Our experienced design and development team is led by Ph.D. and Master's
level experts in usability, learning theory, instructional design, and
Each Kaleidoscope product, whether custom or off-the-shelf, includes
contributions from numerous members of our skilled team, including
graphic artists; programmers; media and animation experts; video and
audio producers, directors, and editors; quality assurance analysts,
project managers; scriptwriters; and technical writers.
David Guralnick's Biography
Dr. Guralnick's ability to bridge the worlds of technology and usability, and
to make technology accessible to non-technical people have made him
a leader in the field of e-learning for over twenty years. His career
has focused on designing and developing e-learning software and authoring
tools to solve training and performance issues for a variety of clients,
including Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.
He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Institute for the Learning
Sciences at Northwestern University, where he created the first "content-focused"
online-learning authoring tool as his dissertation work and also
designed the first learn-by-doing-simulation for corporate training
purposes. Dr. Guralnick's
work has influenced e-learning design since the late 1980's. A summary
of some of his key design work can be found
In addition to his work as president of Kaleidoscope,
Dr. Guralnick is a frequent keynote speaker at e-learning conferences
and has been published in numerous industry journals and periodicals.
He also serves as President of the
E-Learning Association (IELA); Chairman of the
International Conference on
E-Learning in the
Senior Editor of the
International Journal on Advanced Corporate Learning; as a judge for
the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards; and as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.
His work has been
featured in Wired magazine, Training magazine (as an
Editor’s Choice), and the Wall Street Journal, and he is the
recipient of numerous e-learning design awards.