Ellen D. Wagner, Ph.D. CV

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Ph.D. University of Colorado – Boulder: Educational Psychology.

                                                   M.S., University of Wisconsin – Madison: Information Systems.

                                                   B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison: History, Spanish.


FOUNDER and MANAGING PARTNER, North Coast EduVisory Services, LLC, March, 2019 – Present ). North Coast EduVisory Services, LLC, is an advisory practice that guides enterprises through digital transformation initiatives. We guide stakeholders through the complexities of emerging technologies implementation used in digital transformation initiatives in higher education and research-to-practice initiatives in the public and private sector.

Professional engagements through North Coast EduVisory Services have include the following:

  • Interim Executive Director, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, July, 2021 – Sept, 2022. Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Affiliated Senior Scientist, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Laboratory, Institute for Simulation and Training, School of Modeling, Simulation and Training (SMST), University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fl. October, 2019 – Present.
  • Editorial Board, eLearn Magazine.  2017- Present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Computers in Higher Education, 2018 - Present
  • Advisory Board, OEB (Online Educa Berlin) Conference 2014 – Present
  • Trustee, Educational Communications Technology Foundation 2017- 2021.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 2012-2015; 2017-2023.
  • Steering Committee Member, IEEE – LTSC IC Industry Connections Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE), 2017 – 2021.  www.ieeicicle.org. Chair of Learning Engineering Among the Professions SIG, 2017 –2021. Co-Chair, first annual ICICLE Conference, Spring, 2019.
  • Defining Student Success, Student Success Data Definitions Committee, a project of the Higher Learning Commission. funded by the Lumina Foundation, 2017 – 2019.
  • Affiliate Faculty Member, Division of Learning Technologies, College of Education, George Mason University, May, 2017 – June 2019

HOBSONS, Vice President Research. (http://www.hobsons.com), 3033 Wilson Blvd, Arilngton, VA 22201. (January, 2016 –  March 2018). Joined Hobsons following the acquisition of the independent, not-for-profit organization, the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework. Responsible for transitioning PAR’s research and effective practice agenda focused on student success strategies and tactics that produce demonstrable results related to college progress, retention and completion to the Hobsons product organization.

SAGE ROAD SOLUTIONS, LLC, Partner and Senior Analyst. (2008-2015). Responsible for management and business consulting focused on driving value in learning and elearning industries. Focused on learning technology market development, and multi-channel learning, education, training and performance support solutions, executive and business analysis services. Retainer relationships included:

  • Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework, 2011 –2015. (http://parframework.org) 401 Providence St, Chapel Hill, NC  27514 (retained services with Sage Road Solutions as PAR transitioned from grant project to an independent, collaborative, non-profit student success venture.)
  • Senior Advisor to David Longanecker, President and CEO, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (http://www.wiche.edu), 3035 Center Green Drive Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80301.
  • Vice President, Technology, WICHE, and Executive Director, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, WCET http://wcet.wiche.edu. 3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80301. Successfully returned WCET to profitability; re-established organizational focus on accelerating adoption of learning technologies innovation; executive sponsor of the $5 million PAR Framework initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (retained services contract with Sage Road Solutions; Sage Road Solutions obtained four rounds of grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the PAR Framework inception, design, development and implementation).

ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. Sr. Director, Worldwide eLearning, Adobe Systems. 
321 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110 (2007 - 2008). Responsible for driving Adobe corporate strategy and thought leadership for worldwide elearning products and solutions aimed at global financial services, government, education, pharmaceutical, media, telecommunications and manufacturing markets. Supports product development, enterprise sales, customer and channel partner enablement programs, VC investments, worldwide software solutions marketing. Helped to drive $270+ million in cross product revenue for elearning in all the vertical markets Adobe serves; creating repeatable cross-product elearning solutions for worldwide markets. Founded the Adobe eLearning Summit, which continues to this day.

ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC. Sr. Director, eLearning Solutions Marketing,
Adobe Systems, Inc.  345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110 (2005 – 2007)  

Responsible for establishing Adobe System’s elearning solution strategy and Go-To-Market planning following the Macromedia acquisition. Responsibilities include development of a wide variety of lead-generating field marketing activities; and design of enablement of customer, channel partners and sales assets and programs. Helped establish Adobe as an eLearning thought leading organization in higher education, learning, training and corporate education markets.

