Preview of Game Design Workshop at DevLearn
AUGUST 12, 2014
The other day I had a conversation with David Kelly of the eLearning Guild about a game design workshop Sharon Boller of Bottom Line Performance and I are doing at the upcoming DevLearn Conference in Las Vegas. Here are some of the paper prototypes workshop attendees have created in the past. Here is a short video of our discussion. Hope to see you there. Games
eLearning Guild Mobile Learning Research Report now available
MAY 19, 2011
I’ve had my head down on a couple of projects, but I can now announce one of them: the eLearning Guild’s Mobile Learning Research Report is now available. This is a timely release to help set the context for their upcoming mLearnCon mlearning conference. (And, yes, I’m speaking, running a pre-conference workshop, all the usual. :). Check it out. mobile
The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
These survey results of the UK Learning Trends Index (produced by GoodPractice in partnership with The Corporate eLearning Consortium, The Charities Learning Consortium, Reed Learning and INL Consultancy Work) gives a fresh view on the current state of L&D in UK today. Click here to become a signatory and pledge to promote Serious eLearning. The result? What are the key trends?
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 5-6, 2012 EDUCAUSE Campus IT Policy Workshop, San Diego, California, USA. link] December 6-7, 2012 mLearning : Making Learning Mobile, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. Clayton R. Mlýn , Czech Republic.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. She finds some great articles and even some free elearning to help her gain a deeper understanding of SMART and get exposure to a number of cases and examples. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. Our experience.
The Accidental Instructional Designer: A Learning Solutions Workshop!
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
On March 19, I'll be leading a one day workshop in Orlando as part of the pre-conference program for the eLearning Guild's 2012 Learning Solutions conference. From the workshop description: Most of us working as instructional designers got here by accident, by showing an aptitude for training or expertise in a particular subject matter area. And now, here you are, responsible – in some way – for the design, development, and/or delivery of eLearning. This workshop will help answer some questions: What does eLearning look like today? So now what?
Mastering the Art of Storyboarding for Elearning
JANUARY 29, 2016
Storyboarding an elearning project comes in many forms and processes and is ultimately dictated by the project itself. Visually representing how an elearning project will flow and behave is difficult to convey in a storyboard written in MS Word or PowerPoint. Assuming all the front-end work has been accomplished and it was decided an elearning project is the solution. Me, too!
The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support
OCTOBER 5, 2014
Moving Beyond eLearning to Performance Support : Here’s a (recorded) webinar from eLearning Guild in which Bob Masher (Chief Learning Evangelist, Ontuitive) shares his insights on moving beyond conventional e-learning to embedded performance support solutions using industry examples in a highly interactive way. What are the techniques to achieve the same? What is the trend?
Are You Ready? Your ATD ICE Conference Bag!
MAY 14, 2015
Last year, David Kelly interviewed me for the (then) upcoming Dev Learn Conference sponsored by the Elearning Guild. You can see the rest of the Elearning Guild “What’s in Your Conference Bag” series here. Don’t forget the “Create Video Magic” workshop! There was a lot of good information captured from a variety of people. Google Docs. Twitter!
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Learnnovators: You say, “We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result.” We support the manifesto and all the 22 principles that it contains. The eLearning Guild’s Guild Master Award (2014). In our webinars, workshops, presentations, and publications, we quite publicly share what we do and how we do it. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.). THE INTERVIEW: 1.
Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST. Writing for TWIST has been an interesting experience, as the work that I do for the Guild exists in the same intersection of learning and technology that my personal blog supports. Three Types of Writing.
eLearning Conferences 2012
DECEMBER 23, 2011
Only listings until June 30, 2012 are complete as dates, locations, or Internet addresses (URLs) were not available for a number of events held after this date. => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another eLearning Conference! An explanation for the format of the list can be found HERE Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Free eLearning Resources Visit our channel on YouTube Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change ; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. Petersburg Beach, Florida, USA. link].
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. The US Department of Education study that found eLearning superior to face-to-face had a thoughtful caveat, where it proposed that the improvement was not owing to the medium, but to the chance to step back and rethink the opportunity. Learnnovators: You say that the biggest challenge eLearning faces now is complacency and resistance from the status quo.
Getting Started in eLearning
DECEMBER 8, 2013
I think like most people in our field, I am often asked how to get started in eLearning. Well, the eLearning Industry site has released " How to Become an eLearning Professional ," an ebook of tips for people interested in getting started. While we''re on the subject, I will add that anyone getting started in elearning need to be prepared to invest the time to acquire the competencies needed. It also involves becoming competent in elearning design. Following elearning designers on Twitter is another good way to expand your personal learning network (PLN).
