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Allison Rossett, long time Professor of Educational Technology
at San Diego State University, is also a consultant in training
and technology-based performance systems, and a member of the
HRD Hall of Fame, TRAINING magazine's 'virtual' and elite Hall
of Fame. Her 2002 book is 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.
Allison is a native New Yorker, ping-pong champion in her youth
and yo-yo'er in training. A keynoter at conferences and events
all over the world, she teaches classes and consults on need assessment
and new media learning and performance. Rossett's book, First
Things Fast: A Handbook for Performance Analysis and free
tool, won the International Society for Performance Improvement's
Instructional Communications award in 1999.
Some of Allison's best known works are, "Designing Under
the Influence: Instructional Design for Multimedia Training,"
and "Training and Organizational Development: Siblings Separated
at Birth," both published in TRAINING Magazine, and "That
was a Great Class, But...," in Training and Development.
She published "Confessions
of a Web Dropout" in the August, 2000 issue of TRAINING
Rossett teaches regularly at SDSU: Seminar
in Curriculum and Technology for the joint doctoral programs;
Seminar in Instructional Design; Seminar
in Performance Technology; and the introductory educational
technology class, EDTEC 540. Her students are educators 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 outside the campus. Her clients
are a who's who of global companies and organizations, such as
Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola,
Coca-Cola, Diamond Technology Partners, Tricon (Taco Bell, Kentucky
Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut), Ford Motor Company, CISCO, and the
Getty Conservation Institute. She has served on Advisory Boards
for IBM, Eli Lilly, LGuide, 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 long-term systemic
professional development programs for corporate educators at Digital
Equipment Corporation and AT&T.