Jon Aleckson Penny Ralston-Berg

Jon D. Aleckson
Penny Ralston-Berg

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Micro-Collaboration between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts


Jon Aleckson, Ph.D., has managed eMedia development for 30 years in private practice and conducted his doctoral research on increasing collaboration with experts to enhance online games and professional development programs.

Aleckson is currently CEO of Web Courseworks, a 23 person eLearning software development company. Jon also writes "Managing eLearning," a blog about effective leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities in eLearning. Jon has helped manage the development of online learning programs for adult learners, and K-16, including design and development of courses and serious games, for corporations and associations such as the Credit Union National Association, Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, World Anti-Doping Agency, and McDonald's Corporation, and numerous national associations' professional development programs.

Penny Ralston-Berg has been designing online courses since 1997. Her primary research interest is student perspectives of quality and their impact on the design of online courses.

She is currently an instructional designer for the Penn State World Campus where she works with faculty to design and develop courses for the General Undergraduate Portfolio (GUP) and Labor and Employment Relations online programs. She also works on special projects related to process improvement and faculty development.

Ralston-Berg received a BA with a double major in television broadcasting and studio art and an MS in Instructional Technology and Telecommunications at Western Illinois University.