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Get the Most Out of Your DevLearn Conference Experience

eLearning Brothers

In just less than a month, learning professionals from hither and yon will flock to Las Vegas November 16 – 18 to attend this year’s DevLearn Conference. But fear not: with a little preparation, planning, and commitment you can get the information you need and grow your eLearning network during DevLearn 2016. Before you arrive at DevLearn 2016: Find fellow attendees online.

Reflections on DevLearn 2014

Spark Your Interest

Having returned from my first ever DevLearn, it seemed appropriate to capture some rambling reflections and share them. As with any large conference there are some ups and downs, and for those of you considering attending a DevLearn in the future, here are a few of my main take-aways (and pieces of advice for the future). Adapt is looking like a good tool to get your hands on for responsive design. I flip flopped between looking at the coolest options (using tools that I would never use) and looking at solutions that would be within the realm of my possibilities.

DevLearn 2015 Recap

Trivantis

Team Trivantis® took a field trip to Las Vegas last week for DevLearn 2015. We also had a blast hanging out with our friends the eLearning Brothers and giving away a free license of Lectora® Inspire. Photo by the eLearning Brothers.). Of course, it wasn’t all fun and games at DevLearn 2015. It was clear at DevLearn that more and more companies are moving to the cloud.

#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. Posing for a picture with former student Xiaomei (Ivy) Sun who is creating a lot of elearning in China. 5.Simulations embedded in a program of instruction are better tools for learning than stand alone simulations.

xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). The eLearning Guild is a terrific host and partner in making xAPI Camp available to attendees as a pre-conference event. We are so happy that Andy Johnson and Craig Wiggins will be with us on Tuesday and throughout the week at DevLearn. They have a booth at DevLearn’s Expo Hall, Booth 414.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn. We have two main standards in our industry SCORM and IACC, both of them enable us to track and trace results, both of them confine eLearning within the borders of the LMS. This leaves us with one standard and but more importantly it ‘frees’ eLearning from the boundaries of the LMS. Here is my wrap-up. Trends?

DevLearn Reflections

Raptivity

Just back from DevLearn and still reeling under its effect, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my experience with everyone. Though team Raptivity has been a known face at DevLearn, it was my first visit, and my maiden chance to experience it live, and I must admit, I was bowled over. People now consider that tools are just a way to support and complement end results.

Day one: My agile eLearning development presentation from #DevLearn

Challenge to Learn

Day one of DevLearn was not an ordinary day. We launched our new free eLearning software and our booth had so many visitors that I haven’t been able to attend a single session at the conference, no sessions reports from me this time. So for day one I will limit myself to my presentation on agile eLearning development. We launched it successfully, you can check this new eLearning software out by yourself. Agile eLearning development: business goals and road map. Agile eLearning development (2): Culture. Agile eLearning development (6): Recap.

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

Learning Visions

Same issues we’re dealing with in elearning today that we were dealing with 30 years ago. Better elearning, better processes! 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.” if we make mistakes in analysis, then the learner is stuck…) must account for all things instructor might do Does your org think elearning is formatting text, decorating screens and test? (so The purpose of elearning can’t be to create expertise. Often it’s skipped altogether.

Inspiration at DevLearn 2014: From Andrea May (Dashe & Thomson)

Learning Rebels

In this next segment of the DevLearn 2014 reflections – Learning Rebel, Andrea May of Dashe & Thomson, gives us a great peek inside her world of being a first time DevLearn attendee. This time around as I registered to attend DevLearn 2014, I decided to go in with a slightly different mindset. How do you plan? How do you prioritize? What is my goal? First, CONNECT!

DevLearn Day 1

eLearning 24-7

Well back to another expo conference installment – this time it is DevLearn Day 1. Excluding the obvious authoring tools and some LMS vendors, I found these themes with numerous vendors attending the expo: Remediation – as in our product increases retention better than a LMS. Oh, and we also do mobile with tablets, smartphones, and then there was some HTML5 mentioned in many authoring tool products and some of the LMS vendors and a few e-learning tools. There seems to be a lot of vendors at DevLearn (and I saw it at ICE too) whose product is the anti-LMS.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. ” This is still as true as ever, and it explains why there’s a four-to-eight-year lag between technology trends as a whole and their application in eLearning. Tim Martin of Rustici praised the Caliper design process at DevLearn. ” OK, granted.

