Your Solutions: Here & Now

Take a closer look at the different opportunities that will propel your professional performance and expertise. Check out these sessions, which will cover popular industry topics, and hear from learning experts as they uncover new strategies that you can bring back to your own L&D projects.


DAY 1: April 8

Julie Dirksen

101: Motivation and Learning

Julie Dirksen, Usable Learning

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Learners' motivation can either make or break the success of a learning experience. In this session, you'll learn how you can cultivate strategies for increasing learner motivation and how to avoid demotivating mistakes. Learn more.

Connie Malamed

201: Design Thinking for Learning Design

Connie Malamed, Connie Malamed Consulting

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Design thinking is a fun, new, collaborative approach to creative problem-solving! This session will explore how this approach can help you stimulate ideas for creative, human-centered solutions that fit into the work you do. Learn more.

Tim Slade

301: How to Create Engaging eLearning Through Visual Design

Tim Slade, TimSlade.com

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

How can instructional design increase learner engagement in your eLearning solutions? Find out in this session, where you'll explore how to use visual communication techniques to visualize your learning content and help your learners "see" what you're saying. Learn more.

DAY 2: April 9

Sue Iannone

501: Demystifying Microlearning for the Learning Leader

Sue Iannone, Bull City Blue

8:30 AM – 9:30AM PT

This session will demystify two of the latest learning trends: microlearning and learning in the workflow. What is microlearning and workflow learning, and what are some common examples of them being used in the learning ecosystem? Learn more.

Wendy DeMoss

601: Creating Blended Learning Experiences for Busy Professionals

Karen Hyder, Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting
Wendy DeMoss, Hearing First

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

This session will focus on the flipped classroom model (or blended learning model) and how it affects learner outcomes. You'll explore how Hearing First leveraged an online community platform for independent learning assignments, recordings, and resources, and facilitated virtual classroom sessions to engage with others and apply new skills. Learn more.

Megan Torrance

701: xAPI: An Introduction for Instructional Designers

Megan Torrance, TorranceLearning

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

In this session you’ll get a foundational, practical, non-technical introduction to xAPI. After a brief introduction to xAPI and what's different about it from the SCORM-based data we're used to, this session will explore three key areas that impact learning professionals as they embark on their first xAPI projects. Learn more.

Jane Bozarth

801: 2020 Research Trends: The Current State of xAPI, Designing for AR/VR, & Generations in the Workplace

Jane Bozarth, The eLearning Guild
Julie Dirksen, Usable Learning
Megan Torrance, TorranceLearning

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

This review of research is designed to familiarize you with what’s happening in the field and to help you find ways to be successful with approaches you’re considering, or that you’re already using and would like to enhance. You’ll leave with practical, evidence-based advice to help you engage in conversations and apply new ideas back at work. Learn more.


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