Valerie Stoehr and Paul Kizilos from Thomson Reuters will speak on “Liberating Your Learning: Breaking the Bond Between the LMS and the Training Website” at the Digital Learning Forum’s monthly presentation on Monday, Jan. 9.

The presentation and discussion will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 117, McNeely Hall. Guests can arrive at 6:15 to network with other professionals in the Twin Cities area; the event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

The program

Today’s online learning systems are highly integrated collections of applications that extend well beyond the boundaries of a single website connected to a learning management system. They offer learning content at the point of need and in the format most useful for the learner. 

This program will explore the journey of the Thomson Reuters Professional Legal division to move from a single training website model to a model where learning content is served from a central source … yet accessible via multiple sites and applications. The program will highlight implications for authoring content and the technologies used to bring the learning closer to the customer workflow.

For those that are already using highly integrated systems, this will be an opportunity to share your ideas

The presenters

Valerie Stoehr is the director of eLearning at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, Minn. She is responsible for a team of content developers and writers as well as a dedicated eLearning technology team. Before joining Thomson Reuters, she managed customer engagement programs and the design of web-based learning at Siemens along with other technology companies.

Paul Kizilos manages a team of software engineers who support Thomson Reuters eLearning. This involves integrating learning content with customer-facing websites and online products. Kizilos wrote and deployed two LMS systems from the ground up. These systems serve about 350,000 customers in the legal, government and corporate markets.    

The Digital Learning Forum’s monthly presentation and discussion is sponsored by the Master of Arts in Technology for Learning, Development and Change, and the Graduate Certificate in E-Learning program in the Department of Organization Learning and Development at the University of St. Thomas.