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Sessions in Block 4
Have you ever been offered unsolicited advice? If so, you know that advice received before you’re ready falls on deaf ears. The same thing happens at work when training is offered before the need is clear. The need for change is like a journey that your reluctant heroes face. Knowing the phases of this journey helps you plan for guidance at the right time. Everyone knows that the Hero’s Journey is a tool for writing good fiction stories, but what if it could be modified to accommodate common models of conflict resolution?Read More
You know that most media—including eLearning—is failing at representation. You see it every day. And not only is it leaving people out of the picture, it’s less effective as a result. Maybe you’ve tried to make your work more inclusive but haven’t been able to find great media, haven’t been able to convince your stakeholders, or simply aren’t confident in navigating how to respectfully represent different genders, ethnicities, orientations, and abilities.Read More
Content curation is rapidly becoming an essential skill for learning professionals, but many have yet to take the step of putting it into practice. This session will arm you with an understanding of how curation helps both you and your organization, along with the tools and techniques you’ll need to craft your own personalized curation system. It’s time to make curation a central part of your digital learning toolkit.Read More
The world is gripped by accelerated change, and the need to learn and adapt is taking center stage; yet ironically, L&D professionals continue to struggle for relevance and impact. Instead of being sought-after business partners, practitioners are often marginalized as order-takers for narrow training solutions. The challenge is one of urgent relevance as L&D must quickly learn and adapt to better enable the future of work.Read More
You’ve signed the contract for your new LMS, but the hard work is only beginning. It’s time to think like a marketer. How can you get everyone at your company to adopt this new software? How can you help employees to think of learning as happening outside of the classroom?Read More
For so long, learning has been one-sided. Everyone gets the same course and same content, no matter what they have already learned or experienced. xAPI gives you greater details and insights into what the learner does, but where do you go from there? How do you adjust and change content based on learners’ xAPI history?Read More
Gamification is the integration of game mechanics, or game dynamics, into a learning experience, while game-based training can be defined as a game designed for the purpose of solving a problem. However, these words are being used in parallel by the industry, and it can be quite confusing. This session will explain the key differences and definitions that can assist practitioners in ensuring they use the wording appropriately.Read More
Searching for new ways to present content in eLearning is an ongoing challenge for most designers. Animation effects beyond the typical require deeper thought in design, and often involve additional storyboarding. Barriers to learning new animation software result in some designers not pursuing a more engaging approach than typical animation effects. With new smartphone cameras, available apps, and software, you can dramatically reduce those barriers to get started with stop-motion animation.Read More
Can you count how many times eLearning developers on your team have re-created the same button? That time really adds up. You want to create high-quality custom solutions, but they tend to take up lots of time. You’ve adopted templates, but they just don’t cut it for all of your users’ needs. What if you could create custom, cohesive, accessible, and high-quality learning experiences in half the time?Read More
Technology has shaped much of the world of education and training for decades. Understanding the role technology plays in our work is critical as technology continues to advance and become even more embedded into our work. Being prepared for this emerging world won’t be easy and will require an understanding of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are headed.Read More
Choosing the right learning technology is a daunting task. A bad decision could cost an organization immeasurable time and money, not to mention the negative impact on talent development. Research shows that nearly half of organizations are looking to choose another technology provider. Whether the system is lacking features, is hard to use, or simply appears outdated, companies want a change.Read More
Are your files weighing you down? Do your courses no longer fit on your mobile device? Are you embarrassed by unsightly buffering? It’s time to put your files on a diet, following tried-and-true best practices. In less time than a juice cleanse, you can have the course of your dreams.Read More
It’s no secret the marketing industry is investing millions on emerging technology to change people’s behavior. What can L&D learn from their endeavors? How can you capitalize on their success and failures to design learning solutions that incorporate their best practices and are truly effective?Read More
For years, eLearning tools have been based on a PowerPoint-slide paradigm. However, to be truly device independent, courses need to be responsive and use a webpage style. Articulate Rise provides an easy-to-implement solution that encourages microlearning. This session will discuss using Rise to implement a full, 35-module curriculum that is both responsive and delivered in microlearning-sized chunks. Challenges and solutions will be highlighted.Read More
To some, variables may be an unknown function in Articulate Storyline. Many haven’t had the opportunity to use variables, or have been confused by variables and what they are capable of adding to the learning experience. Whatever the reason for pleading ignorance, this session has it covered!Read More