E-Learning Symposium 2010 Houston – Speakers

David Anderson, Articulate

David Anderson, Articulate @elearning Dave Anderson is an E-Learning designer with more than 13 years of experience in online training. His portfolio includes designing custom E-Learning for NASCAR, Mercedes, Tufts University, Delta and America West Airlines.As Community Manager at Articulate, he works with Articulate’s E-Learning community, helping users get the most from their tools while finding creative ways to build more engaging courses. He also shares E-Learning tips and tricks through his screencasts.

Dr. Nancy P. Moreno, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Nancy Moreno, Baylor College of Medicine Nancy P. Moreno received her Bachelor’s degree in botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked as an investigator and editor of the Flora of Veracruz Project in Mexico. After earning her Ph.D. in biology from Rice University, she joined Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), where she is Professor in Allied Health Sciences and Family and Community Medicine, in addition to Senior Associate Director of the Center for Educational Outreach.

Dr. Moreno’s research focuses on developing effective collaborations among scientists and educators to improve science teaching and learning. She leads the development of interdisciplinary science educational materials for students, the creation of local and national partnerships to promote systemic change in school science teaching, and most recently, the application of web-based technologies for teacher support and professional development. Projects led by Dr. Moreno have reached thousands of students, teachers and others around the US, and they have helped to establish Baylor College of Medicine as a recognized national leader in the arena of educational outreach. Dr. Moreno currently is principal investigator/director of science education partnerships funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and the National Science Foundation. With more than 100 published works in bioscience and science education, she also is Editorial Director of the comprehensive, award-winning, science education websites, BioEd Online and K8 Science. In 2009, she received BCM’s highest career award for educational contributions, The Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., Presidential Award for Excellence in Education.

Debby Kalk, University of Texas at Austin

Debby Kalk Debby Kalk is an instructional designer and E-Learning project developer with over 20 years of experience producing interactive, video, and classroom-based learning programs. She has developed training and customer education programs for companies such as USAA Insurance, Dell Computer, and Verizon Wireless. She is co-author of Real World Instructional Design from Wadsworth College Publishers. She has an MA and is working on a PhD in Instructional Technology at the University of Texas at Austin. For her dissertation research, she is examining social engagement in distance learning.

Hiram Kuykendall, CTO, MicroAssist, Inc.

Hiram Kuykendall Hiram Kuykendall is a technical leader with over fifteen years of solid real world experience in application, infrastructure design, and E-Learning development. His specialties include software development management, database administration and system engineering. Mr. Kuykendall manages the development teams for numerous E-Learning sites, both for the State of Texas and the private sector. Mr. Kuykendall has extensive experience dealing with accessibility issues from managerial and practical levels. Prior to joining MicroAssist in 1995, he accumulated extensive experience working for various Texas state agencies as well as the private sector. Mr. Kuykendall received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Microsoft Certified Professional.

John Gillis, First Order Consulting

John Gillis John Gillis, Jr. is a Partner with First Order Consulting where he focuses on Global Talent Management. Mr. Gillis provides clients with consulting and implementation expertise in leadership, learning and development, organizational development, performance management, succession planning, and career development.  With a concentration on change management and strategic business value, Mr. Gillis delivers implementations impacting human capital.

As an emcee, Mr.Gillis’ thorough research and preparation provide insight, direction and value. He highlights the presenters’ discussion with enlightening questions and engaging audience interaction. John has a natural and unique talent for connecting the audience to not only the topics addressed, but also the speakers themselves.

Mr. Gillis is the founder and director of CampLIFE!, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity enabling children to build self-esteem through the camp activities. This charity currently partners with Ft. Hood’s Gold Star Kids – children who have lost a parent in Iraq.

Scott Rehling, Partner, Lava Studios

Scott Rehling Scott Rehling, the co-founder of Lava Studios, is a communications professional specializing in digital media development and production and Internet-based rich media distribution.  With audio and video development and production at its core, Lava Studios develops, produces and distributes award winning rich media content for clients such as Whole Foods Markets, University of Texas, State of Texas, Amazon.com and Dell Computer.  Prior to Lava Studios, Scott founded Alternate Audio in the early 1990’s which was the first entirely digital recording studio in Austin, TX and one of the early pioneers in the field of digital media production.

Scott has also spent several years consulting high tech companies on development and growth of their channel sales and marketing strategies. His experience in this arena ranges from Apple Computer and CompuAdd Computer to Exodus Communcations and Motion Computing.  This experience from the other side of the table as a consumer of rich media tools for sales and marketing gives Scott a unique perspective on rich media development and production for sales and marketing organizations.
Scott has an MBA from the University of Nebraska.

Gregg Orr, University of Texas at Austin

Gregg Orr Gregg Orr is a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Texas. He is working on his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Instructional Technology and holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. Gregg also does contract work as an instructional designer developing online courseware for Dell, IBM, The State of Texas, and Swire/Coca-Cola of China. Gregg’s research interests focus around the contributions of mobile learning to the educational experience.