By Larry B, February 1, 2007

Larry Bouthillier is the person behind learningAPI.com…a digital media technology and eLearning information resource.

Larry Bouthillier Bio PicLarry Bouthillier is the Media Technology Architect at Harvard University, where he guides University-wide software initiatives that impact the academic experience.  These solutions include secure tools for publishing video content directly within the Learning Management System (both user-generated content models and formal workflows), video sharing and annotation, secure streaming, and integration with best-of-breed vendor and open-source products.

Prior to that, Larry was the Director of Educational Technologies and Multimedia Development at Harvard Business School, leading an interdisciplinary team that provides the tools, infrastructure and production expertise for supporting and enhancing learning through cutting-edge instructional content development and the innovative technology tools that make such development sustainable.  His team won several awards for its work, including a Codie Award and was a Webby Award Honoree.  Larry also led research and development for advanced simulation and communication technologies at HBS’ learning and collaborative technology lab, which piloted augmented reality applications, 3D visualization, and video conferencing technology.

A pioneer in the use and management of streaming media, Larry has been a contributing editor to StreamingMedia.com.  He has served as a member of the technical advisory board for Context Media, recently acquired by Oracle. In 2004, he was named one of the Digital Media 100, the industry’s “top leaders, influencers, and innovators” by Digital Media Magazine, and was one of StreamingMedia Magazine’s 2009 Streaming Media All-Stars.

Larry works with leading companies researching and authoring white papers, articles and tutorials for publication. He travels world-wide as a teacher and consultant on the effective use and deployment of digital media and is a sought-after speaker on topics related to creating and managing dynamic multimedia.

Although an effective part of the senior leadership team, Larry is still a techie at heart, and still works regularly with Java, Javascript/AJAX, Flash/Flex, PHP, and more; and keeps his hand in the details enough to know what’s what.

Larry holds a C.A.S. in software engineering from Harvard University and a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.

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