Where was it?
The Institute of Performance and Learning (“The Institute”) 2015 Conference and Trade Show
Who presented at xAPI Camp at The Institute?
MARY MYERS (Lead Advisor, Leadership & Learning – Kingston General Hospital / OCAD)
Mary Myers is a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) currently enrolled in her last year of the Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes) program at OCAD University. Her focus is on human-centered design, systems thinking, and foresight work and how they fuel innovation in organizations. Much of her work has been strategic in nature and has consisted of developing overall strategies for her clients informed by expertise in customer experience, service design, and instructional design. Mary currently holds the position of Lead Advisor, Leadership & Learning at Kingston General Hospital where she enables leaders at all levels to achieve Outstanding Care, Always. Her aim is to be blissfully productive and bring an urgent optimism to everything she does, while focusing on connecting the dots.
ROB CHRISTIE (Metrix Group)
Rob Christie has been developing content management and delivery platforms and systems for eLearning and mLearning for the last 16 years. Rob is an expert in technical problem solving and strategy in Web Design, Web Application programming, eLearning development and eLearning Systems design and development. His experience ranges from ground-up builds of enterprise eLearning Management Systems including process design, implementation and deployment; to prototyping bleeding-edge/experimental technology in the eLearning field and everything in-between. Rob has become a leader in the implementation of structured content for eLearning and intelligent content schema design.
MARK SHEPPARD (Founding Member – Workplace Insiders)
Mark is a veteran L&D practitioner, leader, blogger, and speaker, focused on disruptively innovative solutions to workplace learning. Mark’s experience includes developing and deploying learning solutions in environments as diverse as healthcare, information technology, professional services, and military aviation. He got his feet wet in L&D as an instructor with the Army Reserve more than 25 years ago. That creative, dynamic, learner-first ethos serves as the foundation for his own ongoing development and outlook on learning. His work has been recognized with awards at DevLearn (2010), and by the Royal Canadian Air Force (2012, 2014). Mark is an active member of the Armed Forces Chapter of ISPI and is a founding member of Workplace Insiders, an international alliance of workplace learning practitioners. He holds a Masters Degree in Learning & Technology from Royal Roads University and he is currently pursuing his CHRL designation at Seneca College.
MYRA TRAVIN (Educational Futurist)
In the equation of technology and learner, Myra Travin believes the key element is how humans develop a relationship with the tool they are using and how together they co-create a future state of resourcefulness. She believes that the music is not in the piano, but in the interaction between user and technology. In other words: Learners First. People are the key to innovation, she believes, not simply the systems they use—but systems can reveal the true nature of people through algorithmic predictive data strategies. In her new Learner Personalization Driven Ecology design, she brings all elements of personalization, choice, and access into self-supporting environments. She is an Innovative LX Designer and Educational Futurist with significant experience in user research, use cases, user journeys, surveys, academic papers, data collection, analysis, and user testing within project implementations of Information Security, Organizational Development, Mentorship, UX/UI Design, Predictive Analytics Design, mLearning Design and Delivery, Change Management, Stakeholder Communications Strategies, and CRM projects. Myra has worked in disciplines ranging from higher education with universities to such Fortune 500 companies as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, BP, Walgreens, PwC, and SPSS Inc., and public sector agencies such as Los Alamos National Labs, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Ministry of Forests in Canada. She has a deep interest in and a commitment to relationship and interaction within learning environments and assisting individuals in understanding their nature, behavior, and motivations to significantly increase their performance.
DUNCAN WELDER (Director of Client Services, RISC)
Mr. Welder holds a Master’s of Education from Texas A&M University in Educational Technology and has over 19 years implementation of Learning Management Systems, domestically and abroad, to manage regulatory-compliance in high-consequence . Duncan has provided presentations to professional organizations including the Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance, the e-Learning Guild and the Association for Talent Development. Mr. Welder’s career is founded in instructional design and e-learning. He is a certified as a Development Dimensions International facilitator, a Kirkpatrick Evaluator and facilitator of the Ohio State University curriculum development program. In addition to working in industry, Mr. Welder has held adjunct faculty positions at Bowling Green State University and the College of the Mainland.
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MEGAN TORRANCE (President, TorranceLearning)
Megan Torrance is the Chief Energy Officer of TorranceLearning, an elearning design and development firm outside of Ann Arbor, MI. She has spent over two decades knee-deep in projects involving change management, instructional design, consulting and systems deployment. Megan thrives on design excellence and elegant project management. And coffee. She and the TorranceLearning team have developed the LLAMA project management approach, blending Agile with excellent instructional design techniques. TorranceLearning projects have won IELA and BrandonHall awards, and the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn.
CHRIS VAN WINGERDEN (Vice President Learning Solutions, dominKnow Learning Systems)
Chris Van Wingerden is a life-long learning geek who has had careers in bookselling, journalism and, for the past 15 ears, in the eLearning/mLearning/all kinds of learning world. Chris has degrees in Adult Education and English literature, and is currently a candidate for the Institute for Perfomance and Learning’s (formerly CSTD) CTDP designation. Chris is Vice President Learning Solutions at dominKnow Learning Systems.
SEAN PUTMAN (VP, Learning and Development, Altair Engineering)
Sean Putman, the Vice President of Learning Development for Altair Engineering and the Owner of Intellectus Learning, has been an instructor, instructional designer, and developer for over 15 years. He has spent his career designing and developing training programs, both instructor-led and online, for many different industries. Sean has also spent the last few years focusing on the use and deployment of the Experience API and its affect on learning interventions. Sean has spoken at many industry conferences on xAPI and related topics.
AARON E. SILVERS
Aaron E. Silvers (@aaronesilvers) is a designer, technologist and strategist. He’s helped learning technologies like SCORM and the Experience API (xAPI) find massive adoption. Through MakingBetter Aaron helps companies make full use of xAPI. He is the co-founder and co-organizer of the seminal community, “Up to All of Us.” Aaron led the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee researching how to best standardize xAPI. The result is the creation of the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC) – a consortium to steer xAPI’s growth and evolution, its associated specifications and best practices.
Who Made This Possible?
Different organizations help Connections Forum address gaps for practitioners between learning & education, design, data and technology. Through their support, xAPI Camp happens.