On-Point Session Topics
You’ll want to clone yourself as you choose from over 100 dynamic sessions covering eLearning best practices, how-tos, case studies, and emerging trends. Jump into the topics that best fit your needs, and gain the tools and knowledge to create more effective learning experiences.
We’ve curated a number of specialized sessions designed to explore different facets of the industry in more detail. This year, these collections of sessions include an exploration of organization-wide approaches,unique perspectives from around the world, insights from key industries, an expanded focus on instructional design, and expert-led hands-on activities.
Learning & Performance Ecosystems sessions explore organization-wide approaches such as performance support, knowledge management, social technologies, and the interconnections of these technical and human systems that impact performance.
Get to know your neighbors from around the world! International Perspectives sessions offer a variety of approaches used around the globe and feature international speakers and organizations, often with clients from outside North America.
The Industry Insights sessions will curate L&D voices and case studies from different industries.
Are you an instructional design newbie or looking for the newest ideas in the field? We have a Curated Path on Intro to Instructional Design just for you! These sessions are the nuts and bolts to provide you the latest foundations in eLearning instructional design.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) sessions and workshops provide you with in-depth, hands-on training with step-by-step instruction.
Sessions in Block 2
Most of eLearning is deadly dull. The prose is turgid, the dialogue is worse, the stock photos are gratuitous, and the practice items are rote if not outright silly. Not only is this not fun, it’s not effective. There are plenty of reasons why: limited time and resources, and stakeholders who believe eLearning must be seen as serious. Yet, the outcome is unfortunate. And you can do better!Read More
When you create a scenario, you work hard to make it realistic and relevant for your learners. Unfortunately, even otherwise engaging scenarios sometimes include abstract feedback like “Incorrect. Please try again.” Simply saying the choice is right or wrong can make learners lose interest and focus, and it doesn’t help them learn from their mistakes.Read More
There is a growing disconnect between the supply and demand of skills required to fill some of the most essential jobs globally. A “one size fits all” approach to learning and development is simply not working, putting business performance and innovation at risk. How people learn, where people learn, and what people learn must change to allow individuals to experience a specific pathway that fully meets their individual needs.Read More
As adoption of xAPI takes hold, the convergence of working and learning offers instructional designers the opportunity to do more than ever before. xAPI allows for more robust tracking of the learning process, including learning that happens outside the LMS and on the job. As actual data is integrated with learning metrics, you can tailor the process to individual needs and draw useful conclusions about the learning as a whole.Read More
Adult learning principles state that adults learn best when content is relevant. So why do most virtual classroom lessons rely on lectures and slides? Unfortunately, virtual classroom sessions tend to focus on getting as much content out there as possible, and leaving it up to the learners to figure out how to make it all work.Read More
Developing a mobile learning strategy involves a lot more than great instructional design. A clear path for implementation makes sure your products aren’t just another app on your learners’ mobile devices. This means making sure your learners have easy access to the right content at the right time, but it also means giving learners an experience that inspires trust in both your content and your organization.Read More
As the lines between marketing, communication, and training are blurring, L&D is being asked to think “like a marketer” and develop or promote creative new learning solutions. So how do marketers engage their audience and change people’s behavior despite evolving technology and consumer preferences? The secret is their strategy. How can L&D professionals apply these strategies to change learner behavior and engage participants?Read More
Many professionals struggle with providing clear recommendations to their organizations on what approach to take with courses. Simply putting things online because it is the trend does not seem like a very educated way forward. This often leads to disappointing results that are costly and do not deliver the expected outcomes. Many learning professionals remain unsure of how to formulate an answer to the question they are asked.Read More
Structured, classroom-based training can take a long time and add additional costs, and it can be very frustrating to create resource documents. Who wants paper references that have to be updated constantly, or to use a homemade reference system that is just as painful to maintain? Are you losing good people during or just after their new-hire training? There has to be a better way!Read More
Interactive video for training and learning is an extremely beneficial method of engaging viewers and increasing knowledge transfer. Many people have heard of interactive video but might not know how to get started, what the best practices are, what’s possible, or how it works with tools they already use. This session will help companies and institutions add an engaging asset to their toolbox and be better informed in their video strategy planning.Read More
Gamification is an important and powerful strategy for influencing and motivating people. Unfortunately, many people think that gamification means adding a game to their learning program or making a computer or video game. Because of this confusion, combined with a lack of real-life case studies of gamification successfully applied to learning programs, many learning professionals do not understand how to deconstruct games to effectively drive the learning and behavior they need.Read More
Deciding when to incorporate new standards and tools into your learning ecosystem can make evaluation difficult. With the ADL’s release of cmi5 in June 2016 as the xAPI profile for LMS/content communication, a wave of LMS and authoring tools have embraced the specification. Other authoring tools have been slower to adopt cmi5, opting to rely on xAPI-enabled SCORM modules to extend tracking beyond the limited data points of SCORM.Read More
Do you want to introduce more interactivity into your eLearning courses? Do you want to provide a safe space for your learners to explore through trial and error? Have you heard about branching scenarios but not known how to go about building one?Read More
Do you have a story to tell? A lesson to teach? A product to market? VideoScribe lets you do all that. Rapidly. VideoScribe lets you create whiteboard animations that you can post online or include in eLearning or presentations. No drawing talent needed!Read More
High-quality visuals are crucial to the success of eLearning courses and videos. Photoshop lets you create these quickly and easily, but many eLearning developers find Photoshop too complicated and either avoid it altogether or don’t take full advantage of the features available.Read More