Meet the OEB20 Speakers: Jane Bozarth

Jane Bozarth, author and Director of research for The Learning 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 specialised in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. After learning more about her, we are looking forward even more to hearing from her at the annual Debate!

Who, or what, was your most important teacher?

A history professor my junior year of college who demanded that I learn to write elegant, logically sound arguments. She challenged my ideas and conclusions and didn’t let me off the hook, and took me by surprise as teachers had always praised my writing. This was different than years of being taught how to write “well”/correctly. It served me well across my entire career and through graduate school.

What was your most important lesson?

That opportunity is not a lengthy visitor: If you turn down the offer to do a presentation, write a book, etc. the book and event will still happen– they will just find someone else.

If you could try out any job for a day, what would you like to try?

Learning Concierge

A genie gives you three wishes—what are they?

1. Ability to draw/have an artistic eye

2. Cottage in the nearby mountains suitable for an occasional multiweek getaway

3. Invisibility cloak

What current learning trend do you think will have a lasting impact?

Augmented Reality

Which technology, in your view, had the biggest influence on the way we learn now?

The Internet

What is the coolest gadget / technology / tool you have seen lately?

The Emily lifeguard robot

Who would you recommend in the Learning World to follow on social media right now?

Ryan Tracey

What would be the title of your autobiography?  

Oh Keep Up!

What was your first thought about our overall theme, “making learning meaning”?

That it captures something we often miss in our rush to deliver content.

What do you hope to take away from OEB?

As an American I always find value in the European perspective I get from OEB. This year will be the first that I can actually attend ALL the sessions I want and not have to choose from several!

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