Virtual Event - March 12th (Central Time Zone)
Start time 1:30 pm: Erik Burns – Kick Off/Open
1:30 – 1:50 Ken Conn Chair of State Chapters, USDLA
USDLA and you
10 min break
2:00 – 2:40 Joel Landsverk; Corporate Training Product Development Manager at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
2:40 – 2:50 Q&A
What’s working for J. J. Keller and Tips for Creating Successful Distance Learning Material
Joel Landsverk’ s presentation will feature the success of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. distance education products and align with the UMWDLA event theme, “What’s working” portion of our “Spring Cleaning Out with the old, in With the New. What’s Working and What Isn’t?”
Without divulging trade secrets or proprietary information Joel will speak to, “What’s working for JJ Keller.” He will present on:
Various distance learning products J. J. Keller creates (blended, instructor-led, and self-paced) with regards to the type of industry niches J. J. Keller serves.
Criticalness of enforcing a standard of quality.
What he thinks contributes to J. J. Keller’s consistent recognition for excellence.
How the keys to Keller’s success apply to any distance learning program.
Joel Landsverk, Corporate Training Product Development Manager at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Joel has been with J. J. Keller for 15 years and his most recent accomplishments there include: Developed and lead development of over 200 online courses; Oversaw hosting a half a million training sessions in 2014; Telly Award Winner in Video Production. His other professional experience spans a history in communications; designing, writing, producing and editing for both videography and audio production.
10 min break
3:00 – 3:40 Anita Horsley, M.Ed. – CALEX Learning Consultants LLC
3:40 – 3:50 Q&A ~end at 4pm.
Exploring mLearning and Considerations of Use for Your eLearning Program
Sales of mobile devices (Tablets and Smartphones) are projected to far exceed sales of desktop devices by 2015. With this brave new reality, learners need to be able to access eLearning through mobile devices, hence the burning need for mLearning. Yet, so many eLearning courses were not originally designed for mobile devices. What if you don't know htlm5 coding? Where do you begin?
This session will explore these questions/issues/solutions:
What are some of the drivers and challenges associated with converting eLearning to mLearning?
- Should I convert existing eLearning materials to mLearning or just start over?
- What are some of the cost and design considerations for mLearning?
- Which tools (software) that are available for converting eLearning to mLearning?
- What is Responsive Design as it relates to e/mLearning and how Captivate 8 responds to it?
Anita Horsley is the founder and owner of Calex Learning Consultants, LLC providing consulting and contracting services teaching and developing eLearning world-wide using various tools such as: Adobe Captivate, Presenter, Camtasia, and Storyline. Anita often presents webinars for Adobe and various other agencies and at conferences nationally. She is a technical reviewer for Packt Publishing and Adobe Systems. Anita has been working in the adult education field since 2001 and in eLearning since 2009. Anita spent 14 years in the fire service as an award winning firefighter; additionally she initiated and implemented the eLearning track for the Oregon State Fire Prevention program.
Anita is a certified Adobe Captivate Instructor and an Adobe Certified Expert. She is an Adobe Community Professional and is the Manager of the Adobe eLearning User Group for North and South Carolina. She also holds a Masters degree in Education and is an author for Packt Publishing.
Anita believes in giving back and thus currently volunteers at the Charleston Animal Society teaching elementary children about the humane treatment of animals. For adult learners, she provides free tutorials on a blog and produces videos on tips, tricks on eLearning using Adobe Captivate.
The goal of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association (UMWDLA) is to offer useful tools and resources for members. The website will serve as a virtual meeting room where members can discuss similar interests, ask for help or suggestions from other members, or host webinars.