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Room STC145 AstraZeneca Auditorium
Keynote Address by Dr. Jack Phillips, Chairman, ROI Institute
9:15a-10:00a "Show Me the Money: Delivering and Measuring ROI for Learning Technologies"
Although eLearning and mobile learning are convenient and cost efficient, the challenge is to make sure they deliver results on the job. We cannot assume that if participants know the content that they will perform the way we want in the workplace or use the content in a specific assignment. To meet this challenge, we must design with application, impact, and ROI, in mind. Then, we must measure at those levels using credible analysis. This keynote will describe how this is accomplished in all types of distance learning programs ranging from blended learning to mobile. Participants will be introduced to the ROI Methodology, the most used evaluation system in the world. After completing this session, participants should be able to:
· Explore the data sets possible from, by categories, including ROI.
· Identify the categories that are desired by top executives and other key stakeholders.
· Explain how these measures are derived and developed.
· Describe the benefits of measuring distance learning at the impact and ROI levels.
Jack J. Phillips, Ph.D. is the Chairman of the ROI Institute and a world-renowned expert on accountability, measurement, and evaluation. Phillips provides consulting services for Fortune 500 companies and major global organizations. The author or editor of more than 75 books, including Measuring the Success of Learning Through Technology, The Business Case for Learning, and The Value of Learning. Jack conducts workshops and presents at conferences throughout the world. Phillips has received several awards for his books and work. The Society for Human Resource Management presented him an award for one of his books and honored a Phillips ROI study with its highest award for creativity. The American Society for Training and Development gave him its highest award, Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Development for his work on ROI. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Fortune magazine. He has been interviewed by several television programs, including CNN. His expertise in measurement and evaluation is based on more than 27 years of corporate experience in the aerospace, textile, metals, construction materials, and banking industries. Dr. Phillips has served as training and development manager at two Fortune 500 firms, as senior human resource officer at two firms, as president of a regional bank, and as management professor at a major state university. Dr. Phillips regularly consults with clients in manufacturing, service, and government organizations in over 60 countries in North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Dr. Phillips has undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering, physics, and mathematics; a master’s degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University; and a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from the University of Alabama. He has served on the boards of several private businesses—including two NASDAQ companies—and several nonprofits and associations, including the American Society for Training and Development, the National Management Association, and the International Society for Performance Improvement, where he served as president.
Steven Just is the Chief Learning Officer of Intela Learning, creators of the Intela Unified Continuous Learning System. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Pedagogue Solutions, the premier assessment management system company. Dr. Just has a master’s degree in computer science, a doctorate in educational psychology and over 25 years’ experience working with the world’s leading companies helping them to create learning and assessment strategies based on the latest research in cognitive science. Earlier in his career he worked at Bell Labs where he did research on computer applications in learning and assessment.
11:15a-Noon "Leveraging the Learning Landscape for Increased Performance Outcomes" by Abigail Mirarchi, Principal, Accelerated Instructional Media, Inc
It's no secret; business leaders drive many learning initiatives for their teams to increase employee performance. However, many of these initiatives are not visible to Corporate Learning and Development depatments. L&D leaders recognize the risks learning suppliers can present when not aligned with the broader learning structure and strategy. Such offerings can contribute to wasted funds, inconsistent framework & philosophy and unreliable content quality, which in turn can weaken the reputation and future efforts of corporate learning initiatives and jeopardize development and performance outcomes. This session focuses on how to leverage a partnership model with internal suppliers to foster effectiveness in three areas integral to corporate learning: capability development, content quality, and cost management.
Abigail Mirarchi has over 20 years experience developing multi-dimensional learning materials using state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies to transcend the way participants learn. Her extensive experience and collaborative methods empower L&D teams to identify and create partnerships aligned with business and talent needs, to implement and sustain programs that drive employee engagement and to impact performance outcomes. Delivering superior results, her unique blend of talent, education, and leadership in L&D Strategy and Instructional System Design make her a preferred consultant by L&D departments within companies such as Comcast, Godiva, IBM, Merck, Quest Diagnostics, Sodexo, and Thomson Reuters. Abigail holds master, advanced, and applied level Project Management certificates from Villanova University, a MS in Instructional Design and Development from Lehigh University and a BFA from Kutztown University.
