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Technology Enabled Learning Virtual Event

October 27-28, 2011
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The Technology Enabled Learning Institute promotes effective, learner-centered technologies and content that are designed to facilitate the formal and informal transfer of knowledge, information and skills in today's workplace. A specialty certification increases your market value, adds value to your work experience, furthers your knowledge, and recognizes you as an industry leader and/or expert in the field. Attend the workshops from your desk!

The Institute for Human Resources (IHR), the certification and accreditation process arm of HR.com, has a program for you! Many HR professionals have a general HR degree or certification with a wide spectrum of HR functionalities learned. The IHR is the only institute that focuses on niche areas within Human Resources. A specialty certification increases your market value, adds value to your work experience, furthers your knowledge, and recognizes you as an industry leader and/or expert in the field.


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Presenters:
Dan Cox, President(Cox eLearning Consultants)
  

Welcome to the Institute for Human Resources Technology Enabled Learning third virtual event. Thank you to everyone for your participation and support. We are now past the half way mark in our initial 12-month program.

This event will be the third in our series of four for the first calendar year. Find out what we have been up to and what we have accomplished these last few months. Join Dan Cox, CEO of Cox eLearning Consultants as he looks back at what has been happening within the Institute for Human Resources Technology Enabled Learning within the last six months.

During this short, 20-minute session Dan will review the progress of the Institute for Technology Enabled Learning to date. He will review the certification program - have you signed up yet? If not, there's still a lot of time. Get an update on the hours accumulated to date. Find out what you have missed, and take a look at what is coming up for the latter half of the year.

During this session we will:
• Introduce you to the Advisory Board
• Introduce you to the Institute and the Certification program
• Help you become an expert in Technology Enabled Learning

Learn why this Institute is important to the eLearning community and how you can contribute to its success.

If you are new to the Institute for Technology Enabled Learning this introduction will cover not only our past accomplishments but also explain why you should continue to participate and be a part of this community.

For those with questions regarding the Institute and its content this is your chance to share your ideas.

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Presenters:
Linda Uli, Business Development Manager(Cisco Systems, Inc.)
  

Register today for this one-hour live webinar as we explore How To Make Your Online Training Unforgettable! Learn presentation strategies for keeping your remote learners focused and increasing their long-term retention.

In this session you will learn and practice proven methods to minimize distractions and maximize learner attention. Learn the tips and tricks on how to tell if your students are not only paying attention but are understanding your lessons even when you are not physically together and you are missing all the traditional visual cues to re-engage them. See how you can increase interest by re purposing your course content, get your learners involved in order to keep them engaged, and use pictures and color to your advantage. We will learn how to tap into the power of your voice in order to create a commanding presence and learn how to apply the Forgetting Curve Theory.

If you are an HR Professional or Trainer who is currently delivering online training OR if you are interested in offering online training to your team do not miss this opportunity to increase your success with online training by exploring these proven strategies live with Linda Uli, a nationally recognized expert in online training as she shares with you tips and tricks that's she's learned in the trenches.

What you will learn:

•       Increase interest by re purposing your course content.
•       Involve learners to keep them engaged.
•       Use pictures and color to your advantage.
•       Tap into the power of your voice to create a commanding presence.
•       Apply the Forgetting Curve Theory



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Presenters:
Tom Kuhlmann, VP, Community(Articulate)
  

Let’s face it, mobile learning is a hot topic. Everyone’s walking around with multimedia capable smart phones and touch screen tablets. They’re begging to be trained. The problem is not knowing how to get going.

How do you got from being immobile to “I’m mobile?” The good thing is that it doesn’t take a lot to get started with mobile learning. In no time at all you’ll be able to move your organization into the 21st century.

Go to a conference and you’ll have all sorts of vendors selling you solutions for mobile learning. But do you really need what they’re selling? Before you make a big investment, learn to create cost-effective mobile learning with the tools you probably already have. You’ll be up and running in no time and you’ll have a better grasp on what you really need.

What does it take to get started? There are plenty of people willing to sell you new software and custom built courses. But the reality is that you don’t really need all of that to get started. In fact, you already have what you need, which is good because most people don’t have fat wallets and unlimited funds.

In this session we’ll look at the mobile learning landscape and discuss what it takes to get started creating budget-friendly and effective mobile learning courses. You’ll be glad to know that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel or spend a lot of money to move your organization into the world of mobile learning.

