“One of the biggest challenges facing training and educational professionals today is the application of technology to increase learning efficacy, bond the learning community together and facilitate the dialogue between them,” commented Sanjaya Sharma, CEO of Tata Interactive Systems (TIS). “As technological and economic changes continue to redefine the dynamics of learning, there are more questions than there are answers.”
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a world leader in custom e-learning design / development and organisational performance improvement, addresses these issues and discusses the latest trends in training and education during the latest in its worldwide series of ‘Tata Interactive Learning Forums’ in Chicago (October 29) and in Boston (November 1).
The Tata Interactive Learning Forum (TLF), now in its fourth year, is where thought leaders and decision makers in the training and education industry from across the globe gain new perspectives on learning, share success strategies, as well as network informally with other industry leaders. Attendance at these events is strictly by invitation only.
The TLF contains two tracks, focusing on higher education and corporate training. Keynote presentations in the corporate track come from Dave Vance, former President of Caterpillar University, the ‘CLO of the Year’ in 2006, and a board member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and fellow ASTD member, Dr Allison Rossett, author of best-selling business books and also an established board member of the E-learning Guild.
While Vance shares his knowledge on making the right training decisions, Dr Rossett will discuss electronic performance support systems (EPSS) and their benefits for organisations.
This year, the topics under discussion in the corporate track include:
• Learning that leads to performance improvement
• Decision making in the learning function
• Enabling and supporting performance in the workplace
• Providing the right performance support, after your training or learning events
Speakers and session moderators at this year’s education track of the TLF include Dr David A. Foster, Dean of DeVry University Online; Harvard CIO, Stephen Laster; Jeff Schultz, SVP of McGraw-Hill; John Ebersole, President of Excelsior College; and Colonel Stephen G Visco, Dean of Distance Learning, at the USAF Air War College.
The educational track will discuss the following topics:
• How can technology be leveraged to enhance learner-teacher relationships?
• What is the social, cultural, and organizational impact of adopting such technologies?
• Can each only play a supplementary role or be the main component of instruction delivery?
• How does this adoption impact the structure of curricula and instruction design in place today?
• Online learning is not the missing link—making online education meaningful to the learner.
• The next stage of evolution for online courses.
TLF delegates will also have the chance to examine TIS’s premium range of products, including EPSS and TOPSIM® simulations for organisations.
About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a global leader in e-learning, is a part of the $22bn Tata Group. Truly international, TIS has a presence across the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Japan, India, and mainland Europe. TIS offers corporations, universities, schools, publishers, and government institutions a diversified and innovative bouquet of learning and training solutions including Simulation-based Learning Objects (SimBLs™), Story-based Learning Objects (StoBLs™), courseware and curriculum design, special-needs education, assessments, electronic performance support systems (EPSS), mobile learning, along with other corporate training and consultancy services. Our multi-disciplinary expertise and 17 years’ experience across domains helps us design e-learning programmes that are unique to clients’ requirements and specifically crafted to boost knowledge retention and application.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX Award of Excellence in 2005 and 2006, BETT Awards in 2004 and 2006, and two Business World–NID Design Excellence awards.
Further information from:
Kshitij Nerurkar, Tata Interactive Systems, 00 1 732 906 0002