Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

Recorded Web Sessions – Treasure Trove of Recorded L&D Presentations

August 17, 2012

If you have not attended a Training Magazine web-based presentation, you could be missing out on a lot of really good information. The best part – the price is right…FREE!

I attend them when I can, but I also know they record all their events. So, I can go back and catch the ones I missed whenever I have some free time. Another situation that occurs is that at the time they run it, the topic may not be relevant to my needs. But, as we all know, needs change.

Today, I had desire to learn a little about the process of developing an overall learning strategy for a training department. I was curious to see if they had anything for my need. I found about three or four that addressed topics around what I was looking for. I even created a list of about 10-15 that may be of benefit for later viewing.

Check it out. You may be surprised at what you find.

Let us know if you find any that are of value to you.


Learning Solutions Conference 2012 – Day 1

March 22, 2012

Last year, I went to Learning Solutions with the expectation of learning about mLearning, but instead got a “brain bomb” about social media and storytelling/gamification in eLearning. It was full-on fascination from the first keynote speaker to the last. I expected the same this year. There were a lot of interesting speakers today, but it was not quite the explosion of new and exciting information I received last year. It may be a combination of the track of Expo presentations I took or it may be that I am a little older and wiser this year. Either way, it was beneficial and I think the fruits of the seeds planted thus far will show themselves a few years from now.

I think the key thought from this conference is going to be “the role of the Instructional Designer is starting to shift and our skill sets will need to grow and morph”.