Kapp ASTD 2014 (ATD) Slides and Notes
MAY 8, 2014
Had a great time at ASTD 2014 this year (now known as ATD-Association of Talent Development). This provides ownership and a sense of choice. The goal was to model how these three elements can be integrated to provide an engaging and meaningful learning experience. This avoids repetition and provides another method of engagement through novelty of new question types.
Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech
AUGUST 4, 2014
When my copy of the second edition ASTD Handbook arrived at the office this summer, I immediately felt the urge to explore my new resource and see what content made the final cut for an important industry asset. The second edition ASTD Handbook is filled with great insights from industry experts. The ASTD Handbook does just that. When the time was right ASTD made the move.
ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events
MAY 29, 2013
had a great time at the ASTD ICE Conference which recently concluded in Dallas Texas. The goal of the exercise was to apply the skills learned in the beginning of the workshop and to provide the attendees with concrete evidence that they could design learning games for their organizations. Here is a post by Sharon Boller providing all the resources for the workshop.
ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research
JULY 24, 2012
Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week. However, 68% of high-performance organizations still do not provide learning via a mobile device, which further suggests that the market is still nascent.
BLP Shows off Knowledge Guru Spring ’14 Release at ASTD ICE
APRIL 30, 2014
We will be demonstrating the new features and functionality at ASTD ICE, May 4-7 in Washington DC. The feedback provided by our clients has been hugely helpful in shaping the Spring release. Visit us at ASTD ICE. Join President and Chief Product Officer Sharon Boller and Marketing Director Steven Boller at ASTD ICE. More game types for players. Learn more. BLP News
Continuing my Work on ASTD ICE Presentation
APRIL 29, 2014
This presentation has proven somewhat trickie for me. I am working to combine story, game-elements and game-thinking into one comprehensive, interactive presentation that both demonstrates the concepts I am discussing and provides ideas on how to employ these concepts into your own design. needed him to share insights, not be dumb about learning. One of the detective teams is the blue team.
Recap of ASTD TechKnowledge 2013: Day 1
JANUARY 30, 2013
Okay, the first day of ASTD TK13 has wrapped up – at least from the expo side of the house. That said, I will be providing a product review on Studio 13 before it is launched – AN EXCLUSIVE. I’ll be providing updates on this in the near future. Thursday: Recap day two of the ASTD TK13 show, including expo. ASTD ASTDTK13 authoring tools content authoring tool e-learning e-learning vendors education LMS m-learning trade shows e-learning trade show online learningExcuse any strange text breaks – writing from the WordPress iOS app. Animate.
Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July
JULY 26, 2007
Around the same time, the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog had the July "Big Question" which was "Choosing Tools" which is actually a series of questions: How does the eLearning design process need to change to accommodate such a wide variety of tools? It is not a matter of choosing the right "tool" but choosing the right vehicle within the tool to provide the desired learning effect. I left a comment on Tony Karrer's blog about creating a "Design Day" so that everyone in the blogosphere adds a comment about the importance of instructional design as opposed to focusing on technology.
ASTD TechKnowledge Happenings
The Learning Circuits
JANUARY 23, 2012
What Research Tells Us About 3D Avatars, Storytelling and Serious Games for Learning and Behavior Change This decidedly unacademic presentation provides a broad, scientific overview of what we know from research about the effectiveness of today’s technology for changing learner behaviors. Well, my time blogging here at The Learning Circuits Blog is quickly coming to an end. 12:15 p.m.,
ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 Workshop Agenda
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
On January 29, 2013, I am partnering with Koreen Olbrish on a pre-conferene workshop at the ASTD TechKnowledge Conference. This section discusses how games are design and provides tips and techniques for ensuring the game process produces a learning focused game. This section discusses how games are design and provides tips and techniques for ensuring the game process produces a learning focused game. We are currently working on the agenda and thought I’d post in case anyone was interested in attending. Hope you see you there. Breakfast and Networking. 00-9:30. Break.
An energizing retreat – ASTD 2013
MAY 28, 2013
I spent most of last week in Dallas, Texas for the annual ASTD International Conference – a HUGE gathering of like-minded folks and an excellent professional retreat. The keynotes together provided an inspiring arc and solid anchors for a retreat experience. happened to attend Julie Dirksen’s session and came away with new perspectives and new references. I saw Karl Kopp speak on the topic at the Philadelphia ASTD chapter conference just a few days before I left for Dallas. ASTD was celebrating 70 years of bringing the field together in a variety of ways.
Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard Unveiled at ASTD ICE
MAY 14, 2013
We are taking our show on the road to ASTD ICE, May 20 – 22 in Dallas, Texas to unveil the Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard. Try it free for 30 days… then take advantage of the ASTD ICE special rate. The session provides a complete road map for getting started in learning game design. Contact us if you would like to schedule a face-to-face meeting at ASTD ICE.
eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
Cammy’s book does a great job of providing practical tips on how to improve collaboration with the expert. Check: discuss the process and roles, establish yourself as an “ISD expert,” agree to a schedule (good luck with that one), make sure your deliverables are visual, and provide leadership by educating the expert on good design (context, chunking, concise). to meet deadlines.
danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13
JANUARY 30, 2013
These are my liveblogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Opening Keynote kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Mobile phones don’t give them mobility (because their lives are so scheduled), but it provides interstitial connection. Provides social grooming – they’re saying nothing, but maintaining a meaningful relationship because they can’t be together (“hi.
MAY 14, 2013
As an honored tradition for the ASTD International Trade Show and whatever else they call it, I present my latest news and notes in the world of e-learning. T&D. Quick Reminder : Follow me on Twitter to get real time updates ( #ASTD2013 and #elearning247 ) from the ASTD International Trade Show next week (20-22nd for me) in Dallas. system and so on. Both can be budget busters.
Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo
MAY 13, 2014
More course content providers including those who offer course marketplaces. should note this was the same issue at ASTD in Dallas, where your only options were “difficult to find coffee cart”, “bring your own” or “Starbucks” Guess what? Considering that plenty of smaller shows give free coffee, how hard is it for ASTD to do the same? Seriously though, the approach makes sense, and I hope that others in the content provider world will follow suit. . Who is the 2014 ASTD Product of the show? Thrilled. Intrigued. Takeaways.
Kaizen, Learning Rebels and the Zombie Apocalypse
DECEMBER 30, 2014
When overly stressed, most people naturally regress to an area of their lives that provides sanctuary. Change Communication Kaizen Learning Rebel Motivation Personal Learning Network Status Quo ASTD ATD Development rebel status-quo Zombie Zombie Apocalypse As you may know, the year 2014 was the year dedicated to the concept of Kaizen. Let’s count the ways, shall we? There it is.
#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Analytics Part 2: Ann Farmer How successful communications work – ambiguity and encoding… @ Google everyone and everybody contributes to the intranet… On Twitter, hashtags provide context. 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. In Twitter, there’s a great self selection going on.
Niche Is the New Black: ASTD Conference Day 2
MAY 26, 2011
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. SuccessFactors added LMS provider Plateau to its growing suite of integrated talent management products. As big providers focus on the enterprise-wide integration of learning into talent management systems, opportunities are opening up for others to expand.
2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes
DECEMBER 4, 2009
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. This post attempts to provide some tips for avoiding that fate. Tags: ASTD Big Question So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. Random Web 2.0
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
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. That said, there are rich skill statements out of places like ASTD and LPI.” – Clark Quinn (in our interview with him). “ As more learning designers become aware of the latest research, through their Personal Learning Networks, it will eventually take hold. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction.”- Karl Kapp.
Southwest Airlines and Enspire at Southwest Learning Summit
AUGUST 13, 2013
Leveraging experiential business simulations to provide practice and insights. Blog Company News ASTD Bjorn Billhardt Business Challenge Dallas enspire learning Southwest Airlines Southwest Learning Summit Southwest Airlines has a highly engaged workforce known for its sense of humor and teamwork. Its culture is fueled by significant investments in leadership development.
Talking eLearning ROI
DECEMBER 23, 2014
This SWOT analysis will help you to determine a realistic market position and provide you with a baseline for developing concrete objectives and strategic actions. This concept comes from Shawn Casemore, who has worked with association boards and nonprofits to provide strategic formulation and coaching. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. Karl M. Suggest.
MAY 14, 2008
Anyone going to the ASTD Conference in San Diego in June? ASTD's site still hasn't provided much value for me. Presentation at the ASTD Conference It's nice to get together at conferences. If you are going - please drop a comment below. Even better if you might be interested in blogging about sessions, thoughts, notes, etc. from your experience at the conference. won't even say it's Mandatory Blogging. :) Likely this is a better way to have success with networking ahead of the conference ( Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results ).
Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?
MAY 1, 2008
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.) Also, understand these terms are generalizations and there are exceptions on both sides of the term but the attempt is to provide a general description of what we must do as instructional designers, trainers or educators to reach these gamers.
Why Leaders Don't Use Strategic Tools
The Peformance Improvement
JANUARY 23, 2014
In the first of a series of blog posts that Ralph Jacobson and I wrote for the ASTD Workforce Development Blog, we argue that strategic leaders need strategic tools. Ironically, it is here that the use of strategic leadership tools can provide the greatest power. Leadership Organizational Learning ASTD Daniel Kahneman Ralph Jacobson We have some theories about why this is so.
TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment
JANUARY 31, 2012
For the price of $1,500 or so to attend (non-member), and even near 1K to attend as a member, at least provide something, rather then free ice cream at 3 p.m. With Unison you can integrate right into their other product – the platform called Focus – which provides video capture – oh, output includes mp3, mp4, avi, wav and mov. We also provide some reports and some analytics” Me: “Okay, you are an online authoring system” Him: “No. They stressed it provides analytics and is secure. Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas.
ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 - Conference Planning
JANUARY 28, 2008
ASTD TechKnowledge 2008 is coming soon in San Antonio. In looking back, I first found a lot of posts that really suggested the key was having a good set of questions to provide a lens onto the conference: Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee Conference Preparation Better Questions for Learning Professionals Continuing Thoughts on Questions Do Learning Professionals Make the Worst Learners? It also supposes you can get into and use ASTD CONNECT for the conference. To help me prepare, I went back to a few previous posts on related topics. Does anyone else?
ASTD Philadelphia Presentation Resources
OCTOBER 13, 2010
Here are links to some research which indicates that moving through a computer generated interface as an avatar provides powerful learning stimulus. Here are the slides: Why 3D Immersive Environments. View more presentations from Karl Kapp. Here are some points from an article titled Promoting motivation with virtual agents and avatars: role of visual presence and appearance by Amy Baylor. 1) An experience as an avatar can change a person’s real life perceptions. In This as reported by Fox and Bailenson (2009). As study by Ersner-Hershfield et al.
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
Learnnovators: For decades, you have been concentrating on defining unique methods of instructional design and development that provide meaningful and memorable learning experiences through “true” cognitive interactivity. ZebraZapps provides and enhances many of Authorware’s innovations. While no tool provides every desired feature, we’re investing hugely in ZebraZapps to the advantage of our clients for whom we build turnkey courseware as well as all ZebraZapps users. Other times, we provide suggestions or examples, explain options, or fix problems. hope so.
ASTD's Big Question for December: New Learning
DECEMBER 6, 2007
The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2007? still get emails about the piece and when we switched servers, got a lot of emails asking me to re-instate the link or provide a new one. tools provides learners an opportunity to learn from each other and learn from the larger professional community. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned.
Philadelphia ASTD Meeting Lot of Fun
OCTOBER 14, 2010
Last night I presented at the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ASTD and ran into a bunch of old friends and made some new ones. Greater Philadelphia ASTD members learn about 3D collaboration and learning in virtual worlds. I was presenting with my co-author Tony O’Driscoll , CEO of ProtonMedia , Ron Burns, and President of WTRI, Lia DiBello. One such meeting is shown below.
Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Providing up-front assistance and training is essential for the majority of employees to adopt. ASTD Big Question Web 2.0Here are several ways to help sell Social Media in an organization. Lessons Learned.
Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour
DECEMBER 15, 2013
We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store. The goal of this book is to provide a practical, hands-on approach to creating games, gamification and simulations for learning. Week One.
Tour Stops for Week Two of Gamification of Learning and Instruction Tour
APRIL 23, 2012
Clark is not necessarily a fan of the term “Gamification” and provides some powerful reasons why in his post. April 24: Karl Grieb ASTD Philadelphia Chapter. April 25: Webinar Presentation for Houston ASTD Chapter “What Research Tells Us about Games, Gamification and Learning” Join the webinar. April 26: Debbie Richards Take an e-Learning Break And a live appearance by Karl at the NY ASTD Chapters combined SIG Meeting. TODAY’S STOP: Clark Quinn Learnlets. Here are the stops for this week. April 23: Clark Quinn Learnlets.
Preparing for ASTD TechKnowledge
JANUARY 23, 2007
It is a way to start the event on a virtual basis prior to the start and then continue the conversations afterwards and provide an archive for what happen and what people thought about it. So, quick search found the following: Viva Las TechKnowledge Wiki wiki wiki ASTD TechKnowledge ASTD TechKnowledge If you are going please. It appears that relatively few bloggers will be presenting at ASTD TechKnowledge in Las Vegas as compared to the eLearningGuild's Annual Conference in Boston. Upcoming presentations TechKnowledge in Las Vegas Pretty small list.
ASTD Keynote: “People Lie” Richard Hilleman Electronic Arts #tk10
JANUARY 28, 2010
This are my liveblogged notes from Thursday, January 28 Keynote at ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Pay attention to the results iterate for effect Demonstrate and callibrate progress through metrics Pursue new markers and correlations for the insight they provide Example of using technology in a more traditional education environment (teaching kids how to spell better, improve vocabulary). Tags: gam astd gaming Richard Hilleman, the man behind the EA sports brand (Madden football) -- currently focused on EA’s internal university. Who is Richard Hilleman?