BLP to speak at ISPI

Bottom-Line Performance

Headed to the ISPI conference in a few weeks? Be sure to check out “Learning Technologies: Finding the Right Fit.” Nancy Harkness, BLP’s Learning Services Director, is conducting a 40-minute session on evaluating technology for use in learning. For more information on Nancy’s session or the entire ISPI conference, visit [link]. emerging trends and technologies learning design Conference ISPI Web 2.0

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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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Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.” In section two, “Emerging Trends and Technologies,” Sharon shares the 7 learning trends that will grow in 2013 and beyond: 1. Sharon has spoken at numerous conferences – including ASTD, ISPI, and SALT on the topics of learning design and game design.

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

Web Courseworks

If you are an eLearning manager seeking a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, discuss the latest eLearning trends and best practices, and learn new approaches and techniques from experts, I strongly encourage you to make plans to attend the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. To receive the discounted rate for the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase, you must register by July 17 th.

“Labels Do Matter” Could we use the Human Performance Technology Model Statements for Evaluating Instructional Designers?

Coffee and Design

Considering the nature of the instructional designers found in the department where I work, i.e., we all graduated from instructional design and technology (IDT) graduate programs if not doctoral programs, is IBSTPI this the best tool for us? Here they discuss evaluating graduates of these programs against some generic statements from the Human Performance Technology (HPT) model in an effort to improve course offerings at those institutions.

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.

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. Or else… design social strategy technology

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2019 E-Learning & Training Conferences


April 11-15, 2019 … ISPI Annual Conference. TBA, 2019 … Supporting Learning & Technology in Education. 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.

2018 E-Learning & Training Conferences


April 5-10, 2018 … ISPI Annual Conference. October 3-5, 2018 … Supporting Learning & Technology in Education. 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.

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.

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.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2020

Limestone Learning

February 9–12, 2020 ITC 2020 eLearning Conference , Charleston, South Carolina A key event for L&D professionals of every stripe, this annual conference provides the latest information on distance learning, including new technologies and innovations, presented in multiple concurrent sessions. You can participate in workshops, attend keynote addresses, visit technology and service vendors, and join round-table discussions.

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! Knows of (and Uses) Leading Technology – If it isn’t listed on their resume, ask the applicant about the tools they have used when creating their training.

5 ELearning Career Questions and Answers


Either the CPLP (offered by ASTD) or the CPT (offered by ISPI). You will be exposed to a vast range of technology and trends, plus you will get a better understanding of how to deal with customer demands. However, you should feel extremely comfortable with the technology, terms, strategies, deployment infrastructure, and the like if you plan on positively progressing your career.

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. This group should consist of members of your organization’s technology staff, an executive sponsor, potential LMS users, department managers, and staff from within the training and development function. The process of finding an LMS vendor can be just as taxing as the whole LMS implementation process in general.

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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.

Corporate University: Avoiding the “Ivory Tower”

Your Training Edge

Even if there is no major development going on at a given time, you should be evaluating courses, instructors, technology, delivery methods, and even the Learning Management System at all times. 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).

More eLearning Job Resources

eLearning Weekly

Building upon a previous blog post , I’ve listed a bunch more great resources to help you find a job in the field of learning and technology (a.k.a. Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT). International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). Instructional Technology Jobs (Via Indiana University). eLearning). Happy hunting! eLearning Pulse Job Board. The eLearning Guild Job Board (Members only). ASTD Job Bank.

The Power of Play: How to Use Games for Learning (Free Webinar)

Bottom-Line Performance

Sharon has spoken at numerous conferences – including ASTD, ISPI, and SALT on the topics of learning design and game design. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, where she graduated magna cum laude. 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.

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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. Learning Technologies. International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATD). International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). Learning Technologies Asia. “ The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot.” – Proverb. The saying goes back at least to the Middle Ages.

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. Sharon holds an MS degree in instructional systems technology from Indiana University, where she graduated magna cum laude. 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.

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


XR is the term that has caught on to define this technology category so we will use it moving forward. Microsoft has integrated its Mixed Reality strategy with its powerful Azure cloud platform which is rapidly building steam as Microsoft passed Apple at the end of the year as the world’s largest technology company. For more details: ISPI- LA.

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. January 29 & 30 : London ( Learning Technologies ). 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.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2019

Limestone Learning

eLearning 2019 will offer you and your staff pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, vendors exhibiting the latest eLearning technologies and services, round-table discussions, and a multitude of concurrent sessions. February 13–14, 2019 Learning Technologies Conference , London, England Learning Technologies is Europe’s leading showcase of organizational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.

“Labels Do Matter” A brief look at IBSTPI Competencies for Instructional Designers

Coffee and Design

As a member of Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) I have access to their NCATE Program Standards which lists IBSTPI as a reference. As a member of the ITForum I was able to find a discussion paper Competencies and Standards for Instructional Design and Educational Technology (2006) which involved many of these universities mentioned above and well known instructional designers in our field that I am familiar with e.g., J.

