Session Details

  • DAY 1 - Monday, June 8, 2015 Workshops

    Time Speaker Session Description
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Dr. Williams van Rooij, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Learning Technologies, George Mason University, Roy Hinton, Associate Dean of Executive Education at the School of Business, George Mason University and 2015 Learning! 100 learning leaders (invited)
    Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Executive Workshop- The Business of Learning
    Are you ready for the C-suite? This workshop will prepare you for that next step to CHRO, CLO or Global Talent Leader. In this workshop, you will gain insights into the skills that executive leaders need to align learning opportunities with business needs. The focus will be on competencies related to finance and accounting, and performance analysis.Objectives:The workshop will:• Review the specific competencies of high performing CLOs through short case vignettes• Explore business models, budgeting and resourcing so that CLOs can align their learning budget with the total organizational budget• Identify and develop solutions to performance gaps as well identify the appropriate levels of investment for current and future needs • Share lessons learned with a panel of CLO experts
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Cammy Bean, Accidental ISD
    Creating Great E-learning
    Chances are, you didn’t dream of becoming a designer of e-learning when you grew up, did you? Most of those creating e-learning got here by accident. So now that you’re here and doing this work, how can you create great e-learning? In this workshop, we’ll explore strategies and ideas for building an e-learning design process with more intention. We’ll give you a starting point to take your e-learning to the next level. And, you’ll walk away with practical tips and ideas that you can start using right away to create better e-learning. If you are new or “accidental” Instructional Designer, responsible for designing e-learning, or looking to jumpstart your instructional design process, you should attend this workshop.
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop Daniel Bliton, Learning Strategist,Charles Gluck, Associate,Booz Allen Hamilton & Aimee Norwood, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
    Hands-on Play & Design for Game-based Learning
    Game-based learning is one method to improve learner engagement and performance. You don’t have to be a game developer to use these techniques. But, the instructional design process does change. In this session, the learning team from Booz Allen Hamilton, share their process and create a game-based learning module during this workshop.In this session, you will learn to:>> Identify basic game mechanics appropriate for game-based learning interventions>> Evaluate the game mechanics and learning outcomes of game-based learningapproaches>> Create a draft game-based learning design
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop Emma King, Vice President of Learning Strategy,INXPO
    Creating Engaging Virtual Learning Experiences
    More than 90% of learning pros are using online web conferencing or virtual classrooms for education. Yet, almost half are seeking more robust features to drive learning engagement and retention. The best virtual learning outcomes are created when best practices (process) are enabled by the technology (platform.).In this workshop, Emma will take us on the journey of creating great virtual learning. Bring your laptop and get ready to meet the challenge.In this session, you will learn:1) Introduction to Virtual Learning Environments2) How to develop content to improve engagements3) How to use gamification, badging to improve retention4) The secret to effectively integrating collaboration and socialcommenting5) The trick to measurement (Learning outcomes and engagements)
  • DAY 2 - Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    Time Speaker Session Description
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
    Session 1
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Tyson Greer, co-founder, Ambient Insights
    Trends in Mobile & Immersive Learning Environments
    Innovative new learning technologies are creating new opportunities for corporate, government, healthcare, and NGOs organizations to engage and educate their target audiences. This session will define, provide examples, and discuss several types of mobile learning and immersive learning including game-based learning and gamification, location-based and augmented-reality learning, and decision and performance support. The rapid development of the mobile learning market has been fueled in large part by customer/employee expectations. Mobile learning has cannibalized other modes of learning. Immersive learning environments are at the nascent stage, and new headset-hardware technologies such as Google Glass, Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus, and Microsoft’s HoloLens will change the face of learning.
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Ray Jimenez. Learing Architect, Vignetts Learning
    Micro-Learning Design and Systems for Learners-on-the-Go
    Discover opportunities and fit for micro-learning for rapid, on-the-go and high demand learners. Dr. Jimenez has taught his learning techniques at some of the largest corporations in the world, and is the acclaimed author of 3-Minute e-Learning, Scenario-based eLearning, Micro-Learning Applications and Impacts and Story Impacts – Using Stories and Systems to Impact Performance book series. In this session, you will:>>Preview the steps in “chunking” and creating Micro-Learning Lessons. >>Examine applications of micro-learning in mobile, performance support, social workplaces and elearning. >>Preview case studies on Micro-Learning Systems to deliver rapid and faster learning.
