My Sessions at ISPI 2014 -- Come Say Hello!
Will at Work Learning
APRIL 10, 2014
For folks going to the ISPI Conference in Indianapolis next week, here are my session titles. For details, specific timing, and slides, click here. . SUNDAY Speed Mentoring. TUESDAY Special Session The Serious eLearning Manifesto: An Effort to Help eLearning Live Up to its Promise. WEDNESDAY MID MORNING General Session (RTP) The Decisive Dozen--Research-Supported Learning Factors.
Workshop at ISPI
Will at Work Learning
MARCH 22, 2014
I''m teaching the following half-day workshop at the upcoming ISPI conference. This workshop goes for $150, which is an absolutely incredible bargain. Click here to learn more about the workshop or the conference. . Radically New Research-Inspired Smile Sheet Design Will Thalheimer, Work-Learning Research, Inc. contact: email@example.com Workshop Code: WUQ. Research shows that traditional smile sheets are not related to learning results.
Let's Get Together at ISPI's The Performance Improvement Conference
Will at Work Learning
APRIL 22, 2015
Next week, I''m going to be arising from San Antonio''s Riverwalk to learn from some of the most passionate and research-based folks in our industry -- at ISPI''s Performance Improvement Conference. Work-Learning Research ISPI Thalheimer Hello everyone! I''ll also be sharing some of my work. Come join me at the following sessions: Monday April 27 from 3:30 to 5:00 TITLE: Your Smile Sheets Suck! FORMAT: PechaKucha (Performance Art, 20 slides, 20 seconds each).
Marc My Words: A Salute to ISPI On Its 50th Anniversary by Marc J. Rosenberg
Learning Solutions Magazine
APRIL 9, 2012
The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) has been a pace-setting, research-based professional organization that has influenced so many aspects of what we do in our work that it is difficult to list them all.
HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.
MAY 11, 2010
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.
Reflections on ISPI 2010
APRIL 23, 2010
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.
Next Week: Speaking in Charlotte, NC on Smile Sheets
Will at Work Learning
MARCH 2, 2016
Next Thursday March 10th, I'll be speaking on Performance-Focused Smile Sheets at the Charlotte, North Carolina chapter of ISPI. Click here for the details
eLearning 2.0 Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles
NOVEMBER 11, 2007
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.
ELearning Association Local Chapters
JANUARY 26, 2015
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. Find local ISPI chapters here.
A Shout-Out for the Local ISPI Chapter
There Is No Chalk
OCTOBER 8, 2012
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 www.azispi.org (if the redirect is working properly), or azispi.blogspot.com.
Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller
JANUARY 25, 2013
Sharon has spoken at numerous conferences – including ASTD, ISPI, and SALT on the topics of learning design and game design. Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.”
Left/Right Brain, ISPI, Working Memory, Newspapers, & Cognitive Dissonance
Big Dog, Little Dog
APRIL 13, 2008
HPT Practitioner Podcast contest for ISPI - Guy Wallace. Guy Wallace has created 21 Video Podcasts for an "HPT Practitioner Podcast" contest for ISPI. Guy also has a couple of posts about the ISPI speakers: Marc Rosenberg and Don Tosti. Split brain behavioral experiments.
Geary Rummler Tribute at ISPI. Will's Notes and Reflections.
Will at Work Learning
APRIL 21, 2009
Tonight at the ISPI conference in Orlando, I attended a tribute to Geary Rummler, who recently died after a long and distinguished career in the “Performance-Improvement Field.” Thanks to ISPI for providing this, for all the speakers (who I apologize for failing to capture their names), and for all the people who came to Orlando especially for the tribute.
What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?
JULY 16, 2014
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.
Bob Mosher Workshop on Informal Learning
OCTOBER 1, 2010
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!
5 Essential Qualifications to Look for in an Instructional Designer
APRIL 18, 2013
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!
How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning
MAY 17, 2016
And of course, participate in your local ATD , ISPI , and STC chapters. The other day someone asked what I thought the three top pain points were for online training or elearning.
15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
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.
ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?
MARCH 20, 2011
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.
7 Learning Industry Websites You Need To Know
APRIL 17, 2012
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. That said, you do not need to be a member of ISPI to benefit.
The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012
JANUARY 1, 2013
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.
7 Free Handwritten Fonts for Your E-Learning Courses
DECEMBER 18, 2012
If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. I like to use handwritten fonts in my courses. They work well when I add them to speech bubbles, callouts, or captions. I also like the contrast a handwritten font adds to a more formal design.
More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Usually the local ASTD, ISPI, or STC chapters contact me about doing workshops. I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn. It was a great time of meeting many of you and learning more about what you do.
When Remembering Really Matters: The Power of Serious Games for Learning (Free Webinar)
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
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?
Video is the New Text.Hmmm!
Will at Work Learning
MAY 13, 2015
I first met him at an ISPI conference where he talked about how he and his team created a video for a client learning engagement. For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings. My arguments have been as follows: People react to well-crafted videos and audio with increased attention. The storytelling often inherent in video is powerfully seductive.
3 Ways to Avoid Common Roadblocks When Building E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Tidbits: 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. Building elearning courses is hard enough.
Jay Changes Direction
MAY 2, 2015
Learned every aspect of the training business, from marketing to design to models to costs, from ISA to ISPI. My book Aha! Learn for Yourself challenges readers to consider where they’ve been in their careers and where they’re headed. I feel obligated to practice what I preach.
What are you reading for eLearning insight?
MAY 23, 2012
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.
Smile-Sheet Workshop in Suffolk, VA -- June 10th, 2016
Will at Work Learning
MAY 18, 2016
Sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chapter of ISPI. The best deal ever for a full-day workshop on how to radically improve your smile-sheet designs! Free book and subscription-learning thread too! . Friday, June 10, 2016. Reed Integration. 7007 Harbour View Blvd #117. Suffolk, VA. . Click here to register now. .
25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses
OCTOBER 11, 2011
November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. In a previous post, I share 15 free display graphics that are commonly seen in elearning courses. In today’s post, I’m adding a few more. The cool thing is that all of these are created in PowerPoint; so you can learn to build your own.
5 ELearning Career Questions and Answers
DECEMBER 23, 2013
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.
The Power of Play: How to Use Games for Learning (Free Webinar)
JANUARY 29, 2013
Sharon has spoken at numerous conferences – including ASTD, ISPI, and SALT on the topics of learning design and game design. Click here to register. The webinar will be held at two times on Thursday, February 28th: 8 am EST/5 am PST and 11 am EST/ 8 am PST.
Are Your E-Learning Courses Going to Land You in Jail?
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. Whenever I do a post on clip art , I get bombarded with emails and comments about copyrights and whether or not they can use these assets in their elearning courses.
Curate versus Create: Making Sense of Off The Shelf
MARCH 15, 2017
The initiative is totally free, and backed by the relevant societies (not least ATD, ISPI, Training Industry, and the eLearning Guild). There’s a role for eLearning courses. Not as often as they’re used, perhaps, but the ability to get on top of a particular skill at one’s own pace on one’s own time is clearly a valuable opportunity. Thus, we then need to ask the classic question: build or buy? However, one question to be addressed before that is: when should we use asynchronous eLearning?