Panel Presentation LTG158
Making the Most of... Tips on Tools
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time –
Strap yourself into your seat for a busy session packed with useful takeaways. Whether you're shooting video, thinking about robotics, or want to make the best of the tools you already have in L&D, this panel will provide a host of useful tips to give your work more impact.
TelespazioVega Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Video for Astronaut Training
Matt Day is an Instructional Systems Designer (ISD) with over twenty years experience in the field of training design and development. Matt is originally from the UK but since 2012 he has lived and worked in Germany. He works for Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH and is based in Cologne at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC),part of the European Space Agency.
Matt's role at the EAC within the Space Training Team is to provide consultancy and support for the development of astronaut and ground crew training (classroom and online), in preparation for manned missions to the International Space Station (ISS).
In recent years, Matt has been instrumental in setting up an in-house capability and process to produce video training for astronauts, to be viewed on board the ISS.
Before moving to Germany Matt worked for several companies across a range of industries, spending eight years at Leonardo Helicopters as the senior ISD supporting pilot and technician training.
Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel
Humanoid Robotics: a Magical Spice to Enhance Learning and Training Activities
Prof. Gila Kurtz (Ph.D.) is currently head of the M.A. program in the Instructional Technologies faculty at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) in Israel. Before joining HIT, she developed and managed an ICT and Learning M.A. Program at the College for Academic Studies, in Israel.
Since 2001, Prof. Kurtz serves as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Graduate School at the Master of Distance Education and E-learning Program where she co-developed and co-teach online courses.
Other positions of Prof Kurtz were: head of interactive television satellite-based unit at the Open University of Israel (OUI) and a director of an e-learning center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Also, she was the Academic Vice President of a company that provided e-Learning solutions for the corporate industry.
She served as a director and the secretary of The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction, (IBSTPI) where she was a co-author of a book entitled: "Online Learner Competencies: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills for Successful Learning." For several years Prof. Kurtz was a member of the Steering Committee of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN). She serves as a member, Peer Review Board of The Journal of Educators Online and The European Journal of Open and Distance Learning. For several years Prof. Kurtz was the Editor-in-Chief of The Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL).
She has been a visiting scholar at several academic institutions including the University of California Berkeley, School of Education Syracuse University and University Roma, TRE, Italy. Prof. Kurtz has published several books, articles and presented papers at international conferences.
Digital Learning 4.0: Seven Secrets of Impactful Digital Learning Guaranteeing Success Where Others Have Failed
Paul Hunter comes originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. After successfully completing his Bachelors and Masters degree at Cambridge University and post graduate study at Oxford University, Paul moved to Switzerland.
As Director of IMD’s Corporate Learning Network, Paul works with worldwide organizations across the globe helping them to evolve as learning organizations. Paul produces and moderates a weekly web TV broadcast available to all executives from Corporate Learning Network companies, is responsible for the IMD portfolio of virtual learning programs to address the changing needs of the digital generation, and hosts monthly Discovery Events showcasing the latest applied research from IMD.
Previously Paul worked his way through the ranks of the Wall Street Institute from part-time teacher to become General Manager of Wall Street for Switzerland, France and Germany. Paul managed 17 profit centres in Switzerland, launched several start-up businesses in France and was active in redressing operations in Germany. He acted as a trouble shooter and trainer to increase efficiency in sales, marketing, service and operations.
After 7 years with Wall Street, Paul moved on to join a boutique consultancy firm specialising in leadership development, executive coaching and training. His main activities consisted of conceptualising and rolling out development programs with global organisations, senior management teambuilding, hands-on management assessment and training and senior executive coaching. He significantly expanded the consultancy, particularly at an international level, and launched many new programs, services and strategic initiatives.
Paul graduated from IMD with an Executive MBA with Honours and coaches on several of IMD’s open, customised and degree programs. Paul is a Tavistock trained facilitator and is qualified in a wide range of psychometric tools including NEO, FIRO,16PF, Lifo Base, Lifo Communication, EPPS. He is also vice-chair of ELIG, the European Learning Industry Group, Steering Committee member of EFMD’s Corporate Learning Improvement Processes and a popular keynote speaker at international workshops and seminars for worldwide organisations.
Paul is married with three young children. He has worked and travelled throughout the world, speaks three languages and has also spent time as a journalist for the BBC.