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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS407 Six Simple eLearning Success Strategies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 22


International Center

Creating effective learning experiences is not a job for a novice, although many novices are thrown into the role of instructional designer or developer. If beginners turn to the field’s expansive literature, which ranges from cookbook-style guides and blogs to scientific research, they are easily overwhelmed and typically turn to overly simplistic approaches. But even experienced professionals can come to feel they’re never able to do the job that should be done.

This session will explore the objective of simplifying the task of creating effective instructional experiences, without oversimplifying it. You will come away from this session with successful strategies that are responsive to research and best practices, but that simplify the overall task while addressing the fundamentals needed for highly effective instruction.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to continuously evaluate designs as they come together
  • To avoid excessive content presentation as a means to achieve greater content mastery
  • To challenge awareness goals
  • To design backward (it’s faster, easier, and better)

Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

Michael Allen


Allen Interactions

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, has had a long and lauded career in eLearning, from his work with IBM on their Coursewriter system to his direction of R&D for Control Data’s PLATO system to his development of Authorware. Michael has been recognized with the most prestigious career awards from ATD, The eLearning Guild, and many others. He holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University, is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and has authored eight books on effective eLearning.

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