FocusOn Learning Concurrent Sessions

You’ll be able to learn from industry leaders and peers sharing case studies, examples, and best practices that will help you harness the opportunities presented by mobile, video, and performance support technologies. You’ll find sessions targeting management & strategy, design, and development.

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Specialized Focuses

In addition to the great tracks at FocusOn Learning Conference & Expo, there are a number of specialized sessions curated to help you put your skills into practice immediately.

Bring Your Own Laptop® sessions ensure that you receive in-depth, hands-on training and enable you to follow along with the instructor step-by-step.

If you’re new to mobile learning, the Mobile Foundations program offers you a set of carefully selected sessions that progress through the key areas you need to understand before launching your own mLearning effort.

If you’re new to video learning, the Video Foundations program offers you a set of carefully selected sessions that progress through the key areas you need to understand in order to harness the potential of video for learning.

All Sessions

7:30 AM Wed, June 8

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Wed, June 8

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Wed, June 8

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Wed, June 8

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Wed, June 8

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Wed, June 8

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Wed, June 8

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Wed, June 8

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Wed, June 8

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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10:00 AM Wed, June 8

 

Video can be a highly effective form of media for learning. However, adding video to an eLearning course has historically been expensive and required a large amount of time and skill. That’s not the case today, with the tools for creating and editing video becoming both easier to use and less expensive. In this session, you’ll see how easy it is to create high-quality video for eLearning. You’ll also learn how course creators are integrating video to create more engaging learning experiences.

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10:00 AM Wed, June 8

 

Eighty-one percent of learners use search for workplace learning, but 58 percent don’t engage with enterprise learning content because they can’t find it when they need it. The learning ecosystem must deliver the right content to the right people at the right time. But what if it doesn’t? What role does your content play in building and growing an effective learning ecosystem? What delivery strategies work? Xyleme and customer Baker Hughes will discuss flexible and scalable content and simple integration strategies that connect content to people.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Economic stress, learning technologies, global competition, and the learning sciences present opportunities and threats to learning and performance professionals. How will you respond as we move to more mobile, performance support, and video?

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

The Experience API (xAPI) has been in production for more than two years now, and it is becoming more important for training and development teams to learn the ABCs of this available set of technologies. Heed the call of that morning school bell and come ready to learn your ABCs. “A” is for the attributes, “B” is for benefits, and “C” is for the challenges of the xAPI experienced to date.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Organizations are investing more in developing front-line managers. Yet many are not satisfied with today’s solutions. They can provide high-quality learning content and deliver engaging classroom experiences, but they face a problem in helping learners transfer skills from the classroom and apply them in the field. How can we restructure front-line management development to reach beyond providing training and ensure that participants are actually proficient in the targeted skills?

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

With the combination of highly engaging content and on-the-go availability through mobile, eLearning is now reaching wider audiences. This reflects the power of mobile learning, but its combination with the xAPI is still evolving and is in its infancy. At the same time, mobile learning capabilities like collaboration, messaging, and offline use have yet to be harnessed by many learning platforms. Moreover, the analytical data collected using the xAPI are also underutilized.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Formal online learning doesn’t work like it used to. Attention spans are decreasing, and mobile access is more critical than ever. So how do you create mobile learning without hiring experts or spending a fortune? And how do you get part-time employees to care about making shakes and smoothies?

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

The prerequisite to effective training retention is gaining the attention of students once they have left the training environment. This is not a trivial challenge! Employees ignore emails, never visit web portals, and forget about apps installed on their phones. How can you gain access to their attention to reinforce important training?

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Your business sponsor wants to cut costs and improve performance. Your end users want lots of high-quality, traditional training. You need solutions that focus on enabling performance through the use of both formal training and effective performance support. How can you effectively evaluate learning and performance needs and implement solutions that leverage both formal training and performance support in the most efficient way possible?

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support,  Video

Technology continues to advance rapidly, changing how people live and interact with the world around them. Today’s learning professionals face the challenge of staying ahead of this curve and tracking the technologies that are shaping the future of organizational learning, while at the same time recognizing technologies that may be more of a passing fad.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

There are so many authoring tools on the market, and so many promise that they’ll let you create stellar mobile learning solutions. How can any organization make sense of which will serve it best? Is one enough, or do you need two? Are two enough, or do you need eight? You don’t randomly choose which car to buy. You don’t throw a dart at a map to decide where to live. Research is key, and consulting an unbiased expert can save a lot of time and cost. Choosing an authoring tool that you can use to create mobile lessons is no different.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

The Experience API is an eLearning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to communicate with each other. The xAPI is appealing to mLearning developers who seek accessible solutions for learner activity tracking. At the same time, considering how diversified the mLearning and training ecosystem is, solutions such as PhoneGap can enable cross-platform delivery. Combining both tools allows for the delivery of a cross-platform solution with the ability to track learners’ experience.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Video

Microlearning video is video-based content under one minute in length that learners primarily consume on mobile devices. The rise of user-generated micro-content has required the use of rapid storyboarding and predefined video content structures. As the length of the video decreases, so does the optimal format of the video.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Video

Many learning professionals have likely participated in the production of a training video and have probably even been a part of the design and development of an eLearning course. However, many may not have been a part of a solution using both video and eLearning that changes behavior, leading to measurable results.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Video

Video technology is ubiquitous. However, many professionals become so preoccupied with whether they CAN produce a video that they often don’t stop to think about whether they SHOULD. Too often, this results in the development of ineffective content that doesn’t support user needs, wastes viewers’ time, and sets a poor precedent for the use of video within the organization.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Video

Microlearning is a way to solve the problems facing L&D today: dwindling attention spans, shrinking budgets, knowledge workers with less time, and perhaps most challenging, the rapid evolution of technology that outdates skills as soon as they’re learned.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Within the learning and development professional community, we don’t always focus on the tools we need to enable our performance. The phrase “The shoemaker’s children have no shoes” comes to mind here. In this session we will discuss a performance support solution created for instructional designers participating in the 5 Moments of Learning Need™ certificate program. We will preview the solution and discuss how it helps instructional designers both as a tool during learning and, more importantly, as a support tool while they apply 5 Moments of Learning Need™ methods on the job.

