Mark B.

Consultant

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Self-EmployedApril 2019 - Present

Travailler avec les entreprises, les communes et les associations en Bretagne pour leur fournir des sites Web adaptés aux mobiles.

Working with companies, communes and associations in Brittany to provide them with mobile-friendly websites.
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Wyver Solutions LtdMarch 2006 - Present

Wyver Solutions Ltd is a specialist consultancy practice focussed on modern learning and communications technologies.
Wyver Solutions exists to provoke improvements in the quality and efficiency of learning - through appropriate use of technology.

Recent projects have included:

- Managing the procurement and implementation of a learning, talent & performance system for an oil, gas & renewables infrastructure company
- Integration design, procurement support and bid support for a managed learning services company
- Guiding a health education charity through a significant, structural IT change programme
- Writing an agile product management manual for a global learning technology provider
- Solutions architecture services for a Moodle upgrade and enhancement project for a global qualification provider
- Programme management & learning technology consultancy for a UK funding agency working with early stage online learning projects
- IT Solutions Architecture services for a managed learning services framework for the UK Public Sector
- Providing learning domain experience for a global professional services firm as they develop a managed learning service
- Providing expert quality assurance for a global organisation's cyber-awareness elearning programme
- Solutions architecture services for a large rapid transit organisation's engineering learning programme
- Supporting a large IT training organisation through organisational transformation, including coaching on agile ways of working
- Performing a learning technology review for a global utility provider
- Acting as senior Solutions Architect for a major UK government department; helping them to develop a five year strategy for learning and development
- Supporting Xyleme on global contracts to implement the Xyleme LCMS
- Performing a learning technology review for the Defence Academy

Belper Community ChurchAugust 2015 - January 2018

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Emmanuel International UKMarch 2006 - June 2015

I built and supported the EIUK website during its transition from static HTML, through Joomla and then onto Wordpress.
I also advised the EIUK team on social media and other IT-related issues.
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eLearning NetworkNovember 2012 - November 2014

The eLearning Network (eLN) is a non-profit Community Interest Company run by the elearning community for the elearning community. We are the number one source for guidance on technology-based learning and development at work, with over 3500 members in the UK and beyond.
We connect people and organisations, encourage collaboration and share knowledge, best practice and highlight future trends.
I was elected onto the Board of Directors in November and supported the network around my work with Wyver Solutions Ltd.
The main highlight was a successful event introducing xAPI / Tin Can API to a mixed audience of developers and elearning specialists.
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Exploring the potential of xAPI (Tin Can API)June 2014 - June 2014

A short ebook discussing what the xAPI specification means to learning & development organisations.
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Xyleme, Inc.June 2012 - January 2013

I worked with Xyleme's clients worldwide to help them implement the LCMS, Bravais and Pastiche software platforms.

Projects included:
- Implementing the LCMS and associated systems into a large, European-based, global manufacturing company
- Managing Xyleme's account with a US-based training company
- Supporting the LCMS implementation into a US-based online language training company
- Co-leading the implementation of Yammer, a corporate social networking tool, for Xyleme
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CapitaApril 2004 - June 2012

IT Solutions Architect
Apr 2011 – Jun 2012

I was responsible for developing both internal IT strategy and customer-facing technology.
Focussing on:
- Educating the business managers about the benefits of compliance with company Information and Security policies
- Customer Relationship Management systems
- Delivery platforms for face to face and online learning interventions
- Talent management platforms
- Social learning platforms
IT workstream lead for Capita's contract to manage training across the UK Civil Service.
On the judging panel for the Learning & Performance Institute's Innovation Award 2012

