Jim Javenkoski, Ph.D. serves as Director | Enabling Technologies for Learning, at the National Restaurant Association Solutions ("NRA Solutions") in Chicago. His role focuses on leveraging existing and emerging technologies to deliver and enable workplace learning in the foodservice industry, which is composed of 945,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets staffed by a workforce of 13.1 million people. He is currently researching the concepts and modalities of Learning 2.0 with particular attention to social media platforms in the business context. During Jim's nearly seven years at the NRA Solutions, he has worked in Product Development, as Manager | e-Services and most recently as Director | Custom Solutions, in a collaborative role with most departments in the NRA Solutions' Operations division.
Prior to being hired by the NRA Solutions in July 2001, Jim earned a B.S. in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Food Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received two teaching certificates, worked as a Graduate Assistant at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and developed several innovative online and collaborative learning projects for students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
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Hi there Jim! Long time no talk. I hope all is going well for you at the NRAEF. I just moved to Michigan and only 90 minutes from Chicago- I need to come and say hi to everyone soon! Glad to see your face!
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