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11:00 AM Wed, June 8

 

Learn about the latest apps, hardware, and devices for using your mobile phone or tablet for video production: from planning to shooting, editing, and delivering your content, all from your mobile device. You won’t want to miss this session for the latest apps, techniques, and resources to get started and master mobile media production.

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11:00 AM Wed, June 8

 

This session will reveal a measurable, repeatable, and scalable performance support process by which you can efficiently amplify the knowledge of your company’s experts and confidently shorten time to qualification for all your new performers. We will show how the method links to theory, present research data to underscore the need, demonstrate the process, provide examples of the system in use, and run a short workshop to extract new value from your learning ecosystem. Four case studies will also be discussed, showing the method in use with the US Coast Guard, Circuit City, AVAD, and Invaluable.

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12:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

Is microlearning the answer to all of your learning problems? What, really, is microlearning? Should you or shouldn’t you use it? How should you develop it? Do you need to create videos for everything? This session will try to answer all of these questions, and more, while showcasing some successful applications of microlearning.

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12:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

With challenges of app store approval, connectivity, tracking, and course updates, delivering learning content directly to devices has never been easy. Remote working has never been as popular as it is today, and teams are increasingly spread across offices worldwide. Join gomo to discuss the challenges of delivering content for consumption by learners around the world.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

After more than half a decade, what’s the current state of mobile learning? Looking around the industry, one would think that little has changed since 2010. The focus still seems to be on porting your content over and designing small courses and modules for your learners. This is a core problem holding mobile learning back at many organizations today. They’re missing the bigger picture.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

Online learning has addressed two out of the three major learning acts: accessibility and affordability. The third act, efficacy, has yet to be addressed at scale. Luckily, there are effective instructional techniques: practice, peer interactivity, self-reflection, and mentoring. In this session, learn how your organization can go beyond accessibility and affordability to address the third learning act. Now that everyone has a sophisticated video production company in his or her pocket (i.e., mobile phones), anyone can bring the magic of face-to-face learning—where learners practice, interact with one another, self-reflect, and receive coaching—to an online setting without degrading the learning efficacy.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

In this session, you will learn how to help your organization understand what the journey toward adoption of the performance support discipline will require. You will learn how the shift entails moving beyond the traditional training paradigm and adopting an intentional focus on performance. You will learn what it means to treat your organization or enterprise like a dynamic learning and performance ecosystem, and how looking through a performance lens changes the rules of engagement when it comes down to an ultimate goal of sustaining workforce performance solutions.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Some research finds that customers who watch videos are 85 percent more likely to purchase. In addition, when leveraged appropriately, people may learn faster with video. The challenge today, then, is to leverage this information in a way that maximizes the impact of eLearning to increase knowledge and improve skills.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Camtasia is a powerful tool for capturing and publishing conceptual videos and procedural demonstrations. But without some guidelines and best practices, it’s all too easy to spend days or weeks creating an ineffective video that is of little use to your audience. Not to mention that your organization increasingly expects your team to build more videos in half the time.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Interviewing is a common way to gather information and a widely used approach in learning and development, HR, and marketing research. Capturing this information on video for analysis and reuse is a good way to extend the life of captured content. However, many people don’t know what makes one interview more effective than another in what they capture and the questions being asked.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Learning organizations jump feet first into emerging trends without the right people, in the right seats, on the bus. The result of this approach is waste. Video production requirements go beyond the basic understanding of consumer electronics and, within the intersection of learning and development, can result in a considerable learning curve for quality production outcomes.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Subject matter experts (SMEs) have expert knowledge to share. For rapid development situations or just-in-time training, SMEs can contribute good, solid content videos that can be shared with learners—and they can create the videos when they have the time or when a situation arises that would be a great video example, such as demonstrating a process or recalling a dangerous situation.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Practice makes perfect. Few would argue with that statement, but how do you provide enough time for ongoing practice and meaningful feedback with time-crunched employees?

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Video

The use of online video has become an essential part of teaching and learning. At the same time, it is challenging to provide accessible video accommodations for audiences across platforms and languages. Google thinks that all video material should be universally accessible—why not caption?

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

By now, most eLearning providers have already embraced a mobile strategy to produce video content that will stream seamlessly across mobile devices. But when it comes to converting existing materials to achieve the same results, they seem to struggle because that same workflow will involve starting from scratch, which is neither advantageous nor cost-effective. Since the technologies are becoming obsolete, and not the content, a more adequate solution is needed.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

Organizations transforming their businesses for new digital platforms and marketplaces need to make such transition as effective and painless as possible. During the rollout of new software platforms, companies need to continuously monitor the impact that new digital procedures and processes are having on workforce acceptance and customers’ engagement. More effective and intelligent solutions are needed to make companies cross the digital chasm—without falling into it.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Juggling the related-but-different needs for effective formal learning and informal performance support can be daunting. So how do you keep your project from falling short in delivering client needs on time and within budget? How do you adjust when client needs are often changing? Agile provides a framework for adapting to change as it happens and working with the client to deliver the content most needed by learners.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Business leaders often request training when there are better options available. Even when they do need “courses,” it’s often only to check off a box. In these situations, you have a responsibility to validate that creating a course is the most effective and efficient approach. Even when courses are appropriate, they’re rarely enough on their own to drive the change organizations need.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

As a performance support professional, you “get it,” but what if your leadership doesn’t? How do you prove that PS is the way to address a business issue and move your organization toward innovation? This session will review a step-by-step framework for developing a proof of concept and demonstrate several budget-friendly tools you can use to make PS come alive.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

When investing in technologies and applications to enable effective workforce performance support, who is buying? Who is investing time? Who manages them? Who creates the assets? Who deploys the assets? Who are the beneficiaries? 

