Many course entrepreneurs have started to realize the downside of not owning their learning platform. At LifterLMS we are seeing a flood of people leaving hosted LMS marketplaces and expensive hosted online course platforms with monthly fees.
It’s time to Spotlight another one of our LifterLMS Experts. Here’s a quick rundown on Anne-Marijke Gerretsen from Red Berry Leadership Development. Anne-Marijke specializes in Instructional Design (Course Content Creation). What are your hobbies and interests outside of the internet? I love growing my own food. I am studying Nutritional Medicine (almost finished, yay!) and have gotten really addicted to the taste and health benefits of home-grown produce. My other love is my 12-year old daughter and her passion for dance. She attends a performing arts high school, and seeing her on stage is just magical. 3 words your best friend would use to describe you… Go-getter, funny, independent. What first made you interested in web development or design? I’ve been in leadership development for nearly 30 years. When I started, it was all face-to-face, but around 15 years ago online courses started to pop up. They were just PowerPoint slides put online, and it frustrated me how useless these courses were. I did some post grad study around eLearning, and started to take what I knew to work in face-to-face learning and tried to find online equivalents. My passion around online learning design is to create a learning experience that really changes behaviour and leaves learners not just knowing more, but able to do things differently, better. On to some fun stuff…what’s a little-know fact about you? My daughter isn’t the only dancer here, in fact I taught dance when I was pregnant, and I’m sure that’s where her love started. Nowadays, I either dance around the house when no-one’s there, or I go to Zumba. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Sorry, I don’t like ice at all!! Never have. I moved to Australia from the Netherlands partly to escape the cold, and ice cream is part of the cold. What part of the world do you live in? I live in Picton, Australia, a beautiful rural town just south of Sydney. Famous last words (anything to add)… It is a misconception to assume that if people KNOW how to do something, they will be able to DO it.
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It’s time to Spotlight another one of our LifterLMS Experts. Here’s a quick rundown on Dennis Hall from Learning Templates. Dennis specializes in full site builds, custom development, and custom theme development. What are your hobbies and interests outside of the internet? I like mountain biking, hiking, and disconnecting! 3 words your best friend would use to describe you… Sincere, Transparent, Straightforward What first made you interested in web development or design? I started developing LMS systems out of necessity when I worked as a classroom instructor/course developer/instructional designer in the emergency services industry. When I started developing LMS systems, there were not many options beyond SAP and ERP custom systems that usually cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to implement. I started customizing 3rd party LMS systems after 30 years in the industry and recognizing that most systems available needed a knowledgeable and experienced instructional designer and an LMS designer to help the owners understand what could be accomplished to meet their specific needs. What types of services do you offer? My services offered are as follows: LMS consultation (I provide a neutral opinion); Integrating WordPress into your organization’s HRIS and other performance measurement systems; SSO (Single Sign-On); WordPress themes; WordPress plugins; Divi themes; Any WordPress-based Learning Management System; Non-WordPress Learning Management Systems, such as Forma LMS, Moodle or other LMS systems; WordPress/LMS/MongoDB integration; Mobile first xAPI-LMS; LMS integration with HRIS system. On to some fun stuff…what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Rocky Road What part of the world do you live in? Quebec, Canada Famous last words (anything to add)… Given enough power, anything can fly!
It’s time to Spotlight another one of our LifterLMS Experts. Let’s get to know Konrad Sroka from ThemeKraft! What are your hobbies and interests outside of the internet? I like surf; travel; design; music; patterns and nature; mathematics; psychedelics; mind & meditation; permaculture; people and group dynamics; throwing yourself and others unexpectedly in awkward situations is my favorite. 3 words your best friend would use to describe you… Haha, don’t know. (Editors note: Clever, Konrad…that is 3 words…) What first made you interested in web development or design? Why do you do what you do? …Ohh there’s been many things coming together. First I love to design stuff. Then I fell in love with designing things that are made for screens, not print. But I was more of a self-taught graphic designer those days (around 2007). Around 2008 I met Sven Lehnert, who became one of my closest friends, and we both started ThemeKraft.com in 2010. But before that, we first met on a crazy party, and he was a programmer who needed a designer, while I was a designer who needed a programmer. I could not code for shit, as much as his design was pretty much a black and white table. It was a perfect match. We went on and built a social network for subculture parties and cool things happening in our city and around, be it Drum’n’Bass or Psytrance parties or some self-organised freak artist events, all those kind of things. …and just at that time BuddyPress popped up, and we’ve suddenly built this theme with a couple options. This very theme became to be always in the top 5 most downloaded themes on WordPress.org around 2011-2013 – the Custom Community theme. And over these years I fell in love with coding and front end design. Nowadays I don’t do any graphic design really. Mostly just coding, and 90% front end related – for me all of it is design related in the end. Just love designing hot front end stuff. What’s a little known “fun fact” about you that you would like to share? I really got into Permaculture, and now I helped launch a Permaculture online course this year! This is how I came across LifterLMS! Check out the online course here, with free introduction course. 🙂 What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? It’s changing every week, but right now coconut-vanilla. What part of the world do you live in? I live in Australia right now, but I am from Germany. Famous last words (anything to add)… Life is bizarre, enjoy it and don’t work too much!