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Scott Edwards, Product Manager, IBM
    The Video Learning Revolution
    This session will focus on several innovations in video learning technology to excite the audience and motivate them to plan for more widespread use of video in their learning and performance support strategy. Participants will learn how these innovations are creating new ways for learners to interact with video and for the video producers to analyze the effectiveness of the videos.It’s becoming easier and cheaper to create video every day. No longer does video have to be professionally produced to be effective. Anyone looking for a glimpse into the future of video learning would be interested in this topic.Video should be an integral part of every learning strategy. It’s extremely popular, it increases learner retention, it’s cost effective, and the new generation of learners will demand new ways to learn.Video learning is no longer a passive, solo viewing experience. Emerging technologies have transformed video into an interactive and collaborative event, allowing learners to socialize and expand theirlearning experience.Video content can be analyzed in ways traditional eLearning content can’t. Video content analysis can be used to automate the tagging and curation process. Advanced video usage analysis can be applied togauge video effectiveness and drive improvements to the content.
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Karl-Heinz Oehler, Managing Director Europe, Denison Consulting GmbH, (former Global Talent Director, Hertz, Inc and two-time Learning! 100 Winner)
    Learning Culture & Business Impact
    A Healthy Company Culture or Strong Financial Results?Why you don’t have to choose an organization’s culture is critical to its success or failure. Many executives, managers, employees and experts intuitively recognize the importance of an organization’s culture for the health of the organization. Using data coming from over 25 years of systematic research and 127 public companies, the presentation attempts to illustrate “Why culture matters” in organizations and its impact on business performance. Session objectiveDemonstrate the relationship between organizational culture and financial performance indicators and show how a strong and effective organizational culture can provide a competitive advantage to an organization.Who should attend?CEOs, Business leaders, HR Leaders of all disciplines, HR Professionals, Talent Management Leads, OD and OE leads
    Keynote
    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Catherine Upton, CEO, B2B Media Company
    Welcome/Intoduction
    9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Wayne McCulloch, Sr. Vice President, Salesforce
    The Transformation of Learning & Ecosystems
    A massive transformation, driven by the digital revolution, is disrupting how businesses are organized and the way people work. This shift is driven by the new ways we consume information - text, email, video, social feeds, printed and digital media.
    For learning organizations, the challenge is getting learners’ attention, keeping it and expecting them to retain it. Learning must be adaptive and contextual, knowing what an employee needs at any time to achieve a desired result. To be effective, the systems that drive consumerization have to aggressively target workforce engagement by leveraging technologies that are social, mobile, personalized and predictive.
    Wayne McCulloch, Senior Vice President, Salesforce will share his vision of the next generation of learning ecosystems. Innovation is in the DNA of Salesforce. Named “Most Innovative Company” by Fortune magazine five years running, Salesforce embraces Mobile first, Chatter collaboration and WAVE, a new visual big data application. How is Salesforce’s innovative culture translating to learning? In this keynote, this leader from the world’s most innovative company, will share his vision of learning’s transformation.
    Session 2
    11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Tami Bryan, Program Manager, IBM, Forrest Parrott, Assistant Vice President, HR Communications & Strategy – AT&T and Eugene P. Innocenti, Director HR Technology - Chief of Staff, AT&T University
    Learning! 100: Growing the High Performance Workforce
    The Learning! 100 Award honors performance excellence. These leaders are innovative, collaborative and achieve high team performance. In this session, AT&T will share how they are transforming the Work force for the 2020 Workplace. New technologies require new skill sets, and new work processes require different talent strategies. AT&T will share their learning strategy to secure market leadership and skilled workforce.IBM values life-time employment which means global. Discover how their Technical Leader Exchange helps develop and nurtureglobal talent and to support robust business growth. In this session, you will learn:>> The strategies to grow the high performance workforce>> To align learning and development with corporate strategies and objectives;>> To build a culture of innovation that supports individual learning; and>> The unique challenges & opportunities of global development.
    11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Mitch Armbruster, National Defense University , Paulette Robinson, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy
    Education 2030
    What is around the corner in learning? You will gain a better understanding of some of the major trends that are set to disrupt educational institutions over the coming decades. There is a wide range of possible futures for educational institutions because of the changes due to technologies and meathods of teaching. Find out how to utilize new technologies and ideas about learning.