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2:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

This session takes a look at what HTML5 is and how you can use it today to deliver the next generation of learning and applications. What can you learn from the buzz and new tools appearing in the consumer and corporate environments, and how can you take advantage of them to help users learn? You’ll learn what you need to consider in designing content, and you will get technical guidelines. Get an introduction to five hot features in HTML5 that you can start using today, and prepare for developing with the new standards. You’ll also receive several great resources to get started with your team, from design techniques to mastering development.

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2:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

The need to demonstrate that your learning content is effective is nothing new. Industry experts in content are asked all the time, “Is my content good? How do I know?” With years of experience in helping customers’ content be the best it can be, two content strategists from Inkling will walk you through the five key elements that make up effective content. This session will provide you with the guiding principles that will help you take your content from not to hot.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

When it comes to organizational learning, the potential impact of mobile is off the charts. Mobile has evolved well beyond the idea of course completion on a phone and now presents a singular opportunity for the learning and development (L&D) community to transform itself into an indispensable strategic partner.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

As organizations roll out mobile devices across the enterprise, opportunities to improve personal productivity emerge for savvy users. But others who aren’t as knowledgeable about mobile technology may not realize the full potential of these devices and the mobile platform. This session will review how to tackle the knowledge gap to help bring new mobile users up to speed and improve enterprise competency with mobile tools and technologies.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Ensuring that content from suppliers and developers will work on mobile in your environment is tough. Things get tougher with multi-platform desktop and mobile and bring-your-own-device environments. How can one readily test, verify, debug, or demonstrate mobile eLearning in an LMS?

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Two of the most popular technologies used to engage learners today are video and mobile. Videos are becoming increasingly interactive, even on mobile devices, but developing these videos can be complex. Where does an organization start?

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

The explosion of mobile devices has revolutionized the web design world, which has shed approaches based on centuries-old printing methods to embrace a new grammar of design, responsive web design (RWD). But the world of learning has not caught up. Like learning any new language, working in RWD means learning to think differently. Thinking differently, though, gives you an opportunity to change how you design learning experiences for the better.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

For many organizations, the front-line staff would most benefit from mLearning, yet challenges arise when this audience has different levels of technological adoption and is geographically dispersed. For all learners, mLearning needs to be intuitive, effective, and simple. How can L&D professionals make the best possible mLearning solutions that truly deliver on the learning objectives?

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Video

There is a lot of mediocre training out there. This can be attributed to a shortage of time and money available to corporate training departments. Many of the DIY development tools currently in use yield passive learning experiences that are not engaging and do not require critical thinking or problem-solving skills. We are out to change that by using game-based technologies to improve engagement and produce measurable results.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

As training audiences are deployed with mobile devices to use for training and performance support, performance technologists often face challenging logistical and infrastructure constraints when building performance solutions.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

The convergence of mobile delivery, micro-learning, and new authoring tools provides great opportunities to innovate where limited time and budget are available. Much mobile-delivered micro-learning focuses on spaced repetition and memorization. Micro-sims go beyond knowledge and comprehension and require learners to synthesize and apply concepts in realistic contexts.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Video

You could buy a midsize house with the amount charged for training by some video production companies. So how do you produce a professional-quality training video on a nearly nonexistent budget? A video that you can be proud of, that “represents”? That includes on-screen talent and a technical demonstration at the same time?

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Video is a great way to get the user’s attention and animate your content to audio, but it has a tendency to be static, not allowing the user to interact with the content on the screen.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Video

L&D is vital to the continued growth of any organization, but how do you develop relevant content that your employees can relate to? And how do you keep your employees engaged and involved in the process of learning?

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Video

Online video-based instruction can be just as ineffective as traditional face-to-face lectures when learners are passive recipients of information. The “testing effect” describes the observation that the process of remembering concepts or facts increases long-term retention of those concepts or facts. The creation of question-embedded videos offers a practical way to increase user engagement and increase long-term retention.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Incorporating gaming techniques (serious games, social games, and gamification) within educational programs and corporate training experiences is one of the hottest topics in the learning and development field today. If your organization isn’t already leveraging the power of gaming, then this session is the perfect way to quickly assess whether and where mobile gaming and gamification techniques are right for your organization.

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3:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

2-D video is an important and engaging component of training programs and curricula around the world. But what if you could take it one step further and create a more immersive world for students to learn in? This session will explore the use of 360-degree video in developing training. You will look at what it takes to capture and edit 360-degree video and how you can share and view 360-degree video content, and you’ll explore examples being used by training organizations today. 

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3:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

In this session, you will learn how one company used limited resources to assess the needs of an ever-changing workforce, breaking down existing content and creating on-the-job solutions. You will see examples of how performance support materials were developed as an extension of training and identified during the planning process for future needs, and how mobile solutions were put in place. You will explore strategies including case studies, checklists, annotated forms, decision trees, and screen casts/videos that can be created as bite-size resources to support point-in-time practices.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Video

Today’s learners demand rich multimedia, and it’s becoming easier to deliver it to them. The challenge facing trainers is to have the skills to produce and edit video and to do so on a training budget, not a Hollywood budget.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

In this session, we’ll demonstrate how learning and performance support environments can leverage xAPI to create adaptations and branching using competency information, current sales data, performance review information, and more. You’ll learn of the available open-source tools that can easily import xAPI data from Excel files or reports to quickly import business information into an xAPI learning record store (LRS), and how off-the-shelf course development tools can leverage this information. You can be up and running in a matter of hours.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

 

In today’s DIY (do-it-yourself) world, you often hear that being a great instructional designer isn’t enough. You need to also be a graphic designer, writer, coder, video producer, editor, and special effects guru. But is that fair? Is it even remotely possible? This session will explore when to do it yourself and when it’s time to call in the experts.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support,  Video

