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DevLearn 2011 Takeaways & Reflection

Jay Cross

Harold, Jane, Charles, Clark, and I led a session this morning that recapped people’s DevLearn experience. This video was one of several catalysts for our conversation: We reviewed summary points from our associate Paul Simbeck-Hampson who attended DevLearn virtually, from Bavaria. We used a minute of silence to clear our heads of the noise of overstimulation. Just Jay

DevLearn 2011: I’m Speaking

Learning Visions

One of my favorite conferences of the year quickly approaches: the eLearning Guild’s fantastic DevLearn 2011. This year, we converge on Las Vegas for some high tech wonderment and education. Come join my session! Thursday @ 1:00-2:00 pm. Avoiding Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling: Top Tips for Making Your eLearning Designs Shine from the Inside. Hope to see you there

Avoiding the Trap of Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling #devlearn

Learning Visions

OK – so I can’t live blog my own session, but I can share my slides: presented Thursday, Nov 3 2011 at DevLearn in Las Vegas. devlearn instructional designIt was a great session – lots of conversation with the group which you won’t see on the slides, a few side bars and tangents, and some free t-shirts at the end! Thanks to everyone who joined in.

Ethan Edwards: 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask #devlearn

Learning Visions

analysis devlearn instructional designMy live blogged notes with session with Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions ( Same issues we’re dealing with in elearning today that we were dealing with 30 years ago. Better elearning, better processes! ADDIE…we’ve heard of it, is it iterative? Regardless of what you do – you need analysis/backgrounding. Challenges of design for elearning: instruction must stand on its own can’t be adjusted or fixed on the fly (when we teach classroom…”let’s skip these pages.” Often it’s skipped altogether. These are failures.

Michio Kaku #devlearn opening keynote

Learning Visions

These are my live notes from today’s devlearn keynote. devlearnForgive typos and omissions! Michio Kaku: author of Physics of the Future. link] (co-founder of string theory, a physicist) Today – a guided tour on the future of the elearning process. An authoritative look into the future (he says, while making making jokes about our abilities to predict the future). Education hasn’t changed much in 2000 years. Automation has reduced everything in price – except education. Moore’s Law – computers double in power every 18 months. In 2020, computer chips will cost a penny. We meter it?

Rick Raymer: Applying Game Design Principles to elearning #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Rick Raymer’s (@trickylearning) session at DevLearn November 2, 2011 in Las Vegas. gamification devlearnI arrived a bit late…my apologies! Rewards need to evoke emotion. wanting + liking = rewarding Rick heard Medina speak at Learning Solutions – where in our brains do we learn? Got him wondering, do wanting and liking occur in two separate places in the brain? Turns out they do live in separate places, which could help explain addiction. Wanting and liking are NOT the same thing. in the center of the hub is the module/game. Reward effort.

Tom Crawford: Design for Mobile The Ups and Downs of the Small Screen #devlearn @vizchef

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from Tom Crawford, @vizchef, @viznetwork session at DevLearn November 3, 2011 in Las Vegas. mobile devlearnForgive the typos and omissions. And also forgive the delay – forgot to publish these right after the session on Thursday! The mobile market: Smart phones are growing; but not-smart-phones are still significant part of the market. wasted space?

#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Wow, had a great 3 days at DevLearn, met some absolutely wonderful, fascinating and brilliant folks. DevLearn presentation on Future of Learning from Karl Kapp. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

DevLearn 2011 Recap: Expanding the Possibilities for Learning by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

DevLearn 2011 broke new ground in many ways: A new venue (Las Vegas), new themes, and on-site curation. Read about it here! Design Strategies Development Strategies Development Techniques Future Trends Management Strategies Professional Development

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Morning Buzz with Charles Jennings #DevLearn

Learning Visions

Charles Jennings leading a morning buzz session at #devlearn – talking about learning management. devlearn learning managementAlso in the house: Harold Jarche and Jay Cross. Don’t start with a training needs analysis (TNA) – start with performance analysis. Ask: what are they doing now? what do you expect them to do? what’s the impact if they do this? what’s the impact if there’s no change? Training people need to start acting like performance consultants. Many banks are replacing people with technology. How do you know what should be spent across an organization for training? “It’s

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

Last week, I attended DevLearn. Not only was it quite present at DevLearn, but in general, this is one of the new “hot” items in the space. Sending it out – via e-mail, zipped via e-mail (and some of the folks can’t figure out how to unzip it), mail it (yes, even in 2011) or hand deliver/deliver it via your company’s pickup. However, previously they have changed their launch date from early Fall 2011, to Q2 2011 and now Dec. 2011). I readily admit that I was unsure what to expect. I wasn’t disappointed. Yes and No.

