Intrepid Hires John Hathaway, Innovative Learning Technology Pioneer

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

Intrepid Learning (, an award-winning provider of corporate learning services and learning technology designed to accelerate productivity and growth for businesses worldwide, today announced that John Hathaway has joined the company as Director of Product Management.

Hathaway will be responsible for the management, oversight and execution required to ensure the success of Intrepids technology-enabled learning solutions, including product planning, product marketing, and product governance.

Technology-enabled learningand increasingly informal technology-enabled learning–represents a sea change in the learning industry, and Intrepid will play a leadership role in this shift, says Sam Herring, Co-Founder and CEO of Intrepid. John is an industry veteran who has been pioneering learning technology innovation for over 15 years. I know his creativity will help us innovate cutting-edge learning technology solutions that solve pressing business challenges for our clients.

Hathaway created groundwork for todays SCORM standard as architect of Oracles Reusable Content Object Strategy and, jointly with Macromedia, created the first JavaScript API for communication between learning content and an LMS. Earlier in his career as CTO of, he led design and development of the first e-commerce portal for e-learning, which aggregated more than 3,000 courses from 36 publishers. And at GeneEd, he refined the production process and created XML-based Flash templates to enhance interactivity and reduce production costs of high-end e-learning content for bioscience and pharmaceutical companies. At Autodesk, where John was an Intrepid client for several years, he worked closely with the Intrepid team to create a custom performance support platform to aid Autodesk channel partners in consulting and sales efforts.

As co-founder and President of VelocityMG (VMG), John led strategy, content, and technology projects, including e-commerce learning portals and social learning communities. Following the acquisition of VMG by Appirio, he provided user adoption and training strategy consulting for clients such as LOreal, TIAA-CREF, Proctor & Gamble, and Suntech.

Intrepid has created a unique learning platform that no traditional learning technology can matchit provides real and meaningful value to companies and organizations. I look forward to continuing and advancing my innovation focus at Intrepid the company is clearly at the forefront of 21st century learning and the transformation of the workplace, says Hathaway.

Adds Herring: Weve known John well over the years as a client, partner and friend. We respect his many talents and are thrilled to welcome him to the Intrepid team as our colleague. We are excited that John is continuing his innovative career at Intrepid.

About Intrepid Learning

Intrepid Learning is an organization of 270-plus learning professionals who design and deliver strategic learning consulting services and technology-enabled learning solutions, and provide expert execution and management of learning operations. These solutions and services adapt to how individuals learn best, and they also scale to meet an organizations business needs and challenges. Intrepid believes that learning can empower individuals and transform organizations. The company is committed to the idea that learning, when expertly designed and delivered, can drive business performance and growth. Founded in 1999, Intrepid is passionate about learning and exclusively dedicated to it.

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Four In-Depth Workshops at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo

Corona, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012

Elearning! Media Group, the exclusive industry trade brand serving the enterprise learning market, will host its annual Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) on September 25-27, 2012 in Irvine, Calif., where four in-depth workshops will tackle learnings hot topics of fundamentals, social, mobile and video. Attendees will learn from industry experts who are transforming enterprise learning, sharpen their skills and walk away with an immediate action plan.

Beginning September 24th, ELCE will host a two day E-learning Fundamental Workshop. Joe Ganci, CEO of Dazzle Technologies will focus on the practical steps to establishing, designing and developing e-learning. Whether an attendee is new to e-learning or the appointed Guru, everyone will be surprised by how many decisions are made around migrating to e-learning. In fact, take the right steps right from the start and deliver stellar e-learning that actually works. Attend this workshop to become the hero who managed to weave through the still live mines to get to the end result on time and under budget. Have learners praise your name for delivering engaging, challenging experiences, free from the dreaded “Hit Next-Next-Next” Syndrome.

In this workshop, Ganci will focus on the practical steps to establishing, designing and developing e-learning. In the process, attendees will learn to:

Ask the three crucial questions at the very start
Form a checklist of important tasks that must be accomplished
Prototype and design an e-learning lesson – your own or one that will be provided
Decide which tools will help you best in developing your lesson
Develop your working lesson using one or more e-learning tools.

