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Highlights of the ASTD International Conference and Expo 2012


Recently, I had the opportunity to be part of the Harbinger Team that exhibited at the ASTD International Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado from May 6-9, 2012. The expo hall was brightly lit and abuzz with nearly 400 vendors [.].


ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? Those are a few of the lessons I've learning and I am sure there are so many more as I learning through blogging, writing articles, speaking with others, reading and being part of the overall learning and development community. Tags: ASTD Big Question Here are a few of the lessons I have learned.

Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing

Learning Rebels

Sharing time with newby L&D people, helping contacts with building their networks and SoMe presence and as you all know, recently I was asked to conduct a webinar with Rick Blunt (@rblunt81 on twitter ) and the DC Chapter of ASTD on Social Media Tools for Learning. Our community should be about learning and growing together, right? Sharing helps us all grow and further builds our community. The post Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing appeared first on Learning Rebels. Learning through sharing. What prompted this you may ask?

A Primer for 2014 ASTD International Conference and Expo eLearning Attendees

Web Courseworks

Tips for the 2014 ASTD-ICE and a Peek at WCW’s Design Manifesto Session. Now that spring has finally sprung, my excitement for the 2014 American Society of Training and Development International Conference and Exposition (ASTD-ICE) on May 4–7 in Washington D.C The post A Primer for 2014 ASTD International Conference and Expo eLearning Attendees appeared first on Web Courseworks.


Insights on Learning & Development from the ASTD State of the Industry Report


Every year I settle down with the ASTD State of the Industry Report to assess where OpenSesame fits into the future of learning - and what lessons learned I can share with our community. This year’s report revealed interesting data about spending, a shift toward technology and increased efficiency in learning and development. Right eLearning Solutions

ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, Day 2

eLearning 24-7

Oh, and communities of practice, which you have in your social? Wow, wasn’t that marching band fantastic? I loved the lip synch of that tune. Okay, time for the 2nd half to begin, so let’s go right to the kickoff. As before, please excuse text line space funkiness – WordPress app on iPad. TOUCHDOWN. The product comes in two flavors – a simple and a more robust. I focused on the more robust. Talk about a nice run to the end zone! This version ($40/u/m) is geared towards the instructional designer/developer. FIRST DOWN. Adobe Presenter. Easy to use. Outputs to MP4.

Free Assets from the E-Learning Community

Rapid eLearning

Most people aren’t active participants in the elearning community. No one expects you to sit on the couch, eating bonbons, and chatting in the community. Most of us tend to use the community for quick help and then we go back to work. Not being an active participant means that it’s possible you miss some really good stuff in the community. That’s OK. Free Road Signs.

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30 Days To Go Until ATD International Conference & Exposition 2015 Comes Alive!

Origin Learning

The focus of this year’s ICE Expo is “Content, Community, Global Perspectives” and attendees will get a chance to know about upcoming trends in Training & Development, as well as network with like-minded peers from around the world. Association for Talent Development, ATD’s International Conference and Exposition (ICE) is a much awaited event for learning professionals across the globe.

Fri April 29: ASTD Conference “Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind” #ASTDL20

Learning Visions

come to ASTD New England Area’s Regional 2011 Conference: Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind. To help you keep up with these many changes, your ASTD New England Area local chapters have joined forces to bring you a very special event designed to share our resources, emerging experience and best thinking in a highly engaging, eye-opening conference. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, then you’re not so far behind as all that. But if you’d like to hear from some industry notables on the topic of Learning 2.0, It’s this Friday in Westford, MA. 978-692-8200. astdl20

5 Time-saving Tips from the E-learning Community

Rapid eLearning

A few days ago I came across this thread in the user community. Dave’s question (and the feedback he got) really speak to the value of the user community and why you need to be part of it if you aren’t already. Some of my best ideas come from the questions I get from the community. So take advantage of all of the free assets in the user community. Who doesn’t like free?

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18 th. Build Community - An effective game tackles a real problem within an industry and offers a real solution. Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Very informative for the e-Learning community!

A Brief Introduction – Communities of Practice Manager

The Learning Circuits

As Ryann mentioned in a previous post, I’m the Community of Practice Manager for Learning Technologies at ASTD. In this role, I engage with the community and help build ASTD’s portfolio of content—from T+D articles to books to educational programs to conferences and beyond. I also help foster discussion and debate within the community. I’ve been with ASTD for nearly five years, working primarily on books and Infoline with ASTD Press. Feel free to contact me directly at Justin (at) ASTD (dot) org

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


That said, there are rich skill statements out of places like ASTD and LPI.” – Clark Quinn (in our interview with him). “ The eLearning community is headed for more collaboration and less formal instruction. THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction.”- Karl Kapp. Quotes/Excerpts. “ Surveys/Studies.

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

Use a hashtag to connect communities. Above I linked the ASTD ICE 2014 conference hashtag (#ASTD2014) into this post. If you click on the link it will take you back giving you a bird’s-eye view of all the conversations regarding the ASTD ICE conference even though the conference for 2014 is long since over. It’s time for a hashtag knowledge upgrade! Not true. See above.

danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Opening Keynote kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. A community that creates deeply problematic content – but also fun content. Kineo. 10206. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. Apologies for typos and incoherence. danah boyd. Microsoft Research. zephoria. link]. Why not talk to everyone?

E-Learning by Design - The New Edition

Web Courseworks

This news came to me after having received a phone call from the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter for ASTD , in which I was asked to introduce Bill Horton at their Milwaukee ASTD Legend Series during the week of October 10 th. They have published several books on the topic, and have made great contributions to the e-learning community. Bill Horton is back!