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Presenters:
Dan Medakovic, VP Learning Solutions(Blatant Media Corporation)
  

The world of Learning Management Systems (LMS) is evolving. E-learning vendors are constantly releasing new products with a greater and greater overlap in functionality. As a result, it has become increasingly difficult to know whether an authoring tool or LCMS will meet your organization’s needs or whether you need a full-blown LMS or even a Talent Management System. We have moved from single purpose systems to multi-function applications and the result is that HR and Learning Professionals are left to deal with a growing amount of confusion when trying to select technology to solve business problems.

In addition, the needs and complexity of your learning organization may vary greatly from others, depending upon several factors including who is being trained (internal or external audiences, or both), where and how they are taking the training (modality, geography and platform), and potential integration with other systems and tools.

Vendors of course, are driven by the business need to evolve their products and keep up with the latest technology trends such as mobile and social learning. Most organizations, however, are still struggling with their core day to day challenges of getting the right training to the right people at the right time. In many cases, there is a growing gap between what you really need and what you are being told is a “must have” feature. It can all be a little overwhelming.

This session will explain the key functional and business solutions that an LMS provides relative to other learning technologies. The latest advances in LMS will be covered as well and information will be provided that will help you to create a starting point for your LMS criteria and selection process.

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Presenters:
Avron Barr, Director, Strategic Communications(LETSI.org)
  

There’s a period of rapid change ahead for learning technology. While technological advances, cost pressures, and innovative products and business models have brought elearning into the mainstream, teachers, learners, and vendors share a growing feeling of frustration:

- Students and lifelong learners do not typically get the engaging and personalized experience they expect online. Investment in the quality of elearning materials does not approach the effort put into online games, for instance.

- Vendors of enterprise systems face a mushrooming demand to add feature-after-feature into their products (wikis, social, mobile, games, etc.). The resulting monolithic systems are less and less interoperable – locking out innovative products and services.

- Publishers face increasing difficulty in deploying content to multiple platforms, especially when that content incorporates advanced designs.

- Teachers and instructional designers face administrative and design constraints imposed by their institution’s systems and are unable to incorporate resources they find on their own.

Today’s elearning software standards (SCORM, IMS, AICC) allow learning materials to run on all systems, but in order to do so, they naturally limit the complexity of this “portable content.” The standards also severely limit the amount of data about learners and learning that is available to a learning activity, ruling out content with any intelligence. Meanwhile, researchers and teachers continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of new approaches that have no hope of reaching the mass market.

The solution is a plug-and-play, modular architecture – an open elearning ecosystem – that will allow new products to securely exchange data with the installed systems and with each other using standard internet protocols. Websites, mobile apps, and enterprise systems will be able to conveniently exchange information about students, learning objectives, materials, teachers, schools, entitlements (contracts with publishers), and so on. This type of solution will reduce costs for platform providers and give teachers and learners the robust applications they need.

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Presenters:
Jacqueline Beck, SVP, eLearning(Brookwood)
  

Join Jacquie Beck on October 28th via Webcast to learn how organizations leverage Adobe Connect to deliver rich and engaging online eLearning and communications. Attendees will see a live, interactive, and detailed product tour of Adobe Connect and learn the BEST PRACTICES of being a Virtual Trainer on any platform. Jacquie will discuss in her best practices; user engagement, Webcam use, vocal variation, how to keep your audience engageed when you cannot see them, and she will provide a free whitepaper of best practices for all attendees. Co-Presenting with Jacquie will be Ed Stengel, Director of Business Development and a skilled eLearning Solution Expert.

Web Conferencing removes the traditional technology barriers of web communications and eLearning, which allow organizations to train and communicate instantly. Our platform for this Webinar, Adobe Connect, is delivered via the Flash Player, which is installed on over 98% of computers worldwide, making it simple and easy for learners, team members, contractors, and vendors alike. Our presentation will demonstrate a single, easy-to-use platform that can meet all of your online training and communication needs securely and in real-time migrating best practices into the demo with samples and best-of-breed use cases.

At this informational seminar, you will learn to:
• Develop rapid training programs that are easy to create, inexpensive, and will meet your compliance or certification needs
• Train more team members faster with less impact on budgets and travel time
• Utilize next generation web conferencing and virtual classroom technology
• Recognize trends in virtual classrooms training delivery with documented best practices

FREE WHITEPAPER AUTHORED BY JACQUIE BECK FOR ALL ATTENDEES.

