ABOUT ME

I’m an instructional designer who is passionate about digital innovation and creating extraordinary learning experiences, primarily in in healthcare and science. I strive to create the best possible learning experience, while making learning accessible to anyone worldwide. I excel at converting large nebulous projects into high-quality focused products. I have:

  • Overseen the creation of, or personally created, 5000+ educational videos.
  • Grown two YouTube channels to over 2.7 million subscribers and 303 million views, collectively.

Download my resume or check out my portfolio.

Experiences

Advisor to the Board of Directors

2020 - Present
Vista on the Park Condominium - Ottawa, Canada

I was nominated to be an advisor to the Board of Directors at the Vista on the Park Condominium, where I hold equal roles and responsibilities of a typical Board of Director, minus voting rights. A notable event during my tenure was risk management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Content Manager & Operations Specialist

2020 - Present
Osmosis - Knowledge Diffusion Inc, Remote (Ottawa, Canada)

My responsibilities include:

  • Creating eLearning courses and curriculum for Diffusion Studios - the contract division of Osmosis.
  • Planning curriculum, filming on location, editing footage, and managing the team of illustrators and video editors working on clinical skill video content.
  • Fostering strong partnerships with universities and hospitals to create clinical skill content.
  • Assisting the Chief Operating Officer on a wide variety of operations tasks, such as IT security, intellectual property compliance, and procurement of hardware and software solutions.
  • Risk management for a variety of organizational issues.
  • Providing support and insight on internal intellectual property and contract law issues.

Samples from Clinical Skills video series: Tracheal Intubation: Direct Laryngoscopy; High-frequency oscillatory ventilation

Senior Content Operations Manager & Instructional Designer

2017 - 2020
Osmosis - Knowledge Diffusion Inc, Remote (Ottawa, Canada)

My responsibilities included:

  • Designing the original voice, tone, and educational flow of Osmosis High-Yield Notes textbooks (pathology and physiology).
  • Managing relationships with various printing manufacturers and negotiating printing contracts.
  • Developing supply chain management and distribution policies of our print products.
  • Designing and directing the original voice, tone, educational flow, and visual style of Osmosis clinical skill videos.
  • Providing support and insight on intellectual property and contract law questions internally.
  • Risk management for a variety of organizational issues.

Samples from High-Yield book series: Blood Components and Function; Nephrotic Syndrome

Video Content Lead

2016 - 2017
Osmosis - Knowledge Diffusion Inc, Remote (Ottawa, Canada)

My responsibilities included:

  • Designing the original voice, tone, and educational flow of Osmosis animated videos (pathology and physiology) in collaboration with our lead video creator.
  • Recruiting and managing a team of remote script writers & flashcard writers to produce scripts and flashcards for the Osmosis platform.
  • Managing the Osmosis YouTube channel, including translation of subtitles into 20+ languages.
  • Managing the relationship with the Wikipedia Medicine community; uploading videos and subtitles to Wikipedia.

Samples from Learning Science and Pathology video series: Multimedia Learning; Aneurysms

Project Coordinator

2013 - 2015
Khan Academy - Mountain View, California
  • Oversaw and completed multiple year-long projects (on time and under budget) related to related to MCAT and NCLEX-RN test-preparation.
  • Managed a budget of $500,000 over 2 years.
  • Managed 75 globally remote contractors simultaneously.
  • Created and curated articles, videos, and questions on health and medical topics.
  • Collected and interpreted data from Qualaroo, Google Analytics, and YouTube, using this knowledge to improve our educational resources.
  • Optimized content for search engines (SEO), globalization, and accessibility.
  • Administered two 1-week content creation training camps, training 10-15 people each session.
  • Recruited content creators through job postings and several search talent competitions.

Samples from the projects I worked on: Schizophrenia symptoms; Antibiotic Resistance

Registered Nurse

2011 - 2013
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Ottawa, Canada

I was employed in the intensive care unit where I worked closely with other health care professionals to treat and care for patients with complex or life-threatening illnesses.

Head Lifeguard / Head Instructor

2005 - 2013
City of Ottawa - Ottawa, Canada

I taught swimming lessons to children of all ages. Certification courses I taught & examined included: Standard First Aid with CPR C, National Lifeguarding Service, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross. As a Head Lifeguard I supervised other lifeguard/instructors, acted as a customer service representative, troubleshoot facility internal issues, and organized facility events. During the summers, I would sometimes assume the role of a camp counselor.

