GS03 KEYNOTE: The Great Debate: Where Is eLearning Headed?
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Friday, June 10
Lone Star A-E
Trends are easy to identify. They’re present, and there’s evidence to show how popular they are. Identifying which trends will fizzle and which ones will transform the future is a much more difficult task.
In this closing session, you will join four industry experts as they debate the current and future state of learning and technology. You will hear different and unique opinions and learn as each perspective is challenged and defended. The conflicting opinions shared will open your mind to the possibilities posed by the trends we need to focus on and help you build the context around what works and what doesn’t in your own organization.
David Kelly (Host)
Executive Vice President, Executive Director
The Learning Guild
David Kelly is the Executive Director of The Learning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for over 20 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community, and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has previously contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. He can be found online at his website davidkelly.me, or on Twitter @LnDDave.
CEO/Chief Learning Evangelist
APPLY Synergies & Co-Founder of the 5 Moments of Need Methodology
Bob Mosher, the chief learning evangelist at APPLY Synergies, has been an active and influential leader in the learning and training industry for over 30 years, and is renowned worldwide for his pioneering role in eLearning and new approaches to learning. Before co-founding APPLY Synergies consultancy with Conrad Gottfredson, Bob served as the chief learning evangelist for Ontuitive, director of learning strategy and evangelism for Microsoft, and executive director of education for Element K. He is an influential voice in the IT training industry, speaking at conferences and participating in industry associations. Bob was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2014 for his accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.
Over 1.5 million people have learned coding and design from Mark Lassoff. Mark and his company, Framework Television, have taught people web and mobile development online, in the corporate classroom, and in secondary schools across the country. Framework Television produces a post-cable television network that focuses on digital skills such as web and mobile development. Mark has authored eight books on programming. He was named to the 40 Under 40 in both Austin, Texas, and Hartford, CT. In 2017, Mark was awarded the prestigious eLearning Guild Guild Master Award. Mark, and Framework Television, are based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
President & Chief Learning Strategist
Brenda Enders is the president and chief learning strategist for Enders Consulting, a St. Louis, MO-based company. She is a consultant, author, and public speaker specializing in leveraging innovative technologies to improve employee performance. She has 19 years’ experience in the learning and development field. Brenda’s first book, Manager’s Guide to Mobile Learning, was published in 2013. Prior to founding Enders Consulting, Brenda was the chief learning strategist and learning services practice leader for a custom learning solutions provider for 12 years, where she led the design and deployment of innovative and award-winning custom learning solutions.
Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and the xAPI. She is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and Making Sense of xAPI. Megan is also an eCornell Facilitator in the Women's Executive Leadership curriculum.