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 9
Businesses understand that the faster customers see value from a product or service, the more satisfied they’ll be, and the more likely they are to renew a subscription or return to buy more. Despite this, many don’t understand how to properly train their customers at the start and ensure that they are giving them the right information at the right time. Furthermore, they struggle to implement processes that scale to support growth.Read More
Social media has changed the way learning professionals manage knowledge on a fundamental level, and shared content—created and curated through collaborative applications and social media—is the future of instructional design. As the sheer volume of learning content continues to grow in this environment of curation, many learning organizations will feel obligated to pore over the information piece by piece, day by day. There’s a better way.Read More
AR and VR present unique challenges in the eLearning space, and because these technologies are so new, many people (both instructors and learners) do not have extensive experience with them. From spatial planning to emotional needs, there is a wide range of factors to consider.Read More
Many training teams end up spinning their wheels because of too many subject matter experts, too much feedback from stakeholders, or too much time trying to figure out the “perfect” solution; all these can lead to drawn-out development that doesn’t create a better product in the end. Spectrum Health University suffered from all of these issues. They needed a way to get training developed more quickly and efficiently.Read More
Live video streaming is everywhere. It’s being used for news events, conferences, birthday parties, and even training—basically, anywhere there is a smartphone and an internet connection. Streaming video is relatively easy, as your phone and social media tools make it simple to get started. Making that streamed video look and sound good, though, is the hard part—as is knowing what to do with it after the video stream finishes.Read More
When you add the increased use of personal devices for work to the increased variety of company-provided devices, as a learning professional, you can no longer work the way you always have. As bring-your-own-device policies and company app stores become more a part of the everyday work environment, you must be able to provide solutions that multiple devices can access.Read More
Many companies depend on geographically dispersed workforces to succeed. Yet managers who lead global teams are up against stiff challenges. Forming successful work groups is difficult enough when people share the same office, but when team members come from different cultural, linguistic, and functional backgrounds, misunderstandings can arise more easily. Without a plan to help distributed teams work well together, accountability can become problematic and cooperation can deteriorate into distrust.Read More
Extended BYOD (2 Hours)
Multi-state objects in Adobe Captivate offer a powerhouse of possibilities to create interactions with absolute ease. If you have not yet begun using multi-state objects to build interactions, now is the time. You will be delighted to discover this magic mantra to reduce the number of steps to create an interaction, making your timeline look clutter-free.Read More
Extended BYOD (2 Hours)
One of the greatest strengths of Articulate Storyline is its ease of use. Its simplicity does not mean that Storyline lacks a wide variety of features; however, many users never tap into or take advantage of all the cool development features it provides. Also, since Articulate 360 is a subscription-based tool, new updates and enhancements to the software are happening frequently—therefore, many users have not had the time to explore what’s new and different.Read More
Extended BYOD (2 Hours)
Within the last two years, the use of video in corporate education has soared from 77 percent to 92 percent. A cohesive strategy for creating optimal video content must be in place to take advantage of the new contexts in which employees want to learn. Using microvideo for learning as part of this strategy will raise engagement among learners and reduce the amount of time to acquire knowledge. There’s a wide range of other benefits to this approach, including the ease of viewing microvideos on mobile devices. But just because a video is short doesn’t mean it’s effective. What skills do you need to build to produce microvideos that actually work?Read More