Gamification is the integration of game mechanics, or game dynamics, into a learning experience, while game-based training can be defined as a game designed for the purpose of solving a problem. However, these words are being used in parallel by the industry and it can be quite confusing. This session will focus on the clarification of gamification and game-based training. Using examples from the industry, this session will help to explain each of the learning experiences, and discuss the best practices in their development. For more information about this presentation see Designing Digitally, Inc.’s website at http://www.designingdigitally.com or contact us at 513-698-8142
Learn how to enhance your storyboard process and make a stellar storyboard. The storyboard process will help you deliver better ideas to your development team and give you the know how to bring your courses to life in the way you envisioned it. You will learn content organization, course structure, and learner engagement techniques. Combining the content for your training with clear course objectives, planned interactions, and a solid design model, will allow you to engage your audience, creating an effective learning environment. Above all, you will learn a solid storyboard process for great course design that will save you time and frustration.
Is learning mission-critical to your business? Many organizations have a LMS, but only a few demonstrate real business results or are integrated in the day-to-day activities of employees’ lives.
In this session you will learn about how to make your e-learning system a mission-critical solution. You will be presented with nontraditional ways to use a LMS and align it with your business needs, improve the stickiness of the solution and drive measurable business results.
Join JR Wymer, learning solutions strategist at SumTotal Systems, as he discusses how to:
Create a successful, compelling knowledge portal for easy access to hyper-personalized experiences
Drive top-line revenue with e-learning by engaging partners and customers
Use informal and “just-in-time” learning to improve employee engagement and productivity
How will your company adapt to an every changing and evolving business world? Are you ready for what the next 10-20 years has in store? Are you putting your best resources forward to ensure you achieve your goals as set in your strategic planning sessions? Are you repositioning for the future?
This workshop will explore key strategies to ensuring growth and prosperity in the NEW yet still competitive business world. This webcast will take a page from the popular SMART model of goal setting and Project Management and demonstrate the SMARTEST way to achieve results. It will also introduce methods and strategies for achieving excellence when it comes to staffing solutions and overall company leadership.
Triumph Group had a strategic initiative to transform their company into a learning organization but had to overcome the challenges of providing training that sticks without disrupting production. Through a blended learning initiative, Triumph University launched several Skillsoft assets to complement their live training experiences and extend learning beyond the classroom. As a solution, Triumph University launched its new Certificate Program Model in April 2012 featuring Skillport and an elearning catalog. This strategy has increased the expectation for growth and transformed the way employees learn all across the globe. Session attendees will understand the rationale for this pilot and how value can be justified in their own organizations.
Fifty to 60% of companies fail to achieve their goals and objectives (Source: McKinsey & Co and IBM Global Business Services). What can be done about this and whose responsibility is it to see that the situation improves?
The first question is why does this happen with the answer being because employees don’t know what they need to do to help the company achieve its goals and objectives, and/or because they are too preoccupied with personal issues to do what is expected of them.
The responsibility for this rests with the CEO, however he or she can’t do what is needed alone. While Human Resources should be the obvious choice to address this problem it is not viewed as a “line” function as often as it is “staff”, and as a result, they are not called upon to help with goal achievement.
This presentation discusses both the problem (why companies fail to achieve their goals and objectives) as well as what HR can do to gain the trust of senior management regarding their contribution to the overall effort.
Gamification is one of the hottest trends in learning and development. Is it just a buzzword or a trend as one leading expert argues, or does it offer richer, more interactive, and more effective ways to develop people? Decide for yourself after attending this session. Dr. Robert Becker will cover the why, when and how of gamification, focusing on the transformation of traditional or legacy courseware into more engaging game-based learning. You will not learn how to design video games in this session, but you will learn how to gamify your instructional design if the gamification of training is right for you.
Flipped learning—courseware and recorded content serving as the initial element of a learning experience, with live virtual sessions and social and collaborative tools supplementing and enhancing the learning experience—has the potential to increase learning effectiveness, lower operational costs, and get better retention and more effective application of the learning. The model has created tremendous buzz in the education community, but is it viable for business learning? We believe that effective use of the flipped learning model can transform business learning, improve learning outcomes, and reduce operational costs. Participants in this session will examine the flipped classroom model, learn how to build one, and hear case studies of businesses that are now delivering in this new model.
Did you know that within the first 48 hours of your employees attending a traditional training or learning event, their knowledge retention drops to 33 percent? Did you also know that research now shows that nearly 80 percent of learning in the workplace takes place informally? So why are training departments still spending the vast majority of their budgets on formal training efforts? Informal Learning has become all the rage over the past 5 years in the Learning and Development industry. As we’ve taken a closer look at this powerful discipline we’ve learned that Informal learning can actually be “formalized”, tracked, measured, and implemented through Performance Support. This session will address the methodologies behind designing, implementing, and maintaining effective Performance Support (learning while doing), and how it is now, more than ever, all around us!
The Millennial generation learners are rapidly growing in numbers and forcing significant organizational change. They are impatient, unimpressed with hierarchy, and want to be heard. They have grown up with Google, and are accustomed to “instant gratification.” Consequently, it is critical to evolve our learning platforms to meet their learning needs as they become an increasingly important part of our workforce. Are you really ready for them? Are your learning platforms designed to serve them? This session will outline:
The essential expectations of this new generation of learners
How we must evolve our training approach to address this change
What learning functionality addresses their needs and expectation
How phrases like data analytics, contextual information, and adaptive outreach become just as important to the learning community as they've become to marketing and sales
How business performance is redefined and learning's role is re-evaluated