Reflections on ISPI 2010

Clark Quinn

Early in the year, I gave a presentation online to the Massachusetts chapter of ISPI (the international society for performance improvement), and they rewarded me with a membership. The ISPI organization gave each chapter a free registration to their international conference, which happens to be in San Francisco this year (just a Bart trip away), and I won! Now, it probably helps to explain that I’ve been eager to attend an ISPI conference for quite a while.

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HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

I just attended an #ISPI session hosted by the Massachusetts ISPI chapter (@ MASS_ISPI ). We should! ~@ dwilkinsnh #ISPI #ASTD GenY has a tribe. ISPI "We should no longer teach a man to fish. Tags: #ISPI #ASTD social media collaborative learning Twitter Collaboration communication The session was on HPT and Social Learning: Organizational Performance in the Cloud b y David Wilkins, VP of Product Marketing at

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Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting

Learning Visions

I'm speaking at the next Mass Chapter ISPI Meeting, thanks to the always energetic Jean Marrapodi. To learn more, go to Mass ISPI Tuesday, November 3, 2009 6:15-7:00 PM - Registration 7:00 - 7:15 PM - Chapter Business 7:15 - 8:45 PM - Program Babson College use this interactive campus map for the location [link jmarrapodi) If you're in the area, come along and help me out!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting

Learning Visions

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting Im speaking at the next Mass Chapter ISPI Meeting, thanks to the always energetic Jean Marrapodi. To learn more, go to Mass ISPI Tuesday, November 3, 2009 6:15-7:00 PM - Registration 7:00 - 7:15 PM - Chapter Business 7:15 - 8:45 PM - Program Babson College use this interactive campus map for the location [link] Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:21 PM 1 comments: jmarrapodi said.

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A Shout-Out for the Local ISPI Chapter

There Is No Chalk

I've been participating for nearly 2 years in the local Arizona chapter for ISPI. We've had some great monthly meeting topics in that time period, as we're looking forward to more this November and December. I wanted to make a special mention of our chapter's new website - or blog, rather - which can be found at (if the redirect is working properly), or


eLearning 2.0 Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles

Tony Karrer

I had a great time this Saturday presenting to ISPI Los Angeles on eLearning 2.0. This presentation was somewhat similar to past presentations, but I've added a couple of new slides and concepts. I'm including my slides (via Slideshare below, but it misses a lot of what the discussions were really about). Oh, and if you are interested in this topic, I will be presenting a slightly different take on it this Thursday at a Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations.

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Bob Mosher Workshop on Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Hope to see you there! ** Mass ISPI Fall 2010 Workshop, O ctober 21 Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? Location: Westford Regency 219 Littleton Road Westford, MA 01886 For more information and to register , click: Mass ISPI. Tags: bob mosher ispi informal learning To all of my local Massachusetts colleagues and readers, be sure to put this event on your calendar and then get yourself there!

Left/Right Brain, ISPI, Working Memory, Newspapers, & Cognitive Dissonance

Big Dog, Little Dog

HPT Practitioner Podcast contest for ISPI - Guy Wallace. Guy Wallace has created 21 Video Podcasts for an "HPT Practitioner Podcast" contest for ISPI. Hopefully many others will also create some and add them to Google or YouTube and then create a post at ISPI's "HPT Connections"(free to anyone - dues paying members or not) and embed the code to add them to this new Social Network site. Guy also has a couple of posts about the ISPI speakers: Marc Rosenberg and Don Tosti.


ID and eLearning Links 5/26/20

Experiencing eLearning

CDT 9 Standards The Certified Developer of Training certification endorsed by ISPI is based on 9 standards of performance. As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog.

Chatbots and Training Reinforcement with Dr. David Livingstone

Mobile Coach

A webinar originally presented to the Atlanta Chapter of ISPI by Vince Han, CEO of Mobile Coach, and Dr. David Livingstone. The post Chatbots and Training Reinforcement with Dr. David Livingstone appeared first on Mobile Coach - Enterprise Chatbot Platform. Chatbot and Product

Performance Improvement Culture Cops

Web Courseworks

I have held interest in the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) for years. With the mission “to develop and recognize the proficiency of its members and advocate the use of Human Performance Technology”, I have come to believe that all managers of eLearning should consider joining this group. Many themes of my book MindMeld focus [.]. eLearning

What are you reading for eLearning insight?

Integrated Learnings

Take a moment to browse the online bookstores of the International Society for Performance Improvement ( ISPI ) or the American Society for Training and Development ( ASTD ), and you’ll likely find a year’s worth of reading ideas. ASTD’s Training + Development magazine and ISPI’s Performance Improvement Journal are both examples worth taking a peek at. By Shelley A. Gable.

