GS03 KEYNOTE: Cards Against Ineffective eLearning
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Thursday, June 22
Harbor Island Ballroom
In this fun and insightful closing session, five industry experts will face off in a battle that examines how to apply what we have learned at FocusOn Learning 2017. We will use an approach similar to popular games like Cards Against Humanity and Apples to Apples (but with an L&D flavor) to guide a conversation about some of the biggest challenges with using mobile, video, and games. While the cards will provide a chance to poke fun at these hurdles, they will also spark a deeper and more practical discussion about how to overcome them. Members of the audience will vote to choose their favorite, and after each question the players will dig deeper to explore what we need to do to harness the potential of mobile, video, and games in our organizations. In the end, everyone will discover a great deal about how to apply what we have learned at FocusOn Learning 2017—but only one player will win the Cards Against Ineffective eLearning trophy.
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.
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.
Robert Gadd is president of OnPoint Digital and responsible for the company’s vision and strategy. OnPoint’s online and mobile-enabled offerings support more than one million workers and include innovative methods for content authoring, conversion, and delivery extended with social interactions, gamification, and enterprise-grade security for workers on their device or platform of choice. Prior to OnPoint, Robert spent 10 years as CTO of Datatec Systems and president/CTO of spin-off eDeploy.com. He is a frequent speaker on learning solutions—including mobile, informal learning, xAPI, and gamification—at national and international T&D conferences.
Product Management Director
Koreen Pagano, a product management director at D2L, is passionate about technology for organizational learning, with an emphasis on performance improvement and behavior change. She holds an MS in curriculum and instruction from Penn State University. In 2008, Koreen founded Tandem Learning, where she pioneered immersive learning in organizations by leveraging virtual worlds, games, and simulations. As director, enterprise product at Lynda.com and LinkedIn, she led the product vision for self-directed learning. Koreen is on the advisory board for emerging tech companies SilVR Thread and HelloYello. She is author of the blog Learning in Tandem and the book Immersive Learning.
Managing Partner, Strategy and New Product Development
Chad Udell is the managing partner, strategy and new product development, at Float. Chad is author of two books on mobile learning-related topics, Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies Are Transforming Training and Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success. Chad leads his design and development teams to successful outcomes and award-winning work via a strong background in both disciplines and a singular focus on quality. He is an instructor on interactive design at Bradley University, and in 2015 was presented with The eLearning Guild’s highest award of Guild Master in recognition of his impact on the learning industry.
Founder and President
Mark Lassoff, the founder of LearnToProgram.tv, has been involved in online learning for nearly 15 years, mostly as an entrepreneur. He started the company in 2011 with the idea of bringing online education to those who wanted to learn web and mobile development at an affordable price point. Since its founding, over 1 million people have enrolled in the company’s online courses. Mark speaks frequently on coding and online education. He has spoken at multiple conferences and been featured at SXSW, DevCon Europe, the Pan African Mobile Conference, and Code PaLOUsa. He is a 2017 recipient of The eLearning Guild’s prestigious Guild Master Award.