Monday, February 7

Big Question Thought Leaders

I'm happy to announce that several thought leaders have joined together with me to revitalize the Big Question. We will likely be trying some different things over the next few months. What exactly, we aren't sure. We'll figure it out as we go.

The goals of the Big Question will remain the same:

  • A way to highlight thought leaders around topics of interest to eLearning Professionals
  • A way to stimulate different perspectives on questions that are of interest to eLearning Professionals.

We are definitely interested in having contributions from other Thought Leaders, so feel free to contact me: if you are interested in participating.

Glenn Hansen

GlennHeadshotGlenn has over 10 year's experience in the field of workplace learning and performance, and is currently the Learning and Development Manager at The Salvation Army Employment Plus in Australia. He has a particular interest in how communications technology can enhance and facilitate corporate learning and performance, and the creation of new opportunities for learning in and outside the workforce. Glenn holds a Master of Psychology degree, and enjoys Australian Rules Football, NFL and most other sports that involve a ball and action.


Twitter: @glennhansen_

Thomas Edgerton


Thomas Edgerton is a performance consultant, professional coach, instructional technologist, master swimmer, and perpetual optimist. Over the years, his award winning work traverses sneaker net to the present crossing diverse industries, platforms, pedagogy, and people. Let me warn you beforehand, I am more hopeful today than at any previous point in my life.

twitter: 4EFRSWM


website: www.skilledge.,net

Jeffrey Goldman

goldman_jJeff Goldman has 13+ years experience in the training and development field, including nine years designing and developing e-learning. He has a dual focus in both online learning and classroom training and has experience designing learning solutions in banking, healthcare, and for nonprofit organizations. Jeff holds a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Systems Design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder.




Holly MacDonald

imageHolly lives on a small semi-rural island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada where she works as an independent learning strategist, advising clients thoughout their journey to e-learning. She's particularly interested in performance support and the rise of user generated content as growth areas for traditional workplace learning. Holly's been tinkering in the learning field for over 15 years in a variety of roles. After 12+ years in the corporate world, she decided that climbing the career ladder was not the only option and freedom 55 was someone else's dream. She's enjoying the diversity that consulting offers, even if the workload is daunting at times. She's a voracious reader (mostly snobby fiction), a fair-weather sea kayaker, enthusiastic (but not particularly skilful) downhill skier and a busy mom who seeks to find time to do it all.





Kasper SpiroKasper Spiro

Kasper has over 25 years of experience in the field of learning and user performance support. His learning experience goes from teaching, authoring textbooks, designing and creating e-Learning, knowledge management and user performance support. As a manager his experience ranges from being CEO of an early internet startup in the nineties to his current position as CEO of easygenerator.

He has a passion for learning, learning technology and innovation. With easygenerator he is on a mission to make it the best e-learning authoring system in the world and innovate e-Learning along the way. He believes that we should bring (e)-Learning to the workplace and that learning content is key in reaching that goal.


LinkedIn, Skype, Twitter: KasperSpiro



Jeff Goldman said...

I am really excited about being involved in the Big Question and the opportunity to work with Glenn, Thomas, Holly and Tony. This is going to be a great venture. If you are using Twitter, keep an eye out for our #LCBQ hashtag too.

Thomas Edgerton said...

I have to say making predictions in mid-Feb for 2011 almost seems like having a head start in a race. You can read my 2011 Learning Technology Predictions at my website and tweet me at 4EFRSWM. Perhaps it's a bit bombastic, but I had a lot of fun writing this post and look forward to more BQ topics.

Thomas Edgerton said...

let's try again with the url,