Don McIntosh, President of Trimeritus eLearning Solutions Inc. has a Ph.D. in Instructional Design, 20 years of experience in technology based instruction in both academic and corporate settings and a thorough knowledge of the eLearning industry.
Don obtained a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. in Television/Radio followed by a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from Syracuse University. At the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, he was involved with course development in various media including film, audio, video and computer based instruction. He served as Director of Teaching Support Services at the University of Guelph from 1990 to 1994, leading a team of 30 people who provided audio-visual services, teaching improvement programs, and instructional media design services. He also taught courses in technology in adult education.
From 1995 to 1997, he served as a director and consultant to the Delta Centre for Learning Technologies. Fascinated by the challenge of corporate training, he joined BC TEL in 1997 as Manager of the Design Team for BC TEL/TELUS Learning Services. A primary mandate was implementation of online training. Since 2001, he has had his own consulting business -Trimeritus eLearning Solutions Inc. (www.trimeritus.com) helping companies develop strategies and programs to implement effective training for employees with an emphasis on eLearning and learning management. Clients have included Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, Vancouver Film School, VanCity Credit Union, TM NewMedia, BC Ministry of Forests and Range, Elections BC, Applied Management Centre, and Technology Evaluation Centers.
He recently wrote a chapter on learning management and contributed to others for a collaboratively written text called "Education for a Digital World" that has recently been published by the Commonwealth of Learning. The second edition was published in April 2011 and is available from Open School BC.
In addition to Don's love of music (mostly classical), movies, travel, photography, etc., he has actively participated in triathlons (swim, bike, run) since 1987 and has completed four Ironman Canada events (2006, 2008, 2009, 2012) and the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii in 2012. His personal triathlon memoir can be found here
Trimeritus eLearning Solutions Inc.
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