Performance support personnel need support themselves. This can range from teaching them how to set up and get started using an app to quickly training them in a few fundamental skills necessary to make the most of the tool.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Mobile learning is mostly done alone. Think of your last few mobile learning excursions. Were they net positive experiences where you learned along with others? Hopefully you weren’t alone. Alone, it’s you and the problem. Being able to bounce ideas off others opens up more perspectives and ways of knowing.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Let’s face it: Learning content is getting out of control. Designers and developers can’t find anything and end up reinventing the wheel. This is a symptom of content overload, a condition as organizations try to make content more bite-sized, modular, and mobile to meet the needs of modern learners. Learners are experiencing it, too. As organizations adapt learning strategies, content strategy must follow.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Mobile first is the standard in today’s learning and development industry. Companies need ways to be able to reach their sales reps wherever they are. Many companies do not have the means to develop device-agnostic mobile applications for learning in the time frame needed to provide just-in-time learning. Mobile messaging can offer a just-in-time learning solution without the development time.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Do the people who most need your mobile learning reside internationally, although you are apprehensive of taking on a global launch? Do you want to learn more about the considerations that impact your global mobile learning success? Maybe you have a solid plan, or maybe you are ready to take the jump and want to validate your strategy with a global organization on the same journey.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

The 70:20:10 model holds that 70 percent of learning happens informally on the job. However, there are a lot of distractions at work that inhibit the amount of learning that can be achieved—deadlines, coworker interruptions, meetings, etc. Also, since learning is an afterthought when performing your job, it’s a fairly inefficient process, especially when compared to the other 30 percent, where learning is typically the overarching theme.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Adobe Captivate is a widely used authoring tool for eLearning courseware and mobile learning experiences. Now Adobe offers developers the opportunity to create responsive animations to their mobile learning projects.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

Many people accept that the way to extend learning solutions to the moment of need is through performance support. But while L&D professionals recognize the value of this approach, actually knowing how to take existing projects and transform them into solutions that truly support people in the moment can be a challenge.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

“If you taught them this, why don’t they do it?” Educational services staff at Saint Vincent Hospital got tired of hearing this question and started looking for a new learning paradigm for the institution. The solution was found in performance support. By blending learning opportunities and performance support for associates before a class, during a class, and on the job, organizations are able to significantly impact job performance.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Performance Support

Today, PS enthusiasts in small organizations, or in smaller business units of larger organizations, often lack access to the funds and support needed to build an effective PS solution. Today’s commercially available PS authoring applications, and their corresponding methodologies, exceed their reach. They need a minimalist process, structure, and model for building powerful PS solutions despite their budgeting and staffing constraints: a PSS for the rest of us.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Learning and development professionals strive to meet on-the-job performance support needs in a typical work environment. Now, imagine the needs of a laboratory where employees are responsible for manufacturing radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive drugs). Cardinal Health technicians operate in a highly regulated lab environment with ever-changing operating procedures that affect a manufacturing process in which one misstep could impact a patient.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Video

We all know that video is an incredibly effective learning method. Learners can remember up to six times more from trainings and classes that incorporate videos than they do from those that don’t. Many trainers, however, are not sure how to most effectively use videos; simply showing clips is not the best method. In fact, it’s a missed opportunity!

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

With its shift of learning away from information overload delivered in large chunks to learning in more manageable increments within the context of work, performance support is already an improvement on traditional methods of training. Looking to further improve learner performance, in this session we’ll discuss the possibilities of imagining “support” as “learning” with insights from psychological and neuroscience research. Building on unconventional notions about the nature of memory, constructing learning methods on a “remembering” curve, and attending to the learning environment are just a few of the opportunities we will explore in this open conversation with panelists.

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5:15 PM Wed, June 8

 

Inkling is thrilled to sponsor FocusOn Learning, and we hope you’ll join us at the Expo Reception! We’ve organized giant lawn games, like tic-tac-toe and cornhole, to give you the chance to win drink tickets and other great prizes. See you there!

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5:15 PM Wed, June 8

 

Inkling is thrilled to sponsor FocusOn Learning, and we hope you’ll join us at the Expo Reception! We’ve organized giant lawn games, like tic-tac-toe and cornhole, to give you the chance to win drink tickets and other great prizes. See you there!

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7:30 AM Thu, June 9

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 9

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 9

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 9

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 9

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 9

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 9

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 9

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 9

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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10:00 AM Thu, June 9

 

Join this session for an in-depth look at five trends you should focus on in learning today, plus a look at what’s just around the corner. This session will provide you with dozens of resources to share with your team and get you started. Get ready to reboot your brain and enhance your learning today.

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10:00 AM Thu, June 9

 

Most companies have invested heavily in training infrastructure and content, including face-to-face events, PowerPoints, PDFs, and video. Typically, video is thought of as problematic and overly time-consuming. It’s not. The real question is how to deliver training that is consistent, engaging, relevant, and—above all—lasting. In this session, you will see how the use of video can facilitate behavioral change and create measurable, positive learning outcomes. It will include the value of practice, role-playing, reinforcement, and collaboration, using the medium of secure, recorded, and interactive video.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Most learning solutions today fail to meet employees where they are in their learning journey. Cognitive overload while in training, knowledge and skill gaps in the moment of need, and information access issues prevent employees and teams from performing at their very best. Each of these has a major impact on productivity. The solution? Contextualized learning provides content at the moment of need, in the space where it is needed most.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Video

The impact of video for learning is growing more evident, and its inclusion in traditional eLearning enhances the opportunities to impact performance. Are you ready to add videos to your online learning capabilities but don’t know where to start? This session’s 10 tips and tricks will set you on your way to incorporating video into your training.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Video

Working with developers to create whiteboard explainer videos can be risky, expensive, and time consuming. It is also challenging to find developers who truly understand your message and how best to present it visually to your specific audience.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Years of momentum have resulted in a collection of use cases for teams seeking to leverage the xAPI to better track, measure, and manage their learning efforts. The time is now; the xAPI can improve the ways you create and deliver content and classes, track interactions, communicate, and measure performance. Armed with knowledge and the proverbial “Swiss Army knife” of xAPI functions, you can begin to “slice, saw, tweeze, and pick” your way through training obstacles.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

In the ever-shortening attention span, single-track video-based learning has started to fall behind, as traditional video-based learning tends to push learners into a passive role. On one side, new ways need to be identified to increase learner engagement; and on the other hand, making rightful use of existing video content is critical from a cost perspective. Moreover, abilities to measure learner engagement levels are very limited. Interaction turns attention into engagement, and interactive, personalized video is changing the learning landscape altogether.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Well-rounded eLearning courses leverage multiple elements to enhance learning.  These may include video, audio, activities, text, and images. How do you ultimately know whether these elements, in particular the complex activities and videos you crafted, are in fact enhancing understanding? How can you better determine whether there is a relationship between the activities and end-user performance?

