I09 How I Made This
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday, March 25
Have you ever seen a cool widget, a short animation, or a learner interaction in a larger learning solution and thought “How’d they do that?” Well, here’s your chance to get under the hood of projects and explore the creative techniques you can use to craft these experiences yourself using common tools like Storyline, Captivate, PowerPoint, and more!
Join us for Learning Solutions’ How I Made This—where our selection of experts step up to the workbench to show you exactly how you can create cool and impactful features and functions that will really fire up your next eLearning project. Join us the day before the main conference to walk through how to build amazing technical marvels and also ask the expert the questions you need answering to do it yourself.
Mark Britz (Host)
Sr. Manager, Programming
The eLearning Guild
Mark is Sr. Manager, Programming for the eLearning Guild. Prior to joining he had worked over 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, Aspen Dental Management, and Systems Made Simple. His regional consultancy, ThruWork, helps businesses achieve the benefits of becoming more connected & collaborative. Mark regularly presents and writes on his The Simple Shift blog about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.
Learning Architect & CEO
Sealworks Interactive Studios
Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2-12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.
Education Technology Specialist
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Tracy Parish is an education technology specialist for a regional health centre in the Greater Toronto area. She has a diverse educational background of computer programming, adult educational training, and eLearning design and development, leading to an instructional design career. Tracy has over 12 years of experience in face-to-face and online instructional design, development, and project management, as well as LMS implementation and administration. She is an active Articulate Community Hero, co-host of the Toronto Storyline User Group, the social media/marketing director for the Canadian eLearning Conference, and one of the moderators of the weekly Twitter event, #lrnchat.
Chief NuggetHead and Owner
Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer and developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, a boutique custom design and development studio. After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and training and development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012. He works with clients in various industries. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer and a certified facilitator in LEGO Serious Play methodologies. He holds a BS in information technology management from Christian Brothers University and an MS in instructional design and technology from the University of Memphis.
Sr. Manager of Programming
The eLearning Guild
Bianca Woods is senior manager of programming for The eLearning Guild and the founder of Clever Raptor, an L&D design studio. With degrees in both art education and education media design & technology, she's passionate about demystifying design and technology for others. She loves designing course content and media, test driving new learning technology, and taking photos of bizarre warning signs. When she's not crafting learning projects, she can often be found obsessing about new tech, live tweeting industry events, and searching for the perfect cupcake.
Richard Goring is a director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to create thousands of presentations and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points.