Bryan Ollendyke is the e-Learning Institute’s Instructional Web Technologist. He is solely responsible for supporting the institute’s courses and managing the primary course delivery application known as the E-Learning Management System (ELMS).
Bryan was approached with the potential creation of a Drupal based project for the launch of the Institute’s first course, Art 10. Discussions led to the development of what is now known as the Assignment Studio. Bryan was the lead programmer on the project and has been focusing on Drupal based projects ever since. Bryan graduated in May 2006 with his BS from the College of Information Sciences & Technology. He is currently taking classes toward a Masters of IST.
Bryan joined the e-Learning Institute as a full time employee in June 2007 and began pushing for open source development. In April 2008 all products that he produces for the e-Learning Institute under the ELMS branding can be released back to the Drupal community. Open development has only helped improve the quality of the products produced by Bryan, and the e-Learning Institute is a leader both nationally and internationally because of the ELMS platform.
Bryan has published many projects to date including ELMS: Content, ELMS: Collaborative Learning Environment, Assignment Studio, Rubric, Network Manager, Chamfer, Seedling, and Outline Designer. He presents at Drupal and Educational Technology focused events such as Drupalcamp Boston, Wisconsin, and Montreal and is a leader in the industry. He also leads the Drupal @ Penn State community.