October 2018

Presentation Links

From Carole Bagley – Download the PowerPoint
From Al Frank – Download the PowerPoint
From Jothan Sargent – Download the PowerPoint

Monday, October 8, 2018

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Business Meeting / Program

STELAR Lab is located in the basement of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center (LIB) – North of McNeely Hall (our former meeting place)
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

See University of St. Thomas map at:


ROI for Digital Learning

The program will include a presentation of the Kirkpatrick – Return on Investment (ROI) model (Levels 1-5) and how it is useful in the creation and evaluation of eLearning products.  Several eLearning products will be discussed and demonstrated at Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and/or 5.  These presentations will describe how the eLearning products have been evaluated at levels 1-5 and how the evaluation has impacted the effectiveness of the product.

This program will focus on:

  • Kirkpatrick ROI levels 1-5 introduction
  • Demonstration of products that have been evaluated at 1 or more of levels 1-5
  • Results of the evaluations conducted that have shown the effectiveness of the product at a level 1, 2, 3, 4 and/or 5


This meeting will be available synchronously via Zoom.

To virtually attend the meeting:

  • The connection should be available by about 6:20 p.m.
  • Go to: https://stthomas.zoom.us
  • Select: Join Meeting.
  • Enter this meeting id: 2142709060 and Join.
  • You may wish to select Test computer mic and speakers.
  • Select: Join Audio Conference.

Using headphones usually provides better sound quality than relying on your computer’s speakers. Please keep in mind that we do not have the resources to provide professional-quality audio and video. The connection should be available by about 6:20 p.m. on the day of the meeting. DLF is an all-volunteer/free organization. We cannot provide technical support and are not directly affiliated with UST. Please do not contact UST if you experience problems signing in.


Carole Bagley, PhD,  President, Consultant and Team Leader: The Technology Group, Inc. and Distinguished Service Professor, UST – prior full time position and currently adjunct.   With more than 30 years in the field of instructional technology, Dr. Bagley has made significant contributions to the field through her work with the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC), Control Data Corporation – Plato project, MN Department of Corrections Schools, Perfect Access Speer, Future Kids, ISPI, ASCD, the Digital Learning Forum(DLF), The Technology Group, Inc. , Capella University, MindQuest Virtual School, numerous public, private and charter schools, US govt., numerous corporations and law firms. Dr. Bagley has provided e-Learning leadership, expertise in e-learning and face2face learning design, technology integration, strategic planning, change management and workflow change, workshops, seminars, publications, and keynote presentations for numerous professional organizations, corporations, law firms, Government agencies and school districts throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and in several other states, nationally and internationally in Australia, Tanzania, Scotland and Russia. Projects have included a $4M inter-agency blended/e-learning Pharmacy project with the DOD, a project that evaluated and selected a Virtual World platform for the US Dept of Emergency Management, a Health Benefits Advisor WBT Curriculum for the Health Eligibility Center with a level 2-3-4 evaluation that showed significant performance improvement.

Al Frank, PhD, President of Learning Masters, Inc. Al did his undergrad and graduate work in psychology at the University of Minnesota. He focused on applied behavior analysis. Al started his career at 3M in 1973. That’s where he began learning about the “wonderful world of instructional design” where you get paid to continuously learn new things. Al has held leadership roles in several training organizations. Prior to founding Learning Masters in 1988, he was Vice President of Special Design for Wilson Learning. He worked for Wilson for eight years (3 years and then 5 years). Between stints at Wilson, he was a training manager at CPT, formerly one of the top word processing companies. (Remember word processors?)

Tony Munson is a contract Instructional Designer and Technical Specialist in the Cardiac Rhythm Management business, presently working with Boston Scientific. Tony’s Technical schooling is based on years of experience working with Medtronic in their field organization and in Customer and New-Hire training. He has received training in elearning and Instructional Design from UW Stout and holds an MA from the University of Minnesota. He is presently President of MN ISPI, which meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

Jothan Sargent works for Rivertown Communications, Inc., a custom training company located in Stillwater, MN, as lead programmer and developer for computer-based instruction and corporate web sites.  Mr. Sargent is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas where he received his bachelor’s degree in computer science.  Mr. Sargent has been developing instructional programs and web delivered training since April 1995.  From October 1996 to June 1998, Mr. Sargent worked at Allen Interactions, Inc., founded by Dr. Michael Allen, the creator of Authorware.  From June 1998 to April 2002, Mr. Sargent worked at Excel Instruction (now Knowledge Design & Delivery).  His work has included program development, integrating learning programs into network and Internet environments, web development, accessibility, technical support, database design and writing and delivering technical training.