801 Panel Discussion: The Foundations and Practices of LXD

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, June 11

In this closing session of the Learning Experience Design (LXD) Online Conference, several expert speakers will join moderator Jane Bozarth to discuss the roots of LXD, what is contributing to the growing of interest in the role, and the challenges within the learning community and organizations to embrace this more holistic approach. Conversations will cover the theoretical basis for LXD, the changing needs of learners, and the role of technology in supporting broader learning experiences. You'll have the opportunity to engage the panelist with your own questions on the evolution of instructional design and how best to prepare yourself for new opportunities.

Jane Bozarth

Director of Research

The Learning Guild

Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The Learning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina's award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.

Robert Gadd


OnPoint Digital

Robert Gadd is president of OnPoint Digital and responsible for the company’s vision and strategy. OnPoint’s online and mobile-enabled offerings support more than one million workers and include innovative methods for content authoring, conversion, and delivery extended with social interactions, gamification, and enterprise-grade security for workers on their device or platform of choice. Prior to OnPoint, Robert spent 10 years as CTO of Datatec Systems and president/CTO of spin-off eDeploy.com. He is a frequent speaker on learning solutions—including mobile, informal learning, xAPI, and gamification—at national and international T&D conferences.

Bianca Baumann

VP, Learning Solutions

Ardent Learning

Bianca Baumann,VP, Learning Solutions at Ardent Learning, focuses on digital education success, combining L&D and digital marketing to create outstanding learning experiences and strategies that help organizations meet their growth and revenue targets. She has spearheaded multiple projects in the marketing, automotive, financial, and events industries, creating award- winning programs along the way. She published the eBook The Little Black Book of Marketing and L&D, a practical guide that helps integrate proven marketing techniques into L&D.

Linda Daniels

Associate Director | Innovation Accelerator | Vaccines


Linda Daniels is a strategic partner with a focus on architecting universal, holistic, and accessible experiences to improve the world in which people live, work, and play. She is recognized for business and problem-solving insights with emphasis on human-centered design, Agile methodologies, and design thinking to build multidisciplinary teams that bring concepts to reality and deliver growth for worldwide brands.

Kristi Ivan

Learning Experience Designer & Professional Learning Lead, Workplace Learning and Development

OISE Continuing & Professional Learning, University of Toronto

Kristi Ivan is a writer, consultant, and learning experience designer. She’s also the professional learning lead for workplace learning and development at OISE Continuing and Professional Learning at the University of Toronto. She’s passionate about teaching, mentoring, and working with new learning professionals in their Learning Experience Design Certificate. For over 25 years, Kristi has been designing and building online, in-class, and informal learning and performance solutions for corporate and non-profit organizations in a variety of industries, as well as government associations, and higher education. Her own educational background includes a combination of science, education, technology, and creative writing, what she refers to as “the perfect storm” for learning experience design.

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