Jim Hounslow is an educator, designer and technologist. He is currently employed as an Instructional Designer with Teaching Learning Technology Centre (TLTC) at Red River College.
He was previously employed as the E-Learning Specialist with the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR) where he led and co-developed digital educational projects, implemented an LMS, and developed strategic plans for online learning programs and projects.
As an E-Learning Specialist with the University of Manitoba (UofM), he was responsible for LMS administration, training, support, technical solutions, and LMS evaluation, selection and implementation.
Prior to this he was an adult education instructor (face-to-face and online), a corporate trainer, an educational technologist, and a web designer.
Jim is a creative, problem solver with formal training in visual arts and animation and has extensive experience in design and visual communications.
Jim has significant experience with information and communication technologies, specifically educational technologies, as a developer and designer, instructor, museum educator, LMS administrator, and student. This includes online and blended courses, online projects and resources, video conferencing, mobile apps and social media, virtual and augment reality, digital-based games, and digital exhibitry. In developing educational technologies, he has focused on usability, functionality, technical requirements, and teaching and learning needs.
Jim is passionate about digital accessibility and Inclusive Design.
He is a member of the Information and Communications Standard Development Committee tasked with developing recommendations for the proposed Information and Communications Standard for the Province of Manitoba as part of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA).
At UofM, he was a member of the Accessibility for Manitoban’s Act Information and Communication Subcommittee. He was responsible for co-developing recommendations for UofM’s Web Standards Guidelines, Social Media Guidelines, Visual Identify Guidelines and Procurement Policies.
While with CMHR, he led and co-developed accessible, digital projects following Government of Canada’s Policy on the Duty to Accommodate Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Public Service and Standard on Web Accessibility. He was a member of the Inclusive Design Advisory Council Working Committee which worked closely with the Inclusive Design Advisory Council (IDAC) on the development and improvement of the museum’s accessible online and in-gallery digital media, the built environment, and customer service.
Jim holds a BA in English from York University. He is currently working on a Letter of Accomplishment (LOA) in E-Learning (Teaching Stream) at University of Manitoba and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Instructional Design at Athabasca University.