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 7
Is the LMS dead? Can a combination of today’s mobile apps, social interactions, and game-enabled microlearning replace yesterday’s “macrolearning” platforms? Do your training programs need to be so structured and prescriptive when modern adaptive approaches are now a reality? The ever-evolving educational technology landscape presents more choices than ever, but finding the right solution in the deep and wide pool of possibility isn’t always simple.Read More
Fiction writers know that readers expect certain patterns of dramatic tension and resolution, and if those are absent, a work loses its ability to engage readers. These tried-and-true techniques are gaining popularity as more writers bypass traditional publishing channels. Along the way, their applicability to learning design is becoming apparent.Read More
At Catalina Marketing, new employee onboarding consisted of disparate programs across functions and countries. In some parts of the company, no structured onboarding existed at all. When updating this program, their goals were to provide a consistent experience across the globe; break down silos across different areas of the organization; create an environment for early employee engagement; and socialize Catalina’s culture, values, and behaviors globally. So how did they do it?Read More
When you begin creating serious games, it’s not uncommon to wonder what you need to figure out first. One of the best places to start is with the processes you’ll use. You might think you’d have to learn all-new, game-development-specific methodologies in order to plan, prototype, and build your game—but there are business approaches you might already be familiar with that can work equally well for getting started in game design.Read More
Today’s learning ecosystems are evolving. Technology continues to advance, people’s learning needs and preferences are changing, and business needs emerge and expand. In 2016, Choice University embarked on the challenge of evolving the franchisee learning management system and tying it more closely to the business objectives of the company and the hotels it serves. This change required a transformation of the learning ecosystem to maximize business results.Read More
As organizations grow, there is too much change occurring too frequently to rely on traditional forms of communication. Meetings, email, and training are just not sufficient to create organizational alignment at scale. Additionally, leaders in growing organizations consistently strive to become better communicators for their organization, and they crave a more authentic way to connect with large teams.Read More
Many training designers recognize that too much knowledge is lost in the transfer from their courses to the workplace. Performance support and microlearning assets, delivered at the point of need, could solve the problem; but often, the company has no tools or infrastructure for creating effective solutions to these specific needs.Read More
Many people making training videos are wizzes at the technology, but few are schooled in the editorial skills of crafting pictures to convey meaning. As a result, many training videos are boring and fail to engage learners. One reason is that video messages are picture-led. To truly engage learners, you need to create video with a picture-first mindset. You also need to play to its strengths as a modality.Read More
Business leaders expect learning efforts to deliver impactful results while minimizing disruptions to key processes. They expect performance to improve—not for learning to become more effective—and for learning practitioners to demonstrate results for learning. They also expect L&D to seamlessly integrate learning into business activities while effectively minimizing the use of available resources. Because of this, learning practitioners are entering a brave new eLearning world full of creativity and opportunities to drive integrative business value.Read More
Producing virtual sessions can be a technical challenge, especially when some participants are located in areas with low or sporadic internet connections—either domestically or around the globe. Learning professionals who use web conferencing tools with such participants require effective, simple, on-time support for seamless training deliveries.Read More
Employees want help whenever they need it, but most L&D departments create materials that they store in an LMS or knowledge base. Searching for those materials interrupts your learners’ workflow and takes time out of their day. What if, instead, you could provide help to them in the tools that they use so that all they had to do was simply hover or click a button to get answers?Read More
Interactive video helps with engagement and retention of key elements; it also helps to focus a person’s attention on specific areas of the video. But these learning experiences can be expensive and time-consuming to produce. Or are they? Using some “quick and dirty” tools such as video from a smartphone and Storyline, you can build an interactive video experience in about an hour.Read More
Motion graphic animation is a great way to compress information into a compelling encapsulated video. You could pay an agency to create it for you, but if you don’t have a big budget—or ANY budget—you’ll probably have to do it yourself. Where do you start? Do you need to learn complicated software? And what happens if you, like most people, aren’t blessed with “design sense”?Read More
Creating interactive training content that adapts automatically from desktop to mobile screens—and everything in between—can drag down your development times. By using fluid boxes, a new responsive layout tool in Adobe Captivate, you can accelerate your development timelines and mystify your learners with flexibility so enchanting it feels like magic.Read More