    11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Jo Griffith, Senior Technical Specialist at the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center , Leilani Funaki, Instructional Designer, George Mason University
    From F-2-F to Blended Learning: Leadership Training for Victim Advocates
    It is often very difficult to implement Leadership Training for Victim Advocates in an online environment, so we will explore the strategies used to enhance online participant and identify the steps to move the F-2-F Leadership Training to an online blended learning format.Participants will be able to:>> Describe how to implement the flipped approach to learning.>> Describe strategies to encourage participant-instructor interaction.>> Describe strategies to encourage participant application of learning.
    11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO, Herrmann International , Jo Griffith, Senior Technical Specialist at the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center , Leilani Funaki, Instructional Designer, George Mason University
    Secrets of the 21st Century Learner’s Brain: 4 Keys to Maximizing Learning Outcomes
    How does your brain process the thousands of bits of information it receives on a daily basis? You will discover what we know about thinking, learning and how the brain to effectively engages an increasingly diverse, attention-strapped learner population. You will learn how to leverage current brain research and new technology to develop engaging learning with sustainable results, and finally how to identify the right mix of tools and approaches based on the needs of the learners and the organization.
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
    Afternoon Keynote
    1:00 PM - 1:10 PM Afternoon Introduction: Dr. Mahesh Joshi, Director of Research & Practice, Center for Innovation, George Mason University
    1:10 PM - 2:10 PM Jennifer Golbeck, author & Assoc Director ofHuman-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland
    Analyzing the Social Web- Implications for You, Your Career & Your Organization
    The massive amounts of data available on the social web is startling. One’s behaviors, preferences and consumption, are all tracked by massive databases. These actions are then analyzed to predict preferences and personalize experiences by marketers, search firms and corporations. Analyzing the social web is part science, math and magic. What does it say about you, your career or your organization?As the director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland, Jennifer Golbeck studies how people use social media -- and thinks about ways to improve their interactions. Her work invariably focuses on how to enhance and improve the way that people interact with their own information online. "I approach this from a computer science perspective and my general research hits social networks, trust, web science, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction." Golbeck likes nothing more than to immerse herself in the inner workings of the Internet tools so many millions of people use daily, to understand the implications of our choices and actions. In this keynote, you will see what we know about you, your career and your organization, by analyzing the social web.
    Session 3
    2:20 PM - 3:10 PM Katherine Neverdousky, PHR, GPHR ,VP of HR and Corporate Learning & Bryan Gregory, Training & Engagement Director, Advance Auto Parts
    Learning! 100: Learning Culture
    How do you instill a learning culture to 20 million volunteers; Or, across a company that was recently acquired? These 2015 Learning! 100 winners faced these challenges.American Heart Association recognized the vital role Chapter Directors served to staff and their communities. However, leader performance varied from region to region. So, AHA went to work to launch the Executive Director Leadership Development program across the USA. Advance Auto acquired CarQuest last year, and the learning & development team was charged with merging skills and instilling Advance Auto’s learning culture to the new team members. Join this session and see how two Learning! 100 organizations instill their learning cultures and the impact on the business. In this session, you will learn:- To define learning culture- The role of leadership (not titles) in culture change- To instill culture values via development programs- The outcome of these two programs from Learning! 100 leaders
    2:20 PM - 3:10 PM Andrew Krzmarzick, GovLoop
    “Back to the Future” of Learning: Top 10 Trends in 2015, Marty McFly Style
    "What if you could step into a time-traveling DeLorean, Marty McFly style and visit the future of learning? What if Doc, instead of coming up with the flux capacitor, had an epiphany with fresh innovations for learning? In this fun, fascinating and future-oriented session, we will hop on a virtual hover board to quickly explore the many trends that are emerging in learning today, such as: Artificial Intelligence,Augmented Learning, Deep Learning, ExperienceAPI, Gamification, Minimally Viable Courses, MOOCs, Mobile Learning, Personalized Learning, Wearable Learning. And these learning trends aren’t that futuristic! They have arrived already in 2015. Ways of learning we never could have imagined in 1955 or 1985 (teaser: or maybe we did!) are here today and here to stay. We ain’t going back to 1955, folks. So strap yourselves in for a wild ride of new and exciting ways of developing ourselves and our workforce!
    2:20 PM - 3:10 PM Maha Al-Freih, George Mason University
    The Role of Learning Theories in MOOC Research and Design
    This is your chance to learn how to plan for educational research studies that deal with big data including privacy and ethical issues. Discover how Design-Based Research methodology can support research design, analysis, and interpretation in novel and complex learning environments in a way that supports student learning and improve online course design.In this session, you will learn:1.) New and innovative research methodology that is suited for framing investigation into complex learning environments using big data 2.) How analysis and results from learning analytics can be used to improve course design and support student learning.3.) Strategies for dealing with new research challenges in the era of big data and learning analytics.