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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


You have built a community engaged in constructive discussions around your product. How do you think your community is driving innovations in your products? How is the community and the industry looking at your call for leaving ADDIE behind? Learnnovators: Our hearty congratulations to you on being awarded: The ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award (2011). What is your vision for the e-learning community? ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.). THE INTERVIEW: 1. It’s not that difficult.

ASTD Webcast on Manager's Role in Employee Learning and Performance Improvement

The Peformance Improvement

I did a webcast for the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) on the topic of the manager’s role in employee learning and performance improvement. If you didn’t attend and would still like to listen to my talk and see the slides, go to the ASTD site. I used Zingerman''s Community of Busnesses as an example of the application of the 5As Framework. Again, a more in-depth explanation of all of these points is available at the ASTD site for the webcast. The Cliff’s Notes version is in three parts. Anticipation. Alliance. Application. Accountability.

RIP @TerrenceWing - eLearning Community Loses a Thought Leader

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

trishuhl Shocked and sad about the news that @TerrenceWing passed away - met him IRL on #DevLearn #ASTD I immediately sent her a DM asking for clarification. I was up early this morning (4am MTN time). I couldn't sleep and so I grabbed my phone and checked on what my east coast peeps might already to up too. And to my shock and disbelief I saw a tweet from @lilybiri. I thought perhaps it was a misunderstanding. She immediately replied saying she heard it from Rick Zanotti. And that's when I knew it was real. A quick double check of twitter revealed this post from @RickZanotti. Do it!

2014 – The Year In Review


This series reflected our die-hard commitment to promote ‘good learning’ amongst the members of the learning community. We added three interviews from our Crystal Balling series – those of Cathy Moore, Clive Shepherd, and Clark Quinn – to the Manifesto’s calendar, so they could be shared with the learning community. Hosted a Stop for Karl Kapp’s Blog Book Tour: We were delighted to host one of the stops for Karl Kapp’s blog book tour (organized for his ASTD co-published book ‘The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice’).

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Facebook – a consumer marketing platform – great for promotions, contest, activities, feedback on naming things, civic and community involvement Communicate with an educational mindset. astd tk11100 Twitter accts, 20 FB pages…this is all for Google corporate info (how tos product news, etc.) No dedicates editors – no long approval chains. Writing by individuals not execs. Corporate Comms oversees the internal process for blogs, etc.

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2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So, I teamed with alumni Robyn Defelice at Dishing Design and updated the article for ASTD. The Metro DC ASTD chapter asked me to do an interview about audio in e-learning and I linked to the interview and shared some of my notes. Learning Statistics How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009 What Sports Teach Our Kids and Why Video Games are Better.This post had a lot of play outside of the learning community. Random Web 2.0 Statistics.

Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

This month, I worked with Tony Karrer to help create the ASTD Big Question (which always seems to be multiple questions under one big theme.) The main question is Learning design differences for Digital Natives? Of course I have strong opinions on the topic due to the fact that I've written about it many times and I spend all day with digital natives at Bloomsburg University.

Thoughts on ASTD

Learning Visions

This past week, I spent Monday and Tuesday at the ASTD International Conference & Expo in DC. My first impressions of ASTD: ‘wow, what a huge conference’ and ‘wow, these are traditional training people for whom most of this eLearning stuff is kind of exotic and/or quite overwhelming and threatening.’ Tags: kineo articulate astd Especially the people you work with. Jealous?

Niche Is the New Black: ASTD Conference Day 2

CLO Magazine

While I was in Orlando for ASTD’s 2011 International Conference and Expo I had the chance to have dinner with a couple of good friends I haven’t seen in a few years. The heart of their business idea – capturing a lucrative but ignored niche – got me thinking about a few meetings I had at ASTD. Besides attending sessions, the conference is a great opportunity to hear what the vendor community has been working on and a useful pulse check on the industry’s development. From the Editors ASTD LMSTheir business idea?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Thoughts on ASTD

Learning Visions

Sunday, June 07, 2009 Thoughts on ASTD This past week, I spent Monday and Tuesday at the ASTD International Conference & Expo in DC. My first impressions of ASTD: ‘wow, what a huge conference’ and ‘wow, these are traditional training people for whom most of this eLearning stuff is kind of exotic and/or quite overwhelming and threatening.’ Jealous?

ASTD's Big Question for December: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2007? tools provides learners an opportunity to learn from each other and learn from the larger professional community. Opening classes, rather than closing them behind an LMS, is the future of learning and a great way to spread knowledge throughout an organization, community and profession. tools.

Free e-Learning books


> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Have you thought about teaching online but for some reason haven’t done it yet? Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. The boundaries between traditional face-to-face courses and completely online courses are beginning to blur.

Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. The discussion today suggested that it would be nice if there were a way to transfer the connections being made during the conference out to other networks or learning communities. But the issue of other learning communities was raised. In that post, I suggested some places (learning communities or networks) when I need help. I've not seen a good list of learning communities to go to in an on-going basis.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. Come on guys are you serious! YAKiToMe !

Article: Online Communities Go Corporate

Kapp Notes

The resulting article is titled Online Communities Go Corporate:What Can Virtual Worlds Do For Your SME? For even more information, here is an article I wrote for ASTD Learning Circuits titled Defining and Understanding Virtual Worlds. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guideto Susan for using the term MMOLE !)

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager #astdl20

Learning Visions

This are my live blogged notes from a session at ASTD Learning 2.0. The Emerging Role of the Community Manager with Jim Storer (@jimstorer) of The Community Roundtable Community = shared purpose, common needs Even if you think you’re doing something in private, it is discoverable and you could be outed. It’s not about the tools Responsibilities of a Community Manager: Don’t have a build it they will come mentality. Good community managers know how to channel that. Need to make people aware of what it takes to create engagement in a community.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. > The e-Learning community will very much appreciate if you donate your storyboard template ! The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! All the credit goes to donators! => Thanks!