#DevLearn retrospective: Start dreaming about the future of eLearning

Challenge to Learn

This year more than ever DevLearn addressed the future of eLearning. There was another keynote by Allisone Levine at DevLearn. It will be a mutual challenge for the people who are developing this standard, for vendors and for eLearning developers. I took this Photo at the TinCan panel session at DevLearn. From eLearning developer to Learning experience director.

Updated E-Leaning Authoring Tools Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

With the release of Adobe Captivate 8 a few weeks back, I thought I would update our popular—and often controversial—comparison grid on the major authoring tools. At the end of the day, the decisions about which tool(s) you choose to use should be based on the features that are most important to you and your organization. Updated Authoring Tools Comparison Webinar.

Blogging about #DevLearn

Challenge to Learn

I will be leaving for Las Vegas in less than one hour, visiting the eLearning Guilds annual conference. We quietly pre-launched our free edition prior to DevLearn to make sure we could build it up slowly and monitor it closely, in order to ensure a perfect authoring environment. devlearn e-Learning e-Learning authoring tool EasyGenerator elearningSome figures.

Summing Up DevLearn

WalkMe Training Station

eLearning 2015 Trends Recap. DevLearn 2015 – Love Your LMS. This article will help you relive some of the best DevLearn moments, and for those who did not attend the convention – a sneak peek from it. The badges also enhance the effectiveness and accuracy of personal online profile (such as LinkedIn) and make them a great tool to show ones abilities and skills.

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Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Just in the past two years the per license cost of authoring tools has skyrocketed. LMSs, authoring tools are still way behind moving to SaaS.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. Considering there are over 120 content authoring tool products in the space, being one of the top ten – puts you IMO – as best of the best.

DevLearn Day 2

eLearning 24-7

Back for another exciting review of DevLearn’s Expo. For example, there were several vendors making their debut – as in their solution – at DevLearn. Anyway, without further adieu – I name my DevLearn Product of the Show (drum roll or finger snaps please). Other video tools – even some authoring tools enable you to have questions next to your video clip as part of that page, if you will – what does Hapyak do? I was surprised, because to me, it seemed odd, especially at a show like DevLearn (nothing against DevLearn here).

Top 10 Learning Technologies and Talks at DevLearn 2015

WalkMe Training Station

DevLearn is like being a kid in a candy store…for training and learning techies like us. The technologies include interactive guidance tools, training videos , animated tutorials, face-to-face software tutorials etc. Why DevLearn 2015? The annual DevLearn conference is the place to see demos of the best e-learning technologies on the market. Adobe eLearning Suite.

DevLearn Thoughts: Is Game Based Learning Misunderstood?

Bottom-Line Performance

We had a great time at DevLearn 2012 in Las Vegas. Sharon Boller introducing Knowledge Guru at DevLearn. Here are a few areas of confusion we heard at DevLearn… and our attempts to clear the air. It’s a new eLearning standard that allows all manner of learning experiences, from the grandiose to the granular, to be tracked and accounted for. Gamification.

Event Recap: DevLearn 2014

E-learning Uncovered

Diane Elkins, Tim Slade, and I all attended the DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo this past week in Las Vegas. If you haven’t been to this event before, it’s an incredible opportunity to explore the tools, techniques, and tricks of successful e-learning developers from all over the world. DevLearn is also a great place to ask these types of questions and more.

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

As tablets and phones enter the workplace, we also see clients getting excited by “just-in-time” access to ePubs and reference tools. Online Reference Tools replacing courses. There’s a lot of content in eLearning courses that is not about learning how to do anything. When we presented on this topic at mLearn 2012 and DevLearn 2012, our sessions were full. complete.