MACROMEDIA, INC. Senior Director, Global Higher Education, Macromedia, Inc.
601 Townsend Street, San Francisco CA 941033 (2002 –2005).

Responsible for directing the worldwide higher education business. Helped to drive $103 million in cross-product revenue, representing 25% of Macromedia’s total revenue at time of acquisition by Adobe. Created repeatable cross-product solutions, managed marketing programs for global post-secondary campaigns, produced enablement assets for customer, channel partners and sales organizations. Established/maintained Macromedia as a thought leader in international educational technology.

VIVIANCE NEW EDUCATION, AG. Chief Learning Officer and Director of Learning, Viviance AG new education. Zwinglingstrasse 45, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland.  (2000-2001).  Oversaw multi-national design and development teams creating elearning courses and programs for education, manufacturing, telecommunications, high tech and financial services companies in North America and nine European countries. Supervised staff of 100 and teams of 3rd party development partners.

INFORMANIA, INC. 444 De Haro, Suite 128, San Francisco, CA  94107, 1994-2000.

Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, Consulting Services, 1998-2000

Vice President, Consulting Services, 1996–1998.

Principal Consultant, 1994-1995.

Directed all engagements related to designing and developing customized learning, training and performance support systems and certification programs. Customers included but were not limited to Cisco Systems, Novell, HP, IBM, AT&T, Well Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, Apple, Motorola, Nortel, Western Governors University, Sun Microsystems, Volkswagen, ABB, Norsk Hydro, National Security Agency, US Department of Defense, US Department of Commerce, US Department of Education.  Guided Informania’s acquisition by Viviance new education AG.


  • Associate Professor, Educational Technology, 1989-94. Tenured, 1989. Department Chair, 1987-91.

Campus Coordinator of Instructional and Research Technologies, Academic Affairs, 1993-94

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 1991-93. Visiting Scholar, (sabbatical) Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications. Public policy analysis on telecommunications industry issues affecting the education and government customers.

  • Project Director and Principal Investigator, Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications... and Learning for All: Model Programs and Practices Transforming Education. Funded by the U. S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement under #R117L10023. Work products included:
  • …and Learning for All: Where Learning is Headed in America. Seven 30–minute video program series produced by KRMA-TV6, Denver CO. Distributed by the Public Broadcasting System, Alexandria, VA.
  • …and Learning for All Resource Directory: Model Programs and Practices Transforming Education. Boulder, CO: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Aurora, CO: MidContinent Regional Education Laboratory.
  • …And Learning For All Community/Town Hall Meetings on Education. Produced and distributed by Jones InterCable, Inc. Englewood, Colorado

Director, Western Institute for Distance Education, 1989-91

  • Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, 1983-89. Responsible for undergraduate teacher education advising, for graduate media certification advising and for masters and doctoral program oversight and advising for education psychology and education technology students. Areas of specialization include cognition and instructional design. Developed first Ph.D. and M.A. programs in Educational Technology in the State of Colorado approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Founder, Colorado Learning Network.


Saçat, B., Bozkurt, A. and Wagner, E.D. (2022). MDPI. Learning Design versus Instructional Design: A Bibliometric Study through Data Visualization Approaches


Saçak, B., Bozkurt, A. and Wagner, E.D. (2022). Down the rabbit hole: Revisiting etymology, epistemology, history and practice of instructional and learning design

eLearn  Volume 2022 Issue 303-01-2022 Article No.1


Grush, M. and Wagner, E.D. (2022) What is learning loss in the wake of the pandemic? Campus Technology https://campustechnology.com/articles/2022/03/14/what-is-learning-loss-in-the-wake-of-the-pandemic.aspx

Wagner, E.D. (2021). Becoming a learning designer, in McDonald, J. and West, R. Design for Learning: Principles, Processes, Praxis, (1st ed). EdTech Books https://edtechbbooks.org./id

Czerwinski, E., Goodell, J., Sottilare, R., Wagner, E.D. (2020), Learning engineering @ Scale, in Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Learning@Scale

Wagner, E.D. (May, 2019) Learning Engineering: A Primer. Santa Rosa, CA: eLearning Guild Research Library https://www.elearningguild.com/insights/238/learning-engineering-a-primer/

Wagner, E.D. (2019) What Does Learning Engineering Mean for Instructional Design and EdTech? EDUCAUSE Review January 25, 2019.


