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SmartLeaders inaugural podcasts feature three interviews with Allison on e-learning.

Allison recently visited Chile and worked with Fundacion Chile. Here is an article about her visit in the Santiago press.

Have you seen Allison’s profile in February 2008 Training and Development magazine?

Allison’s ASTD-SD Presentation - January 28, 2009. You can download/print the presentation (requires free Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader).

Dr. Allison Rossett, long time Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, is also a consultant in training and technology-based performance, and a member of the Training magazine HRD Hall of Fame. Allison also serves on the Board for the Elearning Guild and Chief Learning Officer magazine. She was selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the Naval Education and Training Learning Strategies Consortium.

Rossett's most recent book is Job Aids and Performance Support: Moving from Knowledge in the Classroom to Knowledge Everywhere. She also authored The ASTD E-learning Handbook: Best Practices, Strategies and Case, published by McGraw-Hill. She is the co-author of Beyond the Podium: Delivering Training and Performance to a Digital World, winner of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Instructional Communications award, 2002. Rossett's book, First Things Fast: A Handbook for Performance Analysis and web tool, won the International Society for Performance Improvement's Instructional Communications award in 1999.

A native New Yorker, ping-pong champion in her youth and yo-yo'er in training, Allison has keynoted at conferences and events all over the world. She teaches classes and consults on workforce development, needs assessment and new media learning and performance.

Some of Allison's best known writings are, "Training and Organizational Development: Siblings Separated at Birth," published in TRAINING Magazine, and "That was a Great Class, But...," in Training and Development. She published "Confessions of a Web Dropout" in TRAINING magazine. A February 2007 article in Training and Development looked at the implications of new technologies for evaluation strategies. It is called, "Leveling the Levels."

Rossett teaches regularly at SDSU: Seminar in Curriculum and Technology for the joint doctoral programs; Advanced Seminar in Instructional Design; Seminar in Performance Technology; and the introductory educational technology class, EDTEC 540. Her students are educators and performance professionals in diverse settings, such as K-12 schools, government, industry and higher education. What they and she have in common is a passion for learning and performance improvement.

Rossett's also has an active life off the campus. Her clients are a who's who of global companies and organizations, such as Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, Royal Bank of Scotland, CA Police Officers Standards and Training, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, BP, Tricon (Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut), Ford Motor Company, and the Getty Conservation Institute. She has served on Advisory Boards for IBM, Eli Lilly, Intrepid, Comcast, and ETEC. Two projects of which she is particularly proud are the Bilingual Instructional Technologies program, a successful collaboration with the San Diego County Department of Education to develop bilingual and magnet teachers in instructional design and technologies, and intensive professional development programs for corporate educators at BP, Southland, Digital Equipment and AT&T.


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