10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could do with HTML5

HTML5 provides a level of flexibility, power and interactivity that have empowered developers to create more dynamic and more maintainable content. HTML5 has been described as a hybrid of HTML, CSS and Javascript with a tremendous number of features and abilities. Best of all, HTML5 is a completely free to implement technology. In this dynamic session you will learn about some of the lesser-known features of HTML5 that can add power and interest to your content. Many of these techniques require only a line or two of HTML5 code and are easily implemented by beginning level and experienced HTML5 authors. Other techniques mentioned in this fast-paced session will lead you to coding efficiencies that have the potential to save you hours of work.

 

Onboarding at Scale

Building learning programs is something you know, but what about building learning programs for companies growing headcount by nearly 50%? We all know why employee onboarding is important, and we all know it gets left out in the cold in most companies. In this session, you’ll learn about how to rapidly build, test, and iterate on a brand-new employee onboarding program designed to support nearly 200 employees in less than one year. If you’re facing scaling challenges in other areas, this workshop will provide you with frameworks for growth, too. Come ready to hear about real examples and learn real ways to easily set in place an onboarding program that works at scale – without losing the human element!

 

The Delights and Downfalls of Shape-Shifting: A Practical Guide To Responsive Design

Authoring tools have made major advancements in responsive design functionality. However, like many eLearning tools, the RD approach fills very specific needs and is sometimes not the most effective development choice. This session will provide a clear definition of what responsive design is and compare two different tools’ approach to RD functionality. We will also discuss basic guidelines for selecting an RD approach and the pitfalls to avoid in your project plan, storyboard, and course development.

 

 

Using Adobe Audition for Narration

This presentation will discuss the importance of high-quality audio when adding narration to any eLearning course or presentation, such as when using Camtasia, Articulate, Captivate, etc.  We will be discussing suggested audio equipment to use as well as tips and tricks of using Adobe Audition to record and edit narration audio.

 

 

Fixing eLearning, Add Critical Thinking: How to Make Learners Analyze, Solve and Show Impacts

eLearning and training have its own value, though insufficient. Workers are unable to apply ideas from the training sessions largely because they are required to memorize rather than critically think for themselves. The consequences  prove that  training investments are wasted and the resultant failure of worker performance. In this session, you will learn software methods and approaches where learners and workers must think through and apply the content in actual work situations.

Start with Why: The Missing Key to Outcomes-Based Training

Your learners enter another mandatory training with drudgery across their face.  Or perhaps your facilitator client is not bringing in the number of attendees desired for that training session.  You know the content can result in productive change if only the learners cared as much as you.    It is time we reestablish the joy in continued learning by starting with why.  Why should my learners be invested in this session?  Why should my attendees choose my presentation over the alternatives at this conference?  As learning development professionals, it is our opportunity to coach SME’s and Facilitator’s in this process so that they can achieve the outcomes desired in behavioral changes of learners.    In this session, Michael Tatonetti will share a systematic approach to starting with why in the instructional design process and how to continue the why through the development, implementation, and follow-up for successful outcomes-based training.  The end result?  Your learners will be invested, will implement, and will find value in the training delivered from your design desk.

Is Your e-Learning “Sound”? Get Maximum Results With a Pro VO

The point of creating e-learning is learner information retention – but does the voice of your presentation help or hinder that goal?  Having great visuals in e-learning might get the learner’s initial attention – but how do you keep their attention throughout the course, and give real impact to the course content? An engaging voiceover keeps learners involved, absorbed, and interested in what’s being taught – and helps them better retain the information. Unfortunately, this critical piece of e-learning delivery is often overlooked or under-emphasized, and e-learning companies can end up with dull, unpopular, or downright annoying courses that learners must sit through.    This is especially important for learners for whom English is not their native language. Clarity, tone and pace are all essential to learning in a second language.    This session emphasizes the importance of narration to enhance learners’ experience and really help them get the most out of every e-learning course. It will de-mystify the process of finding, choosing, hiring, and working with professional e-learning voice talents. Examples will be given of effective professional narrations, and their less-than professional counterparts, to highlight the need for the most polished product possible — for the best learning outcomes.     We will also discuss step-by- step solutions for getting great results, as well as voiceover industry-standard hiring and compensation practices. When your e-learning product is the best it can be, it keeps clients coming back for their training needs.

Adopting xAPI: What an Instructional Designer Needs to Know

As adoption of xAPI (the Experience API, or Tin Can API) begins to take hold, the convergence of working and learning offers instructional designers the opportunity – and the challenge – to do more than ever before. xAPI allows for more robust and interesting tracking of the learning process, including learning that happens outside the LMS and on the job. As actual performance and results data are integrated with learning metrics, we will have the data we need to tailor the learning process to individual needs at the same time that we can draw more useful conclusions about the learning as a whole across a wider population. After living in a SCORM-based world for so long, xAPI lets us offer and track learning experiences that are outside the LMS box. As an instructional designer, are you ready to step up to this challenge? What the learner will get out of it After a brief introduction to xAPI and what’s new about it from the instructional design side, we’ll discuss three key areas that impact instructional design: • Identifying learning data needs, data sources and meaningful visualizations that answer organizational and L&D questions • Making choices about infrastructure: how and when to work with your LMS, your LRS or both • Models for taking advantage of xAPI across a variety of learning vectors: formal & informal, social & private, formative & summative, predictable & variable

The Knowledge Café

Café format is a delicious way to foster collaborative dialogue, active engagement and constructive possibilities for action. 1. Networking 2. Information Sharing These are the top two reasons people come to DevCamp. They love the sense of community and generosity by newcomers and longtime participants alike. It is a gathering of like-minded individuals who have a wealth of knowledge and creativity. A Knowledge Café is an easy, fun way to strategically build on these top two priorities.

 

 

 

Augmenting ILT with Custom Content

Break out of the boring world of bulleted slides! This session will focus on ideas and methods for engaging audiences through short media pieces. Not just explainer videos, but a more custom approach that involves real-world scenarios and brief inspiring pieces. We will talk about a few phases everyone must work through to bring them to life, including: ideation, storyboarding, production, post-production, and roll-out.

 

 

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