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George Hanshaw

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Bringing excitement back to learning.

I am a passionate and innovative educator and designer, committed to revolutionizing the way people learn and engage with content. I continually explore fresh approaches to connect with learners and create meaningful learning experiences. My mission is to rid the world of boring education by facilitating interactive, fun, and active learning that not only transforms paradigms but also opens up new worlds of opportunity.

Driven by a deep belief in the power of engaging education, I tirelessly strive to challenge the status quo and foster a love for learning. By incorporating dynamic methodologies, cutting-edge technologies, and collaborative initiatives, I aim to ignite curiosity, encourage active participation, and empower learners to unlock their full potential. My goal is to create a learning environment where learners can construct knowledge, think critically, and connect with the content in a meaningful way, paving the path for lifelong learning and personal growth. Together, let us embark on an exciting journey of exploration, where education becomes an exhilarating adventure that knows no bounds.

University of Phoenix

BSIT Systems Analysis


BS Systems Analysis

UoP is where I learned how to apply systems thinking.  This has been especially helpful in my course design and teaching.  Systems thinking helps me to see how individual parts affect the whole and create different outcomes. 

Pennsylvania State University

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Masters of Adult Education

Penn State is where I learned how adults learned and studied under Dr. Moore who coined the term transactional distance.  This is where I first began really creating deep learning environments.

University of the Rockies

Doctor of Psychology >

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Doctor of Psychology

At UoR I studied human performance and the psychology of learning.  This has helped me design and deliver meaningful courses that meets the needs of a wide array of learners.

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Teaching Experience

Opening new worlds of opportunity.

I have over 12 years of online and face to face teaching experience in higher education and over 20 years of experience teaching within industry.  

I teach from a learner centered perspective.  I have a gift for engaging and connecting with learners and leveraging technology to engage and connect with online learners. 


Design Experience

Building engaging learning experiences to expand human performance.

I have over 20 years of design experience designing engaging and active learning experiences for industry and higher education. 

I have led international teams which built enterprise level courses and learning solutions. 


I build from a learner-centered perspective to help ensure that the learning experience is rich and meaningful for each learner.  

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Interactive Video

Sample Work

Professional Development Document
Blog Post

The Hanshaw Helm-Stevens Rapid Prototype Instructional Design ModelAmerican Journal of Economics and Business Administration

2019-04-15 | journal-article

Hanshaw, G. & Hanson, J. (2019)Using Microlearning and Social Learning to Improve Teachers’ Instructional Design Skills, International Journal of Learning and Development. Vol 9(1)

Hanshaw, G. & Hanson, J. (2018)A Mixed Methods Study of Leaders’ Perceptions of Microlearning for Professional Development on the Job, International Journal of Learning and Development. Vol 8(3)

Hanson, J., Loose, W., Reveles, U. & Hanshaw, G. (2017). Validation of the newly developed Graphical Inventory of Ethical Leadership (GIEL) Scale: Implications for administrator preparation and business leaders. Journal of Educational Issues, 3(1), 19-43.

Hanson, J., Revels, U., Loose, W., and Hanshaw, G. (2016). Three-dimensional leadership graphic inventory for school administrators. Conference proceedings 2016 Pacific Conference on Pre-K through K-12 Educators.

Hanshaw, G. & Sukal, M. (2016). Effect of self-talk and imagery on the response time of trained martial artists. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Vol 5(3), Aug 2016, 259-26


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