Dr. David Guralnick

President and CEO at Kaleidoscope Learning 

and Professor at Columbia University

David Guralnick holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where his work synthesized concepts from the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence, instructional design, and cognitive psychology. His work synthesizes concepts from several fields with the goal of using new technology to create immersive experiences that reimagine education and training. Over the past 25 years, he has designed and evaluated simulation-based training applications; performance-support systems, a variety of online courses for corporate, non-profit, and university audiences; mobile applications; and authoring tools. David is president of New York-based Kaleidoscope Learning; president of the International E-Learning Association (IELA) and founding chair of the International E-Learning Awards program; an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University a regular keynote speaker at international conferences; chair of the International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace (ICELW); Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC); and was founding chair of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)’s New York E-learning Special Interest Group.

WATCH LIVE: November 2nd at 11:30 am

Dr. David Guralnick

We’re at a time of opportunity in eLearning; with the aid of technological advances in artificial intelligence as well as virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms, and others, we have the opportunity to reimagine and reinvent the world of learning. All of these technologies can help us do so, provided that we make the most of them—rather than simply translating current learning methods to use technology, we can rethink education and training entirely! In this session, I’ll talk about new types of learning experiences that we could create that would make the most of AI and other technologies, and how these new experiences have the potential to dramatically improve learning effectiveness as well as the enjoyment people feel when using online learning in organizations and in educational settings. Research in cognitive science, education, and computer science can inform our work in this area, along with a strong dose of creativity. It’s my view that in order to transform education and training, we need advances not just in technology, but in the ways that we reimagine what education and workplace learning could mean. In this session, I’ll suggest some possibilities and describe some potential new worlds of education and training.