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Video

Screencasts can be a powerful tool for eLearning developers. Well-produced screencasts can be great for software simulation, process demonstration, or providing background and context within an eLearning course. Screencasts are relatively easy and cheap to produce. However, poorly produced screencasts can be, at best, boring—and, at worst, injurious to your learning goals. While many take the idea of screencasts for granted, there are a number of techniques that can improve screencast quality and engage learners more deeply and for longer periods of time.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Video is eating the Internet. We’re consuming and creating more of it than ever, and 64 percent of consumers identify as binge watchers. But these trends don’t just apply to entertainment content—they’re having a huge impact on learning, and learners’ expectations, too.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Learning practitioners strive to understand the real-life environment of experts as much as possible. But getting access to really see how people do their jobs when they are in a more technical or hands-on role (e.g., construction, refinery, or factory work) is difficult. Often, learning practitioners can’t use video or real-life images because of safety or clearance constraints. This poses a challenge as they try to create impactful learning materials.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

If your organization is going through change, you’re probably doing a lot to make sure your people are prepared—videos, emails, tools, learning, meetings, etc. The problem is motivating people to care enough before go-live (before the moment of apply) to engage in those helpful experiences. Here’s an example of how you can elevate your change initiative above the noise and get your people to want to get ready.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Implementing effective performance support is challenging. How do you deliver useful information at the time of need without being disruptive to the employee’s workflow? How do you integrate the content effectively within the context of the user’s task at hand? How do you leverage the available technology (devices, web access, security) to reach the target audience and provide a strong user experience?

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Performance support is very different from training. In a world where many people are conditioned to think that learning should look like school, with teachers, students, and formal instruction, it can be difficult to get an organization and its workers to adjust to a performance support approach.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

With more companies taking advantage of satellite offices and field employees, recognizing the differences in their needs from on-site teams is crucial. Their physical distance from training and marketing teams means they can’t easily access key information, and when they can, it’s often out-of-date. The result? A potentially negative impact on your relationships with top channel partners.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

As a follow-up to 2015’s Performance Support Symposium presentation, we present the results and lessons learned!

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11:00 AM Thu, June 9

 

In this case study session, you will learn to leverage the power of unconventional technology to make performance support work. We will also discuss and examine the many design decisions that lead to a solution becoming successful in terms of both learner adoption and business results, besides taking measures to ensure that it stays useful and relevant. In addition, you will explore other novel technologies that can be used to build performance support solutions that address business and learning needs.

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11:00 AM Thu, June 9

 

The expansion of video assets in corporate learning ecosystems has created a tremendous opportunity for self-directed learning. Preparing a video asset with classifications and rich metadata is critical for finding and sharing great content. In this session, we’ll review the definitions of taxonomy and metadata for video asset management and the steps for injecting metadata into each video. In addition, we’ll examine how video analytics can be used for reporting.

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12:00 PM Thu, June 9

 

Your teams collaborate to get their work done today. They know whom to ask when they have a question. They use Google and YouTube like pros to find that 90-second video that has the right answer. They are not searching your LMS for a two-hour compliance course. They want answers now, and more often than not, someone in the team already has the answer. Informal learning has always been here. Take back control of your learning by enabling peer-to-peer video learning to empower your team, leverage your experts, and build ongoing value.

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12:00 PM Thu, June 9

 

Digital interactivity has become a core facet of life. Consumers expect to be able to touch, swipe, and tap to make choices—a trend that has only accelerated with the growth of mobile and “anytime, anywhere” content. Due to the increasing consumer desire for interactive video, new technologies are entering the market offering solutions, but what sets them apart? This session will explore how different interactive video technologies define and deliver personalized, relevant content as a way to drive deeper learning, engagement, data, and insights. You will leave understanding the potential of the different interactive video technologies out there that can be realized in your organization.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Video

Business moves fast. Does your learning team struggle to keep up sometimes? Are you being left out of the loop when updates are made to business tools and processes? Are you leveraging all available tools to keep the knowledge gap as small as possible? Time Warner Cable has a great relationship with its business partners, but these were all questions that it couldn’t answer the way it wanted to.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

 

Practice makes perfect, and acquiring a skill like installing a window is a perfect example of skill development that requires practice. Since the demise of Flash, due in part to the birth of mobile learning, eLearning developers have been looking for ways to create cost-effective, immersive, game-based mobile content that speeds up skill development. In this session, attendees will get a chance to simulate installing a window on their own smartphones or tablets and see the possibilities.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

 

Microlearning, ironically, is no small task. With so many different types of learning content and objectives, not all mobile-based learning experiences are created equal. Find out how to design a cohesive learning strategy—considering style, method, and content—when your canvas is limited to 160 characters.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

The eLearning world has rapidly moved into a world of mobile everything. Media is delivered on devices that fit into the palm of a hand. People make calls and read emails on their phones, they communicate by texting, and they watch streaming video. They also have lessons on their mobile devices, but is this an entirely good thing?

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Augmented reality (AR) pervades everyday life as well as teaching and training practice. It is a powerful learning tool, allowing the learner to gain hands-on practice in a real-world context by imposing useful information over objects and situations. With growing popularity, AR gets better and more user-friendly tools. This allows educators to move the learning of practical skills outside the walls of the classroom.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Many organizations have taken the desktop eLearning paradigm and simply applied it to mobile technologies, but that does not take advantage of the uniqueness of the mobile platform. Furthermore, traditional eLearning templates do not always translate well in a mobile environment.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Binders. One-sheets. Printouts. For salespeople and those who work on the road, the backseat is full of them. They are used not only for collateral but also for training customers on products and services. But are these the right tools? What if the customer has only five minutes? How can an individual quickly and efficiently discuss a topic in an engaging way and avoid the paper clutter?