    2:20 PM - 3:10 PM Greta Ballentine, Federal Aviation Administration
    A Strategic Approach to Curriculum
    After this session, You will be able to:1.) Recognize when a global strategic approach may be appropriate2.) Differentiate between a task analysis for an individual course and an occupational job task analysis3.) Recognize key elements of a training analysis
    Session 4
    3:20 PM - 4:10 PM Charles Aaron,Chief Technology Officer for I&A, US Dept. of Homeland Security, David Rogers, PhD, Director, Development Lab, MobileGov, Wendy Frederick, Learning Lead, Comptroller of the Currency
    Learning through Smart Devices
    Common sense tells educators that technology use in the classroom enhances learning. A majority of students have access to smart devices and the capabilities can dramatically change the learning experience.In this session, we invited leaders from three federal agencies to share how their organizations embrace mobile. These leaders will share the key issues these leaders face when deploying mobile.In this session, you will learn:- The good, bad and ugly of BYOD- Strategies around security- The bandwidth, speed & connectivity challenge- “Apps for that” tactics
    3:20 PM - 4:10 PM Jerry Roche, Editorial Director, Elearning! Media Group, MalcolmLotzof, CEO, INXPO, Todd Taubor, VicePresident, Degreed, Inc.
    Learning CEOs Power Panel: Trends in Tech & Practices (V)
    Join Jerry Roche, Editorial Director, Elearning! Media Group and this panel of learning technology executives. Hear their views on how learning can be personalized, predictive, connected and engaging; The platforms that power the new and the next in learning; Role of learning in performance; And, predictions of future capabilities. In this session, you will learn: The C-suite perspective on learning; The vision of cutting edge technologists; and, the technology roadmap to future proof your ecosystems
    3:20 PM - 4:10 PM Dr. Craig Arndt, Professor & Chair of the Engineering and Technology Department at DefenseAcquisition University
    Development of Taxonomies of Learning Environments
    The success of learning tasks is dependent on learning environments and the use of the Analytic methods are key in the development and evaluation of those environments. Dr. Craig Arndt, a senior executive and technology leader in the research, engineering and defense industries, will teach you key points of how to develop a successful environment. In this session, you will: Understand the benefits of a taxonomy of learning environments; Develop an understanding of the different elements of how to create a taxonomy for learning environments; And, evaluate different taxonomies and their applications to different learning tasks.
    Session 5
    4:10 PM - 4:25 PM Afternoon Break
    4:35 PM – 5:25 PM THEATER Alice Muellerweiss, founder Career-Fit, and Learning! 100 recipient
    T219 We Own It! Increase Engagement Increase Productivity (V)
    New technology, scarcity of good jobs, and increasing number of people in the workforce are challenges that require new thinking and personal action. Creating a learning environment that builds career agility through empowered employees encourages individual ownership, drive higher engagement, and impacts organizational performance. An uber-connected workplace uses mobile social networks and collaboration on the go to share, innovate, and collaborate – at home and work. During this engaging and thought provoking session, you are introduced to tools and techniques to improve employee learning and create a sense of ownership. Every employee will feel empowered, connected, and valued – driving increased motivation and productivity. In this session, you will: >> Discuss employee career ownership and the role of the organization >> Discover new tools and techniques to empower employee learning >> Examine the learning impact using mobile and collaborative tech tools.
    4:35 PM – 5:25 PM Linda Caroleo Jack, Director of Learning, ADI-Honeywell & Brent O’Bryan, Allied Barton Security Services
    Learning! 100 Best Practices: Sales Enablement
    Up to 55% of training budgets are committed to sales and product training. Yet, the sales dynamic has shifted significantly. Most sales teams are deployed in the field without direct supervision requiring new modes of coaching and training. And, sales executives will contact a prospect 14 times before closing a sale requiring sales executives to nurture prospects. This new norm challenges today’s sales and training organizations.In this session, we showcase a Learning! 100 leader who is leveraging ‘next gen’ training tools and methods to keep sales roaring. Linda leads training for global security & electronics firm ADI-Honeywell. She has reinvented sales training at ADI, and leverages personalized, predictive and connected solutions to engage training teams to close sales.In this session, you will learn:- The state of sales training today- Training applications and methodologies for the new norm- The new tools and solutions to reach dispersed sales teams- How to deliver personalized, predictive and connected content
    4:35 PM – 5:25 PM Ivan Teper, Defense Acquisition University
    How to use Knowledge Management to Build a Smarter Organization
    It is essential in today’s workplace to share and streamline information. Creating a Smart Organization thru Knowledge Sharing is an evolutionary process not a revolution, and Building a team that represents all your stakeholders is critical to the success of creating a culture change. It is essential to communicate success and failures to everyone in your organization helps establish the credibility and success of your efforts.In this session, you will learn: 1. Build and maintain a Knowledge Sharing culture to create a Smarter Organization.2. Establish support from Leadership and Management for this effort.3. Develop a team of customer focused knowledge sharing evangelist to spearhead the KM efforts.
