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George Hanshaw

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Bringing excitement back to learning.

Whether it is teaching, designing or researching I continually find new ways to connect with learners and help them connect with the content in order to construct meaningful learning experiences.  

My mission is to rid the world of boring learning and facilitate meaningful, fun, active learning changes paradigms and opens up new worlds of opportuniy.

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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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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