mparry_MQ_smallHere begins a third-person overview: Mark Parry is an E Learning Designer at AFTRS. In previous roles, Mark was a Senior Learning Designer and Media Producer at Macquarie University (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences), taught video and media production at SAE Institute Sydney and taught educational technology at The University of Notre Dame. Mark has over 3 decades experience developing learning experiences and media-based resources for a range of audiences including K–12 schools, and vocational, university, corporate and other adult learners. Mark is the Director of Parryville Media, producing learning experiences and resources including online videos for e-learning initiatives. Mark holds a Bachelor of Education (Science) and Master of Arts (Media Arts and Production) and is interested in further exploring the potential in using video and media for learning.

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I was recently a guest speaker at an online seminar. The following clip provides an overview of my work activities. The slides referred to in the presentation: MParry_adobe_Jan2018_v2

Behind the camera

In his role as Producer, Instructional Designer and Writer, Mark managed teams of Designers, video editors, Programmers and subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development of print, video, multimedia CD-ROMs and online resources in a range of learning areas (eg agriculture, technology, literacy, numeracy, drug awareness, medical photography, financial literacy, fire fighting, life values, adult learning, training and assessment, animal handling & visual arts). More recently, Mark has used video to communicate university research findings as well as produce staff PD (professional development) resources. Some examples are outlined in the following clip:

Mark has advised, designed and developed learning resources and educational experiences for a range of organisations including NSW Department of Education and Training, NSW TAFE, Rotary, Australian Olympic Committee, ANZ bank, Australian Rugby Union, Casula Powerhouse, Australia Learning and Teaching Council (Office for Learning and Teaching), Metro Screen, Australian Council of the Deans of Science, Macquarie University, The Benevolent Society, University of Queensland, Flinders University, University of Notre Dame, New Horizons, Housing Industry Association (HIA), Gosford City Council, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA), National Broadband Network (NBN), Optus, Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Mark has been an ATOM Awards judge for several years (Categories: Best Educational App or Ebook, Best Instructional/Training Video or Website (Tertiary/General).

mindfood_articlePart of Mark’s career pathway is outlined in articles from Sydney Morning Herald and Mindfood magazine. This Teachers Thriving blog post summarises part of Mark’s career.

Mark enjoys communicating with a purpose, working with subject matter experts and media specialists and using new technology, so developing educational resources is an ideal blend. In the future Mark would like to further explore the potentials between art, science and learning.

In front of the camera

Mparry_commonwealth_2Mark is generally interested in all media, he’s also been in front of the camera. He was an extra on several Australian TV shows including Home and Away, Denton, GP and E-Street and films including Muriel’s Wedding.

teach_nswMark was a contestant on the game show Supermarket Sweep (prizes included a coffee urn, set of children’s encyclopedias, sheepskin underlays and a bus trip to the Gold Coast!). He has featured in advertisements for Commonwealth Bank (and other one), Lite White Milk (the cop), World Wildlife Fund, Teachers Mutual Bank and a TeachNSW poster to promote Teaching in NSW.

Why do I enjoy supporting teachers to use video and related technologies?

Essentially, I believe that technology – when used well – can produce better learning and teaching experiences. Learners who are offered more flexibility via technology are potentially more engaged, better equipped for learning and are, in turn, better able to meet their learning outcomes. Technology can make the learning experience more purposeful, collaborative, broad and meaningful for learners. Additionally, teachers who use technology are able to offer so much more to their learners.It’s also about those more creative and compelling aspects of using video and related technologies in the classroom and beyond. I enjoy the process of using technology to design, develop and implement compelling and meaningful learning and teaching experiences. I regularly point a video camera at teachers and press the record button, however, this is a quite oversimplified description of how technology might potentially be used. I believe that using technology has more immediate potential across a wide range of learning and teaching situations.

Mark is based in Sydney, NSW and works across the entire learning and teaching spectrum – K-12, vocational, higher education & corporate – producing learning resources and training solutions and providing guidance, support and advice.

  • education and training consultation and advice
  • Welcome videos for online learning
  • online educational videos
  • e-learning content (text, photos, video)
  • teacher guides
  • train-the-trainer support
  • curriculum mapping
  • face-to-face and online training and professional development
  • lesson plans and learner outlines.

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About Parryville Media

Parryville Media designs and develops learning, teaching and training resources for a range of educational institutions, community groups and corporate organisations. Mark Parry works collaboratively with teachers, lecturers, tutors, business managers and other stakeholders in the design and development process. With a focus on instructional design, the starting point is often an analysis of learning/project requirements and an audit of existing content/resources. We prefer an approach which combines conservative planning and process with fresh ideas and creative thinking. Depending on the project, this process might be very simple and straightforward – taking only a few minutes – or may be highly complex and take several months (especially with research-based collaborations). Parryville Media develops video and other learning resources, typically extending into additional areas of educational support and consultancy to achieve the project outcomes. We meet and solve a range of education, training and communication challenges including various learning outcomes, creative distribution/implementation of research findings and managing change. Mark has a background working across a range of media to communicate a core message or achieve a particular set of learning outcomes. The production process is simplified and summarised in the infographic below:

Parryville Infographic


Print version? See Parryville Infographic – PDF

Instructional Design & Media Production

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