DevLearn 2017 has the biggest, most comprehensive, most cutting-edge learning technologies program in the world. The event includes over 200 sessions covering 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 2017 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.
Examine the cutting-edge technologies, tools, and ideas that will shape the future of L&D.
Explore the expanded definition of L&D being formed by the intersection of emerging technologies.
Sessions in Management and Strategy Track
Today’s learners are bombarded with data. If unharnessed, constant information overload distresses consumers and makes it difficult for them to prioritize their day-to-day activities. And yet, in this age of automation, true end-user enablement is more critical than ever. How do we rise above the noise and provide rich experiences that truly resonate with customers at their time of need?Read More
The idea of digitizing your high-value training materials may seem like a daunting task, but there is a road of best practices that you can follow to make it seamless. The key is to start small, by converting print and PDFs, and eventually work up to a complete digital content solution.Read More
In 2001, Kent Beck and others created the Agile Manifesto to address the high failure rate of projects. Since then, many companies have adopted agile principles but have struggled with the real-world challenges. Despite this change, a large number of projects still fail. The reality is, many companies talk agile, but application varies—standard techniques exist but may not be followed for good business reasons. It may be cool to be “doing agile,” but it’s just not that easy to transition.Read More
As the lines between marketing, communication, and training are blurring, L&D is being asked to think “like a marketer” and develop or promote creative new learning solutions. So how do marketers engage their audience and change people’s behavior despite changing technology and consumer preferences? The secret is their strategy. How can L&D professionals apply these strategies to change learner behavior and engage participants?Read More
Next-generation learning management systems (LMSs) are entering the employee life cycle, moving from the traditional LMS designed for human resources to a talent and performance tool that helps employees and managers do their jobs. If your LMS is not part of an overall HR system, growth may require you to move to a new system—a migration that is not just for the birds.Read More
Online learning has changed the way people learn and teach. Anyone can learn anything, anywhere. It’s engaging, it’s flexible, it’s more sophisticated than ever, and it’s poised to grow—which is good for learners and good for regulated industries. However, online training is facing a growing crisis: learner fraud. Without live instructors or proctors, it’s too easy to complete training for others, who can then claim a credential or certificate they have not earned and perform work they are not qualified to do. In regulated industries, the stakes are too high to take the risk. That’s why many organizations haven’t been able to take advantage of the convenience, flexibility, and accessibility of online training—they simply can’t reliably verify that learners are who they say they are.Read More
What’s it take to be a Rockstar Vendor? In this session, you’ll learn the seven core attributes that produce a successful outsourcing relationship. Then take these attributes to identify and work with vendors that will help you build training that is both meaningful and measureable inside of your organization.Read More
How do you take a traditional learning experience like new-hire training and radically reimagine it for today’s learner? More importantly, why should you want to change your approach? There’s a growing consensus in the L&D industry that new employees learn more on the job than they do through formal learning events. Nonetheless, L&D is in a unique position to shape the experience of new employees from day one, which presents a prime opportunity to create a lasting impact as they begin their new roles.Read More
Patient safety and compliance are major issues in hospitals today. One organization’s challenge was how to keep 7,000 professionals up to date and compliant regarding patient safety tasks and medical equipment. The issue was that formal learning wasn’t proving to be effective enough as medical equipment was changing with software updates on a regular basis.Read More
Many businesses’ success depends on their customers and partners being skilled users of those businesses’ products and services. But sometimes those products and services are complex or otherwise challenging to learn. Unfortunately, the more people struggle to understand them, the less likely they are to use them effectively to unlock value (and come back for more).Read More
Having trouble reaching the personally and geographically diverse new generation of learners? Struggling to drive meaningful, high-precision performance in the workplace while still fostering a strong sense of community and accountability?Read More
Learning leaders need to rethink how they create, manage, and deliver content if they are to meet the needs of the modern workforce. Learning organizations must find ways for their content to serve not only in courses, but the entire learning ecosystem.Read More
Most organizations’ vision of digital learning solutions starts and ends with a focus on creating learning resources for staff on the corporate LMS. One organization wanted to go beyond that to implement a strategy that addressed the full range of digital learning in all aspects of people’s work, from organizational development through staff skills and support.Read More
Losing a skilled employee can cost your organization up to twice the employee’s annual salary, making retention a critical cost-saving metric. In today’s economy, people expect more growth out of their jobs, which is evident in the mobility of workers between firms and industries. Giving employees the ability to expand their skills within a company is critical to not only attracting but also retaining the best talent.Read More
