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



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.


eLCC Conference Program – 2016

Here is a PDF version of the 2016 Conference Program  eLCC2016_program_LowRes

Conference Photos

Access the conference program online through Guidebook beginning April 8! Go to https://guidebook.com/getit/Type in your phone number. Click to have the download link sent to you as a text OR go to your app store and search for Guidebook to download it.

  • Open the app and register (minimal information required).
  • Select “Download your first guide.”
  • Click “Redeem.”
  • Enter eLCC2016 (case sensitive) in the “Enter Code” area and click “Redeem.”

It can also be reached on a computer at: http://guidebook.com/guide/5428. Passphrase is elcc2016

There may be adjustments to the program due to last minute changes which will be announced at the conference.

Also, if you are on Twitter please follow! “Elccolorado” @elccolorado – Use #16elcc to post links to presentations or pictures from the conference!

eLCC Conference Keynote Presenters

The 2016 Keynote Presenters are:

Wednesday, April 13
ZvacekSusan M. Zvacek, PhD, Associate Provost for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Denver
Short Bio:
Susan Zvacek is Associate Provost for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Denver, where she oversees the Office of Teaching and Learning and works closely with academic divisions, support centers, and administrative offices. Her background in educational technology helps her to provide leadership in the areas of technology adoption and implementation, while ensuring that teaching and learning remain the focus of these decisions. Dr. Zvacek has worked in higher education as a faculty member, dissertation advisor, and administrator and her publications are in the areas of distance education, instructional design, and faculty development.
Dr. Zvacek was a Fulbright Scholar at Charles University in Prague and a Fulbright Specialist appointed to the University of Porto (Portugal). Susan is co-author of Teaching and Learning at a Distance (now in its 6th edition) and Blackboard for Dummies. She has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader at conferences in the UK, Austria, Slovakia, Costa Rica, Germany, Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Portugal, and the United States.

Title and Description: Spurious Claims and Zombie Factoids: What’s the Big Deal?

Isn’t it a shame that humans only use 10% of their brain? Just think what you’d be capable of if you could put more of those lazy synapses to work! Reality check: You’re already using close to 100% of your brain every day without even trying. The bad news, however, is that myths like this one will continue to rise from the dead if we’re not vigilant about putting them to rest. Let’s explore how educators can actively challenge questionable notions and why it matters in the long run. (Pitchforks not required.)


Thursday, April 14, 2016
AndersGronstedt Pic.2016Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D., President, The Gronstedt Group, Inc.
Short Bio:
Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D. is the president of Colorado-based Gronstedt Group, which helps global companies like Microsoft, Google, Intuit, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, United Healthcare, Dell, Avaya, American Eagle Outfitters, Kimberly-Clark, and government clients like the U.S. Department of Transportation and the City of New York improve performance with innovative learning approaches, including next-generation digital simulations, gaming, transmedia storytelling, immersive 3D virtual worlds, and virtual and augmented reality. He is a former faculty member of the CU Boulder School of Journalism and his articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

Title and Description: The Future Of Elearning: Gamification, Online Video And Virtual Reality

How do you develop a new generation of learners that has spent more time with video games than in school? How do you leverage the explosion of screens and devices to change behavior among learners of all generations? Explore how leading Fortune 50 companies and governments are using new technologies to create breakthrough performance:

• Sales skills taught in a spy-themed game with live-action video
• Cyber security skills taught with a tower defense-style game
• Business skills are taught in a 3D immersive environment
• Technical skills taught with virtual and augmented reality

Learn how serious games, podcasts, simulations, short-form videos, 3D immersive experiences, mobile, and virtual reality are poised to forever change the way adults learn and organizations teach.

eLCC Conference Hotel and Registration Information

The 2016 conference is held April 13 – 15 in Breckenridge, CO.  To book a hotel room at conference rates, click  http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/conference-hotel/

Registration now live!  click http://elearningcolorado.org/wordpress/conference-registration/

Tentative Schedule for the conference. click 27th Annual eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference

Conference pricing the same as last year

Registration Fees eLCC Member Non-Member
Early Registration Discount – through March 15th (all three days – includes most meals) $250 $300
Full Conference Registration – after March 15th (all three days – includes most meals $300 $350
One Day Registration ONLY $150 $175

eLCC 2015 Awards

Each year eLCC presents the Educator of the Year and the Support Person of the Year.

These awards recognize one educator and one technologist who demonstrated outstanding achievement in eLearning to include teaching, support, innovation and influence at their institution and beyond their institution.

2015 Educator of the Year Nominations (click on link to read nomination)

Robert Cartelli

Sherry Jones

The 2015 Educator of the Year is Sherry Jones from Arapahoe Community College.

2015 Support Person of the Year (click on link to read nomination)

Marianne Bauer

Andrea Fitzsimmons

Alex McDaniel

Jon Johnson

Brandon Poulliot

Al Powell

Raja Sen

The 2015 Support Person of the Year is Alex McDaniel from Metropolitan State University of Denver.