Learning Solutions Thought Leader Interviews

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Some of the most exciting conversations I had at Learning Solutions were ones I was lucky enough to have on camera.

David Metcalf, the CLO adviser/research for the Institute of Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida, recently released his co-authored book, mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems. He said the information for mHealth is applicable to other industries. For example, he said, medicine is based on empirical evidence, so HR or other departments should be interested in the idea of measurement. David talks about more areas where the health care industry could be a source of inspiration, as well as what else he’s excited about in the technology realm.

Phone2Know founder and CEO Neil Lasher talks about the role of performance support in conversational learning. An important part of learning is the multidimension, as he calls it, which is when people can see each other, see nonverbal cues, being in a particular location, and more. Phone2Know aims to bring conversation into learning. “It’s great to actually be in the middle of an eLearning course, put your phone number in a box, and your phone rings and someone’s on the end, contextually, actually having a conversation with you about what you’re looking at on the screen,” Neil said. “In fact, for some people it’s a little mind-blowing.”

Reuben Tozman, president and founder of edCetra Training, discusses Anan, which aims to connect learners with content that’s suitable for them. “We’re not focusing on trying to promote learning because I think people have shown that they can learn given black font on a white background … we’ve been reading books forever and learning from books, and people learn fine that way,” he said. “It’s about being able to augment existing experiences.”

I’ve already posted my conversations with Aaron Silvers and Tim Martin regarding SCORM and Project Tin Can, but I liked them so much I wanted to include them here again.

Aaron Silvers, who works for Advanced Distributed Learning, or ADL, discussed Project Tin Can, the next-generation SCORM.

The other interview I did at LSCon that focused on on Tin Can was with Tim Martin, the owner of Rustici Software.

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Jeff Tillett

Jeff Tillett has been working with computers and Internet technologies for nearly twenty years starting as a Graphic Designer and Web Developer. A survivor of the Internet boom, Jeff assisted many startups to successfully build business and ecommerce ventures. His first involvement in instructional design was as a developer for a distance learning Internet start-up. There Jeff and his team crafted a custom LMS as well as all of the content that went in it. Discovering he had a passion and knack for learning design, Jeff has worked for a number of companies as an Interactive Learning Developer and Instructional Designer including T-Mobile USA and Microsoft. At T-Mobile, Jeff lead a group known as the Innovation Team that advocated and piloted emerging learning technologies for the organization. There he built expertise in mobile delivery and design and bring that knowledge to Float as a Mobile Learning Strategist.

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