Kapp ASTD 2014 (ATD) Slides and Notes

Kapp Notes

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.


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

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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. .

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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. 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.


ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher

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People filter it, they provide good information. astd tk11These are my live blogged notes… Kara Swisher – All Things Digital What is happening now in Silicon Valley is a quantum leap – changing industries. 5 issues you need to be aware of (if you’re involved in delivery of information): Social Computers have traditionally been hard to use… Google is like giant yellow pages.


Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

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.

ASTD TechKnowledge Happenings

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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.

Continuing my Work on ASTD ICE Presentation

Kapp Notes

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. This presentation has proven somewhat trickie for me.

Recap of ASTD TechKnowledge 2013: Day 1

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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. Excuse any strange text breaks – writing from the WordPress iOS app. Let’s jump right in for the game action. TOUCHDOWN.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 Workshop Agenda

Kapp Notes

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.

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

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Cammy’s book does a great job of providing practical tips on how to improve collaboration with the expert. The book also covers the instructional design ABC’s quite well and provides the “digital age” perspective we so badly need.

Knowledge Guru Game Creation Wizard Unveiled at ASTD ICE

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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.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


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). “

danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13

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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. Kineo. 10206. Normal. false.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


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.

E-Learning Musings

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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. ASTD e-learning Trends & Forecasts ASTD International trade show and exhibition LMS

2014 – The Year In Review


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’). Learnosphere supports both the self-paced (asynchronous) and facilitated (synchronous, via web conferencing and social features) modes of learning, thereby providing a comprehensive learning experience to users.

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

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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 tk11

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Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo

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More course content providers including those who offer course marketplaces. I 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? Who is the 2014 ASTD Product of the show?

Kaizen, Learning Rebels and the Zombie Apocalypse

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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

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2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

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

Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

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.) The main question is Learning design differences for Digital Natives?

MOOCs to Bridge the Workplace Skills Gap

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According to Bridging the Skills Gap , a 2012 report of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), a recent survey found that 84 percent of ASTD members saw a skills gap in their company. According to the ASTD member survey, the largest skills gaps are for leadership and executive skills, managerial and supervisory skills, and professional- or industry-specific skills.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

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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.

ASTD Conference

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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.

Talking eLearning ROI

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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. Are you an eLearning expert with an excellent idea for a new initiative or online education program?

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ASTD Philadelphia Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

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.

Niche Is the New Black: ASTD Conference Day 2

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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. From the Editors ASTD LMS

ASTD's Big Question for December: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2007? I 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.

Tour Stops for Week Two of Gamification of Learning and Instruction Tour

Kapp Notes

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.


Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

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 2.0

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Philadelphia ASTD Meeting Lot of Fun

Kapp Notes

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.

ASTD Houston Membership Mixer: Use the power of KINECT for Windows to transform training

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We’ll also provide a demo of Kinect working in the Windows environment. Join or Renew your Houston ASTD Membership Take $25 off your General Membership fee if you join or renew your membership at this event.Membership in the Houston ASTD chapter creates the professional opportunities you need to compete in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. Register at: [link] Come and Join the Fun! Kinect has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment.

Preparing for ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

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. I saw a post by Bill Ives - Conference Blogs on the Rise : Individuals have blogged about conferences for some time.