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610 Ten Things eLearning Developers Can Learn from Software Developers

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, October 30

Project Management

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Modern eLearning courses are technology solutions developed and implemented using many of the same techniques and tools that software developers use. Both share similar challenges: subject matter experts to navigate, aggressive deadlines to manage, assorted files and assets to organize, and an integrated approach to delivery, accounting for various hosting and browsing systems plus ongoing user support.

In this session you will examine the common evolution of eLearning and software development. Specifically you will explore techniques, agile processes, and best practices from the software development world that can be directly applied to your work. You will leave this session able to streamline your eLearning development and strengthen the quality of the solutions you produce.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Tools for managing project communication, assets, and schedules
  • Techniques for satisfying stakeholders
  • Agile development and delivery practices that can be applied immediately
  • Quality control practices to support robust delivery

Novice to advanced developers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Jason Rimmer

Director of Product Development

Focus Technologies

Jason Rimmer, who has more 30 years of software development and systems experience, is the director of product development for Focus Technologies, where he leads a team of 30 software developers and architects in the development of business solutions for the insurance industry. Jason’s defining interests include distributed systems, object and functional technology, people and process optimization, reading, and continuing education.

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