The mobile agenda
Learning with e's
JANUARY 1, 2014
also presented over a dozen live webinars, including keynotes for the excellent Reform Symposium on the future of education and the influential eLearning Guild. During the conference series, I worked closely with Denise Hudson-Lawson and Andrew Jacobs , two of the other invited speakers, in workshops on mobile learning. 2013 was quite a busy year for me. Unported License.
E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014 : This post by Sharon Boller (of BottomLine Performance) lists her interesting e-learning predictions for 2014. Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014 : In this post, Manish Gupta (of G-Cube Solutions) presents his views on how the e-learning business will pan out in 2014. billion was spent on self-paced eLearning across the globe. Learning by the Numbers: Trends, Growth, and News for 2014 : This post by Simon Casuto (of eLearning Mind) takes a look at e-learning by numbers and sees the impact it generates.
Elearning Review of the Year 2015
DECEMBER 17, 2015
2015 has been a busy year for elearning with record numbers attending events, entering awards and joining in the debate about how to move the industry forward. Elearning games, video, blended learning and multi-device content were all among the hot topics. It was a bumper year in the exhibition space with more than 160 learning suppliers and more than 60 free learning workshops.
In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces
JUNE 20, 2014
Is Your LMS Social Enough? : In this article, Patti Shank shares her insights based on the findings of The eLearning Guild’s research report ‘Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System’, prepared after the survey they conducted about respondents’ experiences of their learning management systems. Even as we are writing this, learning is changing: From push to pull. Videos.
eLearning Conferences 2010
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. link] December 10-11, 2009 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Streamlining Your e-Learning Development , eLearning Guild Online Forum. link] December 17-18, 2009 International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society , 6 th , Bangkok, Thailand. Louis, Missouri, USA. ichov, Špindler?v
Sharon Boller, Karl Kapp to Deliver Live Online Game Design Course
JULY 19, 2014
The course is part of the eLearning Guild’s highly regarded eLearning Guild Academy. Sharon and Karl have partnered several times before to deliver their popular “Play to Learn” game design workshop to sold out groups around the US. We also conducted a public session of the workshop at ExactTarget in Indianapolis. About Sharon Boller.
preconference workshop during mLearnCon: android 101
JUNE 14, 2010
Organized by the eLearning Guild. So contact ATIV software if you have an idea for mobile content delivery, also for mLearning, as Silke is an eLearning expert on top of mobile expert. The afternoon part of the workshop was hands-on (difficult to blog as my hands try to get going with all the provided guidelines). Tags: mobile eLearning guild mobile learning mlearncon liveBlog workshop eLearning conferences Currently in San Diego for the mLearnCon conference , the first one! This was something I really wanted to be part of. guidelines).
The 2015 #mLearnCon Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources
JUNE 1, 2015
Pre-Conference Workshops. eLearning Guild mLearnCon Facebook Photo Album. Curated Backchannels elearning guild mlearncon mobile Mobile LearningThis post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2015 mLearnCon Conference and Expo being held June 10-12 in Austin, Texas. I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. There are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but most people can only accommodate one or two each year. Sharing these collections on this blog has shown that others find value in the collections as well. Keynotes. Docents.
Enable Learning Anywhere with World’s First Portable LMS
SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
In the Linqed workshop that a co-organized, institutional partners came from all corners of the world: Indonesia, Morocco, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Uganda, India, Nepal, South-Africa. Tags: eLearning guild offline player brandon hall LMS eLearning A lot of us use LMS’s to get our documents across to the students, to track quality of content, to provide self-assessments… but on many occasions one of the key restrictions of the LMS’s is their lack of offline capabilities and autonomy. It requires no installation or Internet connectivity. Why am I interested?
Speaking and Workshop Services
JUNE 2, 2009
While I've been speaking and conducting workshops for quite a while, I've never really treated this aspect of my professional life … well professionally. He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog, founder of Work Literacy , and creator of eLearning Learning. eLearning 2.0 Here are some examples of types of recent presentations and workshops.
JANUARY 2, 2009
crw Another source of major eLearning conferences is: Tom King's eLearning Google Calendar. link] ResearchatAUC/conferences/ elearning/Pages/default.aspx January 11-14, 2009 Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA) Winter Seminar – Unified IP Communications Applications Across the Enterprise and Preparing Communications Technologies for Emergencies and Disasters, Palm Springs, California, USA. link] com/ February 21-24, 2009 eLearning 2009, sponsored by the Instructional Technology Council (ITC), Portland, Oregon, USA.
Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy
OCTOBER 3, 2012
One thing I stress in my mLearning workshops is the fact that having an iPad-only strategy for Learning is not a thorough mLearning Strategy. In this post I want to share with you a great presentation I found on Slideshare, that inspired me for my workshops, and that helps me make a case for developing a multiscreen mLearning strategy vs. an iPad-only strategy. Send to Kindle.
The Mobile Design Workshop!
