Session: Action Learning Online  

Action learning clearly offers powerful leadership and team development opportunities, but does its power diminish online?  Dr. Deborah Waddill will describe her unique approach for Action e-Learning (AEL) applied in 
online courseware.  She will demonstrate how she has successfully implemented Action e-Learning in academic, government, and business classrooms over the past ten years.  Additionally, Dr. Waddill will provide an understanding of the adult learning theories underpinning her approach.  You will determine for yourself whether or not Action e-Learning is appropriate for your workplace. 

Dr. Deborah Waddill is an Assistant Adjunct Professor for both The George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD). 
Additionally, she is a professor for Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations -- Executive and Professional Education. In May, 2012, Dr. Waddill was inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society -- a national honor society that is committed to the promotion of scholarship, service and fellowship among health professionals and recognition of leadership and high attainments in the health professions. Its motto is "Together we serve."   Dr. Waddill earned her doctorate through The George Washington University's Executive Leadership Program in 2004. In 1999, Dr. Waddill received her M.A. in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University where, graduating summa cum laude, she was selected as the student commencement speaker.     

Currently, Dr. Waddill is President of Restek Consulting, LLC. In 2011 Dr. Waddill co-authored a text entitled The e-HR Advantage which is endorsed by the Society of Human Resource Management,, and individuals from Johns Hopkins and Microsoft. She speaks regularly at conferences, is a reviewer for two peer-reviewed journals, and publishes in scholarly journals and textbooks on a variety of research topics.