STRS106 Insights from the Front Lines
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 24
Expo Hall: Strategic Solutions Stage
For an enormous number of organizations, training requirements are still driven by urgency, the need for rapid development and deployment, and the need to meet regulatory and management compliance requirements. Many organizations are still in transition from face-to-face training and manual tracking systems. This session will describe the simple procedures and best practices you can enact that will work with any training platform while reducing your risk of failure.
This session will illustrate simple techniques for the rapid development and deployment of online training resources and activities using anecdotes and statistical evidence drawn from a user base of 88,000 member organizations and 166,000 courses. The session is reflective of the user base and demographics of the organizations that have used Udutu, and may not represent all situations, but will be of interest to anyone curious about what goes on in other training organizations around the world and how they deal with challenges. The session will provide an easy-to-follow framework for agile course development, and tips on how to leverage subject matter expertise and non-professionals to develop engaging and interactive training resources.
In this session, you will learn:
- A simple rapid development and deployment methodology
- Why compliance training still drives budgets and frustrations
- About training people external to your organization
- How to take the risk out of transitioning from F2F or a legacy learning system
- About trends observed in 88,000 training organizations around the world
- How to use Windows Kiosk mode for offline learning that must integrate with an online LMS
Intermediate to advanced developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VPs, CLOs, executives, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Browser-based learning activities on any device that supports a browser. The session will also illustrate how an offline training program can be integrated where bandwidth or connectivity issues are a problem. Most examples of online course development will utilize the free Udutu authoring tool.
Roger Mundell, the founder of Udutu, was an early pioneer in the online learning space. As the director of research and innovation at Royal Roads University from 1996 to 2005, he led research and demonstrated concepts such as reusable learning objects, adaptive learning, and gamification (as in decision-led branching, not Skinnerian rewards), and received numerous awards for learning innovation from around the world. Roger was a frequent speaker on the conference circuit until 2006, when he left the university to create Udutu with an unusual business model—to democratize online learning and enable the thousands of organizations that were cautious about online learning.