April 2019

Presentation Links

From Rivertown Communications – Download the PowerPoint
Presentation recording (YouTube)

Monday, April 8, 2019

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

McNeely Hall, Room 106
2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

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Disruptive Technology

disruptive technology can be defined as one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. We will have an open discussion with attendees of what that means in the area of learning and technology. Bring your own ideas to discuss. We will also discuss “Screen Safe”, a Rivertown Communications e-Learning program designed to educate responsible adults on the dangers unsupervised social media use can be to today’s youth. Screen Safe is a collaboration between Rivertown Communications and several other contributors including:

  • Jeff Olson – Instructional design
  • Jessica Wong – Hazelden Betty Ford
  • Julie Hertzog – National Bullying Prevention Center/PACER Center
  • Julie Jacobs – Frontier Fellowship/Rivertown Christian Ministries Int’l
  • Vijay Dixit – Shreye Dixit Foundation (preventing distracted driving)


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.


Robb Jacobs – President, Rivertown Communications

Robb has 30 years’ experience designing, creating, and delivering e-learning and educational video productions. Produced 3M’s first computer based interactive video training course in 1989 with the video media residing on a Pioneer Laser Disc.  Graduate from “Film in the Cities” (Mpls.) with an Instructional Design certificate from the University of St. Thomas. Robb still enjoys creating training programs that help people and organizations improve.

Jothan Sargent – Lead Programmer, Rivertown Communications

Jothan 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.