Hello world!

My name is Dave. I’ve been working with technology of one form or the other for over 40 years now. Yep, I’m old. I have also been creating and delivering training for many years in almost every state of the United States and a few foreign countries.

Now I am serving as the Chief Technology Officer of a learning and development company. I want to use this blog for two purposes:

  • I want to share with you my perspective about what’s going on in the area of learning technology.
  • I invite you to come along as I explore new technological territory.

As you might expect, I have dealt with several technologies in my 40+ years. My first programming language was FORTRAN. These days I am mostly involved in technologies that see use in distributed learning environments. Thus, I spent a lot of my time in HTML and Javascript as well as server-side programming technologies like PHP, JSP, and ASP (with and without .NET). But I am also very interested in higher level technologies, such as SCORM and the upcoming Tin Can API. You can expect me to express my opinions on theseĀ and other topics that directly affect how we create, deploy, deliver, manage, and track distance learning in a computer-base, network-connected world.

Also, as in the case of sharks, if you are in the technology field and you stop swimming, then you die. It is imperative that those of us who depend upon technology for a living, must continue to learn and keep up with the movement of that technology. It has been over 30 years since I made any money writing FORTRAN code. A couple of my current new fields of interest are the next generation of the SCORM standard (known today generally as the Tin Can API) and functional programming. You can expect to see an article, from time to time, on something I just learned about Learning Record Stores or the Haskell language.

I invite you to come along with me into the future of Learning and Technology

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