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

The current state of mobility and the demand it has created for shorter content lengths, collaborative environments, and personalized experiences are the primary drivers of a renaissance that sees learning seeding itself in practically every environment encountered by today’s worker. Learning has propagated beyond the LMS, beyond the classroom, beyond performance support tools. Organizations must come up with new eLearning strategies and archetypes to work within this evolving learning ecosystem.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Desktop platforms are giving way to mobile in many contexts. Opportunities abound. But eLearning designers and developers are used to a different set of paradigms undergirded by different competencies than those they need to design and develop mobile solutions.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

It has always been tricky to track experiences and results when learning happens outside the LMS. Using the xAPI, you can track a huge amount of activity with a robust and flexible specification. The next challenge is to identify learners and capture what they do in the real world in digital format, then put that data to use for learners, their leadership, and the learning and development organization.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Electronic performance support systems, workflow learning, just-in-time training, help on steroids. Even though performance support (PS) has existed as a concept for more than 25 years, its many names are a testament to how difficult it can be to explain, let alone sell, PS to customers, senior leaders, or sometimes even your own team.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

With the proliferation of mobile deployment to training audiences and rapidly emerging technology, training and development professionals often struggle with keeping their mobile knowledge and skills current. Sprint University confronted this problem head-on by implementing a mobile learning program.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

The Nature Conservancy recently implemented a new constituent relationship management (CRM) application used by more than 1,000 staff members across the organization. The new CRM application not only changed how staff tracks and manages constituent relationships in an application, but also significantly changed the business processes surrounding CRM. An instructor-led training program was developed; however, staff needed ongoing support to address knowledge gaps and ongoing changes to the business processes.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Getting started is often the hardest challenge when implementing a performance support solution. You have recognized the need for performance support and want to implement it in your organization, but where to begin? What factors should you take into consideration? What resources are required? Where should you first deploy the solution? Across which business processes? These questions and more will be addressed in this session.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

Performance support can be a powerful addition to an organization’s learning and performance ecosystem as it is tasked with delivering more content in less time. Well-designed performance support solutions provide task-based information in a layered approach for intuitive fingertip access to specific resources at the performer’s moment of need. But how do you really design for the moment of apply?

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Preparing to implement a performance support process requires forethought and planning, but it doesn’t need to be daunting or overwhelming. In this session, we will explore ways you can prepare for a successful implementation and share real-world examples of how outlining the right steps beforehand will ensure the best outcome. 

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2:00 PM Thu, June 9

 

What if you could make any of your current learning or training content into embedded performance support without making any changes to it? This session will demonstrate how any of your current learning or training content can be made contextually available in your enterprise applications as embedded performance support. You’ll see how using content that already exists, and making that available at a user’s moment of need, is simple and the fastest path to performance support.

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2:00 PM Thu, June 9

 

Delivering mobile learning presents a challenge to any organization, given the smaller form factor and the fact that learners don’t want to stare at their screens for extended periods of time. This session will explain why microlearning (i.e., breaking information into bite-sized chunks) is the ideal partner for mobile.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Classroom clickers, or student response systems, have become high-demand classroom tools in schools, universities, and training programs across the country. St. John Ambulance has several very traditional in-class public courses that needed more whole-class engagement through mobile technology. The company couldn’t afford $100,000 to equip 26 branches with hard-wired clickers but instead sought to boost knowledge of the material, student engagement, and instructor comfort with a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

You have been hearing about the xAPI for years. You know what it does and the benefits it brings, but how do you use it? Where do you start? Where can you see samples? What kind of data can you send over? In this working session, you won’t just hear about the xAPI—you’ll start learning how to use it with any of your HTML5 files.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Video

In the 21st century, it’s increasingly challenging to keep people engaged in content. Today’s learning professionals must employ new technologies to influence and change attitudes and behavior. Interactive video is one of those technology solutions that the market is gravitating toward, and for good reason. However, there are many different solutions out there, and not all are created equal. When instructional designers and eLearning professionals are selecting technology for their programs, where should they begin?

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Employees learn many of their job competencies from one another. But it’s hard for a manager to know what they’re learning, from whom, and how well they’ve learned it. These informal interactions are almost impossible to track, and it’s hard to keep bad habits from spreading. If managers had a way to track and guide this informal learning, it would become a powerful part of employee development.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Mobile learning has tremendous value, but for many organizations, going mobile is a big step. That’s why, when trying to develop a mobile learning culture within your organization, often the hardest part is convincing internal stakeholders. Amid budget constraints, complex infrastructures, IT restrictions, and philosophical misalignment, how do you make a compelling case for mLearning within your organization?

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Optical character recognition (OCR) technology can take your magazine article, brochure, or PDF, single out letters on the image, and put them into words, enabling you to access and edit the content. Similarly, facial recognition software breaks down an image and can provide data related to gender, age, and ethnicity. Couple these with interior location technology, and you have the potential for powerful organizational learning opportunities.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

What’s the best camera for a shoot? The definitive answer is, the one you have with you.?The ubiquity of the mobile camera means that when you’re in the presence of great instructional content, it can become video in seconds, multiplying the opportunities for eLearning developers to capture content. In addition, viewers are developing a special respect for authentic-looking video—footage that looks raw, real, and genuine. Many training videographers have moved to iPhones as their main production equipment, even on high-production-value shoots. eLearning developers are poised to profit from this stylistic convention.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Have you ever watched television? If so, you understand the seductive power of video and its ability to engage and sustain our interest. Video can deliver vast amounts of information with phenomenal efficiency. The problem, however, is that video is a one-way medium. Learners remain passive and cannot participate in the rich interactions present in the traditional classroom, which increase both conceptual learning and learning transfer.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Text expansion is an inherent challenge with localizing any content. Accommodating the additional scripts or subtitles poses different technical and content challenges than do traditional eLearning courses developed using authoring tools.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Increasingly, companies must use innovate ways to add to the bottom line. Unlike previous disrupters in mobile and eLearning, Gear VR, powered by Oculus, takes video experiences to the next level. Where does virtual reality fit into an organizational learning strategy? How does an organization effectively move forward to maximize its capability?

