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eLearn Magazine is where eLearning professionals turn to produce more innovative and effective online education and training. We strive to be the leading source of high-quality information on technology for corporate training and higher education.
Jane Bozarth is editor-in-chief of eLearn Magazine. She has been in training and development for 20 years and now works as eLearning Coordinator for the state of North Carolina. She is the author of Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with Powerpoint; From Analysis to Evaluation; eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring; and Social Media for Trainers. She is a popular conference presenter and can often be found at industry events. Dr. Bozarth's dissertation focused on social learning and communities of practice. She is a heavy user of social media and can most often be found on Twitter @janebozarth.
Denise Doig is a Senior Editor at ACM for eLearn, Ubiquity, XRDS: Crossroads, the student magazine of the ACM, and Computers in Entertainment. Denise began her career with the ACM four years ago as the Managing Editor of interactions. She was previously the Managing Editor at trade publisher Outsourcing Today, providing editorial and production support for three titles. She has experience in technical writing and book publicity and marketing. Denise holds a BSE from Princeton University and a certificate from the Columbia University Publishing Course. She also works as a freelance writer and copyeditor.
Lisa Gualtieri is the founding editor of eLearn Magazine. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine where she teaches Online Consumer Health, Social Media and Health, Mobile Health Design (online), and Digital Strategies for Health Communication. In addition, Lisa is a consultant who specializes in consumer health and online education. Lisa has keynoted at numerous conferences and has published extensively. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Hend Suliman Al-Khalifa is an assistant professor at the Information Technology Department, CCIS, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She received her MSc degree in Information Systems (2001) from King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, and her PhD degree in Computer Science (2007) from Southampton University, U.K. Al-Khalifa has participated with more than 45 research papers in symposiums, workshops, and conferences and has published many journal articles. Since 1999, she has also worked as a technology writer in Al-Riyadh Arabic daily newspaper, and she moderates an Arabic blog called tech2click.net, which contains information about new trends and technologies in eLearning and online. Her areas of interest include web technologies (semantic Web/Web 2.0), technology enhanced learning (eLearning, adaptive hypermedia), computers for people with special needs, and Arabic language and computers.
Mark Britz is the Manager of Corporate Training at Systems Made Simple. He earned his Masters of Science Degree in Inclusive Education from Syracuse University and has been designing and managing learning solutions for companies such as Smarforce (SkillSoft), KnowedgeNet, and Pearson Digital Learning. He has worked to infuse learner-centered principles into formal learning design and development for over 12 years. A self-described Enlightened Practitioner, he challenges conventional beliefs about organizational learning through the pragmatic use of collaborative technologies to enhance formal training and create increased opportunities for peer-to-peer learning. Mark resides in Syracuse, New York with his wife and two children, and can be found on Twitter @Britz
Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is a professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University, and an expert on the convergence of learning, technology, and business operations. Kapp helped start Bloomsburg's online eLearning developer's certificate. As assistant director of the university's Institute for Interactive Technologies , Kapp helps government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations-such as the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, L'OREAL, Kellogg's, Sovereign Bank, and several pharmaceutical firms-leverage learning technologies to increase employee productivity and organizational profitability. He is author of four books including, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning, and Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration (2010). As the father of two gamers, he also keeps busy with the latest gadgets, games, and gizmos.
David Kelly is the Director for the Center for Learning at ACLD. He has been designing and managing learning programs as an internal learning and performance consultant and training director for over 12 years. David has been a leader in ASTD, serving as a local board member and national adviser. He is active in the learning community, and can often be seen speaking at industry conferences and events. In 2011 the eLearning Council voted David one of the 10 most influential eLearning bloggers for his blog, Misadventures in Learning. He is also known for his curation efforts, especially related to conferences and events for learning and performance professionals. David lives on Long Island in New York with his wife and two children.
Mark Notess conducts user research and manages software development for the Indiana University Digital Library Program. The Variations digital music library has been his primary focus for several years. Mark follows developments in learning management systems closely, having been program manager for a worldwide learning portal project at Agilent Technologies and more recently having worked on the Sakaibrary project. Prior to working at Indiana University, Mark was Director of User Experience at Unext, an online higher education startup, where he enjoyed working with Don Norman. He also spent 11 years in software development and management roles at Hewlett-Packard. He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and consults on education-focused technology topics through Very There Consulting.
