202 Foster a Learning Culture

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Tuesday, November 15

A learning culture can provide the foundation for a successful, innovative, and healthy training program. But creating such a culture can seem a bit like herding cats. This session will provide a logical road map and guiding principles that have proved to be effective in growing a healthy learning culture. The session will include a practical exploration of the factors that contribute to a learning culture in every organization. Learn how to use variety and self-determination to foster a sense of autonomy. Learn how skill mapping and communication lend a sense of purpose to training materials and guide more meaningful learning paths. And learn how to leverage gamification to validate and guide individual and group training paths.

Allen Partridge

Head of Evangelism, Digital Learning Solutions

Adobe Systems

Allen Partridge is a learning addict with a rebellious spirit and a passion for evidence-based reasoning. Allen served on the doctoral faculties of The University of Georgia and Indiana University of Pennsylvania before joining Adobe in 2007. As Adobe's Head of eLearning Evangelism, he provides guidance by relating customer experiences and challenges to the product and engineering teams that create Captivate, Presenter Video Express, and Adobe's new LMS, Adobe Captivate Prime. Allen is well recognized for his videos and presentations to audiences around the world. He has published a host of articles and a handful of books on topics ranging from critical thinking for business training to 3D online game development.

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