P16 Learning Experience Design: Integrating Engagement and Learning Science
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, October 22
It's easy to "follow the process" to create content. Whether you're following ADDIE, your in-house process, or just what your tool makes it easy to do, it's straightforward to create courses (and to have them viewed as boring, if not painful and to be avoided at all costs!) Moreover, tarting them up with avatars, jazzy images, and cartoons just isn't the same as baking in some real, intrinsic motivation. So is there a way to make learning truly engaging? The answer is a resounding yes!
In this workshop, you'll go through the alignment that makes effective learning experiences engaging. You'll explore introductions that open the learner up to the experience, examples that are engaging and effective, and practice activities that are truly fun. You'll look at closings that leave learners ready and raring to go. You'll work through how to get what you need from experts (and the traps to avoid), when and how to exaggerate, and the window-dressing to include (and eschew). Designing engagement isn't a one-off thing; it's a set of systematic yet creative actions that reliably yield experiences that are effective and appropriately engage emotions. Come have some fun while finding out how.
In this session, you will learn:
- The four introductions that open up learners to learning
- How to make practice that feels like play, yet delivers real outcomes
- Examples that engage as well as inform
- The emotional trajectories of effective experience
Games, authoring tools, video
Clark Quinn is the executive director of Quinnovation. Clark, a PhD, provides strategic learning technology solutions to Fortune 500, government, not-for-profit, and educational organizations. An internationally known consultant, speaker, and author of five books as well as numerous articles and chapters, he integrates a deep understanding of thinking and learning with broad experience in technology to improve organizational execution, innovation, and ultimately performance.