Learning Café EPD54
Learning Engineering: The Next Wave
Date Thursday, Dec 6 Time – Room Charlottenburg III
Some believe that learning engineers will be at the heart of future learning technology efforts, whilst others see them as important members of learning teams. Still others see current learning tech professions upping their games and adopting engineering competencies among their professional skill sets. This Learning Café offers room for meaningful involvement in the creation of frameworks for learning engineering competencies.
The eLearning Guild, USA
Jane Bozarth is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and never looked back. As leader of the State of North Carolina USA's award-winning eLearning program, Dr. Bozarth specializes in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. Her abiding interest in social learning and communities of practice framed her graduate work and dissertation and led to the publication of her bestselling book Social Media for Trainers and the new Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-Tos of Working Out Loud. She is the author of several other books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Better than Bullet Points, and From Analysis to Evaluation. She frequently contributes material to trade publications and writes the monthly "Nuts & Bolts" column for Learning Solutions Magazine. A popular conference speaker, Dr. Bozarth has keynoted events in the US, Canada, Australia, Turkey, and Scotland. She and her husband live with Thomas the Corgi in Durham, North Carolina, USA
Chair of the Learning Engineering as a Professions SIG at the IEEE, USA
Ellen is an accomplished learning technology professional with career experiences in higher education, in corporations and the not-for-profit sector. She is a former tenured professor and academic affairs administrator, as well as a senior executive, an entrepreneur, a consultant, and a Board Member. She has years of success in ed tech, (including three acquisitions, two as a co-founder), software, public policy, higher education, and nonprofit sectors. Her broad areas of expertise include strategic planning for emerging technologies; change management; leadership; data analytics; e-learning; knowledge management; instructional design; team building, training, and organizational development.
Ellen currently works with higher ed and corporate clients to making better strategic use of emerging technologies using data analytics. She supports the IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering, and is a member of the Affiliate Faculty, Learning Technology Division, George Mason University. She served as Vice President, Research of Hobsons, an educational software company, from 2016-2018. She co-founded the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, and served as chief strategy officer from PAR’s inception in 2010 to its acquisition by Hobsons in 2016. Prior to PAR Framework, she was Vice-President, Technology, of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, which included serving as Executive Director of WICHE’s Cooperative for Educational Technologies. Ellen is the former senior director of worldwide eLearning, Adobe Systems, Inc. and was senior director of worldwide education for Macromedia, Inc. at the time of its acquisition by Adobe. As Chief Learning Officer at both Informania, Inc. and Viviance new Education, AG, she supervised the developments of corporate education, learning content and courses, featuring programs including Novell, Inc. certifications and 12 of the original CBE programs offered by Western Governors University.