The eLearning Playlist

Monday, September 24, 2018

Four Sessions - Four Hours

We’ve gathered some of the best eLearning experts in the world  for our September Playlist! Join Brent Schlenker and guests to discuss/learn new strategies and techniques for your eLearning projects.

Monday, August 24

The Playlist begins at 8a PT/11a ET/4p GMT. These are more than webinars, they’re interactive, live-streaming broadcasts that focus on opportunities for conversation, Q&A, and discussion.

Real Conversations – Real Experts

Session 1 – All This New Technology: When to Use it in Learning

8a PT/11a ET/4p GMT

We have been witnessing a revolution in new technology as prices have plummeted and products continue to improve. Like every new technology in the past, the learning field adopts it to help learners grasp concepts better. Many times, though, the technology is thrown into the mix without proper planning as to how and when it makes sense to use it. During this session, Joe will discuss several newer technology options (and those that may be coming) within the context of the question, “Why use this? When should it be applied?”

You’ll be invited to contribute your thoughts as well. Many of you have already begun to use this technology. What works? What doesn’t work? In short, we’ll cover:

  • What new and upcoming technologies should be considered?
  • How do we apply these technologies in ways that work?
  • How do we avoid costly mistakes?
Joe Ganci

Joe Ganci

President, eLearning Joe LLC

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. D.C. Since 1983 he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development and technology, and he consults with clients worldwide. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His tool reviews appear each month in Learning Solutions Magazine and he is the recipient of several awards and many letters of recommendation for his work in eLearning, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 and the second ever eLearning GuildMaster Award in 2013.

Session 2 – What I Love About Learning and Getting Inspired

9a PT/Noon ET/5p GMT

In this session, we’ll explore why you should love what you do and how creating engaging experiences can be magical. We’ll explore and discuss tools that you can start using today to collaborate, imagine and gather feedback to create your next experience. We’ll discuss several hurdles you may experience on your next project, with a stakeholder or within a organization and how you can pivot and discover a flexible framework to make a difference.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How investing more time upfront will lead to better results thru sketching, prototyping and user feedback
  • Explore how defining a problem, brainstorming options and then selecting a path forward will lead to amazing experiences
  • Tools that I use Everyday on my phone, tablet and desktop to discover, think, create and deliver concepts (from free to low-cost)
  • 5 ways to keep inspired and thinking creatively outside (the TLDC amazing resources)
  • Creating a culture within your organization to redefine learning and what you can offer
Nick Floro

Nick Floro

President, Sealworks Interactive Studios

Nick Floro is a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios with over 25 years of experience in developing learning experiences, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a Learning Architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick and team have won numerous awards for creating amazing experiences that make a difference. One of his recent projects has reached over a million learners helping students grades 2-12 learn how to analyze, think and write critically.

Session 3 – How to Create Engaging Learning Through Visual Design

10a PT/1p ET/6p GMT

The effectiveness of any learning experience is only as good as the instructional design put into it. But can instructional design alone make learning engaging and effective? The truth is, good learning design is more than just instructional design. An engaging learning experience uses visual design, graphic design, and user interface design to help elevate the instructional design and learning experience.

In this session, you’ll explore how to use visual communications to create engaging learning experiences. You’ll explore how to use visual communication techniques to visualize your learning content and help your learners “see” what you’re saying. Best of all, this session will focus on tips anyone can use, regardless of their current art or graphic design skills.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How visual design is an integral component of effective learning.
  • How to implement basic techniques to visually communicate your learning content.
  • How to combine visual design with animations to add meaning to static content.
  • How to best utilize visual communications in the classroom.
Tim Slade

Tim Slade

Creative Director & e-Learning Authoring Tools Trainer, Artisan e-Learning & e-Learning Uncovered

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and award-winning eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, is a recognized Articulate Super Hero, co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series, and author of the The eLearning Designer’s Handbook.

Session 4 – Better Instructional Design Through Mind Mapping

11a PT/2p ET/7p GMT

Uncovering the need is one thing, but organizing the mountain of content from an SME is an ID’s nightmare. You have to keep the goal in mind. Mind mapping helps you define the goal and align content to the intended outcome.
In this session, you will learn how to leverage mind mapping for

  1. needs analysis brainstorming
  2. laying out the goals, outcomes, and objectives of the course
  3. aligning the assessment, content, and activities you want to use in the course. In the end, you’ll leave with an easy system for a course blueprint.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to lead and map a needs analysis brainstorming session
  • How to define the course goal, and how to map outcomes and objectives to it
  • How to map content to the goal, outcomes, and objectives
  • How to create collaborative online mind maps
  • How mind mapping can define the course architecture for an eLearning course
Jean Marrapodi

Jean Marrapodi

Senior Learning Architect at Illumina Interactive

Jean has been in the learning business since she began conducting school in the cellar with her dolls and stuffed animals. She has 16 years of experience designing learning in corporate training, 5 years as a teacher at the primary level, and 6 years writing elearning and teaching in higher education. She has the ability to make the complex simple, and learning fun.

In March of 2016, Jean was honored by the eLearning Guild as the recipient of the 2016 Guild Master Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the eLearning Guild and the Learning Technologies industry.

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