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F5 Why Mobile Is Critical to the Future of Learning and Performance

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Wednesday, October 29

Tower 3

Because mobile technologies have changed how we live our daily lives, it is natural to assume that they will also change how we learn. However, some might suggest that mLearning, as a method of supporting learning and performance, is more hype than substance. They built this critique upon a flawed foundation that considers mLearning through the lens of eLearning. mLearning is not eLearning on a mobile device; it is much, much more than that. This panel discussion will explore why mobile technologies are a critical driver for the future of learning and performance, why mobile is critical to the learning conversation, and how mLearning is an entirely new world for learning and performance that we must explore. You will learn how organizations are reinventing learning and performance using mobile technologies, and how you and your organization can utilize mobile in innovative ways. Panelists are members of the advisory group for the mLearnCon Conference and Expo.

David Kelly (Host)

Executive Vice President and Executive Director

The eLearning Guild

David Kelly is the executive vice president and executive director of The eLearning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for more than 15 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. David is also known for his curation efforts, especially related to conferences and events for learning and performance professionals.

Clark Quinn

Executive Director

Quinnovation

Clark Quinn is the executive director of Quinnovation. Clark, a PhD, provides strategic learning technology solutions to Fortune 500, government, not-for-profit, and educational organizations. An internationally known consultant, speaker, and author of five books as well as numerous articles and chapters, he integrates a deep understanding of thinking and learning with broad experience in technology to improve organizational execution, innovation, and ultimately performance.

Robert Gadd

President

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.

Chad Udell

Managing Partner, Strategy and New Product Development

Float

Chad Udell is the managing partner, strategy and new product development, at Float. Chad is author of two books on mobile learning-related topics, Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies Are Transforming Training and Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success. Chad leads his design and development teams to successful outcomes and award-winning work via a strong background in both disciplines and a singular focus on quality. He is an instructor on interactive design at Bradley University, and in 2015 was presented with The eLearning Guild’s highest award of Guild Master in recognition of his impact on the learning industry.

Sarah Mercier

Managing Partner

Learning Ninjas

Sarah Mercier, the managing partner at Learning Ninjas, has over 18 years of experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, and learning solution developer. Her primary focus is strategy, design, and development in the area of innovative learning technologies. Sarah is the founder of meLearning Solutions, a mobile learning consulting firm now operating as part of Learning Ninjas. She is a national facilitator for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for the Master eLearning Instructional Designer and Mobile Learning Certificate programs and designed and facilitates both the Essentials of Mobile Learning and Essentials of Interactive eBooks programs. Sarah's work has been published in The Book of Road-Tested Activities, 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity, TD Magazine, CLO Magazine, and a variety of other training and workforce publications.

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