Over the last month I have attended several conferences and trade shows, namely DevLearn in Las Vegas and the CSTD Conference and Trade Show in Toronto. While preparing for my trips, I thought to myself that perhaps this year would be different; perhaps this year I would see advancement in e-learning technologies and improvements in methods for delivery. To my surprise however, the lectures, the vendors and their approaches have not changed or evolved from the year before. If we are not moving forward, we are standing still. If we are standing still while others are moving forward, we are falling behind. As I always say – Lets keep moving forward!
This year, I was asked to speak at the CSTD Trade Show for a second year in a row. Looking at the crowd of people who gathered to hear my lecture “E-learning Results Realized”, I was happy to see many of the same people who attended my lecture the year before. When the lecture ended, many people stayed back looking for answers to questions they had about our fragmented and sometimes complicated industry. What technologies are the best to use when developing e-learning? What does it cost to produce an e-course or an entire e-learning solution? How can one person build effective e-learning with limited experience or resources? These types of questions were asked because while e-learning continues to gain in popularity most organizations still don’t understand the e-learning market. This is why I speak! Providing people with answers is what the education market is all about. Sharing knowledge and helping people best utilize the programs and tools they are working with will in turn help others improve as well. Speaking at conferences, talking to people at our booth and simply networking with others over the course of an event is a great way for me to give back to my community and ensure that e-learning is not only understood, but implemented in such a way that guarantees success for any organization.
2012 is going to be a great year for iPal and iPal’s customers. We are focusing on providing our customers with more value during the development of their e-learning programs through our proprietary storyboard process and the incorporation of mobile learning programs.
Going global is also a focus that iPal is embracing in the New Year. Next month we are headed to India on a Trade Mission with the Canadian government. The opportunity for growth and the chance to bring our e-learning solutions to a new part of the world is no doubt going to be an incredible experience.
A new year brings exciting change and opportunity for all of us at iPal and we have never been more delighted to see what the future has in store for us.
Stay tuned for more from iPal.
Keep moving forward!