1:00p-1:30p "Meet the PADLA Board Candidates"
Join us for an opportunity to hear from the 2018 PADLA Board Candidates and provide your feedback and input about the future of our professional community.
1:45p-2:30p "Designing for ROI: A Case Study on Mobile Learning" by Dr. Jack Phillips, Chairman, ROI Institute
This interactive clinic will describe how the ROI is calculated by examining the different points along the process where the use of design thinking can make a big difference in delivering results. Then, in a step by step process, the hands-on session will examine an actual mobile learning case study where important outcome results were delivered, including reaction, learning application, impact, and very positive ROI.
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
1. Identify the five levels of potential outcomes from online learning.
2. Describe the roles of various stakeholders in achieving results.
3. Explain how designing for results can actually drive the needed business results.
4. Plan specific action steps to make programs more effective at the workplace.
2:45p-3:30p "Academic Freedom vs. Instructional Consistency: Finding the Balance in Online Course Design" by Nick Gogno, Alicia Sinha-Thomas, Dylan Fenton, La Salle University
As more of higher education moves online, a tension has developed between faculty's traditional teaching autonomy and an institution's drive to provide a consistent and effective experience for all students.
How do you balance allowing for academic freedom while simultaneously providing effective teacher training programs, fostering a consistent learner experience throughout an entire program curriculum, and responding to emerging technology trends? That is one of several questions we'll seek to answer in this session. At La Salle University, we strive to create an online experience for a diverse set of students that incorporates the best practices of online instruction while leveraging faculty strengths in content knowledge and individual teaching styles. We'll discuss the challenges we have encountered as instructional designers in developing and supporting online course offerings and how our approach to faculty support has evolved to meet these challenges.
Nick Gogno leads the Instructional Design Team at La Salle and has been a member of the team for five years. As a La Salle alumnus, he feels strongly that Lasallian values are integral to all instruction at the University and works to ensure that the cultural identity of La Salle is integrated into instructional design projects.
Alicia Sinha-Thomas joined the La Salle ID Team in December 2016. Before becoming an Instructional Designer, Alicia was a Graphic/Multimedia Designer and utilizes her creative experience in developing training simulations and course content towards building engaging, comprehensive learning experiences.
Dylan Fenton became an Instructional Designer after teaching in the secondary classroom for six years. He is focused on helping create active, tech-enhanced learning experiences for students from all backgrounds and levels.
3:45p-4:30p "Who is Clay Christensen: The Demise of Colleges & Universities" by Mike Lamond, Advisory Innovation Group
Higher education is facing significant financial and other pressures, and digital technology is enabling an alternative set of providers of postsecondary credentials, challenging traditional colleges and universities. But while the number of institutions closing and merging appears to be on the upswing, judging by recent developments, the pace would not seem rapid enough to support Christensen's prediction "that as many as half of colleges and universities will be bankrupt or close within a decade."
Mike Lamond has over 45 years of experience implementing emerging technologies in professional environments combining analytics with education to provide feedback to drive expedited results in the legal, medical and education communities. By delivering a full spectrum of analytics—from descriptive, predictive, prescriptive and semantic to cognitive— big data is converted into big insights, decisions reinvented and outcomes determined to achieve optimal solutions.
10:15a-11:00a "(Re)Engineering A Future Ready School District" by Anthony Gabriele & Sam Mormando, Garnet Valley School District
Over the past 4 years, the Garnet Valley School district has been focusing on purposeful, intentional and systems wide innovation. As we continue to move towards becoming a Future Ready School District focused on Personalized Learning for staff and students, we continue to address areas such as Culture, Equitable Access for Staff and Students, Differentiated & Blended Professional Learning, Relevant Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, and Personalized Learning Spaces and Pathways. Join us to find out what happens when teachers own their learning, when we invest in people rather than programs, when we leverage our resources for intentional, purposeful and innovative practices, and when we build a culture of trust, collaboration and empowerment at all levels. Specifically we'll focus on how we've maximized our ROI by using Online Learning and Open Education Resources for professional development, curriculum development and student learning.
