eLearning SIG

The eLearning SIG is a supportive network for individuals interested in eLearning and discovering practical ways to implement online learning in their organizations. Community members share their knowledge and experiences on trends, ideas, and best practices in the eLearning industry. This SIG generally meets the third Thursday of the month over lunch with participants both on location and connected via the web (when possible). Be sure to check the events calendar for specific meeting dates.


 Next Meeting: Thursday, May 18 @ 11:30-1:00 PM

As preparation for the program and to provide the facilitator with the best direction for her presentation, please complete this short survey by Tuesday, May 16th.


Thursday, May 18/11:30 – 1:00 pm/Online only


Managing eLearning Projects: Avoiding the Pitfalls

Connection Details:

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.


You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 

Access Code: 645-415-533



Project managers often do not realize how complex an eLearning project is, especially compared to documentation and ILT projects. In this 90-minute interactive webinar, participants will learn about the eLearning and Project Management processes and how the two relate. They’ll also learn about the activities and pitfalls at each stage. In addition, they will explore factors in estimating the development time and costs of an eLearning project, as well as how to use the prototype as a validation tool for those estimates. Then they will examine how to manage differences between estimates and projections based on that prototype.  The workshop will include a series of scenarios for which participants decide when and how the problem could have been prevented and what corrective action they can now take. Participants will be able to ask questions throughout the webinar, and the session will conclude with a question-and-answer period.                 

Speaker Bio:                  

Jane MacKenzie is first and foremost an educator. She started her career teaching at the secondary level and then later at the community college and university levels. She has been an instructional designer for over 30 years, writing, designing, and producing training for instructor-led classes, eLearning, and audio training. She also led several teams as project manager or director.                  

Currently she is an instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Instructional Design Certificate program, teaching Project Management for Instructional Designers, the capstone course in a four-course, online, post-graduate certificate program. In that program, she helps to prepare future instructional designers by teaching standards and best practices in instructional design and project management.                   

Over the years, she has won several awards and has been honored in various ways for her achievements. In 1997, she was the designer and project leader for an eLearning course that won a gold award in the 1998 Internet and Multimedia Training Contest sponsored by Brandon Hall. In 2003, she received her Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) designation from the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). 

Please Get Involved!
We are also looking for volunteers to serve on the sub-committee and help with the monthly programs. Please contact Joan Loshek (
kehsol@aol.com) or  Michelle Kelly (mkelly@aboutepi.com) if you are interested in getting involved and networking with your professional colleagues while supporting the eLearning SIG. 


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