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Learning! 100 Cocktail reception
    7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Learning! 100 Dinner
    8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Learning! 100 Awards Presentation
  • DAY 3 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Time Speaker Session Description
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
    Session 6
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Stephanie Pyle, Vice President, Skillsoft
    General Session: Big Data Applied & Learning Outcomes
    Today learning plans are typically targeted to organizations, departments, or job roles rather than individuals. Multiple modalities may be offered, but rarely are they targeted to individuals based on individual learning styles or needs. Most organizations don't have the resources to manage learning at the learner level. But times have changed with recent advancements in technology and the growing application of Big Data. When combining 19 million learners, 60,000 content assets from Skillsoft with IBM’s Watson big data and analytics, it reveals how empirical, data-drive learning experiences can be personalized, predictive and adapted to drive learner engagement and outcomes. Join Stephane to discover the results of their ongoing Big Data in Learning research program and implications for your learning programs. In this session, you will learn:
    • 1) A basic understanding of big data as it applied to learning
    • 2) How data is used to personalize learning; The performance impact of personalizing learning
    • 3) What learning organizations report from the pilot program
    • 4) And, the next steps in the joint research
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Michelle L. Maldonado, Associate Vice President of Corporate and Strategic Relationships for American Public University System
    Involution: How Today's Leaders Are Changing Organizational DNA
    Do you understand and effectively apply personal and professional leadership frameworks and practices within your organization? In this session, you will learn from the industry’s expert who is renowned for her knowledge on the topics of leadership authenticity and its natural convergence with emotional intelligence, Conscious Capitalism®, mindfulness and other traditional and emerging practices.In this session, you will learn:
    • 1) Practical applications for daily integration that are aligned with you organizational roles/functions.
    • 2) The ability to self-assess/understand sphere of influence in organization's growth within the context of session information and resources.
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Joe McCahill, Flint Learning
    Modern Artist: Business Strategies for Creative Professionals
    Learn strategies for maintaining a balance between artistic integrity and professional success while actively cultivating a design-centric career path. Discover how the AGILE methodology can bolster more efficient, flexible and successful product development. You will come away with a greater appreciation of the delicate relationship between creative freedom and professional success, including strategies (based on real-world experience) to facilitate more effective management of these potentially contradictory objectives.In this session, you will learn:
    • 1)You can succeed without 'selling out'.
    • 2) Strategy is critical, be sure you have one.
    • 3) Designers who are equally talented and competent, are rare and highly valued.
    8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Anthony Rotolo, Defense Acquisition University
    Using Video to Enhance Learning
    Video is essential in today’s learning environment. Because storytelling becomes a driver, it may impact the way we design instruction, requiring the acquisition of additional skills and creative/production/writing processes. This interactive class will allow you to discuss techniques that make video more engaging.In this session, you will learn:
    • 1) To assess what content types are best suited for video and recognize the analogy of storytelling to instructional design.
    • 2) Video is a unique medium that must be rightly appraised and approached.
    • 3) Video is good for telling stories and bringing people together.
    Morning Keynote
    9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Leadership from Defense Acquisition University
    9:45 AM - 10:45 AM COL Ronald Dodge, CIO & Associate Professor, West Point Military Academy
    Keynote: Next Generation Learning Environments and Cybersecurity
    The digital world offers learners, enterprises and consumers unimaginable access. Open access to information drives our imaginations, knowledge and enriches our lives. Access points have grown exponentially with mobile devices and tablets outnumbering PCs. And, we are only at the edge of this digital transformation.COL Ronald Dodge, who has led learning organizations and cybersecurity for 20+ years, will provide a look at finding the security teetering point between usability and protection of learning data and infrastructure in our environment. The rapid pace of change and our appetite for instant access, charges leaders to think strategically about their systems and users. COL Dodge will provide his insights on constructing the next generation learning ecosystems with an eye on usability and security.
