So here, following a great deal of research and consultation with ‘e-learning watchers’ and commentators in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand, is the first list of movers and shakers in e-learning in the Asia-Pacific region.
As with all these lists, please bear in mind that they are compiled on the basis of a person’s perceived current influence on the e-learning industry – as a practitioner, commentator, facilitator and/or thought leader. You probably won’t agree with all – or even any – of the judges’ decisions but at least you’ll know something about what other people think about the personalities who lead the corporate e-learning world.
- Anne Forster (Forster and Gibson), one of Australia’s foremost independent e-learning consultants.
- Sahana Chattopadhyay Enterprise Community Manager and Learning & Development Consultant at ThoughtWorks. Prolific tweeter and author of the ‘ID and Other Reflections’ blog.
- Sumeet Moghe Director of Learning and Development at ThoughtWorks, and author of ‘The Learning Generalist’ blog.
- Sue Waters Support Manager at Edublogs, lecturer, documentation writer, author of the ‘Sue Waters Blog’. Editor and co-author of ‘The Edublogger’ blog.
- Joyce Seitzinger Lecturer in Blended Learning at Deakin University, and author of the ‘Cat’s Pyjamas’ blog and ‘Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers’.
- Tomi Ahonen Mobile telecoms and digital communities’ consultant, recently rated number one in the Forbes’ ‘Top 10 Power Influencers in Mobile’. Lecturer, speaker, prolific tweeter and best-selling author.
- Anne Bartlett-Bragg Managing Director (Asia Pacific) of Headshift, Executive Director of the Learning Technologies User Group. Lecturer, and Education Adviser at the Australian Bussinesswomen’s Network.
- Amit Garg Founder & Director of Upside Learning Solutions, and co-author of the ‘Upside Learning’ blog.
- Manish Mohan Senior Vice President and Business Unit Head for India Enterprise Solutions at NIIT, and author of the ‘Learn and Lead’ blog.
- Ryan Tracey E-Learning Manager at AMP, Advisory Board Member at eLearn Magazine and author of the ‘E-Learning Provocateur’ blog.
Others who just missed out on making this year’s list included:
- Leigh Blackall. Learning Commons Coordinator at the University of Canberra. Speaker, and author of the ‘Leigh Blackall’ blog.
- Zoraini Wati Abas. Professor and learning technologist at Open University Malaysia, and author of the ‘Eye on Learning’ and ‘Research in Education’ blogs.
- Rob Wilkins. Head of Learning & Development at Aussie Home Loans, and author of the ‘Ruminations of a Learning and Development Professional’ blog.
- Jeevan Joshi. Principal Consultant & Founder of KnowledgeWorking, Producer & Community Manager at The Learning Cafe, speaker, author of the ‘KnowledgeWorking’ blog and co-author of ‘The Learning Cafe’ blog.
‘Up and comer’
Someone who has the potential to be a ‘giant’ in the e-learning world:
- Aneesh Bhat. Instructional Designer at Upside Learning Solutions. Prolific tweeter, and co-author of the ‘Upside Learning’ blog.
There are plans to include the publication of the next Asia-Pacific list with the World, Europe and UK lists in early January next year.
Fuller versions of all these lists are available at: http://bit.ly/1FM1Ma