Projects

Below, you will find a brief summary of select recent projects of mine. Check out my full portfolio above. Samples are available upon request.

COVID-19 & COVID-19 Vaccine Video Series - Google LLC and Osmosis collaboration - To combat the growing misinformation being shared on the YouTube platform, we created and released nine evidenced-based educational videos on YouTube. Topics included: COVID-19 treatments, development and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine hesitancy, long-term COVID symptoms, and COVID-19 variants and how they affect herd immunity.
FirstRespondersFirst Nursing Resilience - Thrive Global, Johnson & Johnson Foundation, and Osmosis collaboration - In response to COVID-19 and in partnership with Laerdal, we created a remote mechanical ventilation course designed to prepare health care providers for patients on mechanical ventilators. The course has been made available in 8 languages.
Mechanical Ventilation - Laerdal and Osmosis collaboration - To address the toll COVID-19 has taken on the mental health of nurses, we created a free, 4-hour online course helping nurses self-identify causes and symptoms of stress, and presented how to implement stress reducing strategies. The course has also been accredited for continuing education credit in the United States.
Clinical Skill Video Series - Osmosis - Clinical Skills is an Osmosis video series that provides a concise overview covering how to perform clinical procedures in the health care setting.
High-Yield Notes - Osmosis - High-Yield Notes is a three volume book series by Osmosis that provides a concise overview of 1,349 pathology and physiology topics.

Skills & Proficiency

Adobe Auditions

Adobe InDesign

Affinity Publisher

Adobe Premiere

DaVinci Resolve

Adobe Captivate

Articulate 360

Adobe Photoshop

Abobe Illustrator

Affinity Photo

Affinity Designer

Adobe After Effects

Python

Publications

Here is a list of my publications, which comprises of books, opinion pieces, corporate blog posts, and essays I’ve written.

  • Osmosis High-yield Physiology Notes
  • The Osmosis Team
    Osmosis (2019)
  • Osmosis High-Yield Pathology Notes: Volume 2
  • The Osmosis Team
    Osmosis, 2018
  • Osmosis High-Yield Pathology Notes: Volume 1
  • The Osmosis Team
    Osmosis, 2018
  • Anatomy and Physiology Essentials
  • The Osmosis Team
    Osmosis, 2018
  • Osmosis Psychological Disorders
  • Fergus Baird, Rishi Desai, Tanner Marshall, Kyle Slinn, Vincent Waldman
    Osmosis, 2018
  • Medical Education Videos for the World: An Analysis of Viewing Patterns for a YouTube Channel
  • Tackett, Sean MD, MPH; Slinn, Kyle RN, MEd; Marshall, Tanner MS; Gaglani, Shiv MBA; Waldman, Vincent PhD; Desai, Rishi MD, MPH
    Academic Medicine, 2018
  • Osmosis Electrocardiography Essentials
  • Fergus Baird, Rishi Desai, Tanner Marshall, Kyle Slinn
    Osmosis, 2017
  • Osmosis Renal Pathology
  • Fergus Baird, Rishi Desai, Tanner Marshall, Kyle Slinn, Vincent Waldman
    Osmosis, 2017
  • Open Osmosis: Promoting the Global Diffusion of Open Education Resources
  • Tackett, Sean MD, MPH; Gaglani, Shiv MBA; Slinn, Kyle RN, MEd; Marshall, Tanner MS; Desai, Rishi MD, MPH; Haynes, M.R.
    Osmosis, 2017
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Rishi Desai, Tanner Marshall, Kyle Slinn
    Osmosis, 2016
  • Anemia: At a glance
  • Kyle Slinn
    Khan Academy, 2015
  • Antibiotics: An overview
  • Kyle Slinn
    Khan Academy, 2015
  • Ebola: At a glance
  • Kyle Slinn
    Khan Academy, 2015
  • What is antibiotic resistance?
  • Kyle Slinn
    Khan Academy, 2015
  • Respiratory distress
  • Kyle Slinn
    Khan Academy, 2014
  • Google Loon: Closing the Digital Divide
  • Kyle Slinn
    Athabasca, 2013