Our Takeaways from DevLearn 2011

E-learning Uncovered

This week I attended my first DevLearn, and as hyped as it was in the months prior to the event, it did not disappoint. DevLearn is one of the largest events in the learning industry; according to the conference website, 1,747 people registered for the event. Uncategorized conferences devlearnSurprisingly, though, it didn’t feel impersonal to me. Here are my highlights.

Devlearn conference 2011: retrospective

Challenge to Learn

I’m back home after a great DevLearn conference. devlearn curation e-Learning EasyGenerator eLearning guildLooking (and reading) back at the conference there are several things that stick out for me. Atmosphere. This was my second Guild conference (been to Learning Solutions in March) and one thing that really struck me at both conferences is the atmosphere. It’s a world of difference if you compare it to the Online Educa in Berlin or the Learning Solutions in London. Both guild conferences have the feeling of a gathering of peers. Confirmation. Curation. Networking.

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Toolkit: Reflections on the DevLearn 2011 Expo by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

Did you go to DevLearn this year? If so, did you visit every Expo exhibit to see the latest and. greatest tools and services? If not, then you’ll want to read Joe Ganci’s column this month. checked out the expo hall thoroughly and asked the exhibitors a lot of questions, some of which. made the exhibitors uncomfortable. Read Joe’s take on what he saw and heard. Be ready to be. surprised!

Koulopoulos Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The afternoon keynote at DevLearn was an energizing and insightful visitation of innovation and the future by Thom Koulopolous. social strategy

Getting a job as an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

If you have the budget for it, go to an elearning conference ( DevLearn and ASTD TechKnowledge are two of the biggies, but there are smaller more local conferences that might work for you). I get a lot of emails from people asking me how to break into the ID field. They’ve been trying to get a job but haven’t found the right door to open yet. “I’ve You did it, Cammy, so how can I?” “I’ve

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Why does learning content seem so much more exciting on an iPad?

Clive on Learning

Since DevLearn last week, when it seemed every other person was carrying an iPad, I've been trying to figure out just what it is that tablets offer as a delivery medium for learning which a laptop can't do equally as well. I'm convinced that the future of e-learning will be on tablet devices. Not so much performance support, because you need that to hand every minute of the day and a smart phone is the obvious vehicle. But for learning, a tablet seems such a perfect fit. That will fade, of course, but for now using a tablet seems more fun, more contemporary, more engaging.

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Michio Kaku Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Michio Kaku keynoted the DevLearn keynote today. With his signature phrase,”in the future…”, he covered new techs and made tentative connections to learning. technology

Creating Passionate Learners 2005 = same in 2011

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

That last one, number 5, really has me thinking and pondering this question, "If I just changed a few dated words, and re-posted that post with a new 2011 title, would anyone know the difference?" blearning corporate training Training devlearn ISD design instructional design blogging elearning corporate eLearningFor those of you that were not into the blogosphere WAY back in.oh.

See you at #DevLearn

Jane Hart

I’m just about to start packing to fly to Las Vegas tomorrow for DevLearn 2011, where. I’m going to be hosting the Management Xchange stage on 2nd and 3rd November: “The Management Xchange offers practical approaches for addressing the key issues involved in successful eLearning management. The Xchange showcases well-known learning experts, learning and training managers, … Read the rest. Social learning

Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning

Clive on Learning

First when I sat in for a day judging for The E-Learning Awards and second during the Demo Fest at DevLearn 2011 here in Las Vegas. I've seen some really good examples of self-study e-learning in the past few weeks. These were programmes that delivered on the promise. They tackled a topic that for which e-learning was an appropriate solution and they didn't compromise in making sure that there was a successful learning outcome for the learner. This should not be the case, at least not on such a widespread scale. We should know what we're doing. There seem to be two problems.

mLearning DevCon 2011

E-learning Uncovered

Diane and I are gearing up for DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas in a few weeks, so if you want to get in touch, please do at @dpelkins or @jkunrein. I’m wrapping up my to-dos from mLearning DevCon , a conference I attended last week that was from the organizers of eLearning DevCon , but (as you might have surmised) geared toward m-learning development. Truthfully, I didn’t know what to expect from this brand-new event, but I was quite pleasantly surprised. One example: There are many types of prototypes, each with a certain level of functional and visual fidelity.


