Dr. Trey Martindale to Speak at E-Learn Memphis on Monday, April 15th, 4:30PM

You are invited to a meeting of E-Learn Memphis–a group of e-learning practitioners representing many businesses and organizations in the Memphis region.

Program note: Our previously planned speaker, Maria Hubbard, needed to be rescheduled due to a family situation.

• When: 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., April 15th, 2013
• Where: University of Memphis, Ball Hall 320. Map: http://bit.ly/9xzqNU • Featured Speaker: Trey Martindale, Associate Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, University of Memphis
• Who is Invited: anyone interested in teaching and learning
• Parking: use the parking garage just north of Ball Hall
• Food: we will have light refreshments
• About E-Learn Memphis: https://elearnmemphis.wordpress.com/about/

Session Description: Resources for Preparing and Succeeding in Your Instructional Design Career

Dr. Martindale will share a collection of web resources (and how to use them) to help you have a successful career in instructional design and e-learning.

Speaker Biographical Sketch:

Trey Martindale is Associate Professor in the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) program with the University of Memphis. He is a research scientist with the University of Memphis Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS), a collection of researchers from computer science, cognitive science, engineering, and linguistics who are creating intelligent tutoring and instructional systems of the future.More on his career and experience is here: http://treymartindale.com/about/

Please forward this notice to interested colleagues, or those you know involved in training and learning initiatives.

Introduction to Storyline, Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 4:30PM

You are invited to a meeting of E-Learn Memphis–a group of e-learning practitioners representing many businesses and organizations in the Memphis region.

  • When: 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
  • Where: University of Memphis, Ball Hall 320. Map: http://bit.ly/9xzqNU
  • Featured Speaker: Kevin Thorn
  • Who is Invited: anyone interested in teaching and learning.
  • Parking: use the parking garage just north of Ball Hall
  • Food: we will have light refreshments.
  • About E-Learn Memphis: https://elearnmemphis.wordpress.com/about-2/

Session Description: Introduction to Storyline

What is Storyline? Articulate’s new eLearning software is a great addition to any toolbox. Yet because of all the great features, it does take a commitment to really leverage all of its power. Storyline has a very intuitive interface with familiarity of Microsoft’s Ribbon toolbar. Under the hood of Storyline is nothing short of a powerful and flexible elearning authoring platform. It’s based on the building blocks of States, Layers, and Triggers. For added control, Storyline’s proprietary Variable Programming can give your projects more leverage and complexity. Whether your new to elearning development or a seasoned pro, If you can design it chances are Storyline can handle the development.

Speaker Biographical Sketch:

Kevin Thorn, Chief NuggetHead and Owner, NuggetHead Studioz: http://www.learnnuggets.com/

Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer with over 20 years’ experience in the training industry, with the last decade in eLearning. After retiring from the Army as a trainer, Kevin earned a Technology Management degree in pursuit of an IT career. When his interest in technology mashed with his passion for training, he found a new career in eLearning. Kevin’s experienced in instructional design, storyboarding, eLearning development, LMS implementation, illustration, graphic design, storytelling, and cartooning, provides an awareness and knowledge to successfully work any eLearning project from cradle to grave.

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thanks,
Trey

Dr. Trey Martindale, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Instructional Design and Technology, University of Memphis http://idt.memphis.edu
(901) 870-6926 http://treymartindale.com

Meeting on March 26th: Implementing a New LMS

Update: Here are Michael’s slides from the presentation.

  • When: 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Thursday, March 26th, 2009
  • Where: University of Memphis, FedEx Institute of Technology, Room 405
  • Featured Speaker: Michael Dowdy, Organizational Development Consultant in the Learning and Development Group at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Topic: The recent process of implementing a new learning management system
  • Who’s Invited: anyone interested in teaching and learning, particularly in the workforce

Please forward this notice to interested colleagues, or those you know involved in training and learning initiatives.

Topic Summary:

Michael’s presentation will be a demonstration of a new Learning Management System just purchased and currently under implementation. While “go-live” is scheduled for late summer, Michael will lead a discussion covering some of the major features of the selected LMS, organizational initiatives that will dovetail with the new functionality, and some of the LMS industry insight Michael gained from an 18 month long search process. Bring your questions.

Speaker Biography:
Michael Dowdy is an Organizational Development Consultant in the Learning and Development Group at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His duties include facilitation of teambuilding events, management consulting, online learning development and the administration of the Learning Management System. Michael has a M.S. specializing in Instructional Design and is currently pursuing his doctorate at the University of Memphis. (Editors note: Michael is a long-time E-Learning Network member, and knows what he’s talking about).

If you have any questions, feel free to to call the Corporate ADL Co- Lab at (901) 678-5736.