eLCC 2017 Conference Keynote Speakers

We are excited to highlight our keynote speakers for the 2017 conference – April 12 – 14 at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Wednesday April 12:

Dr. Barbara Truman

btruman@ist.ucf.edu

@barbaratruman

Barbara Truman is a Strategic Advisor for Immersive Learning & Collaboration in the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training in Orlando, Florida. Barbara serves as a researcher, educator, social activist, and community builder whose background is in Instructional Systems Design, Human Performance Technology, and Computer Science-Emerging Media. At UCF, Barbara was a faculty administrator who founded an award-winning department responsible for creating UCF’s online programs involving faculty development, multimedia production, and web services.

Barbara currently serves as the Community Manager for the Army’s Military Open Simulation Enterprise Strategy (MOSES), a program researching means to incorporate open source, immersive learning and training into mainstream enterprises including education. Barbara also serves as an advisor to The Air University’s Integrated Learning Environment and has co-authored the book, Integrating an Awareness of Selfhood and Society into Virtual Learning. Barbara’s primary research focuses on identity development and collaboration using immersive environments and avatars across academic disciplines and domains of education, government, military, and industry to increase accessibility and inclusiveness.

Thursday April 13:

Michael D. King
Vice President,
IBM Global Education Industry

Michael King is the worldwide leader for the IBM Education Industry with responsibility for strategy, marketing and sales across schools and higher education. He oversees all facets of IBM’s work with K12 schools and higher education institutions, including the development of industry specific solutions. IBM’s portfolio in Education includes consulting and IT services, analytics tools and other software, as well as cloud and high performance computing.

He has been with IBM for over 25 years in various executive and management positions, with over twenty years in education and learning. He has held a variety of roles in the Education Industry, developing programs like ThinkPad University, Insight at School, LearningVillage and many others. He has also worked in IBM’s corporate training segment, leading marketing, strategy and partner programs.

Michael has served on various client advisory groups, such as the California P16 Council, as well as industry associations, such as the Business Higher Education Forum where he is a member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for both the IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Schools Interoperability Frameworks Assoc. (SIFA) standards organizations, which foster industry collaboration to build more interoperable technology systems. Michael holds Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Physics and Engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

eLCC 2017 Conference Keynote Speaker – Michael King

We are excited to announce our second keynote speaker for the 2017 conference – April 12 – 14 at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Michael D. King
Vice President,
IBM Global Education Industry

Michael King is the worldwide leader for the IBM Education Industry with responsibility for strategy, marketing and sales across schools and higher education.   He oversees all facets of IBM’s work with K12 schools and higher education institutions, including the development of industry specific solutions.  IBM’s portfolio in Education includes consulting and IT services, analytics tools and other software, as well as cloud and high performance computing.

He has been with IBM for over 25 years in various executive and management positions, with over twenty years in education and learning.   He has held a variety of roles in the Education Industry, developing programs like ThinkPad University, Insight at School, LearningVillage and many others.  He has also worked in IBM’s corporate training segment, leading marketing, strategy and partner programs.

Michael has served on various client advisory groups, such as the California P16 Council, as well as industry associations, such as the Business Higher Education Forum where he is a member of the Executive Committee.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for both the IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Schools Interoperability Frameworks Assoc. (SIFA) standards organizations, which foster industry collaboration to build more interoperable technology systems.  Michael holds Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Physics and Engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

eLCC 2017 Conference Keynote Speaker – Dr. Barbara Truman

We are excited to announce our first keynote speaker for the 2017 conference – April 12 – 14 at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Dr. Barbara Truman

btruman@ist.ucf.edu

@barbaratruman

Barbara Truman is a Strategic Advisor for Immersive Learning & Collaboration in the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training in Orlando, Florida. Barbara serves as a researcher, educator, social activist, and community builder whose background is in Instructional Systems Design, Human Performance Technology, and Computer Science-Emerging Media. At UCF, Barbara was a faculty administrator who founded an award-winning department responsible for creating UCF’s online programs involving faculty development, multimedia production, and web services.

Barbara currently serves as the Community Manager for the Army’s Military Open Simulation Enterprise Strategy (MOSES), a program researching means to incorporate open source, immersive learning and training into mainstream enterprises including education. Barbara also serves as an advisor to The Air University’s Integrated Learning Environment and has co-authored the book, Integrating an Awareness of Selfhood and Society into Virtual Learning. Barbara’s primary research focuses on identity development and collaboration using immersive environments and avatars across academic disciplines and domains of education, government, military, and industry to increase accessibility and inclusiveness.

2017 Conference Proposals Deadline Extended – March 2, 2017

eLearning Consortium of Colorado 2017 Conference logo

Proposal deadline extended to March 2nd, 2017!

Greetings colleagues. On behalf on eLCC and the conference planning committee, we are pleased to announce the 28th Annual eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference set for April 12-14, 2017 at the Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO. This year’s theme reflects the dynamic world we live in which impacts our lives and those of our students.

Makers, Movers and Methods, Teaching for and Understanding Change provides an opportunity for you and others on your campus to showcase the great ideas developed by you, and by your students to deal with and understand change. The conference will also feature some new activities including a trend setter showcase, flash sessions, methods and discussion roundtables.

Submit proposals, register for the conference, and keep abreast of the conference latest developments at the eLCC website. Click on the event link and then conference to submit proposals, secure your hotel room at discounted rates including before and after rates, and obtain registration/cost information. Spread the word to your colleagues and tout the great work you and your students are doing. Deadline to submit proposals is February 17th, 2017  and hotel room block release date is March 17, 2017.

Kim