ELearning Association Local Chapters


International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) - ISPI is in many ways similar to ATD, but they take a slightly different approach by focusing on performance development over talent development. Many professionals choose to be part of both ATD and ISPI as they are the leading associations in this space. Find local ISPI chapters here.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-24

Jane Hart

RT @ LnDDave : NEW POST: The Mixed Messages of Social Media [link] # ASTD2011 #lrnchat # ispi #edchat # training <Well said Dave! #. Tweet. 100 people already signed up for “30 ways to use social media to work & learn smarter&# starts 30 May [link] # lrnchat #astd2011 #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ tloh @audioswhite @ sahana2802 @marksandspencer #. The state of learning in the workplace today [link] # altwebinar #astd2011 # lrnchat #.

Where’s Clark? Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Events Schedule

Clark Quinn

Clark will speak to the Charlotte Chapter of ISPI on the Performance Ecosystem on March 14. Here’re the events where I’ll be through the last quarter of this year, and into the next. Of course, you can always find out what’s up at the Quinnovation News page… But this is a more likely place for you to start unless you’re looking to talk to me about work. I hope to see you, virtually or in person, at one of these!

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Quinnovation online and on the go

Clark Quinn

ISPI while I’m there. First, I have to tout that my article on content systems has been published in Learning Solutions magazine. It complements my recent post on content and data. Second, I’ll be presenting on mobile at the eLearning Guild’s Performance Support Symposium in September in Boston. Would welcome seeing you there. Also will be doing a deeper ID session for Mass.

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7 Amazing Newsletters For Learning Pros In 2022

Roundtable Learning

Guy Wallace is a Performance Analyst and Instructional Architect with a long career of award-winning work, including the Honorary Life Member Award from ISPI – the International Society for Performance Improvement. Are you looking to fuel your professional growth in 2022?

Backchannels – what’s all the fuss, anyway?

Integrated Learnings

I recently attended the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) conference in Orlando, Florida. For example, the backchannel for the ISPI conference was #ispi. For example, “#ispi consider using Captivate for eLearning simulations.” Then, anyone can search “#ispi” and locate all of the comments being made on that backchannel. By Dean Hawkinson.

Making Sparks Fly

Clark Quinn

Last night I did a presentation for the San Diego chapter of ISPI titled ‘making sparks fly’ I used that concept to talk about a couple of my favorite topics: deeper instructional design, and social learning. In the former, it’s about two things: getting the real cognitive underpinning right, and the emotional content, both integrated in a natural and elegant way. So you start with your objectives (at a high enough level, addressing real business needs).

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7 Learning Industry Websites You Need To Know


International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI). Much like ASTD, ISPI is a good place to start if you want to read some great content on by some of the fields' most prominent people. You will often see that people in the learning field are part of both ASTD and ISPI because of the great content offered by both organizations. That said, you do not need to be a member of ISPI to benefit. Some of these may be obvious to you, while others may surprise you.

2019 E-Learning & Training Conferences


April 11-15, 2019 … ISPI Annual Conference. A new year means new opportunities to learn! Here is a list of conferences that you should try to attend! The new year often means creating resolutions. Why not make a resolution to attend at least one e-learning or training conferences this year? As our industry continues to grow the number of conferences increases as well.

CLO's Top Stories of 2012

There Is No Chalk

I received ISPI's Performance Digest for the day, and I was struck by the lack of substance. Indeed, a couple of the stories seem to conflict ("Change Management vs. Change Leadership" and "Rise of the Change Manager"), many are the obvious ("The Best Approach to Training", "Stop Long, Boring Staff Training; Start Short, Social Learning Modules"), others are laments ("Intelligence Lost: The. workplace learning and performance wlp instructional systems design HPT HPI

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What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?

Web Courseworks

It is hosted by the Chicago chapters of the ASTD, ISPI, and STC, and at the Showcase speakers will explore cutting-edge advancements in instructional design, development tools, mobile learning, virtual classrooms, and other areas of the industry that continue to evolve in the digital world.

Competencies for L&D Processes?

Clark Quinn

Whether it’s ATD, LPI, IBSTPI, IPL, ISPI, or any other acronym, they’ve got definitions for what people should be able to do. We have competencies for people. And it made me wonder, should there be competencies for processes as well? That is, should your survey validation process, or your design process, also meet some minimum standards? How about design thinking ? There are things you do get certified in, including such piffle as MBTI and NLP.

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2018 E-Learning & Training Conferences


April 5-10, 2018 … ISPI Annual Conference. Get out your calendars because it is time to start saving some dates! Every year there are a number of really great e-learning and training conferences taking place across the United States. If you haven’t been to one then make it a resolution to attend an event that matches your interests. Not only will you learn something but you will come away from the event with a stronger network and renewed enthusiasm for your craft!

An update and a request

Clark Quinn

I’ll be speaking at the eLearning Guild’s Performance Support Symposium in September, as well as for the San Diego ISPI chapter. Actually, let me make the request first: please, please take the L&D Survey , and then ask others to do so as well. You’re free not to, of course, but I’d really appreciate it. As to why, here’s the first update.

