Out of the hundreds of eLearning tools in the market, how do you know which to use? What works best for the courses you're developing? Is there a product you're missing?
At the eLearning Tools Summit, we'll help answer some of those questions.
We're featuring community members sharing their eLearning tools of choice --- and the tips and tricks they use to build training.
These are tools professional instructional designers use in their projects to build successful learning experiences.
So if you'd like to hear from leading practitioners on how they've used their tools to develop successful courses, discover what's new in eLearning, and network with professionals who share your interests, join us at The eLearning Tools Summit!
The Training, Learning, and Development Community has hosted hundreds of conversations with L&D Professionals around the world.
And some of the most talented, passionate, skilled, and generous are here to share the tools they use and how they use them.
Check them out.
Nick Floro is a co-founder and chief learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios with over 28 years of experience in developing learning experiences, applications, and web platforms.
Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and expertise to teach, inspire, and motivate.
As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge.
In 2016, Nick was honored by the Learning Guild as the recipient of the Guild Master Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Learning Technologies industry. He works with start-ups to large organizations to help teams to develop innovative solutions to support audiences reaching millions of learners.
Christy Tucker is a learning experience design consultant at Syniad Learning with over 15 years of experience helping people learn.
She specializes in using scenario-based learning to engage audiences and promote transfer of skills to real-world environments.
She has created courses for clients including Cisco, FIRST, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
Christy has been blogging about instructional design and eLearning for over 10 years.
Lisa is an experienced Human Resources and Organizational Development leader, learning designer/developer, and professional development coach. Her career is focused on creating engagement across groups to stimulate learning and shape long-term success. Because she believes that given clear expectations, effective leadership, and basic resources, people can improve their own performance and positively impact change.
Lisa has helped hundreds of leaders and entrepreneurs manage change, and grow profits, through better communication, training, and “just-in-time” resources and support programs.
She has worked effectively across industries including consumer goods, technology, healthcare, and professional services. She started engagethem in 2018 after certifying as professional development coach through iPEC, to create an “agency” for clients seeking to create memorable and practical learning experiences and digital products for their employees, members, and customers.
Devin Torres (She/Her/Hers) is an Instructional Designer at 280 Group, owner of Torres Content Creation, and educator, period.
Although new to the official title of Instructional Designer, Devin has been developing curriculum and assessment for K-12 and higher education for 9 years. She is passionate about equitable and relatable e-learning and distance education, and leveraging data and ed. tech to deliver experiences that best fit learner need.
In 2021 she launched Torres Content Creation in order to develop and grow in the e-content space, adapt to a changing work world, and leave something for her daughter for the future.
Leigh Ann Morgan is a corporate Instructional Designer with a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She designs with intention, by thoroughly assessing clients’ needs and constructing impactful eLearning which will develop skills and inspire better performance and growth. Leigh Ann believes Instructional Design is both a science and a form of art. With a sound understanding of various design methods, theories and technical skill, she takes the learner on a journey that is focused, fulfilling and fun.
Bridget Manley is an e-learning specialist and tech geek who creates online learning solutions for small and mid-sized businesses.
In July 2020, she launched Ascendant Design and Training with her husband and business partner, Daniel Patterson.
Jonathan Rock is a GMP training specialist and instructional designer with Zoetis. He is passionate about bringing compassion, humor, and surprise to compliance training.
He has spoken at local ATD events on the topics of creating your own background art and sprites for e-learning (using PowerPoint) and where to find open source and free art and music assets to build game-based e-learning.
He loves harnessing the power of storytelling to form lasting memory and the use of video game mechanics to make compliance training engaging, challenging, and memorable.
Jayne has been involved in Learning & Development for over 20 years designing and delivering training solutions for software systems.
Jayne began making screencast video tutorials with TechSmith Camtasia as part of a blended learning programme over 9 years ago. Combining her love for teaching and enjoyment of making videos, through her company, Raiveon, she provides Camtasia training and video production services.
Jayne is recognized as a TechSmith Recommended Trainer and organises Camtasia meetups.
Described as a “learning and development renaissance man” for his depth of skills and experience around learning technologies and tools, Joseph Suarez is passionate about the design and development of effective, user-centered learning solutions.
Joseph’s career has spanned several industries including healthcare, manufacturing, IT services, and retail. Starting as an eLearning developer and graphic designer in 2007, he quickly developed a keen awareness for how visual communication and multimedia positively influence learning outcomes. From pursuing an interest in instructional design, he evolved into a well-rounded learning professional, collaborating with stakeholders and subject matter experts to determine appropriate, cost-effective solutions aligned to business needs. He’s been fortunate to support the rollout of several high-profile software systems, learning management systems, and an award winning mobile performance support app.
An independent consultant since 2020, Joseph helps clients improve the quality of their learning solutions while continuing to sharpen his skills and test new technologies. He also enjoys speaking and writing about his craft and advocates for improved learner experiences. He produces a podcast (Instructional Redesign) and YouTube channel (eLearning Out Loud) on the subject.
Joe Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. D.C. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science and writes books and articles about eLearning. His mission is to improve the quality of eLearning with practical approaches that work.
Joe is a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools, such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline and Trivantis Lectora. His tool reviews are published monthly and he considers himself a lifelong learner, always studying new tools and tool versions, along with instructional design techniques and evaluating the results of learning initiatives.
He has delivered keynote speeches all over North America, Europe and Asia, most recently in Warsaw, in Shanghai, and in Moscow. He has received several awards for his work in eLearning, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 and the eLearning GuildMaster Award in 2013.
Mr. Ganci works with organizations worldwide to assist in their quest to improve their productivity and increase their revenue by ensuring their employees learn and retain what they must know to perform at their highest levels. His consultancy covers all aspects of eLearning analysis, design, development, and evaluation. Joe understands technology and is an expert in many eLearning development tools. In fact, Joe frequently trains groups at their places of business. His clients have awarded him several letters of recommendation.
Joe loves languages. He is a native English speaker and also speaks Italian fluently. He knows French, German, Spanish and Russian to varying degrees and practices as often as possible.
Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions, has over 30 years’ experience in training & development. For the last 20 years, her focus has been on distance learning, designing, developing and delivering courses, “the 3 D’s of” D3 Training Solutions.
Chris holds a MS in Adult and Occupational Education, focusing on Distance Learning and a BS in Journalism: News Editing; both from Oklahoma State University. She has created courses for Phillips 66, AT&T, MCI, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, WebCE, Federal Acquisition Institute, and the General Services Administration of the US government.
Since December 2000, she has been an adjunct Business and IT faculty member at Tulsa Community College and is a volunteer with the Lectora Accessibility User Group (LAUG).
Jason Gulya is a Professor of English at Berkeley College, a career-focused institution. His training is in 18th-Century Literature. More broadly, he researches the intersection between the worlds of college teaching, career preparation, and instructional design. In his mind, the first step needs to be breaking the silos between these disciplines, to think about how they do (and should) interact with one another.