Wagner, E.D. (November, 2018). Making data analytics matter. In Baer, L. L. and Carmean, C. An Analytics Handbook: From Evidence to Impact. Society for College and University Planning. www.sup.org/analytics_handbook.  

Wagner, E.D. and Lis, J. (2018) The rise of learning engineering, eLearn, August 2018. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3265972.3242101

Wagner, E.D. and Blackmon, O. (2018). Learning engineering: The next wave for eLearning. Learning Solutions Magazine. September 24, 2018. Santa Rosa, CA: eLearning Guild. https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/learning-engineering-the-next-wave-for-elearning

Wagner, E.D. (2018). Putting Data to Work. A research report of the eLearning Guild. https://www.elearningguild.com/insights/224/putting-data-to-work/ Published June 13, 2018.

Vignare, K.; Wagner, E.D.; and Swan, K. (2017). The value of common definitions in student success research: Setting the stage for adoption and scale," Internet Learning Vol. 6(1), Article 3. https://digitalcommons.apus.edu/internetlearning/vol6/iss1/3     

Kilgore, W. and Wagner, E.D.  (2017) Dual enrollment from two point of view: Higher education and K-12. College and University. Vol 92(3), Summer 2017 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Wagner, E.D. (2016). Ellen’s voice: The long and winding road to educational communitations and technology enlightenment, in Donaldson, J.A. Women’s Voices in the Field of Educational Technology. Springer Switzerland, 2016.

Wagner, E.D. and Longanecker, D. (2016) Scaling Student Success with Predictive Analytics: Reflections After Four Years in the Data Trenches

Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning Vol. 48 , Iss. 1, 2016

Wagner, E.D. (2015) 10 things I wish someone had told me when I started out in eLearning. Learning Solutions Magazine. June 1, 2015. https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1713/ten-things-i-wish-someone-had-told-me-when-i-started-out-in-elearning   

Wagner, E.D. and Davis, B. (2013). The Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, WCET. EDUCAUSE Review.  https://er.educause.edu/articles/2013/12/the-predictive-analytics-reporting-par-framework-wcet  

Wagner, E.D. (2012). Realities learning profesional need to know about analytics. T&D Vol 66(8), pp 54-58.

Wagner, E.D. and Ice, P. (2012) Data Change Everything: Delivering on the promise of learning analytics in higher education. EDUCAUSE Review  https://er.educause.edu/articles/2012/7/data-changes-everything-delivering-on-the-promise-of-learning-analytics-in-higher-education  

Wagner, E.D. (2011) In Search of the Secret Handshakes of Instructional Design.  Journal of Applied Instructional Design  http://www.jaidpub.org/?page_id=603

Green, K. C. and Wagner, E.D. (2011) Online Education: Where Is It Going? What Should Boards Know? Association of Governing Boards Trusteeship Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011.

Wagner, E.D. (2010) When Mobility Meets Learning, Elearning!, May 17, 2010.


Wagner, E.D. (2009) Mainstreaming Mobile Learning. Learning Solutions Magazine, June 30, 2009, Santa Rosa, CA: eLearning Guild http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/92/mainstreaming-mobile-learning

Wagner, E.D. (2008) Realizing the promises of mobile learning  Journal Of Computing In Higher Education Volume 20, Number 2, 4-14, DOI: 10.1007/s12528-008-9008-x http://www.springerlink.com/content/283303810gu5h956/

Wagner, E.D. (2007) Tips for Engaging Digital Learners. Campus Technology, May 2007. http://elearningroadtrip.typepad.com/files/top-10.campus-computing-2007.pdf

Wagner, E.D. and Wilson, P.R. (2005). Disconnected: Why learning professionals need to care about mobile learning. T&D Magazine, December, 2005.

Wagner, E.D. (2005). Enabling Mobile Learning. EDUCAUSE Review, May/June, 2005 http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume40/EnablingMobileLearning/157976

Wagner, E.D. (2003). eLearning management: An approach for improving IT collaboration on campus. University Business, August 2003

Wagner, E.D. (2002) Creating a content strategy for your organization. The eLearning Developers Journal. Oct 29, 2002.  http://www.elearningguild.com/pdf/2/061802DST-H.pdf

Wagner, E.D.  (2002). The new frontier of learning object design. The eLearning Developers Journal. June 18, 2002.  http://www.elearningguild.com/pdf/2/061802DST-H.pdf

Wagner, E.D. (2000) Reusable learning objects (RLOs) and personalized learning: Implications for design and development. Pp. 81-83.  In Online Educa Berlin Book of Abstracts.  Bonn, Germany: International WHERE + HOW.