Anthony Gabriele is currently the Supervisor of Learning, Development & Professional Growth for the Garnet Valley School District, as well as Senior adjunct faculty with the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Literacy Network. Throughout his career, Anthony has worked as a 7-12 English Language Arts teacher and a K-12 instructional staff developer, with a specific focus on integrating literacy, technology and curriculum. During this time he has taught and co-taught everything from Academic level Inclusion English to Advanced Placement English, co-authored a number of English and Science curricula, served as a Classrooms for the Future Teacher, worked with school teachers from Detroit to Baltimore to Vermont to New Jersey, and writes on his blog www.anthonyjgabriele.com. Anthony also worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to build PA Core aligned Instructional Frameworks and Assessments and, in partnership with Apple, iTunes University Open Education courses to support educators in their work with the PA Core standards. Currently, Anthony is the district lead on working with the U.S. Department of Education on the #GoOpen movement. Most recently, Anthony was awarded Learning Forward PA’s Best Practices in the Area of Professional Learning in the State of PA Award Winner.
Sam Mormando is the Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning for the Garnet Valley School District in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, Garnet Valley has become recognized as a model for authentic and purposeful innovation focused on student achievement and student experiences. He is known for his practical presentations, workshops, and webinars focusing on systemic change that centers around leadership, infrastructure, professional development, curriculum and instruction, and balances cost-effective and cost-saving strategies with best educational practices.
11:15-Noon "How Deep is Your Love (of Learning)" by Dr. G. Mick Smith
Many experts have noted that higher education has changed dramatically recently but this is only the beginning. Several factors have created the perfect storm: top heavy spending, doubts over the value of rising tuition, and the inability to produce graduates with requisite job skills. David Gelernter stated in the WSJ in January 23, 2017 “Over 90% of U.S. colleges will be gone within the next generation, as the higher-education world inevitably flips over and sinks.” On the other hand, what I maintain is that successful higher education will reestablish itself with deep learning, big data, and artificial intelligence. The three critical characteristics of higher education: the creation of new knowledge, the distribution of existing knowledge, and the preservation of knowledge, will be radically transformed by emerging educational technology. As a result, the existing models of learning will collapse and give way to personalization resulting in a new model of higher education.
Dr. G. Mick Smith is a Senior Educational Technology Executive with more than 20 years of experience in the education, technology, corporate, and non-profit fields. He has consistently produced outstanding results in reducing costs, coaching and building staff, and integrating innovative solutions. Most recently, Dr. Smith’s strategic expertise, and his ability to embrace change to capture new opportunities, have enabled Strayer University to increase enrollment at a campus by 25%, surge the Net Promoter Score by 20 points, and increase the bottom line by 10%.
2:45p-3:30p "Jazz Up Your Learning!: How Improvisation Drives Innovation” by Dr. Michael Brenner, Right Chord Leadership
In this interactive and thought-provoking presentation, Dr. Michael Brenner—an international leadership consultant, executive coach and professional musician—will demonstrate how learning professionals can amplify their i-Q (Innovation Quotient) by leveraging simple yet powerful principles of jazz improvisation. Dr. Brenner, who has studied jazz formally and performed for more than 35 years, will use real instruments to illustrate how jazz players navigate change and ambiguity, re-frame mistakes, and stay receptive to new ideas. Attendees will be able to apply these lessons of creativity and innovation to their own work immediately. No prior musical experience necessary—just the desire to learn, explore, and have fun!
