The changing landscape of technology has a great impact on the lifecycle of online learning. The past five years alone have introduced a variety of dynamic tools, allowing us to explore new approaches to teaching and learning. This workshop session will identify and explore emerging technologies and tools, along with approaches for use in the development, delivery, and support of online courses and programs.
Focusing on the impact of the changing landscape, the full day pre-conference workshop will cover the following topics:
Phylise Banner is an information designer currently working as an Instructional Design Project Leader for the American Public University System.
Throughout her career, she has worked closely with faculty, staff, students and IT managers to design, develop and deliver technology-based solutions across departments and disciplines. She regularly embraces opportunities to experiment with emerging technologies in order to best serve adult students at a distance, and to create communities of lifelong learners.
Along with her current acheivements in adult learning and distance education, she has over 18 years of experience in information visualization with special expertise in the visual representation of financial and economic data. Her career as an informational graphics specialist with the Federal Reserve in the 1980s allowed for early access to Internet technologies, sparking her interest in hypertext and the integration of technology into teaching and learning.
She presents regularly at regional and national technology and communication conferences on the topics of information design, experience design, creative hypertext, Web 2.0 applications, instructional design, information visualization and GIS technologies. She also teach Digital Storytelling and Information Design online for Empire State College.
Her current research focuses on the use of Web 2.0 applications to establish community and visual presence in the online classroom.
And, she's the proud owner of a 1967 Amphicar.
Tom Green is a professor of Interactive Multimedia through the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning’s School of Media Studies.
Like all faculty in the program, Tom believes his students deserve to be taught by instructors who are regarded as experts in their field and whose knowledge of their subject is current with industry best practice. Tom is the author of 12 books with Pearson Education and friendsofED, including such best selling books as Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers, Foundation Flash CS3 Video and From After Effects to Flash:Poetry in Motion Graphics. He has also produced a video training series for Lynda.com — Fireworks CS3, Essential Training, available online and on DVD and After Effects CS5 and Catalyst CS5.5 Training DVD's for InfiniteSkills.
Tom is also an Adobe Community Professional, an Adobe Higher Education Leader and a member of several Product Advisory Boards at the Adobe Corporation.
As chief executive officer, Judd sets strategic vision, establishes corporate priorities, and oversees all day to day activities within the company. Judd possesses a wide range of expertise with Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management as well as an MBA, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He has also worked for General Motors in product development as well as serving as a test engineer for Lutron Electronics. With this wide range of experience and expertise, Judd contributes in the technological development of Intellidemia as well as performing the many business operations that are needed by the company daily.