Eli Pariser Keynote, #DevLearn "The Filter Bubble"

Learning Visions

This are my liveblogged notes Eli Pariser morning keynote session on Thursday, October 24 at the eLearning Guild DevLearn Conference , happening this week in Las Vegas. Give students the tools to build better filters. Forgive any incoherence or typos. I am in Vegas, after all. Eli Pariser, The Filter Bubble. Facebook filters out what we say based on our perceived preferences.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. ” This is still as true as ever, and it explains why there’s a four-to-eight-year lag between technology trends as a whole and their application in eLearning. Tim Martin of Rustici praised the Caliper design process at DevLearn. ” OK, granted.

eLearning Guild Releases Report - Rapid eLearning Authoring: Top Tools

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The eLearning Guild just released another report today: Rapid eLearning Authoring: Top Tools. Since we all want to make sure we are doing our best work by utilizing the "best" tools available, this report can save you endless hours of searching and exploring on your own. The data that makes up the foundation of this report comes directly from the eLearning community.

Ian Bogost, #DevLearn “The Real Power of Games for Learning”

Learning Visions

This are my liveblogged notes Ian Bogost afternoon keynote session at the eLearning Guild DevLearn Conference , happening this week in Las Vegas. With simple building blocks and tools you construct something large than the usual parts. If you play the game and have a conversation about immigration…games are not measurement tools, they’re more like creativity and films and novels…to consider the topics they present in different contexts. Forgive any incoherence or typos. I am in Vegas, after all. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. Ian Bogost. link].

DevLearn 2015 Recap: Innovation in the Making by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Over 2,800 eLearning professionals attended DevLearn this year, making it the largest gathering to date in The eLearning. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Professional Development Training StrategiesGuild’s history. Read about the award winners and find out how to see many of the presentations from the conference!

I need new pencils for Sketchnoting DevLearn

NuggetHead

The Elearning Guild’s annual DevLearn Conference & Expo is by far the industry’s leading event. This year I’m teaching a preconference workshop titled Storyboard to Storyline , which is more about how the elearning authoring tool, Articulate Storyline , fits in the workflow of a project rather than the tool itself. ElearningSketchnoting.

17 Awesome Resources on Micro Learning

Learnnovators

Schone and John Polaschek at DevLearn 2009) discusses how Yammer was shortlisted and implemented at Qualcomm for encouraging micro learning within the corporate environment. Tools/Platforms. Cognibloom : Cognibloom is a social micro learning tool that empowers people to share their expertise by helping them create social quizzes. Use Cases. Videos. Articles/Posts.

How I Work: My Top 3 Productivity Tools

E-learning Uncovered

Because of this, people often ask me what my favorite tools are for productivity. I love this question, as it allows me to show people the tools I’ve discovered over the years that I use on a daily basis. It’s always fun to see people get blown away with the discovery of a new and awesome tool that they’ve never seen before. What are your top productivity tools?

Talent Anarchy, Closing Keynote #DevLearn

Learning Visions

This are my liveblogged notes from the closing keynote session on Friday, October 25 at the eLearning Guild DevLearn Conference , happening this week in Las Vegas. About sharing, openness, decentralization, free access to tools, world improvement. Forgive any incoherence or typos. I am in Vegas, after all. Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gertstandt, @talentanarchy [link]. Their breakthrough: the need to make work more human. Innovation.this needs to be something that all employees contribute to all levels with in the org. Innovation is significant positive change." ~ Scott Berkun.

DevLearn 2014: The dead of the corporate LMS and WYSIWYG authoring?

Challenge to Learn

DevLearn 2014 is approaching. I have the honor of doing two sessions at DevLearn. ” Does this mean that I foresee doom for the eLearning industry? Our old Windows based system uses WYSIWYG, the new web based authoring tool uses WYSIWYM. As always I will try to post as many session reports as I can, so there will be much more about DevLearn on this blog.

My tips for the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas

Challenge to Learn

DevLearn promises to be a great conference this year again.There is a very promising line-up of keynote speakers and other presenters. The eLearning guild has a reputation for inviting surprising key-note speakers and it looks like they have done it again. I’m curious if they are able to make the connection from their background to eLearning. I couldn’t agree more.

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