Now in its fourth year, a list of the top 10 most influential people in the corporate e-learning sector puts Elliott Masie at No. 1.
“Please bear in mind that these lists are based on nothing more than experience and prejudice,” says Bob Little, who formulates the annual lists. “They are compiled from a corporate online learning perspective, on the basis of a person’s perceived current influence on the online learning industry – as a practitioner, commentator, facilitator and/or thought leader.”
The World List
1. Masie. Head of The Masie Center, a Saratoga Springs, N.Y., think-tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. (Last year: 1)
2. Jay Cross. A writer, commentator and speaker, the first to coin the term “e-learning” many years ago who continues to promote informal learning. (Last year: 2)
3. Tom Kuhlmann. One of the world’s best known e-learning designers. (Last year: 6)
4. Craig Weiss. An e-learning analyst, expert, author, speaker and thought leader who is CEO of E-Learning 24/7. (New entry)
5. Cathy Moore. A well-known blogger about e-learning. (Last year: 4)
6. Steve Rayson, of Kineo, now a worldwide player in the corporate online learning sector and recently acquired by City & Guilds. (New entry)
7. Roger Schank. A long-established thought leader in this sector, president and CEO of Socratic Arts. (Last year: 5)
8. Amit Garg. Co-founder of Upside Learning, m-learning evangelist, international speaker and contributor to the Upside Learning Blog. (New entry)
9. Harold Jarche, the Canada-based “thought catalyst,” writer and blogger. (New entry)
10. Vikas Joshi. Founder, chairman and managing director of Harbinger Knowledge Products (based in the U.S.A. as well as India) and a thought leader in the field of interactivity. (New entry)
—Bob Little, senior partner of Bob Little Press & PR, is well known internationally as a writer, author and commentator on online learning.