SOURCE: lynda.com

lynda.com

August 28, 2012 17:57 ET

lynda.com Expert to Present Online and Mobile Learning Expertise at LearnX Asia Pacific 2012 Conference & Expo

BONDI JUNCTION, AUSTRALIA and CARPINTERIA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 28, 2012) -

WHO:
Michael Ninness, senior vice president of Product and Content, lynda.com, the award-winning online learning company

WHAT:
Will deliver two educational sessions, "Stop Training. Start Learning" and "Learning Doesn't Have to Happen in a Classroom: The Mobile Learner," during the LearnX Asia Pacific 2012: Learning Innovations Conference & Expo. 

WHEN:
The conference will take place from Wednesday, August 29 through Thursday, August 30, 2012.

Ninness will present "Stop Training. Start Learning" on Wednesday, August 29 at 1:55 p.m. and "Learning Doesn't Have to Happen in a Classroom: The Mobile Learner" on Thursday, August 30 at 11:45 a.m.

WHERE:
LearnX Asia Pacific 2012: Learning Innovations Conference & Expo
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
Melbourne VIC, Australia

lynda.com will be exhibiting at Stand No. 16.

DETAILS:
As the modern workforce becomes more connected and networked than ever before and continues to experience rapid changes, new and innovative ways to deliver workplace learning have emerged. During the LearnX Asia Pacific 2012: Learning Innovations Conference & Expo, Michael Ninness, senior vice president of Product and Content for lynda.com will explore the benefits of online and mobile learning solutions that cater to learners' modern work and communication styles.

During "Stop Training. Start Learning," Ninness will challenge the status quo of standardized training with the 'new normal' of individualized learning. He will share research-based strategies and concrete examples to shed light on how to implement learning programs that resonate across age groups and backgrounds to inspire people to want to learn. Attendees will also learn about the education evolution currently transforming academia and how it applies to the corporate world; why learning has become the new training; how to reach everyone from baby boomers to YouTubers; and how to flip company culture from employees being told they need training to them wanting to learn.

"Learning Doesn't Have to Happen in a Classroom: The Mobile Learner" will explore how the new culture of mobility defies constraints of the training room and traditional e-learning, causing employees to look for innovate ways to access information anywhere at any time. Ninness will help participants to identify what their organizations need to do in order to meet demand for a mobile learning strategy. Attendees will learn how to describe the 'mobile learner,' in terms of who they are, what they want and expect, why they want it and how they can meet their needs.

Ninness has a multi-dimensional career, with more than 15 years of experience as a product manager, user experience designer, trainer and evangelist for software used by creative professionals. Prior to joining lynda.com, he was a group product manager for the Design segment of Adobe, where he drove product strategy, design, and development for several products and services. He is also a frequent and top-rated presenter at numerous industry events.

Attendees of LearnX Asia Pacific 2012 who wish to gain insight into how their organizations can use eLearning as a tool to contribute to the ongoing development of their employees are encouraged to attend these sessions and visit the lynda.com stand, where they can enter for a chance to win an iPad 3. Additional LearnX Asia Pacific 2012 information and registration details can be accessed at: http://www.learnx.net/2012/index.html

About lynda.com
lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials. New courses and topics are added every week at no extra cost. We carefully select the world's top experts who are the best in their field, passionate about their subject matter, and know how to teach. Members tell us that a lynda.com subscription instills self-confidence and unlocks a sense of accomplishment that they have not found anywhere else. With over one million individual, corporate, academic, and government members, lynda.com was recently ranked the 13th fastest-growing, privately-held education company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.