Learning Solutions Architect
Mar 2004 – Apr 2011

Responsible for designing learning solutions that meet client needs and capabilities. These solutions often include elements of online learning, ranging from simple use of existing systems through to designing sophisticated new systems in conjunction with IT colleagues and external suppliers.
I'm involved at all stages of the solution, from initial client-facing meetings, through bid-writing, planning and costing, through system implementation and on to overseeing the delivery.
My role in recent projects included:
-    Leading the design and delivery of a Moodle-based online training programme for 35,000 Census field staff
-    Lead consultant on a 2 year workforce development programme in new training methods
-    Lead consultant, reporting on ways to incorporate online learning in management training for a large government agency
-       Moodle consultant for Capita's project to integrate Moodle with SAP for authentication, registration and reporting
-    Building a Moodle-based course management system for Dorset County Council
-    Leading the design and delivery of a Joomla-based online performance support tool for Trust-based administrators of the NHS Jobs website
-    Leading the design and delivery of a Moodle-based online assessment system for ContactPoint trainees
-    Leading the design and delivery of a Moodle-based training system and associated video content for use by health intermediaries across England & Wales.
-       On the awarding panel for the ALT awards 2010
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Packt PublishingMay 2010 - June 2010

Technical reviewer for the book: Implementing SugarCRM (https://www.packtpub.com/sugarcrm/book)
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PfP PublishingJanuary 2007 - October 2007

Wrote articles for the Primary ICT coordinators file on RSS, Music Technology, and Teacher Professional Development.
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Capita Education ServicesAugust 2000 - March 2004

Product Manager (elearning)
Aug 2002 – Mar 2004

I led the team delivering a hosted Virtual Learning Environment to schools across the UK - responsible for service delivery, product support and sales support.
Part of this work involved liaising with partners and external agencies. In this role, I created the draft IMS Enterprise Application Profile (an XML schema) on behalf of the Becta Learning Platform Stakeholders Group.

Senior Online Mentor
Aug 2000 – Aug 2002

For two years, I co-led a team of 30 full-time people delivering online mentoring to 30,000 teachers across England & Wales who were undertaking a 10 week professional development programme.
This included developing the online tracking database, as well as the communication processes to engage teachers and help them move through the programme.
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Sunnyfields Primary SchoolApril 1998 - August 2000

Year 1 teacher, with responsibility for music
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Hillsborough Primary SchoolSeptember 1996 - March 1998

Year 1 teacher with joint responsibility for ICT
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Phillimore Park SchoolApril 1996 - August 1996

Temporary contract teacher working with 5/6 year olds.
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CapstanFebruary 1996 - April 1996

Supply teacher in primary schools in Sheffield
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St. Luke's ChurchSeptember 1993 - August 1995

Responsible for music and youth & children's work
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Gravesend Grammar School for BoysSeptember 1989 - August 1992

Teacher of Physics (to A Level), General Science & ICT Systems Manager for the curriculum IT network.

My stack

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Enterprise Software, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), strategy, Integration Design, Business Process Improvement, Knowledge Management, Content Management System, Databases, content development, process improvement, Change Management, Responsive web design, xAPI, Project Planning, software implementation, PRINCE2 methodology, Joomla!, French, English, Scrum Methodology, Learning & Development Solutions, Social Media Consulting, Needs Analysis, Talent Management, Staff Development, Learning Management Systems, Product research, Distance Learning, Software Documentation, Instructional Design, Learning Management, Blended Learning, LCMS implementation, E-learning, Outsourcing, Educational Technology, Project Delivery

ERP&CRM

SAP

Languages

HTML, XML, XML Schema

Frameworks

REST, WordPress

Others

Moodle, Prince2, Quality Assurance, SCORM, Team management, Technical Support, IT Strategy, Consulting, Training, Content Management, Project Management, Troubleshooting, Market research, Social Media, API, Business Analysis

Analysis methods and tools

Agile Methodology, Agile, Scrum, Kanban

Multimedia

Director

Technologies

Integration, CRM, Solution Architecture, Web 2.0, Joomla, REST API

My education and trainings

Post-Graduate Diploma, e-learning - The University of Hull2003 - 2009

Diploma, Primary Education - Sheffield Hallam University1995 - 1996

CertHE, Christian Life & Ministry - London Bible College1992 - 1993

PGCE, Science, Physics - University of York1988 - 1989

Bachelor of Science, Physics with Physical Electronics - University of Bath1984 - 1988