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Performance on leadership development competencies, like coaching, influencing, and speaking skills, has an ineffable quality difficult to capture in words. If you want to explain what’s great and what to work on while evaluating participants, you or they will miss something in the translation from behavior to observation to words on a page.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Concise visual metaphors facilitate the best learning. Think back to high school, college, or a meeting where you experienced that “aha” moment while someone was drawing on a whiteboard. How can you reproduce this learning experience online with a small budget and without an art degree? Whiteboard-style recordings can be just as effective as the fancy Flash or HTML5 videos you might produce with more expensive software.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Undefined business processes, untested and incomplete systems, continually changing requirements, and scope creep—sound familiar? One or all of these conditions can wreak havoc on a project and cause it to continue on well past its targeted end date. How do you develop content for a project that continually evolves? How do you maximize limited resources under these conditions? How do you survive the project that never seems to end?

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

This session addresses learning designers’ challenges with determining which type of performance support is suitable for a given audience, their role, and the tools they have access to in their work environment. At the Bank of Montreal, access to technology-based performance support varies widely and affects how learning and transfer materials can be designed.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Mobile is happening. These days, the question isn’t whether you should be going mobile, it’s whether your project should lead with mobile or whether mobile should be the companion. There is a difference between designing a mobile-first and an (insert other technology here)-first project—a difference that flips your project strategy on its head.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Photoshop is arguably the most widely used tool for creating images in learning circles. However, if the images aren’t optimized, they can delay the delivery of the content to a mobile device. Photoshop also has a number of new features built in, and these features can assist in improving images from good to excellent.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Free tools like Flurry Analytics and the xAPI can reveal important characteristics about how individuals learn while on the job, and they can help managers and course developers make design and technology decisions to best suit the needs of their end users. With thoughtful analytics implementation, derived from performance improvement plans and learning goals, managers can better understand what aspects of their course were successful and understand early where the learning gaps appear.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

With the release of the “granite” version of cmi5, the next generation of SCORM has finally arrived. To take advantage of cmi5, you will need a new tool set in your development kit. First, you need to know how to send xAPI statements that conform to the cmi5 specification. Then you need to know how to read and write to the xAPI State and Agent services following the cmi5 rules.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Mobile learning is one component in a whole learning ecosystem. Many organizations have discovered what does not work: simply pushing existing content out to mobile as though it were merely an infrastructure. To design and deliver effective mobile learning requires a new design mindset: a mindset for mobile. This will help the organization adapt its approach to truly unlock the power of mobile learning.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

mLearning has been on the radar for a few years now, but many organizations are still getting started. And that’s a vulnerable position; there are a number of mistakes that are easy to repeat if you haven’t been paying attention and really gotten steeped in the possibilities. Further, the field is changing rapidly. Yet with some basic models that help you “think different,” you’re ready to take advantage.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Most instructional designers have experience creating storyboards prior to developing eLearning solutions. The storyboarding process enables the designer to work through a concept and test various ways of structuring content. Storyboards are also used to communicate design concepts to eLearning developers when working in teams to build training solutions.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Skill training in first aid had changed little since the Knights of St. John formalized the process in the 11th century. The focus had been on in-class demonstrations, in-class practice, and paper-based exams, and students updated their skills only every three years. Fast forward to 2016; people aren’t learning that way anymore. So how do you transform hundreds of years of subject matter expertise into a 21st-century learning solution? Follow St. John Ambulance’s journey from inspiration at mLearnCon 2014 to leaping forward to embrace evolution through mobile learning.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Video can be an effective tool for workplace learning. In the past, producing video required sophisticated cameras, lighting, and editing equipment. Today, almost anyone can produce video, but the challenge is how to do so effectively, with sufficient quality, and on a limited budget.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Video is the go-to medium in society, and it can be a valuable tool for delivering performance support and training. Most companies are searching for metrics to evaluate the impact of learning content produced, including videos, and asking learning teams to demonstrate ROI: Does their content produce measurable benefits? Which design techniques result in the best content? Without being able to successfully leverage analytics, learning teams cannot answer.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Video

For trainers or educators who need to stay relevant and maintain their creative edge, a fundamental knowledge of basic video production and editing is essential. Creating effective, professional-quality video training for delivery on multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets, presents a variety of design challenges that require specialized planning with attention to image composition, duration, script writing, recording methods, and editing techniques.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Finding ways to make learning “stick” with technology is always a challenge. Augmented reality (AR) is one of those “make it stick” technologies. With AR, you enable students to interact with the world using their mobile devices. This can improve their understanding of lessons through direct interaction with the objects around them. Now add video to AR projects, and you’ve combined a popular medium of instruction with cutting-edge tech.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Video

Capturing intellectual property has become imperative as more employees job hop or retire, taking the company “secret sauce” with them. L&D pros need to adopt efficiencies for SME video interviews in order to leverage their wisdom for state-of-the-art knowledge transfer.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

The performance support industry has been searching for a true “blended learning” solution for years and has fallen short because it has been about blending training only. That has limited instructors’ impact and reach beyond the classroom, leaving them to be seen as event-based only.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

Moments after a performance support solution has been introduced, it is quite possible that it contains irrelevant or inaccurate information due to the constant state of change businesses are experiencing in technology, policy, and process. A core tenet of performance support is that it is immediately helpful. Often, it takes just one irrelevant or inaccurate experience to cause a user to abandon a performance support solution permanently.

