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Brenda Sugrue, PhD, CPT
President, eLearnia, Inc.
ISPI, The Performance Improvement Conference 2008, New York City, New York
Nancy J. Lewis, Vice President, IBM Sales and On Demand Learning and Brenda M. Sugrue, Manager, IBM Sales Learning Solutions
Join Nancy Lewis and Brenda Sugrue
for a candid, real-world look at the next generation approaches to performance and work-based learning being delivered at Big Blue these days, and how these new approaches accelerate time to productivity and produce a comprehensive, seminal change in the way learning delivers business value.
Brenda Sugrue leads the design, development, and measurement of Learning Solutions for the almost 40,000 sales professionals at IBM.
Prior to joining IBM in 2006, she had many roles in the field of learning, including Director of Research for the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD); Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Iowa; Project Director at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST/UCLA); e-learning business owner; and consultant to many organizations on learning strategy, design and technology.
Brenda has authored dozens of articles, reports, and book chapters in the field, and served on the ISPI Board of Directors.
Brenda Sugrue - President, eLearnia, Inc.
"Unlike other assessment exams that focus on testing a person's knowledge of particular software programs and programming languages, iGeneration's performance-based online assessment is organized around job roles and measures a candidate's ability to do job-related tasks, some of which involve knowledge of software or programming," said Brenda Sugrue, president of eLearnia, Inc. and author of the benchmark study."Through our comparative study, we found that iGeneration's development methodology plus test usability and features reflected - and in some cases surpassed - the best practices available in the industry today."
...Brenda Sugrue, founder of eLearnia, Inc., has a Ph.D. in Education from Iowa State University.Before starting eLearnia, she was a tenured professor of Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Iowa.She also spent four years as a project director at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing at UCLA.Sugrue is on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on assessment, evaluation, distance learning, computer-based instruction, and elearning.
is a unique and comprehensive resource providing skills assessment, training, certification and job connections for individuals pursuing Internet careers and for companies seeking skilled Internet talent.iGeneration
provides leading companies with a benchmark for identifying top talent and a competitive edge in hiring, retaining and re-training their staff.iGeneration's Internet Talent Network and innovative career blueprint provide individuals with the career guidance, assessment, training, certification, financial aid and job connections they need to dream, architect and build the Internet era.Through job-based training in technical, creative and business tracks, iGeneration
certified professionals are equipped to become immediately productive members of today's Web development teams.iGeneration Professional Certification programs have received endorsements from industry leaders including Adobe
, and are accredited by the Association of Internet Professionals
American Society for Training & Development
Brenda Sugrue, PhD, is Senior Director of Research for the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), directing all of its research and benchmarking activities.
Prior to joining ASTD in 2003, she was a professor of instructional design and technology at the University of Iowa and owned an e-learning software business.
has published dozens of articles and book chapters on learning and performance improvement, and edited the book Performance Interventions: Selecting, Implementing, and Evaluating the Results, published by ASTD