    Session 7
    11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Catherine Upton, Elearning! Media Group, Todd Tauber, Vice President, Degreed, Inc.
    Learning’s Evolution: Technology Trends

    Today’s learning ecosystem is more than an LMS and some content. To deliver training that is personalized, predictive and connected, learning leaders will need a new mix of software and solutions.In this session, we will share new findings on learning and workplace technology trends. What drives investments? What are the business goals? How has learning shifted over the years?These speakers will share technology insights on collaborative communities, mobilized training, and “apps for that” and truly personalization that amplifies learning. If you aspire to create learning experiences that are predictive like Netflix, collaborative like facebook and personalized like Match.com, you should attend this session.

    11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Captain Wes Naylor, US Navy, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Services Division, & Stacy Meoli, Asst. Vice President, Learning, Waddell-Reed
    Next Gen Platforms: Panel Discussion
    Mobile, Video, Virtual, Gamification, Social Collaboration. These are a few capabilities today’s learning platforms must support. The next generation of ecosystems will embrace personalization, be predictive and connected. How they achieve this varies by the enterprise, solutions provider, and the Internet of Things.In this session, Tyson will lead the discussion on the current state of Learning and the trends she sees. Joining her will be two learning leaders who have experience with the new ecosystems. They will share their views on what’s needed, what’s missing and what works. Join this session to participate in the dialogue and visualize the possibilities with the nextgeneration of learning.
    11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Elizabeth A. Sheaffer, PhD, American College of Cardiology
    Evaluating Educational Effectiveness to Optimize Organizational Outcomes
    Just as your organization’s learners may have different learning styles, so do the individuals receiving and utilizing stakeholder reports. Present data clearly, but do not underestimate the intelligence of the stakeholders. In this session, you will learn:
    • 1) To distinguish goals, objectives, outcomes, and key performance indicators (KPIs) while reporting and evaluating outcome data for performance improvement.
    • 2) How to develop a quality assessment plan—it takes substantial time, thought, and patience.
    • 3) Not to make assumptions about the cause of performance issues. It is necessary to consider all potential variables.
    11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Patrick Shane Gallagher, George Mason University
    Using the Dimensions of Personalization Model to Help Develop Smarter Organizations
    Does your organization need to enhance and personalize communication? Dr. Gallagher will teach you how to assess your organization and how it learns. During his tenure at ADL, Dr. Gallagher established a program of research on video game design for cognitive adaptability and also researches personalization and adaptability of learning systems. In this session you will learn
    • 1) The overall Dimensions of Personalization model and with the components and interrelationships of the model.
    • 2) How to use the model to assess the current state of your organization in terms of learning personalization
    • 3) Ways to apply the Dimensions of Personalization model
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
    Session 8
    1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Tyson Greer, co-founder, Ambient Insights
    Trends in Game-based & Simulation-based Learning
    How can you engage your audience in compliance training, collaboration, language learning, certification test prep, public safety, decision and performance support, or cognitive fitness? The market for game-based and simulation-based learning products has exploded as organizations seek to reach and retain (or train) their constituents. The audience for games and “sims”—formerly the province of males under 24—has expanded. Tools—from free and simple DIY to highly sophisticated—are readily available. Games and sims range from simple text messages to immersive environments and, on the horizon, new headset hardware. Health and wellness, education, tourism, and military are four key areas of innovation. This session will clarify the pedagogical differences between gamification, game-based learning, and simulation-based learning; and through examples, explore trends and the applicability of each type for different organizational sectors that need to engage and educate with their customers or employees.
    Learning Objectives
    • >> Gain insights into the size and makeup of the serious game and simulation market
    • >> Understand gamification, serious game, and simulation product types and how they might suit your organization
    • >> Understand the demographics of who plays learning games
    • >> Gain insights into the learning topics that are particularly appropriate for games or sims
    • >> Develop awareness of the range of game and sim technologies
    • >> View examples with references to explore further
    1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Nada Dabbagh & Holly Fake, George Mason University
    The Tech Select Decision Aide: Just In Time Support for Instructional Technology Decisions
    Participants will be introduced to the conceptual framework of matching technology to the learning task and will evaluate and reflect on their thoughts regarding the instructional affordances of technology while exploring the instructional affordances of different technologies by navigating the Tech Select Decision Aide and mapping their progress.Following this session, participants will be able to:
    • 1) Apply a pedagogical framework to align learning technologies to the learning tasks that the technology best supports.
