Gary Hegenbart

instructional & eLearning developer



Seeking a position where my instructional design experience can be combined with my electronic media development skills to create innovative training and performance solutions.


eLearning, training, web based training development, instructional design, SCORM implementation, project management, web development, content management, XML, multimedia development, client relations, content development, analysis


U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma (Unitech & L-3 Communications) 2005-present

Instructional Support Team, Instructional Media Designer

  • Instructional Designer developing eLearning using Instructional Systems Design model. Tasks include conducting training needs analysis, content analysis, instructional design, and course development.
  • Web site development with ASP, CSS, and JavaScript including development of data-driven web sites. Projects include creating an online content management tool for creating and publishing eLearning courses and development of an online project management tool.
  • Experience developing SCORM conformant courseware.
  • Multimedia development with Flash and other tools. Experience includes incorporating audio and video in Flash and extensive use of ActionScript.

Tellabs/Advanced Fibre Communications 2002-2005

eLearning Specialist

  • Instructional Designer developing classroom training materials, eLearning, web-based training and instructional media using Instructional Systems Design model. Specific responsibilities include training needs analysis, task analysis, writing performance based objectives, writing course materials, creating online modules, and delivering classes.
  • Led eLearning implementation including assessing customer needs, designing appropriate, cost effective solutions, developing the first instructor-led online class, developing the first self-paced online courseware, and developing a training DVD. Other activities included task analysis, designing exercises specifically for online delivery, authoring online modules, and adding tracking capabilities to online courses.
  • Administered XML-based Content Management System for technical publications and training groups, including assisting content authors with XML authoring and developing XSLT and CSS style sheets. .

U.S. Coast Guard Training Center- Information Resource Center- 1997-2002

Instructional Media Designer

  • Lead developer coordinating the development of eLearning, web-based training, computer based training, and instructional media. Responsibilities included project management, supervising development team, eLearning development, multimedia development, and budgeting.
  • Projects included developing a self-paced CBT, converting a self-paced print based course to web-based training, and developing two web-based courses.
  • Instructional Designer developing computer based training and classroom training using Instructional Systems Design model. Tasks include conducting training needs analysis, content analysis, design, development and delivery of training.
  • Computer trainer designing and delivering training in web development and Microsoft Office.
  • Webmaster responsible for designing and developing web pages, providing training, support, and consulting to web developers. Responsibilities also included making sure all web pages complied with established guidelines and policies.

Cahill Learning Resources and Media Lab, SFSU- 1996-1997

Resource Center Supervisor

  • Managed daily operations of learning center and supervised student staff. Specific responsibilities included preparation of use reports, research for new equipment purchases, assisting faculty and students with computer and equipment needs.
  • Designed and administered computer training workshops for students.
  • Trained staff in general computing, using computer checkout system and general office duties.
  • Set up and maintained learning center web server, creation of web pages, and publishing databases on the Internet.
  • Designed computerized checkout system for materials using FileMaker Pro.

Production City Video & Multimedia- 1993-1996

Production Manager

  • Staff management including training of all new staff in video production and general office duties.
  • Managed and organized all office accounts including accounts payable and accounts receivable. Additional duties include purchasing, sales, scheduling and budgeting.
  • Video Production Manager responsible for scheduling, organizing and budgeting productions.
  • Video Editor for a variety of productions including training programs, medical videos, sales presentations, promotional tapes, and broadcast news segments.

Computer Skills

  • Internet publishing and web page design. Includes extensive experience with Active Server Pages, web-enabled databases, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and VBScript. Experience also includes PHP, JavaScript, Dynamic HTML, and multiple browser compatibility.
  • SCORM integration and conformance.
  • XML authoring and XSLT programming.
  • Experience developing web pages to conform to Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508 Web Accessibility Guidelines.
  • Software experience includes Dreamweaver, XMetaL, Photoshop, Flash, Director, Fireworks, Premiere, Acrobat, Sound Forge and many others.
  • Experience with web conferencing tools including WebEx and Macromedia Breeze (now Adobe Acrobat Connect)


  • San Francisco State University- Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Instructional Technology.
  • CSU, Chico- Bachelor of Arts, Media Arts

Conference Presentations

  • Creating Online Presentations with Video and FlashPaper presented online as part of The eLearning Guild 2006 Online Forum: New Media Tools for Developing High-end e-Learning
  • Rapid Web Based Training with Templates presented at Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference; Orlando, Florida; November 2001
  • Technology Empowerment: Providing a Supportive Environment for Innovation presented at U.S. Coast Guard Innovations Expo; New London, CT; March 2001 (Co-Presenter)
  • Moving the Classroom Online presented at U.S. Coast Guard Innovations Expo; New London, CT; March 2001
  • Yeomen "A" School Web Based Training presented at U.S. Coast Guard Human Performance Technology Conference; Yorktown, VA; February 2001

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