A Simple Planning Model to Get The Best out of New Technologies like VR, AI and AR with Debbie Richards and Hugh Seaton


New Learning Technologies: Moving from ADDIE to ADDEDD

We are seeing a wave of new technologies come into elearning, from AI chatbots, voice-enabled assistants to Virtual and Augmented reality experiences.

Each of these has its own unique capabilities, each of these has its own benefits to bring to L&D programs. But how to do they fit into these programs? How should we think about a virtual reality experience in the context of a course? How does a chatbot integrate with, say, a course for new managers?

In this session, we’ll review some of these new technologies from a strictly learning perspective, then introduce a new planning model, ADDEDD, that updates the venerated ADDIE model for a new age.

You’ll get a foundation for how VR, AR and select AI technologies work together, and how to work with a vendor or internal team to make them combine for truly new learning experiences and capabilities.

You’ll also walk away with a clear framework to guide future developments, no matter what the technology.

Radical Performance: Reimagining Corporate Learning in the Digital Age with Brandon Carson


Learn how and why the corporate learning organization needs to reorient itself to the digital age.

The digital age has created a massive increase in the speed and complexity of business, fundamentally disrupting the workplace. As new technology is integrated, workers at all levels are needing to reskill much faster and navigate more complex systems and processes. The corporate learning function is in a unique position to lead the transformation required in workplace learning, but first it must transform how it operates.

Brandon will discuss how and why the corporate learning organization needs to reorient itself to the digital age and take a more proactive leadership role in driving the business transformation from a performance perspective.

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.

Demystifying Sales – We Sell Knowledge – So Let’s Learn How to Sell it! with Mike Simmons


A Simple Four Step Roadmap to “sell” your training

Everyone sells. You hear it all the time. And you understand what it means. But have you ever put it into practice? Sales is a discipline and requires a process. Just like designing instruction. The best sales performers follow a simple process. We have our ADDIE, LLAMA, and SAM models. Sales has fancy branded names for their process too.

Mike has cracked the sales process code and will teach us all how to apply it to the work we do. Instead of us needing to learn the language of sales, Mike has translated sales into our language. He’s done it for elite former special forces members re-entering the civilian workforce and we’re excited to have him do it for us at TLDC.

In this session we will discuss:

  • Research – Gathering the data
  • Storytelling – Entering your customer’s story
  • Time Management – Doing the Right Stuff – Saying NO
  • Project Management – Influencing Others to Execute

We know many of you are consultants, or are currently employed wanting to start consulting. This conversation applies to all of us in every situation. If the term sales is what bothers you, then just think of it as a necessary roadmap for your success. Because it works!

Creating Engaging Learning Through Visual Design with Tim Slade


“The truth is, good learning design is more than just instructional design.”
The effectiveness of any learning experience is only as good as the instructional design put into it. But can instructional design alone make learning engaging and effective? The truth is, good learning design is more than just instructional design. An engaging learning experience uses visual design, graphic design, and user interface design to help elevate the instructional design and learning experience.

In this one-hour session, participants will explore how to use visual communications to create engaging learning experiences. They’ll explore how to use visual communication techniques to visualize their learning content and help their learners “see” what they’re saying. Best of all, this session will focus on tips anyone can use, regardless of their current art or graphic design skills.

In this session, participants will discover:

  • How visual design is an integral component of effective learning.
  • How to implement basic techniques to visually communicate their learning content.
  • How to combine visual design with animations to add meaning to static content.
  • How to best utilize visual communications in learning.