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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2013 - Career/Business Issues Track
102 Training Your Organization’s Leaders: A CarMax Case Study
210 How to Eat the Elephant: “e” Project Management Basics
213 Building eLearning Strategy for the Future: Nine Key Shifts to Watch
306 Strategies for Communicating Design Ideas to Non-designers
312 Collaboration Tools for Remote Training Teams
402 Partnering to Create Dynamic Organizational Learning Interventions
507 Successful eLearning Design Projects: Tips for Designers/ Developers
511 Getting the Content You Need from Your SMEs
603 eLearning Guild Research: Practitioner Research to Help Your Practice
607 The Notorious PID (Project Initiation Document)
702 Who Is the Next-gen Worker (and Are We Ready for Them?)
808 Organize Your Life and Accomplish Your Goals Using Outlook and OneNote
811 From the Classroom to Online Training: Lessons Learned by the Newbie
102

Training Your Organization’s Leaders: A CarMax Case Study

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 01:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you born a leader, or is it possible to teach leadership? CarMax has built a program that says, “Yes, you can teach leadership.” The Summit Program gives CarMax the tools to take a high-potential manager and turn him or her into a high-potential leader.

Participants in this case-study session will examine the way CarMax researched and developed the content that is the core of the Summit Program. You’ll learn about the various research and data points used to determine the most important leadership traits that need to be taught and you will focus on how to teach, practice, and observe the execution of these high-level, esoteric leadership traits.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to teach leadership traits and behaviors
  • How to assess the mastery of these leadership traits
  • The advantages of a blended learning approach
  • How to use community service to teach leadership

Audience:
Intermediate professionals who have some instructional design background and who are involved in associate development and leadership training.

Debbie Edwards
Manager, Talent Management
CarMax
Debbie Edwards is a manager for CarMax. A 19-year CarMax associate, Debbie has spent her career in the learning and development field. She currently leads a team of four learning professionals who are responsible for creating all competency-based training for CarMax’s 17,000 associates, including instructor-led and eLearning course development. Prior to her current position, Debbie led CarMax’s management assessment program and also spent many years managing the company’s learning management system, KMXUniversity.
Brian McWalters
eLearning Developer
CarMax
Brian McWalters is an eLearning developer at CarMax who joined the company in 2010 to develop engaging online content and pull the learning for CarMax into the 21st century. Prior to arriving at CarMax he worked at Bank of America for 12 years in a variety of instructional design roles, from designing and developing a series of online courses to traditional classroom training that ranged from one day to three weeks.
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210

How to Eat the Elephant: “e” Project Management Basics

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 02:30 PM - 3:30 PM

An eLearning project is actually two projects: a software project combined with a performance enhancement (“training”) project. That means bigger scope, more stakeholders, bigger risk, longer duration, more budget pressures, and many more opportunities for communication to fail. eLearning projects consist of a whole bunch of different activities, considerations, resources, and people, and all of these cogs need careful alignment. This kind of project management may not be in our toolkit as a learning or education professional.

Participants in this session will examine the whole project process for creating a high-quality “e” program, and share some tips and tricks that will help keep things on track, including the six steps to effective project management for creating these programs. You’ll also explore your specific role as a project manager for “e” as well as the roles of the other team players within the development team. You’ll leave with the tools and checklists needed to manage “e” implementations within your organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What your specific roles and responsibilities as project manager are
  • Who is part of your team for implementation (even if you’re wearing most of the hats!) and how to manage them
  • The six steps to effective project management for creating “e” programs
  • Your areas of focus as the PM in each of the six steps

Audience:
Novice-to-advanced project managers, managers, directors, and VPs. Knowledge of learning technologies and general eLearning development would be helpful.

Steve Yacovelli
Solution Architect/Catalyst
SweetRush
Steve Yacovelli is a solution architect/catalyst for SweetRush. Steve has worked with such great organizations as The Walt Disney Company, IBM, Tupperware Brands Corporation, George Washington University, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Bellsouth-AT&T. A published author, Steve holds a BS degree in public relations, an M A degree in educational policy and leadership development, and an EdD degree in instructional technology and distance education.
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213

Building eLearning Strategy for the Future: Nine Key Shifts to Watch

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 02:30 PM - 3:30 PM

American author Bruce Barton once noted, “When you’re through changing, you’re through.” This is certainly true for eLearning strategy. Just when you think you’ve set your direction, things change. What strategic shifts in the eLearning field should we prepare for, even while we maintain our current efforts?