* Note - this webcast does not qualify for HRCI or IHR credits due to the short length

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Presenters:
Bill Docherty, Director(Sumtotal Systems Inc)
  

It’s happening and there is no denying it – your users are going mobile. Join us and get ahead of the curve with this essential guide of do’s and don’ts that will make your mobile learning initiative a success. Bill Docherty, SumTotal’s mobile learning expert, will discuss the things you need to know, including:

• How the mobile learning landscape is evolving and how to navigate it
• Keys to successfully using and creating content for mobile devices
• Making the user experience a success: tips and pitfalls to avoid
• A quick guide to implementing mobile learning

Mobile learning can expand the reach of your learning initiatives, support true “just-in-time learning” and substantially increase training compliance which results in lowered business risk for your organization. Discover how to make mobile learning a reality.

This session is targeted at senior learning and human resources managers and learning technology decision makers. The information covered in this session will assist you in determining your organization’s readiness of undertake a mobile learning initiative.

SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in strategic human capital management (HCM) solutions that provide organizations with a new level of visibility to help make more informed business decisions and accelerate growth. Recognized by industry analysts as the most complete solution, SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, from a single vendor for improved business intelligence. We offer customers of all sizes and in all industries the most flexibility and choice with multiple purchase, configuration, and deployment options.

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Presenters:
Mike Merriman, Director of Strategic Services(Mzinga)
  

What is social learning and how can it transform your employee experience? How do workplace communities foster a collaborative company culture, in which the collective wisdom of the masses is as highly valued as the insights of “experts?” More importantly, how can we successfully leverage this trend and fully realize the positive business impact that this promises?

Corporate learning has traditionally focused solely on the transfer of information, knowledge, and expertise. This is being challenged and transformed by interactive, collaborative exchanges through social tools, collaboration and online communities, providing a full employee experience. Increasingly, traditional learning is evolving into a community dynamic, initiating more open, honest conversations and proving to have a powerful impact on job and business performance.

In this session, attendees will learn:
1.       How to leverage collaborative tools, including online communities and social networking to foster workforce learning and development
2.       How to build a sustainable and productive employee experience
3.       How organizations can improve business functions, including brand and partner experience, customer experience and employee experience through social learning and community

Speaker: Mike Merriman, Director, Strategic Services
Mike Merriman has a varied background in product development, product management, customer service, strategic consulting, and industry research with over 20 years of leadership experience. As Mzinga’s Director of Strategic Services, Mike applies this broad background to assist our clients in mapping their business goals to specific community and social media initiatives to maintain competitive advantage.

Mike is rejoining Mzinga after working privately with a number of clients to ensure their success through the proper use of technology, customer engagement and collaboration, and product definition and development practices.

Prior to that, Mike was Director of Development & Product Management at Intersolv, a leading provider of application development tools, where he led the definition and development of a $25M business unit.
Mike began his career with a record of outstanding service as a Captain in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve supporting the acquisition of systems and software and the transition of advanced technology solutions into active use throughout the DoD and commercial sector.

Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a master's degree in Engineering Management and Information Technology from Northeastern University.

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Presenters:
Art Kohn, President (AKLearning)
  

Scientific research has given us insights into the secrets of learning and memory. This highly interactive seminar will provide dramatic examples of factors that increase (and sometimes decrease) learning and memory. The presenter is an internationally renowned cognitive psychologist. In the first section, we will present illustrations of how advertisers and politicians effectively incorporate psychological principles into their campaign. In turn, we provide concrete examples of how you can build these same principles into your eLearning in order to maximize learning and behavior change. In the second section, the presenter and audience will use the psychological criteria to critique examples of e-learning materials. In turn, trainers will be develop a critical eye that will allow them to identify the most effective eLearning content. In the third section, we explore a emerging from of training known as immersion learning that greatly increases both learning and memory. Immersive learning delivers a video-based performance and surrounds it with powerful pedagogical and community building tools. -- Please come prepared to have fun... and learn. The Learning Objectives include the following: To understand the psychological processes that underlie learning and memory. To be able to incorporate these memory processes as individuals author eLearning modules. To improve the effectiveness of eLearning using the insights of science. As National Profesor of the Year,Dr. Kohn has extensive experience teaching and motivating learners. The lesson includes a number of engaging and fun memory activities that demonstrate the power of techniques I am describing. I will solicit lots of audience comments and opinions. My entire presentation is designed to show how to Engage student attention and in turn how this will Empower both the teacher and learner and help us Evolve the process of providing effective on-line training.

