Monday, March 13, 2017

PADLA: Learning Technology Tour & Workshop


PADLA invites you to join us in exploring hot topics in the world of learning technologies. One presentation will address the next step in the creation of virtual reality learning technology and the other will explore the creation of a new methodology to meet the challenge of learning retention.

Villanova CAVE Tour


Attendees will take part in a guided tour of Villanova University's Immersive Studies CAVE which provides viewers with an immersive experience viewing and interacting with 3D virtual-reality worlds, 3D big-data displays, and 3D models of real-world locations and objects. Some of the facility's features include:

  • An 18-ft wide by 10-ft deep by 7.5-ft high enclosure within which viewers can interact with a virtual world.
  • A extendable projected ceiling. This means the Villanova CAVE can be operated to project on either three walls and a floor, or three walls and a ceiling.
  • Integration with a robot (Seemore) designed at Villanova that carries a spherically immersive video camera array for capturing video that covers 360 degrees horizontally and 280 degrees vertically. This video can be played and controlled interactively in the Villanova CAVE.
  • A commitment to support researchers across Villanova as well as collaborate with academic and industry researchers around the world.

Nine Ways to Implement Continuous Learning and Solve the Forgetting Problem


Attendees will actively participate in a workshop conducted by Steve Just, Chief Learning Officer of Intela Learning. This workshop covers the science of learning and remembering, and why learners forget. It highlights nine practical continuous learning strategies to overcome the forgetting problem.

Years of research have shown that 60-80% of what is taught in courses (instructor-led or eLearning) is not transferred to the job. This has been a source of frustration to trainers for decades. But we now have a solution to this problem because we are at the beginning of a new technology-enabled era in learning: the era of Continuous Learning.

Date: 26 Apr 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Villanova University

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Current Members – Free
Non-Members – $25.00

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PADLA From Start-up to Success: Bringing Your Learning Tech Vision to the Marketplace


The PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association is pleased to invite you to join us on February 23 from 8:30 to 11:30 AM in an entrepreneurial journey guided by an esteemed panel of regional experts made up of a Technology and Intellectual Property counsel (Fred Wilf: Wilftek) a prominent Venture Capitalist (Chad Stender: Seventy Six Capital), and a successful Learning Tech start-up company (Donna DeMarco: Viddler). Through real-world examples, based on their extensive experience, the panel will address the challenges and essential steps necessary to bring a Learning Tech vision to the marketplace.
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The panel discussion will be followed by a presentation by Jill Sitnick, representing Microsoft, and will focus on their Learning Tech tool, One Note.

The topic for this event is most appropriate due to the location of the meeting in the new Microsoft Reactor Center located in the University City Science Center. Both of these organizations are committed to the success of Technology Start-ups.