INN104 Open Source? Keep an Open Mind
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 25
Expo Hall: Innovation Showcase Stage
There are amazing software tools out there, but L&D departments are typically the first to be cut and the last to receive funding. How can you deliver world-class training on a shoestring budget?
In this session, you will learn how a large corporation used open-source tools to deliver a data scientist certification program, training for customers, and enablement for employees within the company. You will learn how open-source tools allow companies to go green by replacing printed materials with annotatable PDFs. And you will learn how collecting detailed analytics with an open-source LRS is shaping the direction of the entire education division.
In this session, you will learn:
- What “open source” means
- What open-source options are available
- Different ways to deliver on an open-source platform
- How you can utilize an open-source LRS
- How plug-ins allow for the ability to expand to a larger ecosystem
- How to extend a training program globally
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
discussed in this session:
Moodle, Learning Locker, TechSmith Camtasia, GoAnimate, and Amazon Web Services.
Director, Learning Design and Development
Jim Farrell is a director of learning design and development at SAS Institute, which he joined in 2015 as a senior eLearning manager. Previously, Jim was a director of technology services at Weejee Learning and was on many award-winning project teams. Prior to Weejee, he was a product manager at Questionmark. Jim has also been an instructional designer and eLearning developer, and he holds a master’s degree in educational technology leadership from George Washington University.
Manager of Digital Learning
Candace Marles is the manager of digital learning development at SAS Institute. Candace manages the development of eLearning at SAS, leading a team of instructional designers and eLearning developers and coordinating resources from other groups within education and elsewhere at SAS. Previously, Candace worked as a project manager, training manager, instructor, and instructional designer for Productivity Point International.