Les L. Howles


Les L. Howles has over 30 years professional experience in distance educa­tion, eLearning, media production, and instructional design. He has held multiple positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison including direc­tor of Distance Education Professional Development, team leader for the Learning Solutions group and senior eLearning consultant. Throughout his career, Howles has developed and taught online courses, designed educational software, and led groups of professionals in creating innovative learning solu­tions for education and training. He has worked in multiple industries includ­ing higher education, corporate training, government, health care, K–12 and is an independent learning design strategist for Howles Associates. He serves on the editorial board of eLearn Magazine and has authored and coauthored numerous articles for professional publications. Howles holds undergradu­ate degrees from Saint Edward’s University and the State University of New York. He earned his graduate degree in Educational Technology from the University of Oregon. Howles has been a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences and directed the Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Author's Books

Designing the Online Learning Experience

Evidence-Based Principles and Strategies


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