This session will review the major characteristics of a sound—and sustainable—eLearning strategy and then focus on the nine key changes we can expect over the next two to three years. Session participants will get suggestions for incorporating these new initiatives into your evolving strategy with the least amount of organizational pain.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What is an eLearning strategy
  • What makes a shift in how we approach eLearning "strategic" and not operational or tactical
  • The nine key shifts we can expect in the eLearning field over the next two years
  • How to transition to a new strategic direction without faltering on your current focus

Audience:
Senior eLearning managers and leaders, including CLOs, training managers, technology managers, instructional design leads, and business leaders, who are implementing eLearning in their organizations.

Marc Rosenberg
President
Marc Rosenberg and Associates
Dr. Marc Rosenberg is a leading management consultant in training, organizational learning, eLearning, knowledge management and performance improvement. He has written two best-selling books, E-Learning: Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age, and Beyond E-Learning: Approaches and Technologies to Enhance Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Performance. His monthly column, “Marc My Words,” appears in the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions online magazine. Marc is past president and honorary life member of the International Society for Performance Improvement, has spoken at The White House, debated eLearning’s future at Oxford University, keynoted conferences around the world, authored over 50 articles, and is frequently quoted in major trade publications.
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306

Strategies for Communicating Design Ideas to Non-designers

Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Project stakeholders and subject matter experts (SMEs) generally communicate in a language that’s very different from the language designers use. Concepts like storyboarding, interactivity, authoring tools, or terms like cognitive dissonance, may mean a lot to designers, but are usually over the heads of results-oriented contributors.

In this session, participants will explore practical communication strategies and language and get tips that can help bridge communication gaps between themselves and business leaders, SMEs, and other key contributors. By dropping design jargon, understanding how to pick your battles, and learning how to tailor communication to a group of non-designers, you’ll be able to conduct more effective project and needs analysis meetings, enhance the quality of communication and collaboration across teams, and pitch more effective learning solutions.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How the same “design speak” that supports designer and developer collaboration can impede communications with non-designers
  • Practical communication strategies for better project planning
  • Pointers for conducting more meaningful, results-oriented needs analysis conversations with SMEs
  • Tips for using online tools and resources to ease communications between you and your SMEs

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and project managers who have at least some prior instructional design or development experience in a corporate learning environment or as a freelance consultant working directly with key contributors and subject matter experts.

Trina Rimmer
Chief Designer
Rimmer Creative Group
Trina Rimmer is the owner and chief instructional design consultant at Rimmer Creative Group. For over 13 years, Trina’s been designing, developing, and delivering training and performance solutions to companies large and small. Her clients span diverse industries, including financial services, manufacturing, retail, foodservice, and healthcare. She's also a regular contributor to the Impact Instruction Group blog, where she focuses on mentoring fellow learning practitioners.
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312

Collaboration Tools for Remote Training Teams

Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Organizations of all sizes face myriad challenges connecting workers who are increasingly out from behind their desks and on the move. This session will explore how businesses are leveraging the benefits of next-gen social, mobile, and cloud technologies to connect and inform their workers and drive both collaboration and engagement to accelerate overall performance. Highlights from a dozen different use cases demonstrate how mobile + learning + social + cloud can coalesce to deliver sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, solutions to remote workers wherever they may be.

Participants in this session will see solutions from leading organizations for typical remote-worker use cases spanning pure training, facilitator support, event augmentation, compliance and regulatory support, performance support, on-the-go performance appraisals, knowledge management, product launch, collaboration, sales enablement, and engagement and gamification. You’ll see live demonstrations of proven solutions from leading enterprise organizations that are providing improved levels of support and engagement for their remote staff working with the tools and devices every remote knowledge worker uses.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to measure the impact of remote workers on our training needs
  • How leading organizations are using mobile devices, tablets, and laptops to extend line-of-business application access
  • Which technologies are easy to implement to support remote workers (and which are challenging)
  • How access to learning and performance support tools is integral to supporting remote teams

Audience:
Novice-to-advanced professionals.

