Welcome!

  • I produce learning that works!


    How?

Making it relevant, interesting and engaging

With extensive experience in worldwide learning capability development, I can be 4 I's in one:

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I Digitise Knowledge

Knowledge transfer and integration

From paper to digital, to relevant and interactive!

Tacit and formal knowledge transfer requires careful management and planing. I can assists in outlining learning course plans, develop overall learning strategy and gather all the necessary existing printed and digital materials.

Relying on the Knowledge Management methodology, I gather and document all existing information and knowledge that are still tacit in the brain of your staff, Subject Matter Experts, stakeholders, managers and senior level leaders.

But let's not forget the learners. In order to produce anything meaningful, I always suggest to my clients to put together a survey or a simplified TNA, trying to identify learner’s needs, motivation and attitudes in general.

This comprehensive approach helps to identify the best approach to take in designing the learning program.

Certifications: Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University through edX.

Keywords: Knowledge Discovery Tacit Knowledge Transfer Formal Knowledge TransferKnowledge Management Knowledge Integration Instructional Writing Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Learning Strategy

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I Design

Visual, Digital, Print and Instructional

My approach to visual design as consistency and simplicity.

Visually stimulating graphics, interactions, effective implementation of learner interface and user experience design are very important factors in an online learning environment.

I try to present the visuals in a way that is simple for end users to follow, avoiding over the top 'eye-candy'.

For designing learning, I use proven diagnostic methodologies, information mapping techniques and curriculum development processes to scope individual modules, using scenario and action-based storytelling techniques utilising variety of ID frameworks (BLOOM, Gagnè’s) and learning environments (online, classroom or blended).

Keywords: Learner Experience (UX) Learner Interface (UI)Learning Design Graphic/Print Design Infographics Explainers Print Design HTML5 Interactivity Motion Graphics Interactive PDF's QRG's Help Documentation

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I Implement

Development & Delivery

I utilise latest web technologies, eLearning authoring tools & software.

One day I can be writing content, designing User Interfaces or delivering face-to-face training. The next day I am just as happy solving complex SCORM issues or developing Captivate modules.

I implement and customise LMS's such as Moodle; assist in front-end to back-end integrations, develop micro-sites and learning portals.

Keywords: MoodleHTML5/CSS3 W3C/WC3 TinCan API SCORM Bootstrap JQuery

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I Manage

Projects, Teams and Vendors

Typically, project managers are not directly involved in actual project work...

Having a strong technical background is very helpful when managing projects. I have proven track record in successfully managing projects (from research and design to implementation) and managing team of designers and programmers.

Certifications: Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management, University of Virginia (Coursera).

Keywords: Project Management QA Team Management Stakeholder Management Client Management Supplier Management

Sarunas' combination of skills, including graphical and instructional design, was superb for our needs. He also has an excellent knowledge of the tools he employs, as well as trends within the fast-moving eLearning industry

Gerald Keating e-Learning Manager, Family & Community Services NSW

Showcase of my work

16+ years of worldwide experience | 200+ projects completed

Abbreviation/Glossary App

Data driven abbreviation application for Clarksons, UK.

Knowledge Visualization App

Interactive 'knowledge explorer' application presenting complex cargo types and categories.

Interactive Explainer

Global shipping routes learning interaction for Clarksons, UK.

Cargoes & Trade Routes

Shipbroking induction - global shipping routes for Clarksons, UK.

Fun Pretest Quiz

Assessment for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Australia

Knowledge Gaps Assessment

Shipbroking knowledge 'gap test' assessment for Clarksons, UK.

Ship Types & Sizes

Interactive eLearning module about maritime history, ship sizes and types for Clarksons, UK.

SalesForce Training

SFDC simulation based system training for AMCOR, Australia. Requires Flash plugin.

Impress slide presentation

Where does the chair come form? Induction to cargo materials.

SharePoint Training

SharePoint 2010 software simulations for DDLS, Australia.

Scenario-Based Assessment

Shipbroking e-mail scenario based assessment for Clarksons Professional Development.

Active Operations Management (AOM™)

Interactive module about about Measuring Work and Resources for AOMi, UK.

Active Operations Management (AOM™)

Interactive module about basic concepts and perspectives in operations management for AOMi, UK.

Keep Them Safe Induction

Learning program for the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Australia.

SAP Training

Training simulation module for IngramMicro, Australia.

An expert and dedicated eLearning developer, he produced consistently high-quality work, both from an instructional and graphic design perspective.

Catherine Scutt Head of Learning Technology and Innovation at GDSTt

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Here are some of the more recent of 50+ companies I worked for


Industry knowledge:

Corporate/Banking/Finance 35% Complete (success)
Government/Educational 20% Complete (warning)
Mining, Retail, Shipping, 20% Complete (warning)
Pharmaceutical 10% Complete (danger)
  • Clarksons
  • Maveric, UK
  • Twofour
  • NEST
  • Dell
  • AOMI
  • DFACS
  • WorleyParsons
  • OSCE
  • Westpac
  • Jascots
  • ANZ

Sarunas has an excellent understanding of adult learning principles and how these relate to the e-learning context;

Martin Swan, Senior Project Officer eLearning

Publications

Online posts and digital books

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8 eLearning pitfalls to avoid

If we learn from our mistakes, we should make them more often, right?

There are lots of misconceptions about Training & Development in general. But we shall concentrate on eLearning, since developing new or converting traditional training materials for an online use requires a wide range of skill set. Though these skills can be learned and experience can be acquired, but it takes time.

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The Beginner's Guide to IT Contracting

Kindle Edition

Considering making the change from a full-time job to contracting?

You can purchase the full version of 'The Beginner's Guide to IT Contracting' on Amazon! This book is intended to offer some guidance, tips, and resources to speed up the process of finding your first contract!

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Using Adobe Edge Animate to enhance learning experiences

Here's the challenge - how do you explain and show the learner numerous global cargo shipping routes?

I realised that having a static picture showing a bunch of lines indicating the routes won't do. So how do I bring little more excitement into this? Maybe I could use six separate images or use some nifty carousel image slider thingy? I've tried a few options and wasn't really satisfied with the end result.

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Dealing with recruiters & recruitment agencies

Agencies and recruiters provide a bridge between you and clients offering contracts.

In the first part of "The Beginner’s Guide to IT Contracting", I wrote about making the change from a full-time job to contracting

In the second part, we will dig a little deeper. In this sample chapter, we will talk about recruitment agencies, and how to streamline your communication and interview process with the recruiter and a client.

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Sarunas produced great work in a challenging work environment and to very tight deadlines. His work culminated in the production of quality ELearning materials...

Nick Shepherd, Dell Skills Transfer Lead for Hamad Medical Corporation

Places I worked

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