Wagner, E.D. (2000) Reusable learning objects (RLOs) and personalized learning: Implications for design and development. In Winfield, W., Ed. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning at a Distance. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin

Wagner, E.D. (2000). E-Learning: Where cognitive strategies, knowledge management, and information technology converge. In Brightman, D., Ed. Learning Without Limits, Volume 3: Emerging Strategies for Effective E-Learning Solutions. San Francisco, CA: Informania, Inc. pp. 7 – 20.

Wagner, E.D. (2000) Competency-based e-learning in practice: Two case studies, in Brightman, D. Ed. Learning Without Limits, Volume 3: Emerging Strategies for Effective E-Learning Solutions. San Francisco, CA: Informania, Inc. pp 39-49.

Wagner, E.D. and Derryberry, A. P. (1998). Return on investment (ROI) in action: Techniques for  selling  interactive technologies. Educational Technology,  38(4),  22-27.

Wagner, E.D. (1998). Are you ready for electronic learning? Learning Without Limits, Volume 2. San Francisco: Informania, Inc. May, 1998.

Derryberry, A. P. and Wagner, E.D. (1997). Selling interactive technologies: An expanded view of ROI. Technology and Skills Training. May/June, 1997, 14-19.

Wagner, E.D. (1997) Interaction online: Designing for outcomes. Learning Without Limits, Volume 1. July, 1997. Provo, UT: Network Publishing and Informania, Inc.

Wagner, E. D. and McCombs, B.L. (1995). Learner-centered psychological principles in practice: Designs for distance education. Educational Technology. 35(2), 32-35. March-April 1995.

Wagner, E. D.  (1994).  In search of a functional definition of interaction.  The American Journal of Distance Education. 8(2), Summer 1994. 6-29.

Wagner, E. D.  (1994).  The technology aside:  Strategic planning for academic programs. Cause/Effect. 7(1), 15-20,  Spring 1994, 

Wagner, E. D.  (1993).  Functional and philosophical perspectives of interaction.  ED (March, 1993)

Wagner, E. D. (1993). The telecommunications regulatory environment and its impact on distance education. Educational Technology. 33(12), 29-33. December, 1993

Wagner, E. D. (1993). Variables affecting distance education program success.  Educational Technology.  33( 4), 28-32. April, 1993.

Wagner, E.D. (1993). A technology primer for distance educators. Educational Research and Information Clearing House, ERIC Number ED366313.

Wagner, E.D. (1993) Evaluating distance learning projects: An approach for cross-project comparisons. Educational Research and Information Clearing House, ERIC Number ED363273.

Wagner, E. D.  (1992). Using evaluative data to promote quality and cost benefit for distance education:  The New Pathways to a Degree Evaluation Protocols.  From Vision to Reality: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning. Madison, WI:  University of Wisconsin Press.

Wagner, E.D. (1992). The Community College of Maine, in Johnstone, S.M. and Markwood, R. New Pathways First Year Report to the Annenberg CPB Project. Boulder, CO: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

Wagner, E. D. (1992). Keeping watch on public policy. Tech Trends (6), 9-11.

Wagner, E. D.  (1992). Separating myth from reality in distance education. Educational Technology  32(10), 42-45.

Wagner, E. D.  (1992). Interaction in distance education:  Constructs affecting teaching and learning.  Proceedings of the Forum for the Teaching of Distance Education Norman, OK:  University of Oklahoma Press


September, 2020. Kurzweil, D. and Wagner, E., Learning Engineering as a “Team Sport.” iFEST, a conference sponsored by National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) and the the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, August 19, 2020 Alexandria, VA.

August, 2020: Thille, C., Wagner, E.D., Teasley, S., D’Mello, S. Fireside Chat: Ethics in L@S, the closing session of the Learning @ Scale conference, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta GA. August 14, 2020.

November 2019. Wagner, E.D. When Learning Engineering Meets Instructional Design. A Special Session at OLC Accelerate, Orlando FL November 21, 2019

October, 2019. Wagner, E.D. Learning Engineering, Meet Instructional Design. A Session at DevLearn, October, 22, 2019 Las Vegas, NV.

