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Manifesto Signatories 4/3/2019

Judy Albers
Intrepid by Vital Source
For too long, we’ve adjusted to the constraints placed on us by early eLearning technologies and outdated mindsets. It is possible to create online learning experiences that provide realistic practice, authentic context, and meaningful involvement. I’m committed to the full set of standards in this manifesto.
Louellan Brown
I endorse the values and principles of this Manifesto and support Serious eLearning.
Brett D Christensen
Workplace Performance Consulting
As a champion of performance improvement, I always start with the desired performance as the goal. The Manifesto serves as a constant reminder of what makes great e-Learning. I’m in!
Matthew Cinelli
Le Savoir Faire Learning
When everyone sees that workplace learning makes a direct contribution to the bottom line, our efforts will be taken seriously.
John Low
Fors Marsh Group
Technology has the potential to support learning and development like never before in history, but it isn’t an end in itself. The eLearning Manifesto calls out principles that underlie the process of learning, not just “e”. When incorporated into performance design and thoughtfully combined with supporting technologies, the promise and power of eLearning can be realized.
Gary DePaul
Gary DePaul Leadership Consulting
As of March 2019, I’m aware of one Fortune 50 company that has regressed in how they leverage eLearning. Today, organizations should dedicate substantial time studying the eLearning Manifesto and the twenty-two supporting principles and determine how they can apply these to strengthen their learning strategy and their eLearning program.
Joe McMorrow
Allen Interactions
This manifesto is one of my primary guideposts in my efforts to become a better Instructional Designer. Respect learners. No more boring e-learning!
Trey Leech
Iowa State University
With my signature, I fully support the Serious eLearning Manifesto.
Scott Ward
ASG Group
I endorse and support the Manifesto
Che Prince
Corby Spirit & Wine Ltd.
Absolutely, 100%, will endorse the Manifesto and support Serious eLearning.
Junfei He
The Manifesto We believe that learning technology offers the possibility for creating uniquely valuable learning experiences. We also believe, with a sense of sadness and profound frustration, that most elearning fails to live up to its promise. We further believe that current trends evoke a future of only negligible improvement in elearning design—unless something radical is done to bend the curve. Finally, we have concluded that in order to elevate elearning to the height of its promise, we need to begin with a personal commitment to a new set of standards. Through continuous assessment of learner performance, the elearning experience can optimize use of the learner’s time, individualize the experience for full engagement, address needs, optimize practice, and prepare for transfer of learning to performance proficiency. Through our work in developing elearning experiences and helping others do the same, we believe that we need to go beyond typical elearning to the values and characteristics of Serious eLearning: