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, 2000+ 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 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 held 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 global 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), internationalization, 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

Here is a brief summary on select projects I have completed since 2015. Check out my full portfolio. Samples are available upon request.

Mechanical Ventilation - Laerdal & Osmosis - 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 mechancial ventilators. The course is also available in 8 languages.
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