October, 2018. Baer, L. Johnstone, S., Norris, D. and Wagner, E.D. 30 Years Back, 30 Yers Forward, a plenary panel at the 30th Annual meeting of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Portland, Oregon. October 25, 2018.

October, 2018. Wagner, E.D., Barr, A. and Robson, R. The Learning Engineering Summit. October 23, 2018. DevLearn, the eLearning Guild, Las Vegas, Nevada.

October, 2018. Craig, R., Wagner, E.D. and Morales, C. When Will Technology Disrupt Higher Education? A panel presentation at the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Retreat, Virginia Beach, VA October 10-11, 2018.

August, 2018, Wagner, E.D. Charles and Mildred Wedemeyer 2018 Award Winner Presentation of the Future of Distance Education, August 9, 2018. Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

October, 2017, Wagner, E.D., Leitner, H.,  Baer, N., Long, P., Engineering Better Learning. EDUCAUSE. November 1, 2017. Philadelphia, PA.

July 2017 Concepçiao, S. and Wagner, E.D. Co-Chairs, Research Summit, Teaching and Learning at a Distance Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. July 26, 2017.

July, 2017 Wagner, E.D. Dual Enrollment, Two Ways. Naviance Summer Institute, Orlando. FL July 13, 2017.

July, 2017. Wagner, E.D. Realizing the Promise of Dual Enrollment. Hobsons University, Indianapolis, IN. July 19, 2017

July, 2017. Student Success for All: Putting your Data to Work. Hobsons University, Indianapolis, IN. July 18, 2017

May, 2017 Wagner, E.D. and Okimoto, H. Student Success for All: Examples of Common Data Definition at Work in the State of Hawaii. ASU/GSV, Salt Lake City, UT May 9, 2017.

May, 2017. Wagner, E.D. and Bell, H. Reimagining Student Success. ASU/GSV. Salt Lake City, UT May 8, 2017.


April, 2017 Kilgore, W. Wagner, E.; Seratta, W.; Rittling, M. Dual Credit and Stories of Student Success. American Association of Community Colleges. New Orleans, LA.

April, 2017. Wagner, E.D. From Data to Insight to Action in Education. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, April 20, 2017, Austin, TX.

November, 2016 Kilgore, W. and Wagner, E. Dual Credit in the Context of Strategic Enrollment Management. AACRAO SEM Conference, Austin, TX.

October 2015.  Wagner, E.D.. Okimoto, H. Vignare, K. Swan, K. Enabling Evidence Based Decision-making: A Story in Four Parts. EDUCAUSE, 2015

Wagner, E. D. and Robinson, R. January 21, 2015 Mythbusters: Taking the Mystery out of Analytics in Educational Decision-making. UPCEA  Boston, MA.

December, 2014, Wagner, E.D.; Mayer-Schonberger, V.; deWaard, I. Siemens, G. The OEB Debate: This house believes that data is corrupting education https://oeb-insights.com/big-data-education-oeb/ December 10, 2014.

November, 2014, Wagner, E.D. Big Data in Education. Workshop for Program Officers. National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. November 12, 2014.

July, 2014. Wagner, E.D. Putting Learning Analytics to Work. Blackboard World, Washington DC.

March,  2014. Wagner, E.D. From Reporting to Insight to Action.  SUNY Annual Innovation Conference, March 4, 2014 New York, New York.

October, 2013. Wagner, E.D.; Hurst, F. Solomon, K. Everhart, D. From Badges to Breakthroughs: Unleashing Learner Potential through Competency-based Achievements. EDUCAUSE, 2013. https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference/2013/proceedings/from-badges-to-breakthroughs-unleashing-learner-potential-through-competency-based-achievements

April 2013. New Perspectives on Data, Analytics and Online Learning. Ellen Wagner, Hae Okimoto, Peter Shea, Karen Swan. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

October, 2012. Wagner, E.D.; Oboshi, P.I.; Sharkey, M.; Sherril, J. When Learning Analytics Meet Big Data. EDUCAUSE. Denver, CO.

