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Greg Beck '72 '77
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Greg Beck helped found Atomic Learning, a Little Falls-based online software training provider that serves 16 million people in more than 45 nations

Greg Beck '72 '77 helped found Atomic Learning, a Little Falls-based online software training provider that serves 16 million people in more than 45 nations.

Greg Beck ’72 ’77 has made a long career of partnering with others to capture the potential of new technologies.

Beck helped found Atomic Learning, a Little Falls-based online software training provider that serves 16 million people in more than 45 nations.

Taking a leave of absence from the Little Falls school district in 2001, Beck joined the leadership team led by Jim Norwood, a school colleague. Working from home during the launch of the business, Beck drew from decades of hands-on classroom experience. He contributed to Atomic Learning’s training video tutorials and other technology integration resources designed for schools, districts and educational institutions.

He credits St. Cloud State's Information Media master's program for giving him “the skills, understanding and confidence” to follow a career path from school media specialist to tech company startup strategist. Beck also holds a bachelor's degree in history.

Retired since 2010, Beck continues to seek new challenges. His recent eBook “The Digital Storytelling Guide: Using the iPad as a Portable Studio” is among the first titles published by Zoomable Media. The business helps teachers expand their reach by designing and marketing multi-touch eBooks for all platforms. Beck is “loosely involved” with this innovative venture headed by longtime collaborator Jim Norwood.  

“The Digital Storytelling Guide” pulls together video concepts Beck honed during a 27-year career in school media. Applicable to classroom instructors and broadcast journalism students alike, the text includes over 50 narrated examples of video shooting techniques. The enhanced eBook is “my way of sharing what I’ve learned with a new generation of learners,” said Beck.

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