My name is Nitin Puri and this blog will cover my journey for:
My 1st WordPress blog is simple: I’ve cut and pasted the info from my MALAT Moodle profile, at time of joining, March 2021.
Objective: Return to this blog post, once the MALAT program has successfully been completed, in 2023, to reflect on academic, professional, and career growth.
My name is Mr. Nitin Puri and I am a Canadian citizen with over 10 years of international workplace learning experience, specializing within Instructional Design and e-Learning.
Authoring tools, I have mastered for e-Learning development include: Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.
In 2017, I relocated from Canada and joined Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as an e-Learning Developer. This is a full-time permanent position, within Training & Development (T&D) / Learning Services and Solutions Department (LSSD). My primary role is to design, develop, and deploy e-Learning courses, using Articulate Storyline 3 and ASSIMA, for cross functional units, organization-wide.
As part of Digital Transformation, I have also ventured into the realm of AR/VR/XR, using the Unity Real-Time Development Platform, with successful workforce deployment across corporate Learning Management Systems (LMS).
Below are accomplishments and achievements I have achieved thus far at Aramco:
- 2020: In conjunction with Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), rapid development of Arabic and English corporate-wide COVID-19 eLearning courses: https://www.glow-sa.com/covid
- 2019: CyberSecurity Award for delivering corporate presentation: Online Safety and Social Responsibility.
- 2018: Saudi Aramco Employees Volunteerism Award – Top 40 Initiative: With over 2000 submissions, my submission, Childhood Obesity Awareness, was selected for implementation: http://children2030.com
I have also obtained Association for Talent Development (ATD) certification in both Writing for Instructional Design & Training and E-Learning Instructional Design, along with Master E-Learning Instructional Designer Certificate, and most recently, Evaluating Learning Impact Certificate.
My foundation is a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, in Calgary, AB, Canada, graduating in November 2003. As my career is now within Learning and Development, the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology will complement my education and supplement my work experience. The Royal Roads University program is in alignment with my professional goals, that is, to enhance digital learning, including delivery and facilitation, during the current pandemic, and especially in a post COVID era.