What’s in My Conference Bag? ATD ICE 2018

Learning Rebels

It’s 2018, What’s in my Conference Bag? Back in 2014, David Kelley interviewed me for the (then) upcoming Dev Learn Conference sponsored by the Elearning Guild, he was writing a series on what people bring to the conference with them. Now it’s 2018, WOW has time flown. I have taken the same questions from my 2014 interview and updated my answers to reflect where we are now in 2018. What do I do to keep the learning going after the conference ends?

6 Strategies for Effective Online Learning: Spaced Practice

LightSpeed VT

6 Strategies for Effective Online Learning: Spaced Practice Online courses are gaining in popularity—and for a good reason. According to a 2013 ASTD State of the Industry Report, 55% of training [ ] The post 6 Strategies for Effective Online Learning: Spaced Practice appeared first on LightSpeed VT. If done right, an online course can produce excellent results by improving your performance while being considerably cheaper than a traditional in-person class.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

What is a true L&D professional?


In Revolutionize Learning & Development , I included as appendices the Learning and Performance Institutes’ list, the Toward Maturity list, as well as the one from the Association for Talent Development (previously ASTD). The responsibilities transcend formal learning and include business aspects as well. At core is what’s known about we learn and perform. And if you don’t know how we learn and think, you can’t design appropriate solutions.

New stuff to look for in elearning…


The face of elearning is changing more rapidly and research by ASTD and other e-learning groups suggest that the latest trends in e-learning include: More user engagement in elearning than ever before than the boring one-sided approach. Integrating social media into the existing e-learning system, making it very user-centric and interactive.

Wiki 45

How to Ensure Higher ROI For Your Mobile Learning

Designing Digitally

According to the Association of Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD), organizations in the US invest more than $125 billion per year in upskilling and training their employees. This means that learning departments have to calculate the costs and carefully weigh benefits to costs before they get approval for their training budget.


4 Universal Trends That Mean It’s Time for You to Add the Power of Elearning to Your Training

Enyota Learning

The ASTD or the American Society for Training and Development surveyed 2500 firms. Most managers know that employees want to learn, and they want to widen their skillsets. The post 4 Universal Trends That Mean It’s Time for You to Add the Power of Elearning to Your Training appeared first on eNyota Learning Blog. They had found that firms conducting comprehensive training get 218% higher revenue and savings per employee. The question has rarely been if training works?

Why microlearning is not just about mini training videos

Ed App

There is an incongruity between ever-increasing demands on an ‘anytime, anywhere’ workforce, and the drive to promote continuous learning. Microlearning is more than just short videos; aside from the diverse suite of assets that complement video content (from games , social learning and surveys , to assessment and rapid authoring ), at the heart of microlearning is an educational approach that humanises corporate training. Kelly Palmer and David Blake (2018).

Don't Dump Your L&D in a Downturn: Do These 3 Things Instead

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

We can start by doing these three things to keep L&D afloat in our organizations: demonstrate the Value of L&D In economic downturns, the Learning & Development function is typically the first to get cut due to misperceived and/or lack of demonstrated value. In fact, in a CEB survey of 1,500 managers from across 50 organizations, 75% were dissatisfied with their company’s Learning & Development (L&D) function altogether. 2018, July 9).

Can microlearning save eLearning?

Ed App

Good teachers will set precise and measurable learning goals, and chunk down content and application activities into bite-size pieces, ideally into ten-minute segments or less. We are starting to see that online training doesn’t always equate to quality learning and employee engagement. Far too often, traditional eLearning perpetuates a cycle of learning that is rote and disengaged—hardly worth the $300 odd billion that is poured into it annually across the globe. Pan (2018).

Microlearning Guide

Ed App

It’s one of the most effective forms of learning and training and is ideal for training all teams – large and small. Short, sharp, and dynamic learning experiences target a specific objective or skill that fit within a broader learning sequence or module.

Beginner’s Guide to Microlearning

Ed App

Microlearning is a highly efficient learner-centred teaching mythology that transforms what we understand as traditional eLearning and brings it into the Mobile learning revolution. What is bite-sized learning? Why is it important to break down the learning content?