MB15 Daily Docent Kickoff
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Thursday, October 26
St Thomas AB
Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting
Karen Hyder has been teaching trainer-training programs for virtual classes and coaching online presenters since 1999. She has produced hundreds of online sessions, including for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, Thought Leaders Webinars, and "Best of" Webinars. Karen uses the trainer competencies of CompTIA’s Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) to help technical trainers and subject-matter experts prepare for online sessions, master online presentation skills, and engage learners throughout sessions. She frequently speaks at industry events on using virtual classroom tools to support learning. Karen co-authored The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous eLearning, and authored Up and Running with WebEx Training Center for lynda.com.
Education Technology Specialist
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Tracy Parish is an education technology specialist for a Regional Health Centre. She has a diverse educational background of computer programming, adult educational training, eLearning design and development leading to an instructional design career. Tracy has over 12 years of experience including face-to-face and online instructional design, development, and project management, as well as LMS implementation and administration. Her work involves collaboration with various hospital SMEs leading to the creation of an extensive catalog of content for staff and patients. Tracy is an active Articulate Community Hero, co-host of the Toronto Storyline User Group, and the social media/marketing director for the Canadian Elearning Conference.
Chief NuggetHead and Owner
Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer and developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, a boutique custom design and development studio. After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and training and development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012. He works with clients in various industries. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer and a certified facilitator in LEGO Serious Play methodologies. He holds a BS in information technology management from Christian Brothers University and an MS in instructional design and technology from the University of Memphis.
Senior eLearning Specialist
Canadian Department of National Defence
Phil Cowcill is a senior eLearning specialist with the Canadian Department of National Defence, where he works with the Air Force in the Air Worthiness division. Phil started his multimedia development in 1983. In 1985, his team developed Canada’s first Level III interactive videodisc. In 1995, he was hired to set up, coordinate, and teach an interactive multimedia postgraduate program. In 2011, Phil coordinated and taught in Canada’s first postgraduate mobile application development program. Phil also travels and speaks at a variety of educational and multimedia conferences all over North America.