    • 2) Participants will recognize the advantages and disadvantages of different instructional technologies in meeting the learning objectives of a training system.
    • 3) Participants will be given future access to resources that could support their future instructional design decision-making.
    1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Kate Kearney, Kate Kearney, CLO, Choice Logistics & 3-time Learning! 100 Recipient
    Maintaining a Learning Culture through Organizational Change
    Is your company changing? Every organization changes and implements new procedures, learn from Kate Kearney, a 3 time Learning! 100 award winner, how you and your organization can maintain a learning culture throughout the process. It is important for organization to keep training and learning programs fresh and engaging as well as relevant. In this session, you will learn:1. Simple things any organization can do to embed learning into a company's culture2. Key ways to keep employees engaged through times of change3. Important steps to take to keep learning top of mind during organizational change
    1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Ashley Robins,TRAINING SPECIALIST U.S. Restaurant Development McDonald’s USA, LLC. , Lauren Cheng,Training Supervisor | Worldwide Development | McDonald’s Corporation
    Going Rogue for global learning
    From Asia, Europe to South America, McDonald’s Restaurant Development Group supports 35,000 restaurants around the world. The small innovative training team was challenged to make training more accessible to real estate and construction employees in the United States and emerging markets while reducing total costs. The new program embraced coaching and simulations as well as foundation skills development. Through the implementation of efficient technology, collaboration with experts and application of modern learning methods, the team completed the project in one year and within a very tight budget. To accomplish so much, the training team went Rogue! In this session, you will learn how this team:
    • >> Improved speed to competency
    • >> Reduced overall training costs
    • >> Aligned training to the 70/20/10 model
    • >> Made training accessible
    • >> Measured business results
    • >> And, maintained collaborative elements.
    Session 9
    2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Andy Krzmarzick, Director of Development & Learning, GovLoopLaura Bowen, Learning Program Manager, GovLoop
    Short and Social: Transforming Training for the Next Generation of Learners
    Apply at least 3 fresh approaches to transform classroom-based courses and webinar content so that it’s engaging and accessible for learners from every generation.Understand how to implement a meaningful, cohort-based experience with dozens of participants and multiple teams over several weeks or months. Apply techniques to more effectively leverage multimedia tools like YouTube videos, discussion forums, wikis and Google docs to enable robust participant interaction - and do it on a budget! This session will feature two case studies from the U.S. Department of Transportation in which we:converted a 2-day in-person training to a multi-week, cohort-based social learning experience that incorporated social networking and a wiki, and transformed a series of webinars using a flipped classroom approach. After attending this session, participants should be able to:Assess and reimagine classroom-based and existing online content to make it more engaging and effective.Apply an Agile ADDIE approach to design, delivery and evaluation of online training.Describe the difference between Web-Based Training and social learning or flipped classroom approaches.Learning professionals who are striving to blaze fresh trails for their organization and striving to lead sustainable change in learning and development will leave this session armed with both ideas and the ability to apply them.Participants that are interested in moving beyond live and recorded webinars or self-paced “page turner” training will be able to learn from our case study and recreate similar learning experiences for their employees.Through an agile, adaptive approach to design and delivery, we adjusted the learning experience based on real-time participant evaluation which held us accountable to higher standards of delivery effectiveness and learning application as we transitioned content from one learning modality to another."
    2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Brenda Bannan, Shane Gallagher & Fairfax Hospital and Panelists; Patrick (Shane) Gallagher, PhD, ADL Learning Scientist/ADL Program Director at Serco, Adjunct Professor, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, CEO Learning Analysis Research Corporation; Dr. John Moynihan, MD FACS Chairman, Department of Surgery INOVA Fairfax Hospital; Dr. Paula Graling, DNP, CNOR, FAAN, Director, Advanced Surgical Training and Education Center (ASTEC), INOVA Fairfax Hospital; Amber Williams Trickey, PhD., MS, CPH, Surgery Epidemiologist & Biostatistician, INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Advanced Surgical Training and Education Center (ASTEC); Franco Piscitani, Operations Manager, Advanced Surgical Training and Education Center (ASTEC); Chief Richard Bowers, Chief, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department.