Dr. Michael Brenner, founder and president of Right Chord Leadership, works with leaders and teams at all levels to amplify the essential skills needed to achieve peak performance. He achieves this by drawing on almost two decades of experience as an international leadership consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, and educator, and more than 30 years as a professional musician. Michael has partnered with leading companies in a variety of industries, including Burlington Stores, QVC, SAP, Penn Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel College of Medicine, the City of Philadelphia, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Chester County Hospital, Boeing, The Goddard School, Godiva, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Michael was 2014 president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and Chairman of the chapter’s 2015 Regional Learning and Development Conference. He has been a featured speaker at many industry events and conferences around the world, including in Sri Lanka and Australia. Michael holds a doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University and a master's degree in Adult and Organizational Development from Temple University. He has taught courses in organizational behavior, systems dynamics, negotiations, and interpersonal relations (among others) at Immaculata University, Temple University, and La Salle University.
3:45p-4:45p "Becoming a WOWderful Instructional Designer" by Dave Goodman, SoftAssist
Becoming a better instructional designer requires the combination of perspective, storytelling, visualization and the knowledge of delivering your training/learning with the correct technologies. In this session, we will be wearing different “hats” in becoming a mini-Hollywood producer in our journey toward creating fabulous learning programs. Open your mind with expectations and come prepared to learn and capture the excitement of the new you!
Dave Goodman is one of the original founders at SoftAssist, Inc. and possesses over 20 years of experience in the design, development and management of over 600 projects. His national presentations include: eGuild, DevLearn, Training Magazine, ATD, Learning Solutions, mLearn and Learning Technologies (Masie Center).
10:15a-11:a "Connecting Buddies: Insights into collaborating with colleagues from different institutions" by Andrew Mantuano, Bryn Mawr College & Brenda Snider, Lincoln University
When we want to be exposed to new ideas, we tend to look to people and institutions that are similar to us in terms of resources, processes, and organizational structure. By learning to look past dissimilarities, colleagues across higher education (and beyond) can realize tangible benefits from viewing their own work through a different lens. This interactive session will focus on the value of networking and collaborating with colleagues in similar roles from dissimilar institutions to share technology-related training tools and best practices. The presenters will discuss how they met through the ID2ID Peer Mentoring Program, a joint project of Penn State University and Educause Learning Initiative, outline their process for sharing pedagogical best practices and use of educational technology, and how they "translated" what they learned from their colleague for use at their institution. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore this process and think about how an informal collaboration could yield innovation at their institution.
Andrew Mantuano is the Outreach & Education Coordinator for Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) at Bryn Mawr College. He works to design educational programs and outreach initiatives for current and upcoming LITS services and resources. He's designed programs around information security awareness, presentation skills, Office 365, and office productivity software. He also coordinates an annual professional development day for staff. He holds an M.S. Ed. in Learning Design and Technology.
Brenda Snider is an Instructional Support Specialist for Academic Technology Support at Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA. She develops and creates Moodle workshops and individualized Moodle and other software training for faculty. She was instrumental in implementing the Moodle learning management system at Lincoln and implemented the current audio-visual reservation system, Cheqroom. She graduated with a B.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University.
11:15a-Noon "The New Academics" by Rachael Afolabi Royes, Carlow University
This session discusses the role of "the new academics" - instructional designers who are moving along with the rapid change in education, how we respond to and manage change with technology as a supporting tool. Instructional designers as higher education professionals are typically involved with faculty support in course design and development that provide guidance in using educational technologies and modern teaching strategies in different modalities. Instructional designers have become involved in teaching, learning and the student experience, but traditional faculty observes instructional designers as a threat to the academic system. This presentation will discuss the role of the instructional designer and how we can help to enhance the academic system rather than topple it.
Rachael Afolabi Royes is the Dean of Online and Digital Learning at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is an instructional designer with experience in corporate and higher education. Rachael leads the Online and Digital Learning Division at Carlow University, managing programs and keeping up with trends in the field.
