Remote-Learner has been creating training, development and educational technology projects for our customers since 1982. We have always been a learning services company. Our customers include small and large business organizations, governmental entities, school districts and higher education. Remote-Learner played a central role in the establishment of the Moodle partners network in 2004 and today is the largest of the 50+ worldwide Moodle partners. The company provides services to over 1500 organizations, has 80 employees and maintains operations in the US, Canada and the UK. We operate two data centers in the US, one in Canada and one in the UK, providing our clients with 24/7/365 support for Moodle and other learning technologies. Remote-Learner created the ELIS for Moodle enterprise platform extension, distributed under GPL. The company has four service divisions:
- Hosting Support
- Learning Services (training and course development)
- Customization Services
- Strategic Consulting
Remote-Learner is an official Moodle, Jasper Soft, Alfresco, Kaltura and Mahara partner company and has alliances with a number of key vendors supporting educational technology like Red Hat and Adobe. Several staff members are on the core Moodle development team and have written three books on Moodle.
Our Leadership Team
Jason Cole, Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer, has had extensive experience in instructional systems design and implementation of large scale educational technology projects. Dr. Cole was tapped by Open University UK in 2005 to assist OU with its transition from a homegrown LMS to Moodle. Over the ensuing 2 years he successfully architected a system that currently supports over 400,000 student users with multiple enrollments; this installation is the largest online school known to exist worldwide. Jason is the co-author of Using Moodle (c2006 & 2007) published by O'Reilly Community Press, and has been the organizer of several successful Moodle Conferences in the US and UK. Jason joined Remote-Learner in 2008 and can be reached at extension 134. email@example.com
Mike Churchward, President and Chief Technology Officer, has a BA Major in Computer Science with a Minor in Business Studies. He has been developing learning technologies for over twenty years. Mike began his career developing training simulators for the aerospace industry then moved on to CBT during the new media revolution. As the web developed, much of his development moved to that platform. Mike has been a Moodle core developer for the past six years and founded Open Knowledge Technologies, the Canadian Moodle partner company acquired by Remote-Learner in 2008. Mike is the co-author of Moodle 1.9 Extension Development from Packt Publishing, works from Remote-Learner's Waterloo, Ontario Canada office and can be reached at extension 113. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Keogh, Managing Director of Remote-Learner UK Limited, and VP of Technology, Sean has been working in Information Technology since 1984 and in the education field since 1999. He started working with Moodle professionally in the autumn of 2002, and founded the first UK Moodle Partner in 2004. Sean has worked in most branches of IT, inluding network infrastructure, PC support, commercial and open-source applications and various systems from IBM Mainframes to the latest multi-core cloud-servers. Sean joined the Remote-Learner group with the acquisition of his Moodle Partner business, pteppic.net, in April 2011. Sean can be reached on extension 205. email@example.com
Jonathan Moore, Vice President Business Development has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and is a certified Project+ project manager. Jonathan formerly served as the Director of Technology for Winfield Kansas Public Schools for almost ten years before joining Remote-Learner in 2005. He has developed a broad set of educational technology and project management skills over the course of his career. Jonathan has worked as a full time developer and has studied computer science since 1993, bringing a strong skill set to meet the challenges of our clients developmental needs. Jonathan is the co-author of Moodle 1.9 Extension Development from Packt Publishing, works from Remote-Learner's Overland Park Kansas office and can be reached at extension 104. firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Moore, Chief Evangelist, has a Master's degree in instructional technology and taught secondary school for 10 years, as an instructional technology specialist and math teacher at the Winfield Public School District in Kansas before joining Remote-Learner in 2005. She has played a major role in organizing Moodle conferences. Michelle has trained thousands of teachers and business trainers how to use Moodle over the past 6 years. She coordinates our Learning Services division and evangelizes new learning technologies at the many events she presents at each year. Michelle has been recognized each year since 2005 at ISTE, the national K-12 conference in the US, as being among the "Best of The Best" Presenters. Michelle works from our Overland Park Kansas office and can be reached at extension 112. email@example.com
Rod Deter, Vice President Client Services, plays an instrumental role in assuring that our clients are provided with an unsurpassed, relationship-driven customer service experience. Rod holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska. He brings 30+ years of top-level sales management experience (both US and Global) in industry, manufacturing, electronics, computer technology and software and educational technology. Rod can be reached at extension 117. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryan Williams, CEO and founder started Remote-learner (formerly Integrated Training Solutions) in 1982. The company has been in business providing educational technology services in about every medium in use over the past 30+ years. As educational technology evolved so has the mission of the company. Bryan holds several copyrights for training programs produced, including OSHA MasterReporter, and has produced several educational documentaries over the years. Before blogs became available he created Personal Insight Journal, a desktop application for Windows and Macintosh users. Bryan works from Remote-Learner's Waynesboro, Virginia office and can be reached at extension 101. email@example.com