Why do so many companies struggle to optimize the impact and ROI of learning management systems? One problem is that people’s learning preferences have moved beyond what most LMS experiences allow. Another issue is that companies can’t afford to invest in tools that don’t add value to their business priorities. A team at InsideView needed to resolve this dilemma quickly.Read More
Do your managers have the talent and learning information they need to make timely decisions? Is finding the right information at the right time a nightmare or a dream? Most talent and learning applications are either light on reporting capability or too complex for timely business reporting needs.Read More
When it comes to people development, 80% percent of what companies need to address has nothing to do with their learning and talent management technology! In fact, by focusing on the functionality and limitations, these companies overlook the critical elements of creating an engaging, personalized development program for their customers (internal and external).Read More
Technology has advanced far beyond the simple ability to assign and track courses. Have we kept up with the pace? How do we deliver significance, immediacy, and relevancy to people within organizations and empower them to achieve more than they ever have before? Today’s complex challenges require dynamic breakthrough solutions.Read More
eLearning Brothers executive director Bill West talks to the legendary Dr. Michael Allen about the insights he’s had since publishing his first Guide to e-Learning and the simplifying concepts and procedures he’s included in his second edition.Read More
Respected industry analyst Josh Bersin has highlighted that more companies are choosing to turn their learning management systems “off.” When the inevitable five- to seven-year cycle of replacing the LMS comes up for discussion, more and more companies are simply not bothering to replace the old with the new.Read More
Keeping training assets current with a constant cycle of releases is a significant drain on resources. Release notes must be scoured for changes, and corresponding workflows identified and prioritized by customer impact, before training content can be updated. This session is a case study of the tools and procedures developed by the product education team at athenahealth to automate this process and more efficiently update assets affected by each release.Read More
As with any team effort, course development projects have specific players with specific functions designed to work cohesively toward one objective: satisfactorily completing on time within budget. It never fails, however, that a new requirement sneaks in at the goal line, forcing designers to scramble for time and resources. What if you could strategize an offense that converts potential obstacles into assets?Read More
Digital learning has arrived, but the learning community is still playing catch-up. When looking at where the L&D industry is going in the future, you need to address two key strategic questions: How can digital learning demonstrate greater value to learners and the business, and how do L&D professionals need to adjust their approaches to learning in order to deliver that greater value through digital learning?Read More
Is the LMS dead? Can a combination of today’s mobile apps, social interactions, and game-enabled microlearning replace yesterday’s “macrolearning” platforms? Do training programs need to be so structured and prescriptive when modern adaptive approaches are now a reality? The ever-evolving educational technology landscape presents more choices than ever, but finding the right solution in the deep and wide pool of possibility is no longer a game.Read More
L&D professionals often think about one single training program only, instead of looking at the entire journey their learners take. Mapping out the learner life cycle and assigning content that engages them along the way not only helps create unforgettable learning experiences and drive individual performance, but also helps with the transfer of knowledge after a training session ends.Read More
With the advent of Web 2.0, the concept of community has been able to extend not only virtually, but also into different sectors inside and outside organizations. The extension and expansion has rekindled interest in community: how it forms, how it can be maintained, and how it can be leveraged for marketing consumer products and services as well as for learning.Read More
Corporations large and small are still too often hung up on content when it comes to enablement. For example, in situations where a tool (such as Salesforce or something proprietary) is being updated, enablement tends to focus on filling learners’ heads with knowledge and understanding of the changes. But knowledge transfer is not enablement. Focusing on content is the wrong approach.Read More
Microlearning videos under one minute in length require rapid storyboarding and predefined video content structures. As the length of the video decreases, so does the optimal format of the video. Leaving out too many details will have a negative effect on your learning strategy. Every second counts for your learner!Read More
There are many books, presentations, and consultants that focus on LMS implementation, but what you do after implementation can make the difference between simply putting a new system in place and shaping a learning ecosystem that becomes part of corporate culture, aligning compliance, talent development, and business goals. Failure to identify tools to evaluate the health of your learning infrastructure often leads to student abandonment and limits the value of L&D.Read More
The trend of shortening onboarding while still accelerating quality results on the job is driving the increased need for microlearning and performance support. Most of the content people need in those situations is already there in your courses, but making it available in smaller, bite-sized nuggets is only half the challenge; first, learners have to find those nuggets.Read More