.

Having designed a variety of instruction for training and compliance, I am familiar and have incorporated various learning theories such as Malcolm Knowles’ Andragogy, Transformational Learning, and Experiential Learning. The content, audience, and projected outcome drives the implementation of one or more learning theories; thus, it becomes client and project specific.

For a full list of skills, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

 

 

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Portfolio

Video:

This is a simple introduction to for an open office setting training using whiteboard animation video creator, VideoScribe.


 

Video:

Here is a brief testimony of my journey into eLearning and instructional
design using the video animation software, Vyond.


 

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Church commercial using Camtasia. I created the script, animations, and video using clips from Camtasia’s assets package. Professional voiceover artist, John Grimes, provided the narration.

 


 

eLearning – Articulate Storyline 360:

The shining glory in this piece is the Explaindio microlearning video explaining the effects of pornography on the brain – and yes – I did the voiceover. All other functionality is relatively straightforward and standard in most eLearning courses.

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eLearning – Articulate Storyline 360:

In this simple Storyline training piece, I used an office setting with minimal animation. Traditionally, training involving updates to existing documents are really boring; thus, I gave this a fresh look and feel using standard user engagements, a character guide, and knowledge check to reinforce learning.

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eLearning – Articulate Storyline 360:

For the sake of showing more of the advanced functionality of Storyline, I created this – shall I say – abstract piece. This is your typical branching/compliance-type feel, with variables helping to guide advancement to the final slide; along with identifying what’s been completed/viewed by the user.

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eLearning – Articulate Storyline 360:

Articulate has a wonderful community that I’m so happy to be an active part of. Here’s my take on challenge #193 (which for some reason they switched over to a different challenge, sadness) – using Hangman-type games in eLearning.

As an added bonus, the dreaded Next and Prev buttons have been eliminated!

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Please check back every few weeks or so for some exciting updates!

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