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Rob Foshay, PhD, CPT
.....Rob Foshay is Senior Partner of The Foshay Group. He is a recognized leader in the field instructional design, eLearning and competency-based assessment.
.....He has more than 25 years of leadership experience applying instructional design research to plan truly cost-effective strategies and product architectures for e-Learning, simulation/games and assessment. He works with schools and eLearning companies internationally in the training and education sectors to plan cost-effective strategies for eLearning and assessment design, development and application, by connecting state-of-the-art research to practice. He also serves as contributing Faculty Member in the Education Technology Ph.D. Program of Walden University.
.....For seven years, Dr. Foshay was Director – Research for Texas Instruments Education Technology Group. As a member of the Product Strategy Team, he conceived and prototyped advanced technologies and e-Learning products. He also managed a global portfolio of research projects reaching $4 million in total budget — internally and externally funded — and he communicated and applied the research to clients and internally.
.....Dr. Foshay was the chief instructional architect of the PLATO system, one of the original eLearning systems. He directed instructional design and quality assurance for Applied Learning, Inc., a leading developer of multimedia self-instructional training for the information systems industry.
.....His background includes a faculty position at the University of Illinois – Champaign. His doctorate is in instructional design from Indiana University. He has written more than 70 major articles and book chapters on instructional design, technology and education/training, and speaks frequently before educators and trainers world-wide.
.....He is co-author of the award-winning textbook, Writing Training That Works: How to Teach Anyone to Do Anything, a practical guide for trainers based on current cognitive psychology and instructional design theory and research. He currently serves on the editorial boards of three research journals.
.....He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI), as well as an ANSI/ASQ committee, which developed standards for training and education under the ISO 9000 system. He was cited by ISPI with Honorary Life Membership and a Distinguished Service Award, and is a Certified Performance Technologist. Dr. Foshay was also named a Fellow of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI).
.....The Foshay Group mission is leadership in corporate training, eLearning and educational technology product strategy design and research.

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Rob Foshay, PhD, CPT
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Rob Foshay has written more than 70 major research articles and book chapters on instructional design theory, learning technology, teaching of problem-solving, simulation and games, and evaluation of effectiveness of training and education. Click here for a bibliography of publications. Many are available for download.

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Rob Foshay’s textbook, Writing Training That Works, has been widely adopted by corporate training departments and universities as a core text for training instructional designers.