ELR202 State of the eLearning Industry: An Interview with Dr. Michael Allen
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 26
Expo Hall: eLearning Revolution Stage
eLearning Brothers executive director Bill West talks to the legendary Dr. Michael Allen about the insights he’s had since publishing his first Guide to e-Learning and the simplifying concepts and procedures he’s included in his second edition.
They will talk about these changes and how the last edition of Guide to e-Learning uncovers the secrets to creating inspiring eLearning and prepares you to adopt the new innovations. They will explore case studies and techniques you can use to apply them, and how they will change your approach to instructional design.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the newest technologies and techniques
- About successful case studies
- About the keys to success
- About the common points of failure
Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, managers, directors, and senior leaders.
Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, has had a long and lauded career in eLearning, from his work with IBM on their Coursewriter system to his direction of R&D for Control Data’s PLATO system to his development of Authorware. Michael has been recognized with the most prestigious career awards from ATD, The eLearning Guild, and many others. He holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University, is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and has authored eight books on effective eLearning.
Bill West is president of Regatta. His career spans Accenture, EY, GP Strategies, Xerox, LEO, eLearning Brothers, and his highly successful Option Six, which won 20 industry awards before being acquired by GP Strategies. His expansive client list includes over 100 global companies, including 13 industry sector leaders, and his teams have won more than 50 industry awards from The Guild, Brandon Hall, Horizon, Training Industry, Inc. 5000, and others. He's also written two highly-acclaimed books on successful vendor partnerships. Bill has been at the forefront of education technologies since the 1980's. The formation of Regatta, and its focus on VR, AR, and AI, is the next iteration of his advancement of learning solutions.