July, 2011. Wagner, E.D. Making It Real: The Adoption of IT Innovation in Higher Education.  A Keynote address for Campus Technology, July 27, 2011. Boston MA. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2011/04/13/it-innovation-and-adoption-in-higher-education.aspx

July, 2011. Green, K.C. and Wagner, E. D. Assessing Online Education: What do we know” How Do We Know? Southern Association Colleges and Schools – Commission of Colleges Summer Institute keynote address, July 18, 2011. Fort Worth, TX.

July, 2011. Wagner, E.D. Data Change Everything. A Spotlight Session of the Sloan-C Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Summer Conference, San Jose, CA July 12, 2011

April, 2011, Wagner, E.D. Data Change everything. A keynote presentation at the eLearning Consortium Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

December, 2010. Wagner, E.D. and Hardy, D. W. Berlin Meets Albuquerque: A closing teleconferenced spotlight session at Online Educa Berlin, Berlin Germany and morning plenary session for the International Forum for Women in eLearning conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

November, 2010 Wagner, E.D. People Like Us. A closing keynote presentation for the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies Annual Meeting, November 13, 2011. San Diego, CA.

November, 2010 Wagner, E.D. Data Change Everything, for Ignite! DevLearn, a closing session for eLearning Guild conference. San Diego, CA.

July, 2010. Wagner, E.D. Back to the Future. A Keynote presentation for the Sloan C Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, San Jose, CA

June, 2010. Wagner, E.D. The Great Flash vs HTML5 Debate, mLearnCon, San Jose, CA.

November 2009.  Clarey, J. Mallon, D. Wagner, E.D. Research Panel: Emerging Technologies and the Future of eLearning. DevLearn, eLearning Guild, San Jose, CA

November, 2009.  Mobility Matters: A close-up look at where enterprise mobility is headed. Adobe Learning Summit, San Jose, CA

March, 2009.  Wagner, E.D. and Davis, B. B. Where eLearning is Coming From. A Spotlight Presentation at the eLearning Guild Annual Gathering, Orlando, FL

November, 2008. Where eLearning is Headed: A view from the Other Side. A Keynote presentation at the WCET Annual Meeting, Carefree, AZ.

October, 2008. Wagner E.D. Minding the Gap. A keynote address at the ELEARN Conference, American Association of Computers in Education, Las Vegas, NV,

June, 2008. Wagner, E.D. Where eLearning is Headed and What Medical Publishers need to know. June 21, 2008. DTI, Athens, Greece

June, 2008. Wagner, E.D. vLearning: What is Needed for Success in Today’s Real World. 4th Annual Innovations in eLearning Conference, sponsored by George Mason University and the Defense Acquisition University.

May, 2008, Wagner, E.D. Wayfinding in the Learning Metaverse. A keynote presentation at the Emerging technology for Online learning Symposium, Sloan- Co. Carefree, AZ.

April, 2008 Wagner, E. D. C’s of Value: Context, Content, Connection. Digital NOW Association Leadership Conference, Orlando FL

March, 2008 Wagner, E.D. Reconsidering the Role of the Reference Model. Learning Education and System Interoperability Conference, KIEC, Seoul, Korea

November 2007 Wagner. E.D. Where eLearning is Headed. Adobe Learning Summit, San Jose, CA.

October, 2007. Wagner, E.D. eLearning at Adobe. MAX, the Adobe User Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

July, 2007. Wagner E.D. eLearning for the Enterprise. A Keynote presentation at LearnX Asia Pacific, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

June, 2007.  Wagner, E.D. Where eLearning is Headed. A keynote address at 3rd Annual Conference: eLearning for Financial Institutions, June 6, 2007, Rome, Italy

June, 2007 Wagner, E.D. Crossing Boundaries: Crossing Into / Within / From Design. A keynote address at Cumulus, the International Association of Colleges of Art and Design, Schwaben Gmund, Germany.

April, 2007. Wagner, E.D. Experience Design for Learning. Elearning Guild Annual Gathering, Boston, MA.

October 2006 Wagner, E.D. Devices and Desires: What mobile learning means to education. A concurrent session at EDUCAUSE, Dallas, TX.

October, 2006. Wagner, E.D. Rules for Engagement. A Keynote presentation at CIT, The Conference on Information Technology, League for Innovation in the Community College, Charlotte, NC.

September, 2006. Wagner, E.D. Experience Design. A concurrent session at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

November, 2005. Wagner, E.D. Enabling Mobile Learning, a keynote presentation at the eMerging eLearning Conference, Higher Colleges of Technology. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 20, 2005.

