MB01 Orientation and Docent Morning Buzz
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Wednesday, October 24
Jump-start your day—and your networking—with Morning Buzz, the popular early-bird discussions held each morning of DevLearn. Grab your coffee, pull up a chair, and join a casual conversation around an important topic. Share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.
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.
Online Instructional Specialist
Melissa Chambers is an online instructional specialist at MSC Consulting and a contract speaker coach/host for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums and Guild Academy. Melissa has over 19 years’ experience in creative media production, project and change management, online instructional design, and eLearning strategy development, and has been designing, producing, and coaching for synchronous online programs since 2002. She holds a master’s degree in instructional design for online learning, and has spearheaded award-winning programs in eLearning, process improvement, and strategic development. Melissa has a passion for lifelong learning, technology, cultivating creativity, and having fun while working.
Sr. Manager of Programming
The eLearning Guild
Bianca Woods is a senior manager of programming for The eLearning Guild. With degrees in both art education and education media design and technology, she focuses on creating practical learning experiences that take advantage of the clarity and immersiveness that technology and good design can offer. Bianca has years of experience in education, including designing in-class courses, eBooks, eLearning, videos, and other media for BMO Financial Group; creating interprofessional collaboration content for Training Pirates; and working as a classroom teacher.