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ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

And it's interesting here locally that the March and April ISPI Atlanta and ASTD Atlanta chapter meetings both focus on learning measurement. And the May ISPI Atlanta topic is 'Predictive Evaluation.' By Jay Lambert. There has been a lot of discussion, and an infamous article or two, in our field about the death of the ADDIE model. This came up again in the comments on my recent blog post, Adapting 20th Century Training Models for the Future.


LMS: The Vendor Search

Your Training Edge

First, go to your industry network, such as colleagues in the training and development business or your local ATD or ISPI chapters. The process of finding an LMS vendor can be just as taxing as the whole LMS implementation process in general. In today’s market, there are many providers who are looking to add you to their satisfied client list, so your due diligence and patience in the selection process are absolute requirements.

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Learning & Development Conferences for 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Birds, sparrows, perched ” by Beverly Buckley is licensed by Pixabay. Do you feel like the year flew by? What strategies were successful for you this past year? What could have used improvement? Are there any areas you want to focus on in 2020?

Corporate University: Avoiding the “Ivory Tower”

Your Training Edge

As a corporate university leader, you should take the time to make contact with people inside the L&D industry through networks like Linked In, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), or the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

When Remembering Really Matters: The Power of Serious Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

Knowledge Guru

She has spoken at numerous conferences—including ASTD, ISPI, and SALT on the topics of learning design and game design. How confident are you that learners really remember what they learn from training delivered in your organization? Research has shown time and time again that remembering is hard and forgetting is easy. So how do you combat this all-to-common problem with training? That’s what this webinar is all about.

Desire2Learn Mobile FLV - eLearning from Last Week

Tony Karrer

May 3, 2009 How to Get the Most Out of a Conference , May 7, 2009 New technology supporting informal learning , May 4, 2009 Royalty-Free Music , May 2, 2009 Top Keywords Camera (8) Twitter (27) Pipes (2) Desire2Learn (2) Social Network Analysis (2) Learning Management System (6) Mobile (18) FLV (2) Photo (9) ISPI (2) TechSmith (2) Articulate Presenter (2) eLearning Technology. Here what eLearning Learning thinks is the most interesting stuff from last week.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


Look for similar programs offered by local chapters of ISPI, SHRM and other organizations. International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). “ The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot.” – Proverb. The saying goes back at least to the Middle Ages. It indicates that professionals like us often don’t bestow our greatest gifts on ourselves. The Hippocampus and Spatial Reasoning.

Changing minds

Clark Quinn

I gave my “Blowing up the training department&# presentation last nite for Massachusetts ISPI chapter, and a number of the questions were on getting the executives to buy in to the need, and then changing the culture. There is a lot of concern about incorporating social learning into organizations centering on the organizational and culture issues.

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5 Essential Qualifications to Look for in an Instructional Designer


In order to be a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (ASTD), or a Certified Performance Technologist (ISPI), one has to continually take courses to improve and hone their skills… which is good for you! When trying to find the perfect instructional designer for your project, be it contract work or a full-time employee, there are certain qualifications that you should ensure are on their resume (or at least implied given their previous work).

XR has hit its tipping point – Are Your Ready to Put It to Work?


We also hope you can attend our February 23 rd pre-release presentation of Microsoft’s new mixed reality authoring tool at the ISPI-LA.ORG quarterly meeting on 12/23/2019 at Antioch University in Culver City, CA. For more details: ISPI- LA. 2019 looks like the year that virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality go mainstream as learning and on the job performance tools. XR is the term that has caught on to define this technology category so we will use it moving forward.


5 ELearning Career Questions and Answers


Either the CPLP (offered by ASTD) or the CPT (offered by ISPI). As with any profession, it is important to set goals so that you can continue to grow in your skills and abilities as an elearning developer. I often receive questions from people via LinkedIn asking for an opinion on how they can earn more as an instructional designer, which certifications to pursue, and how to improve their elearning design skills.

15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

If you’d like me to come to your area, the best bet is to connect with a group like your local ISPI or ASTD chapter and have them contact me. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. A lot of rapid elearning content finds its roots in repurposed classroom slides. The challenge is to rework the screens and get rid of the bullet points so they don’t always look like classroom slides.

The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012

Rapid eLearning

If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. I’m always sensitive to the elearning developers who have to work with limited resources and usually by themselves. Because of this my goal is to provide practical tips and tricks that offer real value. This year’s 2012 wrap up post features the tips & tricks shared during the past year that can be applied to your elearning courses right away. Rapid E-Learning Tips & Tricks.

Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

The ISPI's latest journal " Performance Improvement Quarterly" had an article titled "Students' Metacognition During an Engineering Design Project" which was a very interesting read and had a nice section on metacognition. The short definition of Metacognition is "Thinking about Thinking." Here are some more definitions from a variety of sources. What people know about how (their own) cognitive processes operate is termed metacognition (cognition about cognitive processes).