Kristina Schneider is an aviation professional development, organizational learning and performance technology specialist, merging instructional and systems technology with knowledge, project and operations management.
Kristina is currently the Senior Director, Operations and Learning Services at Aviation Strategies International (ASI). In addition, she is part of the Global ACI-ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) management team, overseeing operations and educational technology as well as heading the implementation of the International Airport Professional Community of Practice (IAP CoP).
In 2008, Kristina completed a Master’s degree in Educational Technology. Her thesis, which focussed on the authority and credibility of training and development bloggers, was published under the title “Edublogging: a qualitative study of training and development bloggers” and has already been well received and recommended by the educational technology community. In April 2010, she was invited to join the team of contributors at Brandon Hall’s Workplace Learning Today, where she was a member and an active blogger until the blog was discontinued in July 2011.
A strong believer of research into practice, Kristina has since been engaged in research on communities of practice and knowledge management, and though she applies this mostly in her professional life in organizational/corporate professional development and training, she sees the value in cultivating such communities for social actions.
Education and encouraging others to think critically has been the focus of Kristina’s work and studies. She is specifically interested in evidence-based decision making, creative and critical thinking, logical reasoning, research into practice, social learning, open innovation and collaborative expertise.
Kristina brings to the table over ten years of professional training and development expertise in the areas of instructional design and development for e-learning, blended learning and distance education, organizational learning and professional development strategies, social learning applications, performance technology, knowledge management and transfer, communities of practice and other collective expertise networks.
"Research and publications such as Kristina Schneider has advanced here, are vital. To study the affordances of blogs – content creation and social interaction – is in a sense to study social media in general."
– George Siemens
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