    : Learning Analytics Applied: The Case of Bannan/Emergency Medical Services Training Simulation
    This panel presentation will feature the discussion of a case study of applied learning analytics and design for an Internet of Things (IoT) context through describing the implementation of a live action medical simulation (e.g. from the field to the hospital to surgery to recovery) as part of the Global Smart Cities Challenge (sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy). In this session, you will learn:
    • 1)To understand the complexity of designing for the Internet of Things (IoT) space with subject matter experts
    • 2)To discuss the relationship between the IoT design and learning analytics data collection in a complex live action medical simulation case
    • 3) Understand the capabilities of the Experience API (xAPI) system for learning analytics in high fidelity training contexts.
    2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Dawn Hathaway, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, Graduate School of Education, Division of Learning Technologies at George Mason University. Priscilla Norton, Author and Professor at George Mason University in preservice and graduate programs in the integration of technology with the K-12 curriculum
    Using a Design Pattern Framework: Lessons from Two Case Studies
    Despite the central role that well organized and structured course content plays in engaging learners, the presenters respond to the absence of guidelines for organizing content in ways that meet course learning goals. Recognizing the need for a design solution and, perhaps, the need for a new design framework, the presenters will propose design patterns as an alternative. In this session, you will:
    • >>Learn about the elements of a design pattern framework
    • >>Examine two design cases that demonstrate how the design pattern framework is an applicable approach to structuring course content.
    • >>Discuss the ways in which a design pattern approach facilitates the design process.
    2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Karlton Utter, Director of Learning, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate & Eyal Zofran Customer Manager & Rachel Zuri, Manager, Banking & Leadership College, Leumi Bank, & Roy Skillicorn, Senior Manager for Talent Acquisition & Development, Cisco
    Learning! 100: Talent Strategies

    From on-boarding to retention, the learning leader’s challenges arenumerous and diverse. In this session, these learning leaders will discusshow they hired, trained and retained key talent.To bring a real estate professional up to speed takes time, money andtalent. Kelly shares BH&GRE strategy for on-boarding and how they wereable to double revenue to goal. Leumi bank jumpstarts executive trainingwith innovative simulations and team building. And, Cisco’s use of CollaborativeKnowledge provides access to experts across the enterprise tobuild performance.In this session, you will learn to:

    • Design and implement an effective on-boarding program
    • Tap the knowledge of experts via collaboration technologies
    • engage business executives via simulations to drive performance andteam work.

    Session 10
    3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Andrea Dahl, KJ International Resources
    E-learning Localization Challenges and Best Practices: A Case Study
    In this session, you will learn:
    • To target market knowledge before developing e-learning
    • How to coordinate and educate the e-learning team to ensure positive outcomes
    • How to localize content to meet individual learner needs
    3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Holly Mooney, Online Curriculum Manager at Management Concepts & Cayce Russell, Director, Management Concepts
    21st Century Learners: Create a Profile of Your Audience and Maximize Learner Success
    Profile the 21st century learners in your organization or target audience and identify the connection between your audience's expectations, abilities, and habits to how you design and present learning experiences. In this session, you will:>>Determine how you will remain fluid and relevant despite disruptive innovation>>Create a program that can be tailored according to technological advances>> Successfully design and present learning experiences relevant to their audience's needs.
    3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Jonathan Poltrack, Learning Technologist-Mobile Lead, Advanced Distributive Learning Initiative
    Learning Data Analytics and the Experience API (xAPI)
    This is the time to understand the goals of the xAPI as well as potential use cases supported in your organization. You will discover where to get started and resources available to assist in an xAPI implementation. In this session, you will: Learn about the xAPI including a brief history and overview;Learn about xAPI use cases, specifically around data reporting and analytics; and, learn how the xAPI can be used with today’s SCORM environments
    3:00 PM - 3:50 PM John Low, Chief Creative Officer, Carney Inc.
    Always On: Designing for Continuous Development Using the Performance Eco-System
    "In this session, you will be exposed to real-world examples of performance ecosystem design and implementation and will be able to evaluate your own learning and development initiatives through the lens of "always on" continuous development. You will learn:
    • 1.How certain U.S. federal government agencies are transforming their learning and development initiatives from a learning event model to a continuous development model through the design and implementation of performance eco-systems.
    • 2.How the combination of formal and informal content, social media and performance support are being used to provide optimal support across multiple points of need within the workplace.3.The technologies and design approaches that are shaping the future of ""always on"" learning in the workplace including short format content, personalized learning, mobile and social.
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