Sharing What Works

March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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About The
eLearning Guild

The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces a countless number of resources all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Our goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.

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Conferences

The Guild produces several conferences, including DevLearn, Learning Solutions, and Realities360. Learn more.

Learning Solutions

eLearning industry’s oldest and most trusted source for information on eLearning. Learn more.

Online Conferences

Online conferences take an in-depth look at contentious topics in our industry. Learn more.

Guild Research 

Guild Research produces reports and resources to help you understand the depth of our field. Learn more.

Webinars

Connect directly with learning experts and discover ideas, tips, and techniques to help you improve your skills. Learn more.

Newsletters

Insider and Update newsletters are quick-reads designed to keep you updated on Guild news and important industry topics.

Guild For Good

This program celebrates those in our community who go above and beyond to create a better tomorrow for all. Learn more.

Job Board

Post your resume, find a great new job, or a great new employee using The eLearning Guild Job Board. Take a look at the Job Board.

Other Benefits

Annual Salary & Compensation Report, conference handouts, networking opportunities, and more.

Sessions in Virtual Classroom Track

10:45 AM Wed, March 22

Track: Virtual Classroom

Are your virtual classes stagnant? Do you find you’re using the same tools—polling, whiteboards, chat—that you've used for years? Are your participants multitasking, despite your efforts to draw them in? Do you want to find new ways to engage your audience? If you need to shake up your approach to virtual classrooms, then why not look to the future and consider how new technologies and new mindsets will influence your virtual training's effectiveness?

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4:00 PM Wed, March 22

Track: Virtual Classroom

With the business world changing at an ever-increasing pace, even L&D strategies that have served you well in the past may not be as effective in the present. At Aflac, one challenge was a traditional ILT approach to training that just wasn’t the right fit for the company anymore. The team knew that by aligning learning strategies and solutions to emerging technologies, they could not only make a bigger impact on the people taking their training, but also make an overwhelming impact on the company’s bottom line. And the change they made to do this was a shift to virtual.

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4:00 PM Wed, March 22

Track: Virtual Classroom

Webinar presenter shows up late? Someone’s dog won’t stop barking? Meeting room crashes? Audio problems? Virtual classroom issues like these can seem impossible to overcome when they’re happening live. The presenters of this session feel your pain and have been there too—and they’re happy to share what they’ve learned from experiencing these kinds of virtual classroom snags themselves.

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10:45 AM Thu, March 23

Track: Virtual Classroom

Virtual classrooms are increasingly popular due to the ability for learners from any location to access education in real time with a teacher, and to participate in an environment that simulates a face-to-face classroom. However, a major area of concern has emerged: the tendency for learners to multitask, rather than remain attentive and focus on the content being delivered.

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1:00 PM Thu, March 23

Track: Virtual Classroom

What do you do when your organization goes from doing just a handful of webinars here and there to an average of more than one virtual event a day, spanning over a dozen project teams—in just a few months? How do you acquire the platform, find the people, and build the processes to meet rapidly growing demand? A team at Advocates for Human Potential figured it out along the way.

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2:00 PM Thu, March 23

Track: Virtual Classroom

As more corporations adopt virtual training, the challenge of how to keep participants actively engaged and learning continues to grow. Technology drives these virtual sessions and can inhibit or advance learning based on the tools offered, the instructors’ knowledge of the technology, and their desire to offer more than a lecture-based program. Until recently, technology allowed only a one-dimensional approach to virtual training; now, technology has expanded virtual learning capabilities beyond what can be accomplished in traditional classroom settings. Explore the possibilities of conducting virtual learning sessions that are activity-based and focused on the learning environment.

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2:30 PM Thu, March 23

Track: Virtual Classroom

Virtual training participants notoriously multitask during live online sessions, which means they miss out on learning opportunities. In addition, there is a common misconception that an online presentation is the same thing as virtual training—it’s not. So virtual classroom designers and facilitators struggle to capture the attention of their audience and keep participants engaged throughout a session so that learning transfer can occur.

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4:00 PM Thu, March 23

Track: Virtual Classroom

If you’re using Adobe Connect only as a glorified conference calling service, you are missing out on some of the coolest collaborative and customizable features available for live online sessions. Like all webinar software, Connect can handle the basics: application sharing and chat-style messaging. But this object-oriented platform blows away other webinar software in flexibility and clever setup, as well as providing outstanding communication resources behind the scenes.

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