Highlights of the ASTD International Conference and Expo 2012

Raptivity

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.

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Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

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 ASTD Handbook does just that. The ASTD Handbook does this. .

Trending Sources

ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

had a great time at the ASTD ICE Conference which recently concluded in Dallas Texas. ASTD ICE learning game design workshop resources. ASTD ICE Slides. The location is awesome and the workshop will be as well if the workshop at ASTD ICE 2013 is any indication.

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ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

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.

ASTD International Conference Day 1 Wrap-Up

eLearning 24-7

Welcome one and all to the wrap up of the ASTD international conference and expo. First day cool product of the show. Why hasn’t ASTD figured out how to do things right. Once again, ASTD dropped the ball. Apparently there must be a huge demand for scalping ASTD badges or hood winking ASTD for access into their show. If I could give ASTD a grade it would be a massive F.

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The production times mentioned above do not include the following: Writing an eLearning script. I mention below that you can save production time in your eLearning tool by creating as much of the course assets as possible outside of the eLearning tool. The production clock begins ticking after you create a blank project, open a project containing previously recorded content, or import external content such as a PowerPoint presentation.

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ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, Day 2

eLearning 24-7

The product comes in two flavors – a simple and a more robust. Comes with App store and gadget store , where you can download and install into your product – the apps are like objects created by them and others, and gadgets are widget like things – them and end users; oh the majority are free, but if as an end user created one and wanted to sell it – you could. SSO for Google and Salesforce.com (you have to have the product).

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Big News Out of ASTD International Conference & Expo 2014

OpenSesame

This past week I had the privilege of attending my first ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) conference in Washington D.C. One of the biggest announcements to come out of the conference, however, was not a new product or service.

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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. Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development.

Three Great Takeaways from ASTD 2012

Mindflash

When I registered for the ASTD International Conference & Expo 2012 over a month ago, I planned to write a recap post for two reasons: First, it’s a chance to share what I learned so people who couldn’t attend might learn something from my experience.

ASTD International trade show wrap up day 2

eLearning 24-7

Back for another installment of the ASTD international trade show. In this amazing episode we find out that not all mobile devices are really mobile (according to a vendor), the new six letter word is Tin Can, mobile only products still exist, my game is your game and ASTD did not offer a breakfast for us. I see that they are showing smartphones in their booth will their product. What that means is that the product was SaaS so you could see it via your mobile browser.

Recap of ASTD TechKnowledge 2013: Day 1

eLearning 24-7

Okay, the first day of ASTD TK13 has wrapped up – at least from the expo side of the house. I was really impressed with a few new products. A unique product that uses the power of animated figures. Oh, did I mention you can create your own character right in the product, including changing outfits and much more. SaaS product and streaming included. Ability to hear the speaker, then you speak into the product and it compares to the speaker.

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

Origin Learning

The expo is reported to expect more than 10,500 talent development professionals and over 400 exhibitors who will display the latest technological products and services in the field of training and development.

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.

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

It’s the yearly review of the ASTD International Conference and Expo. to the expo vendors who forgot to bring any type of product example to the show – this event will go down in history! First off, this part is going to sound like I’m bashing ASTD, and perhaps to a degree I am. If you were a volunteer to ASTD, this is not about you – it is solely about ASTD. ASTD bags – always nice. Products that rocked. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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. Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development.

ASTD LearnNow Day 2 notes #ASTDLN

Learning Visions

These are my notes from the morning session of ASTD LearnNow Conference, happening July 25 & 26 on the lovely shores of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. Starting within our own groups to experiment with these methods and maximize our own productivity.

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eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

The book takes on various topics from the perspective project managers, subject matter experts, designers, writers, and other stakeholders whom are necessary to create eLearning products. Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book.

A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? (ASTD 2014)

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition is a massive, thoroughly capitalist, and rather carnivalesque convergence of people working in corporate talent development, along with the companies and consultants who sell to them.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

A couple of notes before I present my guide to ASTD exhibitors. If I find the product interesting, I ask for more info, see a demo, ask for a separate meeting, etc. I will be using Twitter throughout the day ( @diegoinstudio ), with live tweets using the ASTD hashtag #ASTD2014. On the 12th of May, I will be writing my post review of ASTD2014 which will be more extensive than the daily Linkedin briefings, including my product of ASTD2014. Hi all!

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Using Scenarios in eLearning (My #TK11 Presentation)

Learning Visions

This is the question I posed to the group at my presentation here at ASTD’s TechKnowledge in San Jose. We then proceeded to have a conversation about a lot of really boring things people are working on: compliance training, policy training, product knowledge training, systems training.

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. What is the culture around the production of new technologies? Kineo. 10206. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. You have built a community engaged in constructive discussions around your product. How do you think your community is driving innovations in your products? Of course, we do recommend continuance of whatever you’re currently doing if it produces the quality of product you want within budget and on schedule. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

Excellence in Customer Training: A Roche Case Study

Bottom-Line Performance

In markets where the products being sold are highly complex, customer training is essential to help make the sale and retain customers. Teaching someone how to use your product effectively is at near parity with the quality of the product itself!

E-Learning Musings

eLearning 24-7

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. Let me be quite clear on this — people want to take your product for a test run.

How In-House Training Saves Money, Increases Productivity, and Boosts Morale

Mindflash

The company had once had a great reputation and solid products, but by the time I got there, it badly needed a boost. We found that customer service skills, product understanding, and mastery of the company’s computer systems were the most conspicuous skill shortages.

Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo

eLearning 24-7

Debuts of a few products that intrigued me. An ILT product that has so much e-learning potential and recognized it as a possibility down the road – I respect that! : ). Generally speaking, I didn’t see a lot of e-learning new vendors making their debut – i.e. for their product – a shame really. Considering that plenty of smaller shows give free coffee, how hard is it for ASTD to do the same? Who is the 2014 ASTD Product of the show?

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2014 – The Year In Review

Learnnovators

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’). It is aimed at helping end users of their clients in installing and commissioning their products all by themselves. 2014 has been a wonderful year for us, because it was replete with LEARNNOVATIONS (learning innovations).

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Event Recap: ASTD Atlanta Conference & Expo (ACE) 2014

E-learning Uncovered

This past week, Tim and I had the great opportunity to attend and present at the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASTD ’s ACE (Atlanta Conference & Expo) 2014. The Greater Atlanta ASTD chapter board of directors and volunteers did a fantastic job organizing this conference.

#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. 100 Twitter accts, 20 FB pages…this is all for Google corporate info (how tos product news, etc.) astd tk11

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Kaizen, Learning Rebels and the Zombie Apocalypse

Learning Rebels

Non-communicative (groaning and howling instead of speaking): The instructional designer after endless, non-productive meetings with Subject Matter Experts using War and Peace as resource documents. As you may know, the year 2014 was the year dedicated to the concept of Kaizen.

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Learning: Playing the Blame Game

Learning Rebels

So the next time you reach for your deck of excuses as to why a learning initiative isn’t working, before you blame your customer for your product failure – I ask you take a long moment and reflect on the real reason for failure. When did shaming the learner become okay?

Thoughts on ASTD

Learning Visions

This past week, I spent Monday and Tuesday at the ASTD International Conference & Expo in DC. This company really cares about helping people create better eLearning with their products. Tags: kineo articulate astd

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

However, with ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011, starting next week, I’m going to hold off until after TK11, to write on virtual worlds. What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Regardless, you need to have your product out and showing. Demonstrations or Live Product – The majority show you the actual product and let you test drive it. TK 11 Products.