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Presenters:
Melinda Micheletto, Associate Professor(Saint Michael's College)
  

The Power Point for this presentation is not available for download.

This interactive presentation will emphasize how response technology can be used to transform the learning environment, assess knowledge, and even ask and encourage reflection with regard to sensitive questions.

Assessment, whether it be diagnostic, formative or summative; formal or informal; objective or subjective; norm- or criterion-referenced or ipsative; is an essential part of the educational process. It not only allows the educator to collect information/data about learner progress and achievement, but also guides the educator to make changes, when necessary, regarding the manner in which the curriculum is taught.

As essential as assessment is, learning involves so much more than just assessing knowledge. A true learning environment fosters such things as growth, understanding, and acknowledgement of other’s opinions and perspectives. The presentation will provide examples of how assessment tools and engagement strategies can easily be integrated within a course/session to enhance learning using response technology. Specifically, various instructional strategies will be demonstrated that encourage engagement, motivation, reflection, discussion, and retention of information using response devices. As retention of information is increased, the amount of time and money spent in training may be reduced and thus, may increase an organization’s return on investment.

Lastly, the session will focus on using the anonymous feature of the response system to encourage participation in discussions concerning sensitive and controversial topics. The presentation will also present data from a study in which students used response technology to respond anonymously to questions regarding specific business-related ethical scenarios in a Principles of Marketing class. When assured of anonymity, learners become more engaged in discussion and may feel compelled to answer questions, particularly opinion or behavioral questions, more openly and honestly.

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Presenters:
Cindy Huggett, Training Consultant(atrainerslife.com)
  

Have you been asked to deliver virtual training but aren’t sure where to start? Are you designing virtual training but not sure how to translate your content to the online classroom? Or maybe you are rolling out virtual training to your workforce, and you want to ensure that it goes smoothly? Perhaps you would like to incorporate synchronous sessions into a blended learning curriculum but wondering the best way to do it?

In this highly interactive virtual session, you will learn the steps to follow when migrating from classroom delivery to successful virtual training. You will learn the answer to questions such as, “Where should you start with virtual training?”, “What’s different about virtual training as compared to classroom training?”, “What should you do to prepare your participants for success?” , and “How do you keep everyone engaged in a session when you can’t see them?”

You will also will learn important questions to ask before your first virtual class, how to set up for success, get ideas to engage participants, and learn tips for multi-tasking success. You will leave the session with a road map to assess yourself and your organization against the steps, and create an action plan for application.

This session will be relevant for anyone who is getting started in the virtual classroom, especially classroom trainers who are transitioning to online delivery. This session will also appeal to training professionals of all levels who have started using the virtual classroom, but have not yet mastered effective virtual delivery skills. Designers and Administrators will also find benefits.

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Presenters:
Steve Rayson, Managing Director(Kineo)
  

Corporate training and development departments have been hit by the perfect storm of budget cuts, constant organizational change and an influx of new technology and expectations. In the face of the changes, E-learning has been growing significantly fuelled by advances in mobile technology, virtual classrooms, social learning and easy to use authoring tools. Kineo, a leading global e-learning solutions provider, will be presenting an overview of key trends in the market and how companies are managing to deliver more for less.

This session will explore how e-learning is changing and how advances in technology such as mobile devices, virtual classrooms, social learning and rapid authoring tools are changing the future of e-learning. The session will draw on real case studies from leading companies.

Over half of all training organizations are being asked to do more with less. This is no easy challenge but help is at hand. Astute Chief Learning Officers are deploying new technologies and developing blended learning approaches that deliver enhanced results at less cost.

In the session we will show through case studies how developments such as:

- rapid development tools
- open source platforms
- mobile technologies
- social learning networks
- informal learning
- virtual classrooms

are being used to create sophisticated blended learning approaches that are fast, flexible and cost-effective. These blended solutions range from compliance to customer service to leadership.

The session will use real case studies from clients across a range of sectors such as retail, oil and gas, finance and manufacturing; and focus on the practical ways that learning leaders can deliver more for less.


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