B.Y.O.D.: The Engagement Abyss: Three Effective Methods to Engage Learners

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DevLearn 2015 Conference & Expo - September 30, 2015

Karl Kapp

Professor of Instructional Technology and Director of the Institute for Interactive Technologies
Bloomsburg University

Learner engagement can be elusive. It is difficult to grab and hold a learner’s attention with so many smartphone distractions at their desk or at their fingertips. But engagement is possible through specific techniques that command attention and engage the learner.

In this session you will learn how to engage learners and how to present content using gamification techniques such as storytelling, feedback, and competition. During this session you will simultaneously learn about engagement techniques and experience them. These techniques will help you to create more engaging instruction within your own organizations or for your clients. You’ll be able to apply these simple techniques to your learning design almost immediately.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to apply storytelling to engage learners
  • Three techniques for eliciting audience responses and summarizing content during a session (webinar or classroom)
  • How you can expand gamification beyond points, badges, and leaderboards
  • How to create an immersive learning experience with simple tools

Audience:
Intermediate designers.

Technology discussed in this session:
PollEverywhere, PowerPoint.

Participant technology requirements:
N/A

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