Robert Gadd
President
OnPoint Digital
Robert Gadd is co-founder and president of OnPoint Digital and directs the company’s technology strategy and vision. He is a recognized industry leader and frequent speaker on learning solutions and mobile learning technologies. Prior to founding OnPoint in 2001, Robert was president of eDeploy.com, a Web-based project collaboration developer for tech OEMs, carriers, and systems integrators based in Denver, CO. Prior to eDeploy, he was Chief Technology Officer of Datatec Systems, a leading systems integrator for Global 2000 companies with more than 1,000 employees and worldwide operations. Robert is co-host of “This Week in mLearning,” a podcast exploring all aspects of mLearning.
Katherine Guest
Vice President and Cofounder
OnPoint Digital, Inc.
Katherine Guest is cofounder and VP of Sales & Marketing of OnPoint Digital. She oversees OnPoint’s market messaging and system design efforts, as well as manages content development teams building interfaces and rich-media audio and video content.
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402

Partnering to Create Dynamic Organizational Learning Interventions

Thursday, March 14, 2013 01:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Nestlé Purina PetCare created a top-manager think-tank to redesign their future by asking, “What could the business look like?” and “How could it expand into the next millennium?” Employees needed to learn how and when to question the processes, products, or people procedures that they were a part of, which led to a two-day training session that not only had to integrate into the current activities of the organization, but had to change mindset and behavior. Designing the right intervention in an already innovative and successful organization required partnering with an external learning provider to undertake this complex company-wide initiative, but partnering with an outside learning provider for a long time brings about its own challenges. Learn how partner successfully while still remaining partners.

In this case-study session, you’ll learn how Nestlé Purina PetCare partnered with Eagle’s Flight Creative Training Excellence to design, develop, and facilitate a company- and nation-wide training program for 7,000 employees in headquarters, field, and factory environments. You’ll learn the process for discovering the organizational learning barriers and enablers, and how to use this information to create a learning solution that fits your organization’s needs and addresses your corporate mandate. This program won the 2011 Stevie Award for Eagle’s Flight.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to understand and address your executives’ corporate mandate for learning needs
  • How to identify the barriers and enablers to learning within your organization as they directly relate to the learning initiative
  • How to address these barriers and enablers to overcome perceptions and create a successful learning solution
  • How to effectively partner with a learning provider
Belinda Brin
Senior Organization Development Manager
Nestlé Purina PetCare
Belinda Brin is a senior organization development manager at Nestle Purina in St Louis, MO. Prior to joining Purina she was an independent consultant, with Delaware North Companies as an internal organization development consultant, and with the State of Missouri Division of Job Creation. She’s worked in the field of training and organization development for the past 25 years.
Nancy Priest
Senior VP Organizational Learning/EVP Global Business Development
Eagle’s Flight, Creative Training Excellence
Nancy Priest is senior VP organizational learning/EVP global business development with Eagle’s Flight, Creative Training Excellence, where she works with organizations developing strategic learning solutions that achieve business objectives. Working with a broad range of private- and public-sector organizations, including manufacturing, finance, retail, and service, allows her to bring practical and realistic insights to business challenges. Nancy was a corporate trainer for 15 years before joining Eagle’s Flight; she is a graduate of Ryerson University, a certified training and development professional, and a certified social media strategist.
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507

Successful eLearning Design Projects: Tips for Designers/ Developers

Thursday, March 14, 2013 02:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Gone are the days when eLearning designers and developers were only responsible for envisioning and creating solutions. On the one hand, software has enabled SMEs to assume these roles to some degree in nearly every organization. On the other hand, expanding needs and shrinking workforces, budgets, and timelines have converged to force designers and developers to take on additional responsibilities far outside their expertise and comfort zones. Even the best designer or developer can be ill prepared to deal with issues that often arise as they try to keep projects and people moving toward a solution.

This session features tips and tactics for dealing with common issues encountered in situations where repeated failure can mean the difference between being viewed as a respected colleague or an expendable order-taker. Participants will explore several eLearning project experiences, both good and bad, and distill from them tips anyone can use to keep even the most difficult eLearning projects on track. In addition, you will have opportunities to share your own wisdom from similar situations.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Tips for nipping potential solution disagreements in the bud
  • How to make a collapsing deadline work for you
  • Ways to make your project team mutiny proof
  • Best practices to gain support for your design

Audience:
Novice-to-advanced designers, developers, managers, and directors. Some project experience is helpful, but not required.