November, 2005. Wagner, E.D. Opening Keynote Panel, Learning Designs for Mobile Devices. eMerging eLearning Conference, sponsored by the Higher Colleges of Technology and the Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates November 19, 2005

October, 2005. Wagner, E.D. The Flash Platform. EDUCAUSE, October 21, 2005 Orlando, FL

October 2005 Wagner, E.D. Enabling mobile learning. Macromedia MAX Conference, Anaheim CA October 17, 2005

August 2005. Wagner,  E.D. and Green, T. Learning Design for Mobile Devices, an advanced workshop presented at the 21st Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning  August 3, 2005, Madison Wisconsin

July 2005. Wagner, E.D. What the Flash Platform means to Education. The MERLOT International Conference, July 26, 2005, Nashville, Tennessee

June, 2005. Wagner E.D. Educação na Era Digital e Novas Modalidades de Ensino e Aprendizagen (Education in the Digital Age and New Models for Teaching and Learning) a keynote address for the Forum Educacao Conjuntura, Sao Paulo, Brazil. June 17, 2005

June 2005. Hodgins, W. and Wagner, E.D. What if the Impossible Isn’t??!! Grand Vision + Grand Challenges for the Future of Learning. A Keynote presentation the eLearning Congresso Brasil, Sao Paul, Brazil, June 16, 2005

June, 2005. Wagner E.D. Lessons eLearned. An invited session at the eLearning Congresso Brasil, Sao Paul, Brazil., June 16, 200

June 2005. Wagner, E.D. Creating a Content Strategy for Your Learning Organization. A Keynote presentation at the eLearning Congresso Brasil, Sao Paul, Brazil June 15, 2005.

June, 2005. Thriving in Times of Disruptive Innovation. A keynote address at the Annual meeting of the National University Teleconferencing Network, San Francisco, CA June 13, 2005.

April, 2005. Thriving in Times of Disruptive Innovation A keynote Presentation at the Technology in Higher Education Conference, April 19, 2005, Baton Rouge, LA

March, 2005. Wagner, E.D.  The New Frontier: Next Generation Distance Learning. A keynote presentation for the Texas Distance Learning Association. Ft. Worth, TX, March 7, 2005

March, 2005. Wagner, E.D. Next Generation Distance Learning. A keynote presentation for the Alliance for Distance Education in California Summit, Burlingame, CA. March 3, 2005

November, 2004. Wagner. E.D.  Removing Barriers to eLearning. TechLearn, New York, New York November 15 2005

November, 2004.  Wagner, E.D. New Directions for Collaboration, Teaching and Research, a presentation at the annual meeting of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, San Antonio, TX

November, 2004. Wagner, E.D. When Converging Technologies happen to eLearning Professionals. A keynote address at the ELEARN Conference, Washington, DC November 3, 2004

August, 2004. Wagner, E.D. Education Unplugged. A Forum presentation at the the 20th Conference for Distance Teaching and Learning, August 6, 2004, Madison, WI.

May, 2004. Wagner, E.D. Negotiating the Curves: Exploring the Intersections of New Media, Teaching and Learning. A keynote presentation at the Global Conference on Excellence in Education and Training, Singapore, May 22, 2004.

April 2004. Wagner, E.D. Navigating the Curves: Learning and Technology in the New Academy. A presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Association for Higher Education, San Diego, CA April 5, 2004.

February, 2004. Sugrue, B. Wagner, E.D., Cross, J. Fletcher, D. and Singh, H. Learning in the Future and the Role of Technology. ASTD TechnKnowledge Conference, Anaheim, CA.

December, 2003. Wagner, E.D. Education @ Macromedia. An invited presentation at Online Educa Berlin, December 2, 2003.

October, 2003. Wagner, E.D. Making the Web a better place for teaching and learning. EDUCAUSE, Anaheim, CA

October, 2003. Wagner, E.D., Oblinger, D. and Johnstone, S.  Corporate Perspectives on Learning Technologies in Higher Education. Closing Plenary session of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, San Diego, CA

August 2003. Wagner, E.D. Impact of Technology for Teaching and Learning. An invited presentation at the University of Colorado System Teaching with Technology Conference, August 12, 2003, Boulder, CO.

