Monthly Archives: May 2014

Manifesto Signatories 5/28/2014

Diane Peters
Sentara Healthcare
I’ve long held that relevant, contextual learning is the only thing that works to engage learners and change performance. Thanks for putting my thoughts into words for me!
Angela Greco
Wilkes University
I wholeheartedly endorse the eLearning manifesto and look forward to the growing and bright future of eLearning in education. 
Stanley Yip
I agree with the spirit and intent of the Serious eLearning Manifesto.
Barbara Bond-Howard
Ptarmigan West
This is an excellent way to say that education can be anticipated with enthusiasm.  It’s not something, just to be done, it’s something to be excited about.  
Terry Swan
self employed
difficult to argue with any of this
Marko Teräs
Curtin University, Curtin Business School, School of Information Systems
As a person doing research in immersive virtual environments, virtual reality and gamification for authentic learning, all current buzz words, I wholeheartedly support the Manifesto. The seduction of the Sirens of emerging digital technologies is strong. Sometimes so, that it is blurring what is valid research, and do we even need it to determine if and how such technologies are good for learning, in what situations, and with what sort of processes.

Manifesto Signatories 5/19/2014

Chris Kaplan
I’ve been following the directive "text on the left image on the right" for too long.  I believe we should focus on these principles and then find (or make) the tools we need in order to achieve them rather than be confined to the limits of the tools we have at hand.

The teacher and learner have been discarded in a rush to ‘put all our training online’.  This is unacceptable and I hope to be a part of changing that reality.

Dr. Adam Chester
Some excellent points. I particularly agree with the notion of measurement and iterative development. 
Sjoerd Boersma
New technology offers countless ways of innovative learning, but also countless ways to get lost. The manifesto was written by a couple of the most experienced people on eLearning. The manifesto is a great guide that helps us move forward in finding better learning!
Leo M Grassi
Walden University, Doctoral Candidate, Education Technology
I support the constructs, concepts and rationale as espoused by the Manifesto, as they align with proven approaches to efficient and engaging learning experiences requiring all participants (designers, facilitators, learners)to meaningfully invest in such shared constructions.   
Larry Nardolillo
GP Strategies
I am signing this Manifesto because I believe in the idea, not the chances of its success. I think this effort is DOOMED TO FAILURE, just like every other effort to give trainers and training more credibility in the business world. I do not believe that the makers of eLearning can decide what the users of eLearning will buy. Get a few buyers on this list and then you will be successful.

Manifesto Signatories 5/15/2014

Matthew Miller
Cairo American College
This manifesto is an excellent outline of the principles by which I try to educate and to build learning materials.  I wholeheartedly endorse it.  I will be continuing to refer to it as one of the guiding documents for my in-class games development and use of commercial games.  
Luiz Pinho
ARMATA – Learning in Practice
The current initiatives of e-learning programs and the trend we have seen so far has a bitter taste for the L&D development.

The meaning of learning is the accomplishment of a change through additional knowledge. The current path the e-learning programs has taken will not fulfill this goal.

We fully support the manifesto and will forward the initiative in the Brazilian L&D community and integrate the principles in our projects.

Dan J. Clark
Travelers Insurance
I unequivocally endorse the Serious eLearning manifesto.
Rusty Low
Critical to this day where elearning is growing rapidly,and in some contexts seen as a fiscal tool to reduce costs in universities versus being the most highly effective learning modality for some core competencies

Manifesto Signatories 5/12/2014

Tony Moore
Moore Performance Improvement, Inc.
As an evidence-based training developer and performance improvement practitioner for over 30 years, and as having been trained in my craft by Bob Mager, Tom Gilbert, Joe Harless, and Jeff Nelson in the early days, and more recently influenced by the writings of Michael Allen, Cathy Moore, Tom Kuhlmann, William Horton, and many other like-minded experts, I enthusiastically endorse the standards and supporting principles of the Serious eLearning Manifesto.
Terry Dicken
I whole-heartedly endorse each point of this manifesto.
P. G. Sharpe
I endorse the manifesto with the quote:

"Each one, teach one"

I will promote serious eLearning in all my projects and with all learning professionals.

