Emerging E-learning Technologies & Practices

    Every day new e-learning technologies and practices are born. Which are fads and what have staying power? Join Janet Clarey, Technology Editor for Elearning! as she moderates a discussion with three e-learning thought leaders about several e-learning trends.  Dr. Jane Bozarth, author of Social Media for Trainers, Dr. Karl Kapp, co-author of Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration, and Dr. Gary Woodill, author of The Mobile Learning Edge will discuss:

    • E-Learning in the 3D virtual world,
    • Mobile learning, and
    • Learning through social media spaces.
    • What some organizations are doing with those technologies now.

    Each session attendee will receive the E-learning Trends Study complimentary. Sponsored by eCornell and GoToTraining.

    About the Speakers

    Jane Bozarth is an internationally known trainer, speaker, and author. A training practitioner since 1989, Jane is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has an M.Ed. in Training and Development/Technology in Training from NC State University, and completed her doctorate in Training and Development in 2008. She is the author of Pfeiffer’s E-Learning Solutions on A Shoestring; Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning with PowerPoint;From Analysis to Evaluation, and, with Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, The Challenge Continues.  Jane’s newest book, Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning, was published in August 2010.  In addition to her work as Elearning Coordinator for the state of North Carolina, USA, Dr. Bozarth has a longstanding collaborative relationship with InSync Training, LLC and serves as their Social Media Strategist.

    Gary Woodill, Ed.D.Dr. Gary Woodill is an independent analyst and expert in the field of emerging learning technologies. Gary started working with computers in 1974 as part of his Masters studies at Memorial University in Newfoundland. In 1978 he developed content for TVOntario’s video text trials, and began programming computers for educational purposes. In 1985 he developed Ryerson University’s first course on Computers in Education, and in 1993, started a multimedia company that developed over a dozen children’s educational CDROMs, that were translated into 14 languages. In 1998, he designed one of the first Canadian learning management systems (LMS) for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto (now called LearnFlex, distributed by Operitel Corp., in Peterborough). While working for Operitel as Chief Learning Officer, from 2001-2006, he designed over 60 online courses for teachers, gathered requirements for clients, and wrote over a dozen white papers on emerging learning technologies. In 2006, Gary became a full time Senior Analyst with Brandon Hall Research and continues to work with them as an independent analyst. 

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