2:45p-3:30p "Needs Assessment: Do Something-Anything!" by Dawn Mahoney
As instructional designers and developers, we live in a “rapid” world. We are constantly challenged to do more with less and deliver as quickly as possible. This pace has morphed standard practices resulting in leaving key steps out of the design and development process. Often, doing needs assessment and the analysis report out are the first to go. Attend this session to transform your thinking from this being a waste of resources to a vital aspect of developing better learning strategy. You will leave this session with:
-Explanation of what needs assessment is and is not and what it is intended to do.
-The difference between assessment and analysis.
-How to craft better questions.
-Explore ways of uncovering and gathering the needs to be assessed.
Dawn Mahoney is a Talent Development professional who is passionate about building solid
learning strategies and developing people through better training, better instructional design and better
conversation. Asking tough questions ensures that Dawn creates programs that are relevant to the work and
performance expectations. She quickly identifies ways that support the learners at all phases of the learning.
Dawn believes the curriculum she designs should honor diverse styles of thinking and preferred ways of
learning. She does this work because she loves to see the "aha’s” at the moment when the learning “dawns” on
people, showing that learning is happening.
3:45p-4:30p "Be Extreme in the Classroom-GoPro Educator" by Karl Giulian, Atlantic Cape Community College & Stockton University
It all clicked for me in Aruba while riding wave runners with my sons. My one son was riding his wave runner like an idiot while wearing his GoPro camera on his head. He was taping the stupid things that he and his brothers were doing. Young people love GoPros and “off-the wall” antics. I had the great idea of using the GoPro to teach my business classes. I asked myself if my students would enjoy learning about business and entrepreneurship. through the lens of a GoPro camera that was perched on my head (less the wave runner). All professors use YouTube or videos from the publisher. They help to teach, and they help to break up the lecture. They are effective, but they are basically processed, boring videos that replace a boring lecture. Imagine the reaction from your students as watch a video that is from their neighborhood while being narrated by me and filmed via a GoPro camera that is on my head. The GoPro teaching is edu-taining as the students learn about business.They can relate to these videos because is in their neighborhood and not in some far away city that the publisher put in their “end of chapter” video.
Being a good professor means more than staying current with your discipline. You need to stay in tune with your students.They are ever changing so we must adapt. While some professors might not fully buy into the concept of edu-tainment, we need to keep our students excited. This will result in a much more engaged student which helps in the whole learning process. While using my GoPro, I become a GoPro Educator. I bring the excitement of video while making it relatable to my students’ lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNotv6_-4hk&t=712s
Karl Giulian is an Assistant Professor of Business at Atlantic Cape Community College and an Adjunct Professor at Stockton University. I am elated to bring my good and bad experiences as a business owner to my students. I am passionate about teaching. I bring excitement to the classroom as I make the topics relatable to their lives.
10:15a-11:00a "Limitless Collaboration: the Solstice Experience" by Burt Feldman& Rodger Wagner, Mersive
Experience the award-winning Solstice Software, live! Solstice transforms ordinary meeting spaces and classrooms by placing content at the center of the user experience to drive better collaboration and decision-making. The best way to understand how easy it is for users to connect, how our intuitive WYSIWYG interface changes the way you think about content conferencing, and you can share your entire desktop in HD with synchronous audio is to see it for yourself. In this demo, we will cover the basics of the Solstice user experience, as well as new features. Multi-Room, introduced in 2017 with the 3.0 release, extends the Solstice experience across physical and geographical boundaries to allow anyone on the same network to participate in a data-driven, content-centered Solstice session. We will also cover the calendar integration features and revitalized welcome screen that come as a part of the recent 3.1 release.
Burt Feldman is a sales professional with over thirty years of sales, and sales management experience. Burt has been selling technology products and services for companies such as: Pioneer, Concurrent Computer & VBrick Systems. Burt is currently the Northeast Sales Director for Mersive Technologies where he is responsible for all sales related activities for Northeast US & Eastern Canada.
Rodger Wagner joined Mersive in 2016 as the Northeast Regional Sales Engineer and has over twenty-five years of experience in pre-sales, engineering, implementation and training in computer graphics, and video and networking. Rodger excels in the understanding of highly technical and complex systems and the ability to apply those technologies to business applications.