Creating a Social Learning Hive will be hosted by Vicki Tambellini, President and CEO of The Tambellini Group on September 25th, 2012. In this half day workshop, Vicki Tambellini, CEO of Tambellini Group, will share the strategy, decision points and implementation of an engaging social learning environment. Vicki has successfully built edu1world, the largest social hive for educators and technologists. She shares her secrets and strategies in this workshop including: Introduction to social learning, key features of a great social learning network, the business case for a social learning network, dos and donts, tour of a social learning ecosystem, user case studies, review of the social learning network checklist and next steps for implementation.

Mobile learning is being adopted by 68% of enterprises. John Moxley, Director of Leadership Development at Cricket Communications and Thomas Archibald, Operations Director, ADL Initiative from the Department of Defese will guide you through mobile learning planning stages, best practices, development options, design considerations and mobile learning tools available. Every attendee will receive a copy of The ADL Mobile Learning Handbook.

Over 4 billion videos are viewed on YouTube per day. On Friday September 28th, ELCE will host a post-conference offsite workshop. Lights, Camera, Action Workshop will take place at Ferrari Studios in San Diego, CA. Attendees will have the ability to take content to this next level and learn the dos and donts of video production from a professional producer. Attend this workshop and learn the dos and donts of video production from a professional producer. Phil Ferrari, Producer, will lead a team through the process of creating a video commercial. From script writing, talent recruitment, live video production, editing and collaboration, participants will experience both sides of the camera.

ELCE Workshop passes start at $ 99. Register now for any of these workshops and save up to $ 300. Special discounts are available for government, education and non-profit organizations, as well as groups of three or more. Add a workshop to your conference attendance, and save more. Early bird discounts expire soon, so register today at For sponsorship or exhibitor information, contact sales (at) 2elearning (dot) com or call 888-201-2841 x845.

About Elearning! Media Group

Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Group LLC. Elearning! Media Group consists of eleven media products including: Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! Magazine, e-magazines, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, Websites, Web seminars, the Enterprise Learning! Summit and Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo. Elearning! Media Group serves the $ 160 billion e-learning market. Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at,; on Twitter: 2elearning or #ELCE12; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine or LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network

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Chad Udell Offers Mobile Guidance for the Enterprise in New Book Learning Everywhere

Morton, IL (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Chad Udell, mobile design and development expert and managing director of Float Mobile Learning, announced today the release of his new book, Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies are Transforming Training.

A must-read for HR administrators, instructional designers, and learning and development professionals, Chads book addresses the nuances of planning, designing and developing mobile content for training purposes.

The goal for this book from day one was to create a practical guide for developing mobile training initiatives in organizations, Udell said. People have been talking about the opportunities mobile has for training and HR departments for a long time, but Learning Everywhere puts it all into a practical context. Scribbling in the margins is encouraged.

Learning Everywhere takes readers through the lifecycle of developing mobile content strategies for enterprise training, from planning and content choices to design and development. In the book, Udell introduces four pillars for mobile training content, establishing a framework and industry standard.

Udell proves the value of informal learning in addition to the formal, structured learning that takes place via mobile devices. Learning Everywhere offers strategic thinking that is immediately applicable in the workplace.

Whether you are just beginning to investigate mLearning or have a project or two under your belt, this will surely become your go-to book, offers mobile learning analyst Judy Brown in the books foreword. This is a how-to manual for mobile learning.

Learning Everywhere is published by RockBench Publishing in concert with the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

Copies are available in hardcover or in digital format via Apples iBooks and Kindle format on Amazon.

About the Author

As managing director of Float Mobile Learning, Chad Udell designs, develops and manages interactive Web and mobile projects. Chad has worked with industry-leading Fortune 500 companies to develop customized interactive content. Chad is recognized as an expert in design and development, and he speaks regularly at national conferences on design, development and mobile learning. He has been a key faculty member in Bradley Universitys interactive media department for more than five years. Chad has a B.S. in graphic design from Bradley University.