About E-Learn Memphis

  • What: E-Learn Memphis
  • When: Monthly meetings.
  • Where: Ball Hall 320, University of Memphis. Occasional meetings on-site with businesses and organizations.
  • Map: http://bit.ly/9xzqNU
  • Format: Meetings are typically 90 minutes, with a speaker or panel discussion, and interaction.
  • Coordinator: Dr. Trey Martindale directs E-Learn Memphis
  • Who’s Invited?: You are welcome to attend any E-Learn Memphis meeting, and to bring guests. Usual attendance is about 20 to 25.
  • Who Attends?: E-learning professionals, instructional designers, trainers, human resource professionals, managers, multimedia developers, students, etc.
  • What organizations do attendees represent?: University of Memphis, FedEx, AT&T, St. Jude’s, ALSAC, AutoZone, International Paper, Regions Bank, Methodist Hospital, University of Tennessee, Veterans Administration, Youth Villages Booz Allen Hamilton, U.S. Navy, ASTD, and many other organizations.

Summary

E-Learn Memphis is a forum for professionals to learn about and share e-learning technologies and strategies. Archives and files from past meetings and announcements of upcoming events can be found on this site.

History

E-Learn Memphis was created by the Corporate Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab in 2006 following the first E-Learning Summit held at the University of Memphis.

Since 2006, E-Learn Memphis has conducted monthly meetings and seminars on current e-learning topics, with a wide variety of speakers. Expert presenters have come from academic programs, corporations, non-profit organizations, and health-related professions. E-Learn Memphis has hosted several virtual presentations with experts from organizations beyond the geographic region. E-Learn Memphis occasionally hosts special events such as a recent “SCORM school” day-long workshop.

E-Learn Memphis participants often recruit colleagues from within their own organizations to attend the monthly meetings. The networking aspect of the meetings has been valuable for students seeking internships and jobs, and for organizations seeking talent. Most of the major corporations in the Memphis area regularly send representatives to the monthly meetings, and this has provided key opportunities for interaction for students and professionals.

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