GS3 KEYNOTE: The Changing Definition of mLearning
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Friday, June 12
Technological advancements have historically been minimally disruptive to training. While the new technologies have affected the ways in which we can deliver and consume content, they have not radically altered the foundational methodologies that learning and performance solutions are built upon. The addition of mobile technologies continued this trend, with the process of adapting existing content design and development practices often being referred to as mLearning. But mobile technology is about much more than eLearning on a phone. In this closing panel we will explore the true potential of mobile in the workplace and how the unique affordances of this technology enables us to provide powerful contextual learning opportunities and supply performance support to workers in ways we have not been able to in the past.
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.
Chief Talent Development Officer
Frank Nguyen is a learning executive who specializes in transforming learning organizations through strategy and technology. He is currently the chief talent development officer at Advisor Group and previously led enterprise learning for Fortune-ranked companies including American Express, Intel, MicroAge, and Sears. Frank, a PhD, has published extensively on the intersection of eLearning, instructional design, and performance support. He is a recipient of the eLearning Guild Master and the ISPI Distinguished Dissertation awards. His work on compliance training, learning strategy, business transformation, and technology has been recognized by Brandon Hall and Chief Learning Officer. Frank has served on learning industry committees for Adobe, ATD, BJET, Brandon Hall, The eLearning Guild, and ISPI.
Allison Rossett & Associates
Dr. Allison Rossett, long-time Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, is in the Training magazine HRD Hall of Fame, and was a member of the ASTD International Board of Directors. Recipient of ASTD’s recognition for lifelong contributions to workplace learning and performance and designated a 2008 LEGEND, Allison co-authored Job Aids and Performance Support: Moving from Knowledge in the Classroom to Knowledge Everywhere and a new edition of her book, First Things Fast. Rossett edited The ASTD E-Learning Handbook: Best Practices, Strategies, and Case Studies for an Emerging Field. She also wrote a white paper for the American Management Association, Blended Learning Opportunities and another, on learner engagement, for Adobe Systems. Allison’s client list includes IBM, HP, Ingersoll Rand, the Getty Conservation Institute, Fidelity Investments, Kaiser Permanente, BP, the IRS, Amgen, Royal Bank of Scotland, USAA, National Security Agency, Transportation Security Administration, and several eLearning start-ups. Allison was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.
Senior Director, Mobile Learning
Geoff Stead, the senior director of mobile learning at Qualcomm, works internally to mobilize employee learning and externally to encourage smarter use of mobile learning at work. Geoff’s team works with cutting- edge mobile technologies to explore how they can and should use these technologies to enhance learning and performance. Geoff’s team also curates the popular WorkLearnMobile.org site, sharing best practice and industry insights. Considered one of the founders of mobile learning, Geoff has been creating innovative mobile learning tools since 2001. He advises the mobile industry (GSMA), education departments, and the EU, UK, and US governments on perfecting the blend between mainstream consumer technologies and enhanced learning and teaching.
Senior Manager of Operations Training
Megan McKee is currently the senior manager for operations training for Rent-A-Center, where she oversees training for multiple lines of business in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico for over 2,700 stores. Formerly the director of Amplifi University at Amplifi Commerce and manager of education implementation and design quality for Children’s Medical Center— Dallas, Megan holds a PhD in applied technology performance improvement from the University of North Texas. With her guidance Rent-A-Center recently placed #37 in the 2015 Training Top 125 for best learning organizations.