Valerie Ryan
SDSU Research Foundation
I endorse Serious eLearning.
Isabelle Jean
I fully endorse the Serious eLearning Manifesto.  I lead a team of instructional designers and developers and will use this Manifesto as guidelines for the creation of eLearning courses.
J. Catherine Halford
Old Dominion University 
I support the adoption to move e-learning from correspondence level to interactive level! 
Claudia Cavallaro
I believe that in order to continue improving corporate learning, we ought to continue improving our methodologies of sharing our growing knowledge and experience thru industry activities and resources. This is a great resource for those who want to create serious eLearning experiences.
Jay A. Allen
I promise to support and defend the Serious eLearning Manifesto and its Supporting Principles in the delivery of technology-enabled workplace learning and performance solutions that are also solidly rooted in the major tenets of andragogy and pursue meaningful business outcomes.
Jeff Slapp
Infinity Training Solutions
The founders of the Manifesto have a passion for e-learning and so should you! Instructional Designers need to review the Manifesto before they start every new project!
Alex McLennan
Magnificent manifesto to move eLearning in the right direction – for learners, industries and communities.
Rebecca Heitbaum
DARX Consulting Pty Ltd
I proudly endorse the Serious eLearning Manifesto. It is a brilliant document, not to mention a much need one, that every professional in the Educational Technology arena should be familiar with and support.
Wouter Ceyssens
Belgian Defence
I  look forward for input from the the ‘instigators’ and of all other signatories to try and make the manifesto a guide to eLearning reality.
Paul van Helmond
I endorse this manifesto
Martèn de Prez
All learners are unique, with their own talents. I believe in learning journeys that aim for business result, adapt to each individual learner and include spaced reïnforcement to let people blossom.

Therefore I endorse the Serious eLearning Manifesto and will follow the principles contained within it to the best of my abilities. I will also spread the word among my clients and coworkers so together we can increase our impact in making a change for the better.

Peter Abdelmessih
This is a great manifesto. I aim to work on more immersive experiences for learners. Including, actual real-world decision making scenarios.

Manifesto Signatories 5/8/2014

Andrea Velasquez, PhD
Brigham Young University
I especially love the approach to authenticity and richness of experience in contrast to the lecture mode.  In this way we respect the learner so much more because we respect their ability to make choices in real-world scenarios.  Thank you for this manifesto.
Davinder K
I endorse this manifesto as I agree that we really need to create strong principle to provide the best and usable elearning material to end users
Arshad Nadamal
National Bank of Oman
I agree with and endorse the Serious eLearning Manifesto. This can be the guidance document for all involved. 
Therese McCoy
Digital Oyster
I endorse the Serious eLearning Manifesto.
Freddie Batista
GreatLearningWorks/Great HealthWorks
As a pioneer in eLearning I have seen it evolve pretty much from it’s inception to now. I have been involved in elearning from both Government, Corporate America and the University levels. I agree with this Manifesto, as a Senior Manager for the largest infomercial company in the US we are always looking for a way to increase the retention. It’ so true on what you mention we have over a dozen contractors and some of them were graphic and web developers that’s where the creation of eLearning content is going to. They look for guidance and the purpose of this Manifesto is to have the guidance available. Great Job !
Buck Harrison
I believe that learning is more than reciting facts. It is a change in how you interact with the world around you. Serious elearning fits this perfectly. 
Jaciara da Costa
100% agree!
Anne Richardson
US Customs and Border Protection
I endorse the Manifesto.
Keith Williams
Court Services, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
There needs to be a global standard, understanding, and QA process that is universally accepted, verified, and endorsed. That unique mix of minds, acceptance and future work will drive this excellence as a framework for eLearning across disparate global areas in which we work and operate. One learning, one for all, as we work to learn and learn to work together…
Karen Kinch
CA Technologies
If you are able to implement these principles in your projects and programs, you will have created learning that leads to real and impactful results.

Manifesto Signatories 5/1/2014

Laura Stremler
I endorse the Serious eLearning Manifesto and will follow the principles contained within it to the best of my abilities. I will also spread the word among my coworkers so we can increase our impact in making a change for the better. 
J L Pope
I proudly and enthusiastically endorse the Serious eLearning Manifesto. It represents the ideals I have held for education for many years.

As we follow the principles embodied in the Manifesto, we will create experiences for learners that will help them gain real growth. Organizations will see unprecedented return on their investment in education.

While I completely support the declarations of the Manifesto, my hope is that leaders across all industries will recognize the power of the principles contained herein and will allow, even insist, that learning be done according to these standards.

Howard Eisenberg
Hallelujah. Amen. I endorse the manifesto. Thanks to the Instigators for articulating this so well.
Anne Cornwell
As the Director of Consulting Services for SmartBuilder, a custom elearning design and development company, I understand that it is not easy to obtain buy-in and understanding from clients of the Serious eLearning Manifesto’s underlying principles.  However, we know from experience that it is in our clients’, and their learners’, best interests that we fight the good fight and promote and support these principles.

I pledge to do my part to implement the principles, and to educate others about them.  Let’s create elearning that makes a genuine difference for our clients, and in the lives of our learners!

Chris Badgett
Badgett Media
As an owner of a web development, design, and business consulting company with a focus on empowering educational entrepreneurs through developing powerful WordPress LMS websites, I fully endorse the eLearning Manifesto. Focusing on the best possible learning and results outcome for the student is the cornerstone of a high impact online learning experience.