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May Meeting: LMS System Panel

  • 17 May 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Rebecca's Cafe (http://www.rebeccascafe.com) 275 Grove Street, Auburndale, MA 02459

Registration

This meeting is designed for all, the employed, the self-employed and those in transition. Its goal is to enhance your technology awareness, get to share in a discussion with a panel of LMS experts and provide opportunities to network with your colleagues.
  • The first part is Tech Talk, featuring Shawn Stiles, providing an overview of Lectora. In this presentation, Shawn will discuss Lectora, a popular development tool. His presentation will be an overview of the product including costs, competitors, why he likes this product as well as some pros and cons. He’ll also cover a brief how-to demonstration and end by showing the final product, live and on-line.
  • The second part of the evening will be an interactive panel discussion with several LMS expert, sharing and comparing their insights on specific LMS tools. LMS experts will be covering discussions on products from Blackboard (David Rosenbaum), ATutor (Monique Cuvelier) as well as others.
  • Throughout the meeting, you will have plenty of opportunities to network so bring lots of business cards.
AGENDA
6:00 – 6:15 Sign in and dinner/informal networking.
6:15 – 6:30 ASTD Business and Announcements
6:30 – 7:00 Tech Talk: Lectora by Michael Sean Stiles
7:00 – 7:15 Informal networking
7:15 – 8:30 Key Note: LMS Panel Disscussion
8:30 – 8:45 Informal Networking
8:45 – 9:00 Closing announcements

Please click here to register for this event.

BIOS
M. Shawn Stiles is a Trainer and Instructional Designer with over 15 years experience in training and development. He is currently an Associate Director in the Quality Standards and Training Group within the Regulatory Affairs department of Pfizer Global Research and Development.. Shawn received his certification as a distance educator from New York University, his Bachelor of General Study's degree from the University of Connecticut and his Masters Degree in Education and E-Learnin from the University of Phoenix Online. Shawn has participated as a beta tester for a number of Lectora versions and has been a speaker at the Lectora conferences and other professional conferences.

Job Fair:
The Job Fair portion of the meeting will take place from 5-6 p.m. People who wish to have an interview through our Job Fair program should join our free mailing list to learn more. Hiring companies that want to participate can learn more at our Job Board.

Location:
Rebecca's Cafe (http://www.rebeccascafe.com) 275 Grove Street, Auburndale, MA 02459, 617-969-3382 For those who have not been to this Rebecca's location, it is very easy to miss as you will not see a sign for Rebecca's from the street. 275 Grove St. is the Riverside Office Park, right next to the Riverside MBTA train and bus stop. Rebecca's is located at the back of the building, by the parking garage.

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