in the Crystal Ball: Probing the Future with the eLearning Forum"
3:00 p.m. Registration & Networking
3:20 p.m. Program
5:15 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Program concludes
Open to the public. $30 fee. Registration and payment information
Join us for a lively discussion of the future of eLearning in the
next 18-months. The November meeting of the eLearning Forum is presented
in conjunction with the Silicon Valley World Internet Center.
Thought leaders in the area of learning will discuss:
- What trends are being seen in the eLearning space?
- Where are they placing their bets?
- Where are the opportunities for growth and what are the pitfalls?
Discussions will focus on the future of the eLearning Forum as
a think-tank and clearinghouse for practical ideas in eLearning.
Board Members will share their thoughts on strategic planning, calling
on audience participants to voice their thoughts on how the eLearning
Forum can remain in tune with the needs of its members as well as
the rest of the world. The eLearning Forum invites attendees to
become involved in making this an organization that continues to
discuss pertinent issues and ideas.
The program discussion ends at 5:15 p.m., allowing for an additional
75 minutes for networking with Board Members and participants during
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
ABOUT CLARK QUINN
Clark Quinn is passionate about using technology to improve the
ability to think and learn. He's had a long-time fascination with
the ways games can be used to facilitate learning and has conducted
extensive research into how engagement and learning can be mutually
beneficial. Dr. Quinn has designed and led the development of an
intelligently adaptive learning system, and now provides sophisticated
consulting services through OtterSurf Labs.
ABOUT KEVIN WHEELER
Kevin Wheeler is an internationally respected author, teacher,
consultant and speaker. He is President of Global Learning Resources,
Inc., a consulting company focused on assisting organizations architect
human capital strategies for the 21st century. Clients include such
firms as Eli Lilly, Corning, the Queensland University of Technology
in Australia, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, and Yahoo.
ABOUT SOREN KAPLAN
Soren Kaplan is Managing Director of iCohere, a software consulting
firm that helps teams, groups and organizations use collaboration
software, groupware and knowledge management tools to create communities
of practice, build learning communities, and deliver online and
blended e-learning programs. Mr. Kaplan provides overall leadership
for iCohere's strategic direction, including business development,
marketing and sales.
ABOUT MICHAEL CARTER
Throughout his career, Dr. Michael Carter has focused on the application
of information technology to learning. Currently acting as Chief
Development Officer for Change Companion, LLC, a firm specializing
in Change Management, he is as well a consultant on education to
foundations and early-stage technology companies. Previously he
shaped the curriculum that the University of Oxford and Stanford
and Yale Universities deliver to their alumni online, and as Chief
Learning Architect at Pensare, Inc., created a platform, authoring
environment, and courses with faculty from the business schools
at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford and Duke Universities for delivery
to Fortune 500 knowledge communities. As Director of Education Research
of Apple Computer's Advanced Technology Group he was responsible
for such programs as Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow, Business Learning
Research and Apple's San Francisco Multimedia Lab. Dr. Carter held
the position of Vice President of Digital Pictures, Inc., where
he created a line of learning programs, including What's My Story?,
named by CD-ROM Today as one of the "100 Best Discs Ever."
Dr. Carter's academic career includes professing European history
at Dartmouth College and directing Academic Information Resources
Systems Development at Stanford University, where he was responsible
for initiating a wide array of instructional computing programs.
He has served as an advisor on technology and learning to Apple,
DEC, IBM, NeXT, Sun Microsystems and the Internet Society, as well
as foundations and universities internationally.
This session is open to the public. There is a $30 fee to attend,
payable by credit card (in advance on the eLearning Forum's website),
or by cash or check at the door. There is limited seating, so pre-registration
is highly recommended.
- To pre-register by credit card (using PayPal), visit http://www.elearningforum.com.
- To register at the door (based upon seat availability), payment
is only accepted using cash or check (payable to eLearning Forum).
ABOUT THE eLEARNING FORUM
The eLearning Forum (http://www.elearningforum.com)
is a non-commercial, global community of people who make decisions
at the intersection of learning, technology, business, and design.
Its mission is to promote the understanding and use of eLearning
in industry and government worldwide and to provide a forum for
resolving issues impeding the progress of eLearning. Through the
meetings and services offered, the eLearning community comprised
of designers, training managers, consultants, product developers,
academics, researchers, and business managers looks to identify
and publicize new developments and emerging best practices.
Recent meeting topics include:
- Workflow-based Learning
- eLearning at U.C. Berkeley
- eLearning at Stanford University
- Knowledge Management & eLearning
- Virtual Teams at Cisco
- Informal Learning
eLearning Architectures eLearning Forum's monthly meetings are
webcast live, drawing participants from around the world. Visit
www.elearningforum.com for information. Membership, currently free,
is open to anyone who supports the values and mission of the eLearning
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." Alan