Thursday, June 18 | Kristen Hayden Safdie hosts Nick Floro: Case Study – The DBQ Project

The DBQ Project is a custom web app that helps a million students each year, think, analyze, and write more clearly. It was designed and launched within 6 months with over 10,000 pages of content and works across mobile and desktop devices using HTML5.

Come learn about the design, feedback and development process as we dissect and go behind the scenes to deep dive into why students and teachers love the tool.

From Nick and Kristen:

– A DBQ is a document based question.
– Most seniors in high school write 1 or more DBQ’s as part of their college admission.
– DBQ use too limited to honors students and The DBQ Project team has worked with schools across the US over the past 15 years to offer to all students.
– Teachers now start as young as kindergarten teaching the key process and so as students move thru elementary school they are able to break down, analyze and start writing at an higher grade level.
– The platform launched in 2016 and we continue to expand, upgrade and add features annually based on use and needs working with teachers and classes to gather feedback.

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Friday, April 17 | Community Discussion: Update on Industry Events

Friday, April 17 | Community Discussion: Update on Industry Events

One of the hardest hit industries suffering from the corona virus is the event industry. Hotels, airlines, meeting facilities, restaurants – the list goes on and on – all massively impacted, and our industry’s conferences are getting cancelled, suspended, or changed.

In this Community Discussion, we’ll be talking specifics about which conferences are still scheduled, which have changed, and which have been cancelled.

We’ll also talk about newly launched events, as well as do some Q&A with the live participants about their perspective on the challenges our industry events are facing.

Events unchanged

EdTech Week London, UK June 15 
ATD Core 4 Chicago, IL July 14-15
Learning DevCamp Salt Lake City, UT Sept 14 
DevLearn Las Vegas, NV Oct 21-23 
TechLearn 2020 Austin, TX Oct 13-15
Learning 2020 Orlando, FL Nov 15-18
i4pl 2020 Toronto, Canada Nov 17-19
Online Educa Berlin December 2-4 
SHRM San Diego, CA June 28 

List of events cancelled

ATD ICE May 17 – 20 
Learning Technologies June 2 
Canadian eLearning Conference June 25-26 
Impact 2020 May 10-12

List of events changed

Learning Solutions Conference —> Learning Solutions Online Conference
CLO Symposium —> CLO Virtual Symposium
CANelearn 2020 Digital Learning Symposium —> now virtual
CHRO Exchange —> 100% online
CLO Exchange —> Going virtual
2020 Training Industry Conference & Expo —> date changed to September
D2L Fusion 2020 —> now online

Questions for live audience

Did you attend conferences regularly (2 or more a year)? And if so, will not being able to attend an event have an adverse effect on your professional development?

Do you currently have a need to upskill or reskill because of the pandemic?

Is your opinion of conferences going to change moving forward? For example, are they a critical enough part of your professional development that you will immediately return to attending as soon as possible?

What will be required to make you feel comfortable returning to attending live events?

Are you registered for or looking to register for any upcoming live online events?

If you’re registered for an online event, what is it?

Do you have any sense of how your organization is going to make decisions about your professional development going forward?

Friday, March 20 | Comedy Writing Tips for Learning Design with Sarah Ann Houghton

Friday, March 20 | Comedy Writing Tips for Learning Design with Sarah Ann Houghton

Want to connect with your learners? Be funny! Join our guest, comedian and educator, Sara Ann Houghton as she shares Comedy Writing Tips for Learning Design. This Storytelling Playlist episode will show you how humor can help facilitate improved learning – and make it stick. Don’t miss it!


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Community Discussion: L&D Resources – Blogs, Podcasts, Newsletters


Julian Stodd’s Learning Blog

Christopher Bergeron

Connie Malamed – The eLearning Coach

Clark Quinn – Learnlets

Harold Jarche

Stephen Downes

Christopher Bergeron

Christopher Pappas

Craig Weiss

Christy Tucker



eLearning Insider

Online Learning Weekly – Scott Cooper


Creative Mornings

For The Interested

Product Hunt

Brave Souls newsletter – Katica Roy

Home Page

OReilly Next Economy newsletter

Tim Ferris – 5 bullet Friday