Devlearn conference day -1 and 0

Challenge to Learn

devlearn e-Learning EasyGenerator eLearning guildI will (try to) blog about the conference every day. I arrived yesterday evening 18.30 local time after a 20 hour trip. The conference is in the Aria and we stay there too. It’s an incredible hotel/casino. I believe it has over 4000 rooms, countless restaurants and bars and it is huge. But most of all it is luxurious. It’s really incredible. It’s not just over the top, but way beyond that. Yesterday evening we took a stroll over the strip, walking a few blocks, that is insane too. It is a surreal world. Really funny.

Make the Most of #DevLearn


The OpenSesame team will be traveling to Las Vegas this week for DevLearn, the eLearning Guild’s annual scrum for elearning developers, leaders and thinkers. Right Events

Eat the whole pie: the four pieces of elearning

Learning Visions

Read more about elearning pie in my latest tip on the Kineo website – a rework of the closing keynotes session I did at DevLearn 2010: Eat more elearning pie Photo credit: Flickr Benimoto [link I like pie. And apparently, I like elearning pie.

Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple

Clive on Learning

Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind. Because I have been able to take a look at two new tools today, which I'm sure are going to have a major impact. The have one thing in common and lots of differences. First up is Storyline from Articulate. What I saw was still in beta and with no definite launch date, but it looked in good shape to me and so it's probably only a few months away. The Articulate Studio has been incredibly popular and some developers have achieved impressive results. Storyline addresses this shortcoming with remarkable success.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

8 Composica 4.0 - A winner in my book back in 2010 and still solid in 2011. The newest version adds an adaptive learning capability, which I saw first hand at DevLearn – it was extremely impressive and extremely rare in this space. 4 Kookabura Studios – Professional Presenter X – another fav of mine back in 2010 and still a strong player in 2011. I loved it in 2010 and my love is still there, in 2011. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. Here are my criteria. One product reminded me of bad shareware.

DevLearn 2011 Inspiration


That single word sums up my experience at DevLearn 2011. Inspiration. I was inspired by the passion of the attending audience. I was inspired by the general consensus of the vendors truly working hard to bring us the services, tools, and technologies we need. I was inspired by all the really smart people in one [.]. Design inspiration

Devlearn conference day 2: curation

Challenge to Learn

For us DevLearn is a huge success and we will be back next year at the expo.Yesterday was the last day of the expo so I will have some time to attend sessions today. devlearn Adaptive learning ANewSpring e-Learning EasyGenerator eLearning guildI started with a morning buzz session with Jay Cross. He told us how he deals with the information overload that is flooding all of us. The message is simple. You go from push to pull, with RSS feeds you pull information in instead for searching it on the web. This means that people are replacing search engines.

DevLearn in Vegas

Jay Cross

All of Jay’s photos from DevLearn. About Internet Time Alliance. Just Jay

9 Ways to Encourage the Adult E-Learners

Rapid eLearning

Tidbits: Hard to believe we’re in the final stretch of 2011. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. Recently I spent the day at the beach watching people learning to surf. One of the people learning to surf was a blind girl. It was very inspiring as she learned to balance on the board. And when she finally succeeded she let out a cry of joy. Learning is a funny thing.

Impatica for PowerPoint Version 5 to Launch at DevLearn 2011 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

See it at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas! [Press Release] Impatica for PowerPoint Version 5 quickly converts PowerPoint content into high-quality online presentations that will play everywhere: on computers, iPhones, iPads and other devices. Impatica’s player uses HTML5, when available, to view these fully animated and narrated slides, but still works when HTML5 support is not available.

Easygenerator Launches into U.S. Market at DevLearn 2011 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Press Release] After years of success in Europe, easygenerator will launch its latest version into the US market at DevLearn. Content Management Instructional Design Tools

One Learning Challenge: Four Designers Put Their Skills to the Test by Tracy Bissette

Learning Solutions Magazine

At DevLearn 2011, one session challenged three eLearning developers to respond to the same set of course requirements, and to present the results to conference participants. The result was a set of different and highly effective visions that showcased outstanding instructional design. Design Strategies Getting Started Instructional Design