ICELW 2016 Keynote Speakers

ICELW is delighted to have world-renowned learning technology expert Clark Quinn, Ph.D. as a keynote speaker for 2016! Additional keynotes will be announced soon!

Clark Quinn, Ph.D
Executive Director
Quinnovation, Walnut Creek, California, USA

Clark Quinn's talk: Serious Shoestrings: Deep eLearning within Pragmatic Constraints

Most of elearning is woeful. Really! Too much is just tarted-up information dump and knowledge test. The reasons are understandable, if not excusable; there are too many people who don't understand learning design, there are expectations about what it looks like, there are misconceptions about subject matter experts, the tools have the wrong focus, and there are unrealistic expectations about time frames and resources required. Yet we need to do better. The good news is, we can. When we look at most design processes, we see inflection points that give us leverage. With small changes in what is currently producing ordinary elearning, we can produce much better elearning. Serious elearning. In this session, we'll explore the barriers, opportunities and steps to successfully integrate engaging experiences with effective learning, in the real world. Come see what learning can and should be.

About Clark Quinn

Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. After an early academic career, Dr. Quinn has served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters. He blogs at, tweets as @quinnovator, and works through Quinnovation.

The ICELW 2016 conference will be held from June 15-17, 2016, at Columbia University in New York.