DevLearn 2016 Concurrent Sessions
DevLearn 2016 offers you the largest, most comprehensive, most cutting-edge learning technologies program in the world. The event includes more than 125 concurrent sessions covering all the critical topics that will help you develop new skills and expertise in the management, design, and development of technology-based learning.
In addition to the great tracks at DevLearn 2016 Conference & Expo, there are a number of specialized sessions curated to help you put your skills into practice immediately.
Receive hands-on training and follow along with the instructor step-by-step.
Explore new ways you can use tools and techniques to create unique solutions.
Learn from your peers as they share problems, solutions, and results.
Build your understanding of how virtual, augmented, and mixed realities can be used in L&D.
Focus on skills that will take your work to new heights.
To give a brief overview of their sessions, many speakers have provided sessions trailers which are located on the description pages of those sessions. To view a complete list of these trailers, please visit our YouTube playlist page.
Sessions in Data and Measurement Track
LMS reporting and learning analytics are often seen as tasks performed by LMS administrators, trainers, and instructors—tactical tools and methods used only to illustrate the performance and outcomes of training and blended learning programs. Increasingly, however, organizations are using learning data to show how improved learning performance impacts corporate performance at the highest level. Today, any LMS should be able to quantify the cost savings and resource efficiencies—KPIs for which everyone on the management team is held accountable. In this session, learn how reporting and analytics can demonstrate the value of your learning program to the entire organization.Read More
Your access to learning-related data has grown dramatically over recent years. But just because you have a large volume of data doesn’t mean it necessarily provides value. While tools like the xAPI make it increasingly easy to acquire data about learners’ activities, this information provides little benefit if you don’t know how to design to acquire meaningful data, interpret that data, or improve your learning design based on what you’ve discovered.Read More
Stage Program B
To deliver personalized learning experiences for employees, Visa needed to better understand what its employees were interested in learning. However, because Visa uses various content types and providers, tracking and analyzing learner behavior was difficult. As a result, creating and delivering tailored learning approaches was also challenging.Read More
Every revolution requires both dreamers and pragmatists. The xAPI dreamers have been painting a beautiful picture of what is becoming possible. To realize its full potential, the pragmatists need to catch up. The xAPI needs a very specific set of work completed to be successful, and it needs organizations to participate in making the next generation of learning systems and impacts possible.Read More
Stage Program C
This interactive presentation will feature Bob, who leads two lives. Bob is a new hire who recently completed onboarding. At other times, Bob is an L&D employee who designs training for evolving IT applications. His day includes data masking, content creation, maintenance, and localization of courseware. Gain insight on how to overcome Bob’s daily challenges, including significant time-saving methods for developing, maintaining, deploying, and tracking eLearning, ILT, and ongoing performance support. Learn about in-application assistance, as well as innovative cloning technology that eliminates the need for training environments with single capture content generation, all while reducing data breach risk.Read More
Good courseware will use multiple elements such as video, audio, interaction, and good old-fashioned reading. You struggle to balance all of it until it’s a finely harmonized symphony of information, waiting for a student to take it all in. But are any of those activities or videos you’ve worked on actually helping anyone learn? How can you show the relationship between the activities and performance?Read More
Much has been made about the astounding dropout rates for massive open online courses (MOOCs): typically 85 percent or more. While it may be misleading to apply the traditional metrics of higher education to MOOCs, there are ways to dramatically improve the numbers.Read More
Years of momentum have resulted in a collection of use cases for teams seeking to leverage the xAPI to better track, measure, and manage their learning efforts. The time is now; the xAPI can improve the ways you create and deliver content and classes, track interactions, communicate, and measure performance. Armed with knowledge and the proverbial Swiss Army Knife of xAPI functions, begin to “slice, saw, tweeze and pick” your way through training obstacles.Read More
Finding a learning management system (LMS) that best fits your company’s design, business goals, and budget can be a daunting task. While choosing the right LMS can help your organization define, deliver, and manage training to drive ongoing success, the countless options when it comes to product selection can make determining which LMS best fits your company’s needs overwhelmingly difficult. Before making a decision, it’s important to find out what exactly you should consider when evaluating your options.Read More
If you’re looking for your first LMS (or starting fresh by leaving an old one behind), the number of choices you have can be overwhelming. But there’s one option you may not have thought of that can be a surprisingly good nontraditional solution, particularly if you’re working with bundling open or microlearning courses: using WordPress.Read More
When a new specification such as the xAPI comes out, it is important to understand the basics. And one of the most critical basics of the xAPI is the concept of statements: the way most xAPI data is communicated. Before getting started with an xAPI implementation, you’ll want to have a strong understanding of what statements are and how you can form them yourself.Read More
Big data and learning analytics are top of mind for many organizations throughout the training industry. However, while there is a lot of of information about what you can do with data, there is much less about what you should do. Since data can include deeply personal or sensitive information, training organizations cannot consider using this information without first thinking about the ethics of what they are intending to do with that data and the privacy of individual learners.Read More
You know that taking online courses isn’t the only way to learn. You want to invent new learning formats and experiences that better meet your audience’s needs. However, in many cases you need to include tracking, and the types of learning trackable by traditional learning management systems are limited. The Experience API (xAPI) specification is flexible enough to track a wide range of learning experiences, but it’s a new technology, and barriers to adoption still exist. How do you bridge this gap?Read More
In the past few years, many organizations have introduced recognition and certification programs using digital badges, but too often the results produced by these programs have disappointed. Badge earners don’t bother to claim or share their badges, and as a result, issuing organizations have wasted their time and effort.Read More
Technology like xAPI has provided the learning industry with the opportunity to track anything, anywhere, and L&D and HR leaders are hailing the arrival of people analytics. These advances provide substantially more data about the people in an organization, but what do you do with the data? Are you gathering the right information? Where do you even start?Read More