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7:30 AM Fri, June 10

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Fri, June 10

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Fri, June 10

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Fri, June 10

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Fri, June 10

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Fri, June 10

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Fri, June 10

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Performance support, mLearning, and more are part of a bigger picture, a shift in the role of learning and development (L&D). The realization is that competitive pressures are requiring organizations to become more nimble, with an ability to adapt, but what role does performance support play in this bigger picture? Understanding the drivers and opportunities implied by increasing changes augurs a new and valuable way for L&D to contribute.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Mobile learning is rapidly becoming a must-have for organizations big and small. For most designers, getting started is a huge hurdle they have yet to overcome. Considering all the new technology, platforms, authoring tools, and skills required to make it all work can paralyze even the best learning pros.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

With version 16, Lectora is now fully ready for you to create responsive design lessons—those that will work equally well on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Most performance support systems assume an environment where Internet and a tablet or laptop are available. However, there are situations in which access to Internet devices is not possible, like in remote education or when sales agents work in remote areas. In such places, SMS is the only channel for delivering performance support.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Including media in the training you create can be a fantastic way to make your content easier to understand and remember. But you don’t always have the time and budget to hire someone to create these design assets for you, and sometimes stock media just won’t cut it. There is another option, however: creating media yourself. And you likely already have two tools that can help you out—your smartphone and tablet. By knowing more about the apps and tools that can help you create some of the media needed, and by using a device you already own, you can be more efficient and keep project budgets down.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

While technology has transformed people’s lives, L&D has primarily stayed the same. Sure, the industry has evolved by utilizing technology to access and track content, but it is still focused on the traditional course mentality. Should you be going down the same path with mobile learning? What are the opportunities for mobile to help promote a fundamental change in how and when you provide education?

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Video

When they go right, video projects can go incredibly right! But when they go wrong, they can go very, very wrong. The stakes are higher with eLearning in video form because of the costs, expectations, and limitations in making updates to content.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Video

When hiring entry-level employees who need to be able to start work immediately, you need to ensure they have the skills required to complete the job. It isn’t always practical to have a manager supervising them through each step of their job when working on a tight deadline. Using online video, the new hire can learn the processes of the organization while completing work.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Educational video distribution is a moving target, and the options for distributing video can be daunting. Apple, Amazon, Google, and others all have separate ecosystems for video distribution. The ultimate solution for many is to have a presence in each ecosystem; however, learning exactly how to prepare videos, apps, and metadata content for each can be time-consuming and confusing.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Video is all around us. But what does video actually do to the brain? And are there best practices to keep in mind when you use video for learning? A nice video is not always a good video for learning purposes.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support,  Video

Incorporating video in a responsive performance support project can be daunting. Video done for vertical delivery comes with specific dos and don’ts. This session shows how to use vertical video, the new Adobe Animate CC, and Adobe Captivate to make cost-effective, rapid mobile performance support modules.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Teaching real-world skills and allowing learners to immediately apply those skills is challenging. Simulations can be effective, but expensive and time-consuming, especially when evaluating and giving feedback to help learners improve their practice.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

L&D personnel, from learning leaders to instructional designers to technology innovators, all face a common challenge: How to “sell” executives on the tools and resources necessary to create powerful learning experiences. In this hands-on, interactive session, you will learn to outline a personalized game plan to get the resources for your specific learning organization model or tool.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Creating a mobile app for training can be hard. Tracking user progress and completion in your mobile app? Harder. There is a lot to consider when looking to create and leverage mobile applications for training purposes, but the tools and techniques are available.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

As organizations realize the value of mobile learning, an increased number are jumping at the opportunity to offer their employees mobile training opportunities. Currently, many mobile learning applications focus on delivering content. However, the most effective learning comes from applying information, especially with peers. How can you create mobile learning opportunities for learners to practice new concepts and receive real-time feedback from peers?

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

JLG, a leading manufacturer of lift equipment for various industries, needed a way for site supervisors to verify whether an operator had the proper certifications to operate any given piece of equipment, down to the specific model. The company struggled with providing immediate compliance instructions.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support,  Video

The quickening pace of change and increasing learner expectations demand learning approaches that can be produced quickly, at lower cost, and are easily accessible and readily available. Removing employees from the workflow for classroom sessions is not always feasible, nor does it provide the necessary just-in-time support. At the same time, the knowledge and information learners must have to support customers has expanded. Finally, the workforce is more distributed, more virtual.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Video is beginning to dominate the focus of learning and development. The technology and techniques for creating effective video content are now reaching most people responsible for using this medium to improve organizational performance. With a plethora of approaches around animation, motion, and streaming, where is one to begin?

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Video

People want and need video in eLearning for its value in demonstrations, emotional impact, and ability to engage auditory and visual learners. But there are barriers to video production: casting actors, finding appropriate settings and locations, purchasing quality video equipment, and finding and training skilled personnel. Animated video is one path around these barriers.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Video

Video is not a new medium, but not every instructional designer or developer intuitively knows how to create video or what makes it good. It’s important to understand the qualities that make for great videos. Organizations need data to drive decisions, and research is available to do just that.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Creating interactions and animations in HTML5 is very complex. It requires an in-depth knowledge of JavaScript. There are other tools for creating HTML5 interactions that are fairly easy to use; however, you often lose the flexibility that you have when writing code.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

There’s no question that video is trending upward and becoming more viable as a workplace learning and development (L&D) solution. Still, one significant barrier is focusing on the video itself—the videography and/or animation and editing that leads to the final product. Like all solutions from an L&D perspective, it still needs design. For video, that design document is a script, and it’s one of the most vital and most often ignored steps in the video production process. But how does someone with an L&D background learn to write better scripts?

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Performance Support

Performance is not just an end result but a continuous flow of interactions between the individual and the environment, leading to a defined goal. Organizations normally try to keep this process in line through periodic evaluations or other methods, but tracking performance at work on a continuous basis with a geographically dispersed workforce is a challenge. This can result in failed objectives or substandard outcomes.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Performance Support

All too often, embedded performance support (EPS) is seen as a technology or a software application to purchase. While both may come into play, EPS is a discipline that drives new skills in L&D as well as new methods and, potentially, new technology. History shows that being ready to pursue adoption of EPS is not the same as being in a state of readiness to sustain the adoption.

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