CE05 The Learning Engineering Summit
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, October 23
The process of building education, training, and learning programs is changing. learning is changing. As technology continues to advance, the shift towards learning and development initiatives that require engineering support is growing at ever-increasing speed. The Learning and Engineering Summit, hosted by IEEE ICIICLE, explores the challenging L&D landscape and the emergence of the Learning Engineering profession.
During the Summit you will will have direct experience developing skills frameworks for eLearning professionals to accommodate the increasing dependence upon digital platform technologies, the data produced by these platforms, and the analyses conducted on those data. From this information, you will identify a course of action to anticipate and develop essential professional skills to engage in digital learning and eLearning initiatives of all forms in the future.
North Coast EduVisors
Ellen Wagner is an accomplished learning technology professional with career experiences in academic, commercial, and non-profit organizations. She has worked as a tenured professor and university administrator, was a founding ed tech entrepreneur, a senior executive of publicly traded software companies, a journal editor, and a board member of a number of start-up ed tech companies. Her areas of expertise include ed tech, emerging tech, change management, instructional systems design and learning engineering, and digital learning (online and eLearning).
Director of Research
The eLearning Guild
Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The eLearning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina’s award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.
Robby Robson, the president of Eduworks, is an internationally recognized innovator in online learning. He began developing web-based learning content and learning management systems in 1995, chaired the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee from 2000 – 2008, and has helped dozens of organizations develop eLearning technology strategies. He has served as principle investigator and lead scientist on multiple federally funded projects that explored new technologies for learning, education, and training. Robby co-founded Eduworks in 2001, where he has guided research, services, and product development.
IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee
Avron Barr started his career as a programmer at Stanford University; editor of the seminal Handbook of Artificial Intelligence; and founder of Teknowledge, an early AI startup in Silicon Valley. Since Teknowledge was sold in 1986, he has been an independent consultant, helping people understand, explain, and market cutting-edge software. He consults for the Institute for Defense Analyses and is involved in the US Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative’s Total Learning Architecture project. He volunteers as chair of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee and spends his free time hiking in the redwood forests around Santa Cruz, California.
Megan Bowe, a partner in MakingBetter, is a learning technology product manager turned standards evangelist and data strategist. Championing data-driven design, Megan works on projects that require a bigger lens to bring learning, portability of data, and formative analysis into focus. At MakingBetter, Megan helps people design reporting, data strategy, and products. At Knewton, Megan managed APIs and integration strategies, bringing adaptivity into various learning applications. At Rustici Software, Megan helped to launch the Experience API. Megan is a founding member on the board of directors for the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium.