About Rick Darby

Rick is a Consultant to industry and government. He helps organizations improve their profitability with new offerings, better processes and improved performance.

Rick helps organizations get their message out in new and innovative ways. He helps people learn new tasks better, faster and less expensively than traditional methods.  He often helps  organizations benefit from technological innovations.

Previously, Rick  was Director of Learning Technology Solutions at Rollins Inc.’s Orkin University. Rick managed the teams that provide the assessment, development, and application of the learning technology that supports Orkin University’s wide range of learning endeavors.  Orkin University has been named one of the world’s Top 125 Training Organizations nine consecutive times.

Rick has been a consultant in the learning practices of Scient, iXL, and the IBM-spinout Deltak. At iXL, Rick architected the Cisco eLearning Ecosystem. He has managed training, software development, product development, sales, and marketing teams for a number of high tech firms.

Rick served on the faculty staff of the University of Rochester Computing Center and Strong Memorial Hospital, holds a DSc in Computer Science and is a certified by the Project Management Institute as a project management professional  (PMP). He has published a number of papers and articles on computer based multimedia and learning topics. His research interests include human learning, machine learning, and the intersection of the two.

Rick is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Society for Training and Development, the American Statistical Association, and the Project Management Institute.

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2 responses to “About Rick Darby

  1. Hi there. I’ve got a site offering over 300 free loops that are royalty free and would really appreciate you adding it to your list. The url is http://www.loopartists.com

    Thanks,~

    ~jon

  2. Dear Mr. Darby,

    My name is Angela, I work at an educational research lab called Edlab in Teachers College, Columbia University. Edlab is an organization which is developing educational tools to create a more dynamic learning environment. Projects we feature and develop ranges from web tool to educational animations.

    Edlab is currently focusing on developing Vialogues, a video based discussion board. Its currently in its pilot stage and presently being used at Columbia University. We’re looking to expand our network and also expand the tool’s functionality, we are looking for more users and feedback – Is it possible that you can make a blog post about Vialogues?

    Below is some more info about Vialogues:

    Vialogues:
    The fundamental premise behind this tool is to construct a blended learning environment by having restrictive/open discussions among students around a video to create asynchronous peer-peer learning. Additionally the tool also
    offers time coded and pole featured comments that highlights parts of video which have been discussed the most.

    Please contact me with any questions and you are more then welcome to come visit Edlab in NYC!

    Thank you for your time and looking forward to be hearing from you 🙂

    Best Regards,
    Angela (Wan-Yu) Lee

    Designer / Collaborative Solutions Group Analyst
    EdLab, Teachers College Columbia University
    525 West 120th Street, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10027-6670
    Tel. (917)558 5559

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