Jennifer Cason
Technical Trainer Consultant
TSYS
Jennifer Cason, a technical trainer consultant for TSYS, has been developing and delivering adult learning solutions for over 20 years, from the beginning of her performance-improvement career in the early 1990s as a volunteer trainer with a large aircraft-maintenance facility to her current work designing and developing learning for TSYS. Her passion for enabling effective performance has driven her into a multitude of roles, including stand-up trainer, instructional designer, manager, and training department of one.
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511

Getting the Content You Need from Your SMEs

Thursday, March 14, 2013 02:30 PM - 3:30 PM

It’s a daunting task to step into an unfamiliar subject area and write an eLearning course. You might have access to an SME, but one with limited availability. When you do get an SME’s time, you need to build credibility for your own skillset and maximize the information you get. Where do you start? What questions do you ask? Too many eLearning professionals fumble and stumble their way through SME interviews and don’t get the information they need before their time is up. An unstructured approach rarely works.

Participants in this session will learn about a proven methodology they can use before, during, and after SME interviews. Using this methodology, and the forms that come with it, helps ensure you get all the content you need in an efficient manner, avoids the need to go back to SMEs again and again, and earns you credibility and buy-in from your SMEs and their managers. This session provides a proven method for quickly getting a complete content set from an SME.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The steps to take before you interview an SME
  • How to use a template to conduct an efficient and successful SME interview
  • A method for documenting and verifying the content you’ve obtained from SMEs
  • Tips for building your credibility when working with SMEs

Audience:
Novice designers, developers, and managers. Participants should be familiar with a systematic design methodology, such as ADDIE, and have worked with a subject matter expert to develop an eLearning course.

Jennifer De Vries
President
BlueStreak Learning
Jennifer De Vries, CPT, is a speaker coach and online host for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums and the president and chief solutions architect for BlueStreak Learning. She has over 20 years’ experience managing eLearning programs for organizations such as IBM, Motorola, Joint Commission Resources, and Thomson/NETg. Jennifer frequently writes and speaks on the topic of eLearning, and is best known for her groundbreaking report on rapid eLearning published by Bersin & Associates and for her logical, practical, and business-oriented approach to eLearning. She has been named one of the top 20 most influential people in online learning by OnlineUniversityRankings.org.
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603

eLearning Guild Research: Practitioner Research to Help Your Practice

Thursday, March 14, 2013 04:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Many practitioners think that learning “research” is pie-in-the-sky information that is of value for academics but of little value for practitioners. Good practitioner research is practical research that points practitioners and their managers towards better practice and helps them make the important decisions.

In this session, participants will have the chance to see data and charts and hear panel members’ main conclusions from Guild research. You will also learn how this information is valuable for your day-to-day practice. As panel members are genuine experts, participants will also be able to ask questions and engage in a dialog with them.

In this session, you will learn:
  • Interesting data and charts you can use from Guild research reports
  • The main conclusions from recent Guild research reports
  • How Guild research helps you improve your practice and make better decisions
  • What experts in the field are thinking and doing
Target:
Novice-to-advanced professionals.
Patti Shank (Host)
Director of Research
The eLearning Guild
Patti Shank, PhD, CPT, is the research director of The eLearning Guild and president of Learning Peaks LLC, an internationally recognized instructional design/consulting firm. Patti is in Who's Who in Instructional Technology and is an often-requested speaker at training and instructional technology conferences. She is quoted frequently in training publications and is the co-author of Making Sense of Online Learning (Pfeiffer, 2004), editor of The Online Learning Idea Book (Pfeiffer, 2007, 2011), co- editor of The E-Learning Handbook (Pfeiffer, 2008), and co-author of Essential Articulate Studio ’09 (Jones and Bartlett, 2009).
Clark Quinn
Executive Director
Quinnovation
Clark Quinn is the executive director at Quinnovation, where he consults on performance systems architecture and strategy. Clark combines a deep background in cognitive science with broad experience in technology, delivering innovative and successful solutions for Fortune 500 organizations, government, not-for-profits, and education. An in-demand presenter, Clark is also the author of numerous articles and three books, including Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games and Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. He is also senior director for interaction and mobile for the Internet Time Alliance, helping organizations work smarter. Clark holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of California, San Diego.
Joe Ganci
President
eLearning Joe
Joe Ganci is president of eLearning Joe, a custom learning company. Since 1983 he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe is considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and he consults with clients worldwide. His eLearning tool reviews appear each month in Learning Solutions Magazine, and he has been the recipient of several awards for his work in eLearning, including being selected as an eLearning Guild Master. His mission is to improve the quality of eLearning with practical approaches that work. He loves to help others achieve their goals.
Steve Foreman
President
InfoMedia Designs
Steve Foreman is President of InfoMedia Designs, a provider of eLearning infrastructure consulting services and technology solutions to Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and government agencies. Since establishing his consulting practice in 1983, Steve has spent 30+ years working with forward-looking companies to find new and effective ways to apply computer technology to support human performance. His work includes enterprise learning strategy, LMS selection and implementation, learning-technology architecture and integration, expert-knowledge harvesting, knowledge management, and innovative performance-support solutions that blend working and learning.
Jane Bozarth
eLearning Coordinator
State of North Carolina
Jane Bozarth is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. As leader of the State of North Carolina’s award-winning eLearning program, Jane specializes in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint, From Analysis to Evaluation, and Social Media for Trainers. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development.
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607