August, 2003. Wagner, E.D. Learning Objects for Mere Mortals. An invited presentation at the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) International Conference, Aug 7, 2003. Vancouver, BC,

July 2003. Maintaining the Balance between Pedagogy and Learning Technology Standards. An invited presentation at the IMPACT 2003 WebCT User Conference, July 18, 2003 San Diego, CA.

June 2003. Pushing Past the Tipping Point. An invited keynote presentation at the ADL Academic CoLab SCO Days Conference  June 24, 2003, Madison Wisconsin

May 2003. Waiting for e-Godot: Making Content Count. A invited keynote panel presentation for the World Education Market Convention, May 20, 2003, Lisbon, Portugal.

July 2002. Wagner, E.D. Famous Last Words…and Actions. An interactive discussion on creating communities of practice. The eLearning Guild Instructional Design Intensive Workshop, July 26, 2002, San Francisco, CA.

July 2002. Wagner, E.D. Why Johnny Won’t Click: An interactive discussion on learning engagement and interactivity. The eLearning Guild Instructional Design Intensive Workshop, July 25, 2002, San Francisco, CA.

May, 2001 Wagner, E.D. E-Learning: A primer. A continuing education presentation for the National Fire Prevention Association World Congress, Anaheim, CA. Amy 14, 2001.

April 2001. Wagner, E.D. and Hughes, D. Knowledge commerce: Leveraging learning designs for new media. An Invited Expert Panel presentation of the WBT Producers Executive Summit, April 17-18, Anaheim, CA.

April, 2001. Wagner, E.D.  Eight things we know for sure about distance learning. A Keynote presentation at the Annual Conference of the Colorado TeleCooperative, Colorado Springs, CO. April 20, 2001.


Grush, M. (2022) What Is Learning Loss in the Wake of the Pandemic? A Q&A with Ellen Wagner  Campus Technology  March 14, 2022. https://campustechnology.com/articles/2022/03/14/what-is-learning-loss-in-the-wake-of-the-pandemic.aspx

Grush, Mary (2020). Higher Education IT Consultancy: A View from Both Sides of the Desk - A Q&A with Ellen Wagner,  Campus Technology, Dec 14, 2020. https://campustechnology.com/articles/2020/12/14/higher-education-it-consultancy-a-view-from-both-sides-of-the-desk.aspx

Grush, Mary, (2019). Digital Transformation: A Focus on Creativity, Not Tools - A Q&A with Ellen Wagner.  Campus Technology,  Dec 9, 2019. https://campustechnology.com/articles/2019/12/09/digital-transformation-focus-on-creativity-not-tools.aspx

Grush, Mary (2019) Are We There Yet? Impactful Technologies and The Power to Influence Change: A Q&A with Ellen Wagner. Campus Technology, June 10, 2019. https://campustechnology.com/articles/2019/06/10/impactful-technologies-are-we-there-yet.aspx

Grush, Mary (2019) Learning Engineering: Making Education More "Professional”: A Q&A with Ellen Wagner,  Campus Technology, January 14, 2019. https://campustechnology.com/articles/2019/01/14/learning-engineering-making-education-more-professional.aspx

Grush, Mary (2017) Hobsons' Predictive Analytics Integration: From the PAR Framework to Holistic Tools A Q&A with Ellen Wagner. Campus Technology


Grush, Mary (2016) PAR at Hobsons: Joining Research and Predictive Models with Real Time Data: A Q&A with Ellen Wagner. Campus Technology https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/08/23/joining-research-and-predictive-models-with-real-time-data.aspx

Grush, Mary (2016) Using Data for Smart Choices: The Hobsons Acquisition of the PAR Framework: A Q&A with Ellen Wagner and Stephen Smith. Campus Technology


Wagner, E. (2015) Video: Learning Analytics in the Trenches. https://er.educause.edu/multimedia/2015/9/video-learning-analytics-in-the-trenches  EDUCAUSE. September 28, 2015.

Rees, J. (2006) An Interview with Ellen Wagner. American Journal of Distance Education, Vol 20 No. 6.

Landsberger, J. (2005). eLearning by Design: An interview with Dr. Ellen Wagner. Tech Trends, July 2005. 49(3), 7-11

Clothier, P. (2005). An Introduction to m-Learning: An interview with Ellen Wagner. Learning Solutions Magazine, June 2005. http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/259/an-introduction-to-m-learning-an-interview-with-ellen-wagner \