We’re happy to announce Donald A. Forrer, DBA as the Keynote Speaker at our London, UK 2015 International Business & Education Conferences! Don Forrer has a Doctorate in Business Administration and serves as management professor at Hodges University of Naples, Florida. Additionally, Don is the CEO of Cybernetics Concepts, a management consulting team specializing in utility economics. He previously served as a professor at Troy State University, Strayer University, Central Michigan University, Embry-Riddle University, & International College. He has lectured on management topics in Taiwan, Japan, Guam, and throughout the United States. Don has presented his research at prestigious international conferences in the areas of utility economics and online learning. Additionally, Don has been published in several international journals.

Since retiring from the U.S. Army in 1992, Don has held senior leadership positions as the Operations Director at Troy State University and the Director of Information and Management for the City of Cape Coral, Florida. Additionally, Don served as the Director of Online Learning and the MBA Program Director at Hodges University. Don currently provides consulting for small businesses and provides workshops for new businesses in southwest Florida. He is a member of the prestigious Rates and Charges Committee of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). This committee writes the M1 manual that defines rates and charges for the water and wastewater industry. Additionally, Don serves on the board of The Clute Institute and is an editor for the Review of Business Information Systems.

Presentation

Designing an Efficient and Effective Course for the Traditional Classroom or Online Delivery

“This presentation will demonstrate the value of a well-designed course in regards to student interaction and quality. The presentation addresses the utilization of course design template to produce an effective and efficient traditional classroom or online course. It is imperative that students spend the majority of their time working with the subject matter and not learning the technology and attempting to find assignments. The template utilized in this presentation creates a learning environment where students have the tools they need to succeed. This presentation will highlight how student learning is improved through examples, lectures, assignments, exams, and other course materials. The presentation also covers the important differences between online delivery and a traditional classroom course.”

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