Introducing May Guest Blogger Allison Rossett

The Learning Circuits

Allison Rossett is knowledgeable about needs analysis, technology-based learning, persistence and engagement in a world with increasing amounts of technology-based independent learning. Her official bio reads something like this: Dr. Allison Rossett, long-time Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, is a consultant in learning and technology-based performance. May’s blogger has been a steadfast friend and contributor to ASTD.


The Tale of a Job Hunt

Allison Rossett

Oh, I’m quite familiar with ISPI. Questions this time focused on me, and my project experience, but there was little attention to my “out of work” activities (ISPI, etc.). Marci earned her Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) designation from ISPI, an M.A. in educational technology from San Diego State University and B.S. Tweet Meet guest blogger, Marci Paino. Here is the story of her search for a new position. On the trail to a new position.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Questionnaire

Learning Visions

Dr. Curry is an Assistant Professor in Educational Technology at Oklahoma State University. On Guerilla Design and Video Kineo Top Tips Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting Instructional Design Questionnaire Interview with Brent Schlenker Kineo Webinar on Webinars! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Instructional Design Questionnaire Dr. John Currys looking for input from instructional designers.

7 Free Handwritten Fonts for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. January 29 & 30 : London ( Learning Technologies ). 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. It comes across as a personal note—something I need to focus on.


Free Assets from the E-Learning Community

Rapid eLearning

If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. January 29 & 30 : London ( Learning Technologies ). Most people aren’t active participants in the elearning community. That’s OK. No one expects you to sit on the couch, eating bonbons, and chatting in the community. Most of us tend to use the community for quick help and then we go back to work.

A Brief History of Human Performance Improvement (HPI): Talking with Guy Wallace

Convergence Training

It’s also sometimes called Human Performance Technology, or HPT. We mentioned some organizations, including: International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). Human Performance Improvement, or HPI, is a method of improving performance and outcomes at organizations that can include workplace training but considers reasons for problems beyond just knowledge and skill gaps and interventions other than just training.

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Interfacing with Subject Matter Experts

ID Mentors

The effectiveness of Technology-Based Training is dependent on two roles- the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the Instructional Designer. If you are involved in producing Technology-Based Training, you are probably familiar with these roles. Role of the SME and the Instructional Designer in the Technology-Based Training industry. Most of the training material being created today is for some new product or new technology that is still undergoing changes. Introduction.

Ignoring Informal

Clark Quinn

It’s associated with ISPI, and greatly reflects their Human Performance Technology approach, which I generally laud as going beyond instructional design. Or perhaps it’s covered in Knowledge Management (after all, Marc Rosenberg’s been deeply involved in ISPI and wrote the Beyond e-Learning book). I received in the mail an offer for a 3 book set titled Improving Performance in the Workplace.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

Front-end analysis is actually part of the Human Performance Technology (HPT) model, which is a systematic approach to improving productivity and competence. The Human Performance Technology Model. This is the International Society for Performance Improvement’s (ISPI’s) Human Performance Technology (HPT) model, with the front-end analysis component highlighted: CLICK TO ENLARGE.

Conducting a little career path research…

Coffee and Design

Instructional Technology Consultant. Instructional Technology Specialist. As a member of Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) I have access to their NCATE Program Standards which lists IBSTPI as a reference. Their site also lists other professional organizations that utilize their competencies, e.g., ASTD and ISPI (not a member of).

Definition: Metacognition

Kapp Notes

Al (1988) and is a fundamental tool that enables learners to control their thinking and has been revealed as an important skill in the fields of Engineering (Case, Gunstone, &Lewis, 2001) and technology (Phelps, Ellis, &Hase, 2002) as well as instructional design and training (Clark, 1988, 202; Reingold, Rimor, & Kalay, 2008) Rarely do students become self-aware of metacognition, instead an instructor needs to point it out to the students as an important element in problem-solving.

7 questions from the University of Wisconsin-Stout ID Program

Clark Quinn

The Human Performance Technology approach (ala ISPI) is a necessary analysis before ADDIE, but it’s too infrequently seen. In a world where technology changes daily, do you feel we place too much emphasis on the latest and greatest delivery method? Clark: Yes, we do see ‘crushes’ on the latest technology, whereas we should be focusing on looking at the key affordances and matching technologies appropriately to need.

How Your Visual Voice Helps Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you’re interested in seeing one in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. January 29 & 30 : London ( Learning Technologies ). Having the right look for your elearning course can help engage the learner and set initial expectations because how your course looks tells the learner what to expect. There’s a look that’s right for your elearning course. It’s just a matter of finding it. And that’s when listening to your visual voice is critical.

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Getting strategic

Clark Quinn

Harold Jarche pointed out that just mimicking the Human Performance Technology (HPT) approach (e.g. ISPI) would miss the same things it misses. Was on a call with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues, and we were talking about how to help organizations make the transition from delivering courses to supporting the full performance ecosystem.

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Speaking and Workshop Services

Tony Karrer

Dr. Tony Karrer is an expert on innovative uses of technology that improves human performance and drive business results. He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog, founder of Work Literacy , and creator of eLearning Learning. Its good to hear of the solid business and learning applications for these technologies." Opportunities Schedule Tony to speak at your event by emailing eLearning Technology.