MAY 4, 2010
That’s why I’m pleased that I have the chance to offer a mobile design workshop at the eLearning Guild’s mobile learning conference, mLearnCon. Mobile is coming at us hard and fast. Announcements of changes in the marketplace (HP acquiring Palm in just the past week), and new devices (Google passing on the Nexus One to tout the next gen system), are coming fast and furious. The devices are out there (mobile is outselling the desktop) and the workforce is increasingly mobile (72%, according to IDC!).
Attending Conferences a Must
JULY 22, 2016
The two main eLearning organizations I recommend are eLearning Guild’s DevLearn (we are presenting in November) and ATD’s TechKnowledge. Professional Development- Attending sessions and pre-conference workshops allow team members to hone their skills. I was inspired recently after reading Thom Singer’s blog post : “Five Reasons You Should Attend A Conference.”
Join me at Learning Solutions for a Pre-Con Workshop! #LSCON
JANUARY 29, 2014
Well, actually TWO pre-con workshops! Join me in sunny Orlando this March 17-21 for the eLearning Guild''s annual Learning Solutions conference. On Monday, March 17th (I''ll be sure to wear green): The Accidental Instructional Designer A day long workshop where we aim to get more intentional in our practice as instructional designers who had no idea this is what we would be when we grew up! The rest of the conference looks to be a juicy one. I''m presenting two concurrent sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Have you
xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. The eLearning Guild is a terrific host and partner in making xAPI Camp available to attendees as a pre-conference event. With the Guild, we at MakingBetter have three other partners we’re super happy to work with. You’ll find Megan Torrance at her own workshop on Tuesday, sneaking in to speak with us.
New eBook: 77 Tips on Today's Hottest Topics from DevLearn Thought Leaders by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
AUGUST 4, 2015
Every year the eLearning industry’s biggest names gather at DevLearn to share their knowledge. The eLearning Guild’s new. leading pre-conference workshops. eBook, 77 Tips on Today’s Hottest Topics from DevLearn Thought Leaders, is filled with tips from 16 experts who will be. Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Professional Development Project Management
Learning Measurement eLearning Guild Stuff
Will at Work Learning
AUGUST 25, 2008
Here is a brand new article that I wrote for the eLearning Guild on how to evaluate Learning 2.0 Note: Learning 2.0 is defined (by the eLearning Guild) as: The idea of learning through digital connections and peer collaboration, enhanced by technologies driving Web 2.0. Steve Wexler, Director of Research and Emerging Technologies at the eLearning Guild, and I are leading a Webinar on Thursday September 4th on the current state of eLearning Measurement. I've been busy again thinking about the nexus between LEARNING and LEARNING MEASUREMENT. stuff.
On the road again
MARCH 3, 2015
On the 25th-27th, I’ll be in Orlando again instigating at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions conference. May 7-8 I’ll be kicking up my heels about the revolution for the eLearning Symposium in Austin. I’ll be stumping the revolution at another vendor event in Las Vegas 12-13. And June 2-3 I’ll be myth-smashing for ATD Atlanta , and then workshopping game design. On the 11th I’ll be at a private event talking the Revolution to a select group outside Denver. games mobile strategy
eLearning Guild offering $400 early-bird discount!!
Will at Work Learning
DECEMBER 4, 2008
The eLearning Guild is offering a $400 early-bird discount if you register for their March Annual Gathering by December 19th. Note: I'll be presenting a workshop (with Roy Pollock) on Learning Measurement , and speaking several other times, so this conference is well worth your while. Check it out. AND, by saving $400, you can easily afford our symposium
Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 30, 2015
Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His tool reviews appear each month and he is the recipient of several awards for his work in eLearning, including a Lifetime Achievement Award way back in 1999. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC). THE INTERVIEW: 1.
I need new pencils for Sketchnoting DevLearn
AUGUST 25, 2015
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.
Game Element: Strategy
JULY 28, 2014
Strategy is one of the topics Sharon Boller and I are going to be guiding in our new online workshop through the eLearning Guild. Perhaps one of the best known strategy games is Chess. Chess is a strategy game where two players move game pieces with several different capabilities around a board and attempt to checkmate the opponent. Stratego. great strategy game. Design Games
9 Must-Read Materials About Social Learning
OCTOBER 9, 2014
If you’re into eLearning you must have heard of a concept called Social Learning. So no, when we have access to all the social media tools, how eLearning insdustry can use it to imrpove the learning experience? eLearning Guild Research: What Are the Benefits of Social Learning? eLearning Guild Research: Is Your LMS Social Enough? Why not! Opinion
A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets
JANUARY 3, 2012
To ease your burden, I put together a list of all of the posts from 2011 where I shared free elearning assets. Don’t forget to take advantage of all of the free downloads available in the elearning community and next time you’re stuck on a course, feel free to post a question. January 17 : eLearning Guild (webinar): The Secrets to Rapid eLearning Success.