We are excited to announce that the keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual METBUG User Conference is Aaron Silvers, Community Manager for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL).  The ADL Initiative, established in 1997, seeks to modernize training and education management and delivery within the Department of Defense (DoD). After years of classroom teaching, Silvers taught himself to create interactive learning experiences. His work with various clients eventually led Silvers to join ADL and become a contributor to the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM).

As an early adopter of emerging technologies and lead content developer at ADL, Silvers prototyped content examples used around the world and across the e-learning industry. Aaron consults on how technology enables and accelerates formal, experiential, and social learning. You can find Aaron Silvers online at his blog aaronsilvers.com and on Twitter at @aaronesilvers.

What is METBUG, you ask? It’s the Military Education & Training Blackboard User Group. It aims to bring current and prospective DoD Blackboard users together to find out what their peers are doing, learn from others’ experiences, and discuss relevant issues such as content development, and learner management.  Our first conference was a great success, so we are definitely looking forward to our second meeting on March 14, 2012 in Norfolk, VA. For further information about METBUG and to register for the 2nd Annual User Conference, be sure to check out metbug.org.  You can also find us on Twitter at @METBUGBb and on our Facebook page.

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