Clark Quinn leads learning system design through Quinnovation, providing strategic solutions to Fortune 500, education, government, and not-for-profit organizations. He earned his Ph.D. in applied cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego, and has led the design of mobile, performance support, serious games, online learning, and adaptive learning systems. He's an internationally known speaker and author, with a book and numerous articles and chapters. He has held management positions at Knowledge Universe Interactive Studio, Open Net, and Access CMC, and academic positions at the University of New South Wales, the University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center, and San Diego State University's Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education.
Dr. Allison Rossett is professor emerita of educational technology at San Diego State University, as well as a consultant to organizations seeking to leverage technology for learning and performance. She was selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the Naval Education and Training Learning Strategies Consortium, and has been recognized by both ASTD and ISPI for contributions to thought and practice in workplace learning. Originally from New York, and a former Ping-Pong champion—emphasis on "former"—she now teaches classes, offers keynotes, and conducts studies on readiness for technology-based learning, with a focus on the professional development of instructional designers and technologists. Recently, she updated her award-winning book, First Things Fast: A Handbook for Performance Analysis, 2nd edition. In 2007 she co-authored Job Aids and Performance Support: Moving from Knowledge in the Classroom to Knowledge Everywhere. She also edited The ASTD E-learning Handbook, published by McGraw-Hill, and co-authored Beyond the Podium: Delivering Training and Performance to a Digital World. Rossett serves on boards for The eLearning Guild, Chief Learning Officer magazine, and eLearning for Kids.
James Tyer is a Learning Consultant and Portal Manager at Habanero Consulting. He encourages workplaces to embrace connected learning and empower employees with social technology, bridging social learning and knowledge management. This may involve consulting internally or with clients on portal management, community building, workplace collaboration, and social learning. He is also responsible for the instructional design of on-demand contextualize training for client portals. Tyer has an M.A. in political science, further formal and informal training in education, and has worked in the private sector and for Canada’s second-largest university. He is also an occasional yoga teacher and sometime yoga course designer. He likes to incorporate research from all areas of education and learning into his work and he shares successes and failures at www.theworksocial.com and on Twitter @jimbobtyer.
Ryan Tracey is the E-Learning Manager at AMP, a financial services organization based in Sydney, Australia. His work focuses on adult learning in the corporate sector, and he maintains a particular interest in blended learning, informal learning and social media. Tracey has worked in the eLearning field for several years in the finance industry, following several more years in the higher education market. He holds a master's degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney. He is a regular contributor to various industry magazines, and he has won several training awards in the Asia-Pacific region. He blogs as the E-Learning Provocateur and can be found on Twitter @ryantracey.
Melissa A. Venable, Ph.D.is an instructional designer with experience in industry and higher education (public, private, and for-profit). She is an education writer for OnlineCollege.org's Inside Online Learning blog where she also hosts a weekly live chat. Melissa's background includes supporting students as a career counselor, academic advisor, and instructor. She earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction – instructional technology at the University of South Florida, focusing on the online delivery of career services. Melissa also works as an adjunct online instructor and can be found on Twitter @Melissa_Venable.
Abigail Wheeler manages sales training curriculum at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. She began her career at a small consulting company in New England, designing and developing training experiences for government and nonprofit employees focused on social service solutions. She advanced to leading teams and individual contributors in the development of eLearning, webinars, face-to-face instruction, and blended learning opportunities. In her current role, Wheeler manages curriculum serving a nationwide audience of field and inside sales consultants in the veterinary diagnostic industry.
Craig Wiggins has been helping people create and manage learning experiences for the last 10 years. He is the eLearning Platform Director for CEB, where he manages the creation of meaningful distance learning and performance solutions. Craig holds a B.A. in anthropology and an M.Ed. in curriculum development, and spends a lot of time thinking about how to align usability, accessibility, and proper task analysis. In his natural habitat, he is usually storyboarding on wall-sized whiteboards or pontificating on Google+.