Learning Technology Mystery Series Presents “The Case of the Disengaged Learner” with Cara North



Mystery Learning Theater from an industry favorite!

We’ve all been there or seen it in the wild…someone, somewhere completely disengaged in their learning.  How do we solve it?  Join in the fun and help solve the mystery of why the learner is disengaged.  You will choose your sidekick and team up to use what you learn in the presentation to help save the day.  Can you figure out the mystery?
In this session, participants will learn
  • Trends and theories of engagement research in the four dominant research perspectives
  • Applications and techniques to increase learner engagement in online and face to face training

Women in Learning & Development (WiLD) Panel with host Toddi Norum and guests Shannon Tipton, Laura Sanchez, and Tricia Ransom


Is Women’s progress in the workplace stalling?

Equal pay, race and gender bias, access to jobs, and sexual harassment are just some of the many issues women face in the workplace. Yet women remain underrepresented at every level in corporate America, despite earning more college degrees than men for 30 years and counting (McKinsey). What can L&D do to address this problem? What amount of responsibility does the training department have in dealing with these issues? Do we have blind spots when it comes to diversity — so we can’t solve problems that we don’t see or understand clearly? This panel session includes hosts Toddi Norum & Valerie Sunyak, with panelists Tricia Ransom, Shannon Tipton, and Laura Sanchez.

Interact and Engage! Activities for SPECTACULAR Live Online Events with Kassy Laborie


Everything You Need to Know to Build A Successful Online Event

Whether it’s an online meeting, a presentation via webinar, or live online training, engagement is the main question on everyone’s mind. Will it be worth my time to attend or will it be an opportunity to check email instead? Online meeting technology is powerful and has made it easy to connect with people from anywhere in the world at any time, yet we often still struggle with getting everyone to interact.

Interaction is the answer to successful engagement and using the features of the platform is the answer to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It is what you choose to do with those features that will make the difference in your next virtual training, webinar, or meeting. Learn what you can do to be successful in the virtual environment and avoid everyone asking for a recording or a copy of the slides five minutes into your next virtual event.

We will discuss and analyze the activities demonstrated and brainstorm where the techniques could be applied to your virtual training programs. The speaker will discuss design considerations for platforms like WebEx, Zoom, Adobe Connect, GoToTraining, and other platforms.

Application on the Job

  • Describe how engaging live online meetings, webinars, and training events build virtual team engagement.
  • Determine the appropriate level of interaction to create effective live online events.
  • Analyze activities for specific engagement techniques to apply to your own activity design.
  • Use a checklist of platform features to optimize the investment in your virtual meeting technology.