One thing you can be sure of with the Virtual Learning Show – you will hear from the world’s top speakers on live online learning facilitation and design. Each of the presenters are experts at facilitating interactive webinars – no boring lectures here! Listed below are the speakers that you will be hearing from.
Clive Shepherd is world-renowned consultant specialising in the application of technology to workplace learning and communications. With more than twenty five years of experience in this field, Clive is acknowledged as a thought leader in the UK in all aspects of technology-assisted Iearning and blended learning.
Clive developed his interest in interactive media at American Express in the early eighties, where, at the age of 27, he was appointed Director, Training and Creative Services. He was co-founder of both VPS Interactive and later Epic Group, which has for many years been one of Europe’s major developers of bespoke multimedia and e-learning. At Epic, Clive was responsible for many award-winning productions and headed up a division publishing games and edutainment CD-ROMs. Epic became a public listed company in 1995. Since 1997, Clive has worked on an independent basis with a wide range of public and private sector organisations. Clive’s current specialist interests are in blended and informal learning, while he continues to further his ambition to engage the wider learning and development community with all forms of technology-assisted learning. Clive’s Blog: http://clive-shepherd.blogspot.com You can follow Clive on Twitter here @cliveshepherd
Kassy LaBorie is a Synchronous Learning Expert and Product Design Architect at Dale Carnegie Digital. She is also an online synchronous Facilitator, Producer, Instructional Designer, and online meeting platform technical expert.
Kassy has been a Senior Trainer at WebEx where she helped build the WebEx University, a Master Trainer for InSync Training, the global experts in live online synchronous learning.
Kassy is currently writing a book for ASTD Press on the topic of Games, Activities and Energizers in the Online Synchronous Classroom to be published in 2014. She is a frequent Guest Speaker and Producer for ASTD, a Presenter at Training Magazine and ASTD TechKnowledge conferences. You can follow Kassy on twitter at @Kassy_L
Thomas Stone has been in the Learning and Development field for over a dozen years. He has served in a variety of roles with Element K, Taleo, and now Dale Carnegie Training.
For the past five years Tom has been an industry speaker, writer, and evangelist, focusing on the latest technologies and trends and how they can be leveraged inside organisations to increase workforce learning and performance.
In his current role as a Director, Content Strategy for Dale Carnegie Training’s Digital division, Tom focuses on setting the strategic and content direction for their Live Online, OnDemand, and Social Learning programmes. You can follow Tom on Twitter here @ThomasStone
Julie Dirksen is an independent consultant and instructional designer who has more than 15 years’ experience creating highly interactive e-Learning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative technology startups to major grant-funded research initiatives. Her focus has been on utilizing the disciplines of educational psychology, neuroscience, change management and persuasive technology to promote and support the improvement of peoples’ lives through sustainable long-term learning and behavioral change.
Julie has a best-selling book called Design For How People Learn (http://www.designforhowpeoplelearn.com), in which “she gets ridiculously excited about everything from learning applications of behavioral economics to the way glucose is regulated in the brain”. She’s happiest whenever she gets to learn something new and you can find her online at www.usablelearning.com. You can follow Julie on Twitter here @usablelearning
Mike Collins is Head of Learning Solutions at DPG plc, a leading qualifications training provider in the UK. Mike has been developing online communities for a number of years starting at RBS Bank and Direct Line Group before moving to DPG.
Mike has led the development of the award winning DPG Community and bridged the gap between traditional and online delivery to support DPG’s qualification programmes. You can follow Mike on Twitter here @MikeCollins007
David Smith is Global Director for Virtual Learning Solutions at TMA World and practice lead for Digital Fluency – an area of the business that works with organizations to enhance teams’ and individuals’ performance, team working and relationships across distances via technologies. His passion is the transfer of learning, one of his favorite quotations being “Knowing is not enough we must apply, willing is not enough, we must do!” – Goethe
He regularly speaks at global conferences and training events on the subject of live online learning and how organizations can leverage the learning technologies of today. One of his greatest achievements was leading a group of 18 multilingual European facilitators in delivering sales training to a group of 10,000 account managers and 2,500 business managers over a 3-month period using WebEx Training Center. You can follow David on Twitter here @dsmith_tmaw
Karen Hyder has been teaching trainer-training programmes for virtual classes and coaching online presenters since 1999. She has produced hundreds of online sessions, including The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, Thought Leader Webinars, and Best of… Webinars. Karen uses the trainer competencies of CompTIA’s Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) to help technical trainers and subject-matter experts prepare for online sessions, master online presentation skills, and engage learners throughout sessions.
She frequently speaks at industry events on using virtual classroom tools to support learning. Karen co-authored The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous eLearning, and authored ‘Up and Running with WebEx Training Center‘ for the Lynda.com library of online courses. You can find out more about Karen at her website (www.karenhyder.com) and follow her on Twitter here @karenhyder