23 April 2008

2008 eLearning Symposium

Guest writer, Heather Johnson gives us the low down on the 2008 eLearning Symposium to be held in Austin this year...

On April 23, industry experts will be gathering for the 2008 eLearning Symposium in Austin, Texas. Presenters are scheduled to discuss both the technical and non-technical facets of eLearning. Therefore, the assembly should be of interest to corporate trainers, educators and designers alike.

What are the biggest challenges of creating and implementing a successful eLearning program? This question will be explored by many industry leaders, including:

  • Dr. James Moshinskie – Since 1988, Dr. Moshinskie has been designing technology-based training. He has received numerous honors, including five international awards from the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

  • Hiram Kuykendall – Mr. Kuykendall has been working in eLearning development for over 15 years. A Microsoft Certified Professional, he specializes in software development management, database administration and system engineering.

  • Debby Kalk – Ms. Kalk has been developing classroom-based learning programs for decades and is now a noted eLearning consultant.

  • Henry Jones III – Mr. Jones is an experienced IT developer and business consultant. He specializes in a variety of areas, including open source software, outsourcing, copyright law and other IT-related subjects.

  • Christopher Justice – An outspoken advocate of the open source movement, Mr. Justice has over 17 years of experience in the world of technology management.

The guests above will be delivering keynote speeches at the symposium. However, there will be more attendees from both the public and private sector that should make the day-long gathering even more diverse. Interactive session topics that are planned for discussion include:

  • Planning and Budgeting an eLearning Initiative

  • Curriculum Development in the Digital Age

  • Legal Compliance and Disability Requirements

  • eLearning Technology Selection and Implementation

For more information on the 2008 eLearning Symposium, visit the official site at www.elearning symposium.com.

Heather Johnson is a freelance writer as well as a regular feature contributor for DistanceDegrees.com, a website which helps students in getting distance learning degrees. Heather invites your writing job inquiries as well as comments and questions at her email address: heatherjohnson2323@gmail.com.