11:15a-Noon "Communicating Algebra Remotely: Problem Solved!" by Michael Eiseman, Algebra By Hand
There are many interactive distance learning tools for reading and writing because text editors have long been a mainstay of internet communication. This is not the case for mathematical equations. Until now, remote assessment for algebra has been limited to multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank responses that give teachers little insight into their students' thought processes. New tools empower teachers to dynamically create, present and manipulate equations before their remote students' eyes. This technology promises to arm students with advanced procedural fluency for algebraic problem solving while saving teachers hours of time. Analytics from automated problem grading give teachers much richer feedback that form the basis for better differentiated teaching. This session will describe and demonstrate this exciting new development in distance learning for algebra.
Michael Eiseman recently retired after a 30-year career as a chemical engineer with DuPont. He spent several years volunteer tutoring under-served students in math and science and created Algebra By Hand(TM) to make his students solve algebra problems faster and more accurately. He has had such success with his creation that he has now made it available to the public on the web. The USDLA recognized Algebra By Hand this year with its Innovation Award.
2:45p-3:30p "Room Acoustics and Overcoming Challenges in Reverberant Spaces" by Bob Reuther & Tom Mykeityn, Harman Professional
We’ll discuss the physics of sound, performance limitations of room aesthetics and how to overcome typical audio issues. Topics covered will include: echo cancellation, distributed audio vs. point source, gain before feedback, noise floor, line arrays, beam steering, and powered vs. passive systems.
Bob Reuther is an industry veteran with over 25 years of audio expertise. He currently is a manufacturer’s representative for Sigmet Corp. and a member of the “Whale Rock” band.
Tom Mykeityn is Harman’s Higher Education Manager with over 25 years of industry experience with leading AV manufacturers.
3:45p-4:30p "No Time, No Place, No Way: An Integrated, Multi-Modal Model for Professional Development (in Teaching)" by Stephanie Taitano, University of Pennsylvania
In this session we will provide an overview of how we created a program to improve access to and the efficacy of professional development for teaching for medical school faculty who must demonstrate excellence in clinical skills, research, and teaching in our "up or out" career system. Constraints we faced included faculty population size (2500+), dispersed working locations, varying technical platforms, low consumer technology skill levels, and the need to build proficiencies in multiple teaching types (clinical, small group facilitation, lecture, and lab rotation mentoring). We will be able to present the results of a pilot program, as well as a comparison between one piloted course that was delivered two different ways (face-to-face and via a Canvas online course) where the time allotment was the same for each delivery mode and each was delivered three times during one year. Finally, we will be able to show how we utilized the faculty themselves to build content and, ultimately, trained faculty to be both face-to-face and online facilitators. The value of this presentation will be to show how major constraints to professional development can be overcome with a systematic combination of technologies leveraged and customized for discrete faculty populations.
Stephanie Taitano is a learning and development specialist with expertise in the design, development, and implementation of instructional and assessment products and services through web, mobile, and face-to-face delivery modes. She has over twenty years of experience working with start-up ventures, large corporations, and in higher education, where she has supported faculty in the areas of educational technologies, such as online course platforms, social e-learning media, gamification, and mobile learning paradigms, and pedagogical strategies. Stephanie began her career at Edvision.com, now a part of Scantron, a start-up venture capital company in San Diego, California, and moved from there to be the Product Manager for Online Assessment Systems at Jostens Learning Corporation. She has taught at Saddleback College, the University of Texas in Arlington, Rowan University, and held administrative positions in professional development and educational technologies at West Chester University and the University of Pennsylvania. She has degrees from the University of San Diego (BA) and the University of Texas Arlington (MA), certifications from Lern in Online Faculty Development and SLOAN in Mobile Learning Mastery and Social Media for Education, has published in the Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature, and presented at the Association for Talent Development annual conference, Educause, the Pennsylvania Education Technology Expo and Conference, and Quality Matters.
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