ToolBook User's Conference / e-Learning Authoring Conference 2009 Resources
The eleventh year of The ToolBook User's Conference and the fourth year of The
e-Learning Authoring Conference (August 3 - 5, 2009) was another memorable
event. Although attendance was down a bit, Lee Jay Karns put it nicely, I found
the attendees to be the most motivated and intelligent as a majority than I can
remember. Developers from across the country as well as Germany and
Australia previewed ToolBook 10, learned how to create animations and much more
in Flash, understood
and Silverlight, saw demonstrations on importing content from
PowerPoint, picked up some management tips, met fellow members of the
ToolBook List, and much more. Here are some comments:
It is one of the best ROI's in my 28 years at my company!
Excellent - accommodations, presentations, extracurricular, access to guru's -
overall feeling of friendliness and helpfulness.
Again, another great year. I don't see how it could get any better, but it
does. Hats off to Jeff and family.
There were so many parts that were really great! The socializing and getting to
know other ToolBook users, the expertise of the presenters, and the fun time I
had while gaining a wealth of information.
Here are a few highlights:
SumTotal Systems ToolBook Design Awards
Congratulations to these design award winners:
Material Master for Buyers/Planners
- Iris Peceny, Goodrich
– Dan Richards, IAC
Good Manufacturing Practices - Margie Grande, Malt-O-Meal
Thanks go to SumTotal Systems for sponsoring this contest. Sheri Miller did
great work judging all the excellent entries and hosting Show & Tell
sessions that featured both the entries and other notable applications!
|The topic this year was Board Games. Stephanie Hicks won a close vote with her
nice Monopoly game. Don Bair and Mike Dickinson had their own cool take on
Monopoly. Lee Jay Karns and Mauro Rech grilled some of the faculty members with
funny "Clue" questions with Denny Dedmore and Sheri Miller coming out the
winners. James Leavelle started the night out with a great story incorporating
Aggravation, Sorry, and other games. Thanks goes to Bill Hurley (right) for
starting the fun out with "Mentos and Diet Coke" as well as being "MC" of the
TBCON was time well spent and I will be back again next year without a doubt.
Add to that a beautiful campus environment, perfect weather, good food, and enjoyable after-work discussions plus karaoke and Rock Band, all in no-putting-on-the-dog comfortable attire, and this was one unique experience. Can't wait for the next one!
There were so many parts that were really great! The socializing and getting to know other ToolBook users, the expertise of the presenters, and the fun time I had while gaining a wealth of information.
My favorite part was the ability to ask faculty specific questions at any time.
The conference provided a better understanding and wealth of knowledge to be used upon my return to work.