CE01 LMS & Learning Platforms Forum
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, October 21
St Thomas A
Successful learning organization leaders invest in technology wisely. The challenge lies in choosing the right technology that best supports your organization’s culture and strategic goals. Until recently, learning organization leaders have only needed to consider using a learning management system (LMS) in their operations. Now, we are seeing a wider array of learning platforms, like learning record stores (LRS), learning experience platforms (LXP), talent management systems (TMS), adaptive learning platforms, knowledge exchanges, communication and collaboration platforms, microlearning platforms, and more. Each has its own distinct features, benefits, and risks. Each generates its own set of data and reports. So which of these platforms, if any, is best suited to your organization’s culture and strategy? Or is the LMS enough?
The LMS & Learning Platforms Forum is a unique opportunity for learning leaders to get a handle on the evolving learning platform landscape. You will explore the unique characteristics, advantages, and risks of the various platforms so you can determine the right fit for your organization’s goals. You will explore the new roles, skills, and responsibilities needed so you can shape and develop your team. You will discover how to align your technology decisions with business and learning strategies so you can maximize the return on your capital investments. And you will explore three key reasons for collecting and reporting data on your learning solutions—evidence of impact, compliance, and continuous improvement—and how different technologies can deliver upon that need.
The LMS & Learning Platforms Forum will help you harness the potential of the rapidly advancing learning platforms landscape and arm you with the insight you need to use technology effectively and strategically in your organization.
Steve Foreman is the author of The LMS Guidebook and president of InfoMedia Designs, a provider of eLearning infrastructure consulting services and technology solutions to large companies, academic institutions, professional associations, government, and military. Steve works with forward-looking organizations to find new and effective ways to apply computer technology to support human performance. His work includes enterprise learning strategy, learning and performance ecosystem solutions, LMS selection and implementation, learning-technology architecture and integration, expert-knowledge harvesting, knowledge management, and innovative performance-centered solutions that blend working and learning.
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.
Vice President of Product Solutions
Jonathan Newman, vice president of product solutions for Totara Learning, has been a leader of Totara's products and services since the company's founding. Prior to joining Totara, Jonathan was a technology director and consultant for over 10 years. His immersion in the L&D industry began in 2001, when he landed a freelance job building eLearning modules for a global healthcare company. He loves partnering with organizations to help them achieve their learning strategies with state-of-the-art technology.
Becky Willis brings a mix of learning and business leadership into modern learning consulting. She is one of the founders and the CLO of Tractus Learning, focusing on bringing learning solutions to SMBs. She is also a founder of WillLearn Consulting, which focuses on helping companies plan, design, and develop high performance, digital learning ecosystems and digital learning strategy. Previously, she was the VP of engagement at EdCast and led learning innovation at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, as well as other leadership positions in HR, sales, and marketing.
Social Learning & Collaboration Architect
Elizabeth Kohler, BS, MEd, is a social learning & collaboration architect in Cleveland Clinic's Mandel Global Leadership & Learning Institute. As part of the collaboration and learning technologies team, Elizabeth has helped implement and grow the organization's social learning and collaboration platform, transformed the onboarding experience for new caregivers, and redesigned mandatory compliance training to improve the learning experience.
Social Learning & Collaboration Architect
Nicole Hilson works in the Global Leadership and Learning Institute at Cleveland Clinic. In this role, Nicole is transforming learning and development with the introduction of an enterprise-wide online social learning and collaboration platform, Connect Today. With a background in eLearning and instructional design, Nicole works to develop collaborative learning solutions for teams and programs throughout the organization. Nicole holds a BS and MS in adult learning and development.
Wesley Holden, product advisor at Totara, has over 20 years of experience in software implementation and training, serving clients in industries including healthcare, government, and higher education. He has been involved in open source software for over a decade, training and supporting clients in managing their enterprise learning management system installations.