BRYAN OLLENDYKE - Instruction Systems Developer

BRYAN OLLENDYKE

Instruction Systems Developer

Bryan Ollendyke is the e-Learning Institute’s Instructional Systems Developer. He is responsible for the technology solutions that support engaging online courses in the College of Arts and Architecture. He is the lead developer on a platform developed by the Institute called ELMS Learning Network (ELMSLN). ELMSLN is a collaboratively produced platform for producing and sustaining innovation in educational technology. ELMS has previously won two Innovator of the Year awards from Campus Technology (2010, 2011).

ELMSLN is utilized by several colleges at Penn State and beyond. It is built on top of the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) and has made significant contributions to the larger Drupal community. Code developed as a result of ELMS has been downloaded over 940,000 times and has over 16,000 reported installations. Automation technology developed for the project has helped improve build quality and optimized developer workflows on over 32,000 environments alone.

Bryan has been working on projects under the ELMS / ELMSLN name for e-Learning since he started in 2007. Bryan is a founding member of the local Drupal @ Penn State community and a leading voice in using Drupal for Education Technology in the larger Drupal community. He often speaks on topics of Open Education, the future of information technology, and Drupal best practices. Bryan has presented at Campus Technology, SLOAN, Dozens of Drupalcamps, Designs on e-Learning, and Open Ed.

Degrees

  • B.S. College of Information Sciences & Technology (2006)
  • M.S. College of Information Sciences & Technology (2015)

Awards / Distinctions

Presentations, News, Interviews

I speak regularly at Drupal and education centric events nationally. Topics include everything from hard skills like performance optimization and building out complex Drupal sites to philosophy discussions around Free Open Source Software and its impacts on society.

Bold denotes major industry event / role

Presentations by year, newest to oldest

Year

Event

Location

Role

2018

Educause

Denver, CO

Speaker / Panelist

2018

NGDLE Is Really Just "Enigma" Misspelled

Educause Article

Author

2018

HAX to revolutionize online course authoring in education technology

Penn State News

Interview / Article

2018

Online Course Ceation for Dummies

Inside Higher Ed

Interview / Article

2018

Open Ed

Niagra Falls, NY

Speaker

2018

 

Bryan Alexander Future Trends Forum Interview

Online Show Broadcast

Interview

2018

FLOSS Weekly 495 Interview

Online Show Broadcast

Interview

2018

Open Apereo

Montreal, Quebec

Trainer, Speaker (3)

2018

DC Drupal Webinar

Washington DC / Online

Invited Speaker

2018

Drupal4Gov Webinar

Washington DC / Online

Invited Speaker

2018

Decoupled Dev Days

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC

Speaker

2018

DrupalCon Nashville

Nashville, TN

Speaker

2018

Drupal GovCon

National Institute of Health

Speaker

2018

IMS Learning Impact & Leadership Institute

Baltimore, MD

Presenter, Competition invite

2018

Utah University IT Webinar

Salt Lake City, UT / Online

Invited speaker

2018

BYU API Unconf

Provo, UT

Invited speaker

2018

Drupal Camp NJ

Princeton, NJ

Speaker

2017

Educause NGDLE Summit

Washington DC

Invited workshop attendee

2017

BYU API Unconf

Provo, UT

Invited speaker

2017

Open Apereo

Philadelphia, PA

Keynote panel

Presenter (3)

2017

DrupalCon Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

Presenter

2017

Duke Learning Tech

Durham, NC

Invited speaker

Presenter (3)

2017

Educause ELI

Houston, TX

Presenter (2)

2017

Drupal GovCon

National Institute of Health

Trainer

2017

TLT Symposium

University Park, PA

Presenter

2017

LD Summer Camp

University Park, PA

Presenter

2017

UBC Webinar

British Colombia, Canada / Online

Presenter

2017

Drupal Camp PA

University of Pittsburgh

Organizer

Presenter

2017

Srijan Webinar

India / Online

Presenter

2017

NSF STEM workshop

Altoona, PA

Presenter

2016

Computers & Writing

St. John Fisher College

Presenter

2016

Open Apereo

NYU

Presenter (2)

2016

Drupal Gov-Day

US Patent Office

Presenter

2016

DrupalCamp PA

University of Pittsburgh

Organizer

Presenter

2015

DrupalCamp Ohio

Ohio State University

Presenter (2)

2015

DrupalCamp Atlanta

Kennesaw State University

Presenter

2015

BMore Drupal

University Baltimore

Presenter

2015

DrupalCamp PA

University of Pittsburgh

Organizer,

Presenter (2)

2015

GovCon

National Institute of Health

Presenter

2015

NICECamp

United Nations

Presenter

2015

Tech Pros

Penn State York

Presenter

2015

DrupalCamp NJ

Princeton

Presenter

2014

Campus Technology

Boston, MA

Presenter

2014

DrupalCamp Ohio

Ohio State University

Presenter (2)

2014

DrupalCamp PA

University of Pittsburgh

Organizer,

Presenter (3)

2014

DrupalCamp WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Keynote,

Presenter

2014

DrupalCon Austin

Austin, TX

Presenter

2014

Open Ed

Washington D.C.

Presenter

2014

Web Conf

Pennsylvania State University

Presenter

2014

DrupalDelphia

Philadelphia Convention Center

Keynote,

Presenter

2013

DrupalCamp Ohio

Ohio State University

Presenter (2)

2013

DrupalCamp PSU

Pennsylvania State University

Organizer

Presenter (2)

2013

DrupalCamp NJ

Princeton

Presenter

2012

DrupalCamp PSU

Pennsylvania State University

Organizer,

Presenter

2012

DrupalCamp WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Keynote,

Presenter

2011

Campus Technology

Boston, MA

Award winner,

Presenter

2011

DrupalCamp PSU

Pennsylvania State University

Organizer,

Keynote,

Presenter

2010

TLT Symposium

Pennsylvania State University

Presenter

2010

Campus Technology

Boston, MA

Award winner,

Presenter

2009

DrupalCamp Montreal

McGill University, CA

Presenter (2)

2009

DrupalCamp WI

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Presenter (2)

2009

SloanC

Orlando, FL

Presenter

2008

Designs on E-Learning

Pennsylvania State University

Presenter

2008

International Conference on Arts & Humanities

Honolulu, HI

Presenter