Friday, October 20, 2017

PADLA 15th Annual Conference & Expo - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!

Early Bird Special 

By registering now, our first 50 registrants will receive a copy of this book signed by the author, our keynote speaker:

PADLA is very excited to announce that our full-day 15th Annual Conference & Expo will be returning on Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017 to the campus of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. This impressive venue is centrally located for our regional PA/DE/NJ chapter and promises to be another smashing success. This year's events includes:

  • Sessions focusing on Corporate, Higher Ed & K-12 presentations by "real-world" practitioners
  • Keynote: Dr. Jack Phillips from the ROI Institute
  • Audience engagement tool: Glisser
  • Ample opportunities to build your personal professional network
  • Food, Prizes & much more

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

PADLA: Universal Design & Cyber Security

You are invited to attend the next PADLA meeting, covering both effective instructional design and the necessary legal steps needed to protect your learners' and institution's private data. 


Supporting Students Through Universal Design – presented by Holly Harner, Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs,  and Nick Gogno, Director, Instructional Design, at La Salle University
Data is the New Oil: The Value of Protecting Your Information in a Digital Age - presented by Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esquire & Jordan F. Fischer, Esquire from the XPAN Law Group
When: September 19, 2017 - 8:30 to 11:30 AM
WhereLa Salle University, Founders Hall, 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

PADLA 15th Annual Conference & Expo: Call for Presenters

PADLA announced that the full-day 15th Annual Conference & Expo will be returning on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 to the campus of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. This impressive venue is centrally located for our regional PA/DE/NJ chapter and promises to be another success. Past year's events included:

  • 15 sessions focusing on Corporate, Higher Ed & K-12 presentations by "real-world" practitioners
  • 10 vendor sessions focusing on new technologies from industry leaders
  • Well-Known Keynote TBA
  • Ample opportunities to build your personal professional network
  • Food, Prizes & much more
  • If you have any interest in supporting our professional community as a Presenter, Exhibitor, and/or Sponsor, NOW is the time to contact us for further details. Past years' events were completely SOLD OUT.

For more info about being a Presenter, Exhibitor, or Sponsor please contact ASAP: 
Louis Stricoff
PADLA Executive Director

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

PADLA: Exploring the Technologies Behind Sustainable Competencies

Join us for a unique PADLA evening event in Wilmington, DE, co-hosted by the Technology Forum of Delaware, for an exploration of the technologies that are behind sustainable competencies.

When: June 21, 2017 - 5:30 to 8:00PM
Where: Wilmington University, 320 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720


New digital learning technologies, such as Gamification and Virtual Reality, are constantly being added to the set of tools available to learning organizations. Some work other and others don’t. John Royer, Founder & Managing Partner of InSiteHub, is an award- winning learning strategist and technologist, and an expert in learning trends, will present a studied look at the impact of learning technologies over time.

John will share his insights into how technologies including micro learning, gamification, badging, nano-degrees, confidence based testing and e-portfolios are being implemented together to drive the latest trends in micro credentialing and ultimately sustainable competencies for corporate learning. John will also examine how online coaching, new platforms, and Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality fit into the corporate learning strategies of the future.


Representatives from our host, Wilmington University, will also conduct tours of their gamification lab, learning technologies lab, and discuss details of their Collaborative Work Program.

Scott Shaw, Chair, Game Design and Development Program will demonstrate how organizations can take advantage of the newer technologies including Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality in the context of online learning, micro credentialing, and competency based learning.

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

Register Here NOW

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.