MONTHLY PROGRAM: The State & Future of eLearning Development Tools

  • 20 Jun 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • SF State University -  Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, San Francisco


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Join our panel of thought leaders Clark Quinn, Craig Weiss, Michelle Lentz, Brandon Carson, Nick Floro and Phil Cowcill to learn about the current state of the eLearning development tools market and get a sneak peak at what’s next. Joe Ganci, an eLearning Guild Master, will moderate the panel and ensure we have a lively discussion.

Register now! You could win an iPad Mini or a 1 year Pro Subscription to collaboration application.
  And, all paid registrants will receive a voucher offering a discount on our August 13 Workshop.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from:
  • The first and second recipients of the eLearning Guild’s Guild
    Masters Clark Quinn and Joe Ganci;
  • Analyst and blogger Craig Weiss, author of the e-Learning 24/7 Blog;
  • Michelle Lentz, Brandon Carson, Phil Cowcill & Nick Floro, who present at the upcoming mLearnCon in San Jose; 
After attending the panel discussion, you’ll walk away with:
  • The latest information about the eLearning Development Tools market;
  • Ways to overcome challenges of implementing eLearning at organizations;
  • Practical information and case studies you could use to remove barriers at your organization;
  • Information about the next wave of eLearning Development tools and how they’ll benefit your development initiatives; and
  • The answer to that question you have been meaning to ask from experts in the field.
This session aligns with the Learning Technology and Instructional Design Areas of Expertise from the ASTD Competency Model.

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearning Joe, a custom training and learning company located in Ashburn, Virginia, near Washington, DC. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of learning development. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development. This year he became the 2 recipient of the eLearning Guild Master award.

Craig Weiss
is an e-learning analyst, expert, author, speaker and thought leader who has been in the industry for over 13 years. He has been recently ranked #4 for the top 10 movers and shakers in the world for e-learning. His knowledge and insight in e-learning, mobile and social learning, as well as emerging technology for e-learning, has established him as one of the key voices in online learning.

Clark Quinn
combines a deep background in cognitive science with broad experience in technology, delivering innovative and successful solutions for Fortune 500 organizations, government, not-for-profits, and education. An in-demand presenter, he’s also the author of numerous articles and three books, including most recently Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution  for Organizational Performance. In 2012 he was the first recipient of the eLearning Guild Master award.

Michelle Lentz
is a senior learning technologist at Oracle, and has been in learning and development for nearly 20 years. Michelle has taught social media seminars across the country and specializes in the intersection between social media and instructional design. In addition to her work at Oracle, Michelle is the executive editor of Brian Solis’s Silicon Valley-focused blog as well as editor of an award-winning blog on wine.

Brandon Carson
is the Strategic Lead for Digital Learning, EntireNet and an award-winning instructional designer who for the past 15 years has been designing face-to-face, print, computer- based, and Web-based instruction and training for global audiences. Brandon created the Mobile Design and Development curriculum for Yahoo!’s engineering organization. In his distant past, he was a book builder/ designer and letterpress printer.

Nick Floro,
President of Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 20 years of experience developing eLearning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick has won several awards from Apple and interactive organizations for productions and services. Nick is passionate about how technology can enhance learning, and loves to share his knowledge and experience to inspire, teach, and motivate

Phil Cowcill
is the Coordinator of Mobile Application Development for Canadore College and started multimedia development in 1985, when he was part of a team that developed Canada’s first Level III Interactive Videodisc. He has been working full-time in the multimedia field since then. In 1995, Canadore College hired him to set up, coordinate, and teach the interactive multimedia post-graduate program. Thompson Publishing released Phil’s first academic publication in 2004. Phil also travels and speaks at a variety of educational and multimedia conferences all over North America. Phil is the Coordinator of Canada’s first mobile development post-graduate program called Mobile Application Development. Not only was this the first of its kind but it is now available to be taken online.

This is the kick-off event of our Summer of eLearning Series.  Registration for this or the July monthly program entitles you to a 10% discount on the August 13 Tom Kulhmann workshop.

5:30 - 6:00 New Member Orientation / Light Appetizers / Networking
6:00 - 6:15 Announcements
6:15 - 8:00 Monthly Program

We encourage you to join our online discussion on Twitter as we live-tweet the highlights.

Simulcast Alternative:
If you are finding it difficult to participate in the programs because of travel time, family commitments, or other impediments, you can still benefit from the Golden Gate Chapter’s interesting and diverse slate of programs. You can attend this program virtually using our Adobe Connect platform.  If this is your preference, please reply to your registration confirmation requesting the link and instructions for the simulcast.

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