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Ron is a Senior Learning Technologist at the Center for Creative Leadership. He combines his passion for innovative technology with his background in learning pedagogy to make learning more effective and impactful. Ron leads the Blended Learning practice at CCL. His recent projects include co-designing CCL’s first MOOC, creating over 20 hours of e-learning content around leadership skills, and designing short (3-5 minute) video segments illustrating key CCL concepts. He has also designed classroom-based learning modules on authentic leadership for a workshop at the World Economic Forum, co-designed CCL’s new Leadership Fundamentals Program, and advised both Custom and Open Enrollment programs on incorporating technology into their offerings.
Prior to joining the Center Ron worked as an Educational Technologist and IT Consultant for IBM. As a member of IBM's Center for Advanced Learning (CAL), he designed training programs and e-learning solutions using approaches like video stories, podcasts, simulations, social networking, and personalization. He was writer and producer of video scripts streamed to 30,000 IBM Managers globally, Design Lead for simulations and collaborative learning, and Product Manager for a blog-like tool used by IBMers for reflection and collaboration. He also served as co-lead of IBM's research partnership with Stanford University. Before joining CAL Ron served as a Software Developer and Solution Architect with IBM's Vancouver Innovation Centre, where he worked primarily on K-12 and higher-education solutions.
Ron received his B.A. from Stanford University, his M.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in musicology. He studied in Vienna on a Fulbright scholarship prior to teaching music history at Cornell University and the University of Michigan. He returned to school and received his Dipl. Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.