The Notorious PID (Project Initiation Document)

Thursday, March 14, 2013 04:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Creative and talented eLearning people often aren’t comfortable with project management, setting expectations, and pushing back or saying “No” to clients. Having a consistent process for every new project helps you appear as the expert and helps your clients feel comfortable coming to you for project assistance.

Session participants will learn how to conduct the initial client meeting—for either internal or external clients—and return with a simple-to-use, sleek, and effective project initiation document (PID) that will act as a proposal, outline, and project plan all in one. The PID will be the initial high-level document to share with all stakeholders to obtain their approval and buy-in. You’ll learn how to become an effective champion of the PID, which serves as your proposal to your client, and is a template-like document in a simple table format you can complete during or after an initial client meeting.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What a PID is, and how it works
  • How a PID can save time and money on project re-dos and eliminate the fallout from unhappy clients and management
  • How to effectively scope and launch a new project
  • How to position yourself as an expert in your field
  • How to manage client expectations (even unrealistic ones)
  • How to gain buy-in from clients and stakeholders
  • How to build an entire project management cycle around a PID

Audience:
Novice and intermediate professionals, especially those who work directly with internal or external clients and/or SMEs, and who want to learn more about setting expectations, managing their projects, and proposing learning solutions to meet needs.

Nichole Gunter-Richardson
Instructional Designer
Neustar
Nichole Gunter-Richardson is an instructional designer with Neustar. Nichole has over six years of training experience, with three years designing and developing online courses for the corporate environment. Prior to her eLearning career she was a corporate trainer and technical writer.
Gail Griswold
Manager, Learning & Development
Neustar
Gail Griswold is the manager of learning solutions with Neustar. Gail has worked in the learning and development industry for almost 20 years, with a focus in the past five years on eLearning solutions, including online learning and self-directed and virtual learning. She’s managed teams of instructional designers and has worked for large technology companies building both internal and external eLearning and multimedia-rich deliverables.
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702

Who Is the Next-gen Worker (and Are We Ready for Them?)

Friday, March 15, 2013 08:30 AM - 9:30 AM

What will the next-generation learning organization need? The keys to the learning organization of 2018 are its employees. What skill, attributes, and competencies they will need in order to solve the problems of the businesses the next learning organization will support?

In this session, participants will get an outline of current skills and competencies and then, working in groups, you’ll build out the elements you think the employee of 2018 will need. Afterward the groups will share their results to develop a complete picture.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The desired technical skills of the 2018 learning professional
  • Their desired interpersonal skills and attributes
  • Their desired collaboration skills and attributes
  • Their desired social intelligence skills and attributes

Audience:
Intermediate professionals involved in hiring and evaluating employees and/or developing training or courses that will develop learning professionals.

William Ryan
Performance Learning Strategist
R4C
William Ryan consults on various topics related to the implementation and application of performance learning in the training and development field serving corporate, industrial, and educational organizations. As a former vice president of education for Almost Family, William focused on supporting a mobile and remote workforce by increasing skills and expanding resources. He has held positions as national leader for curriculum and technology solutions with Humana and vice president for technology/CIO at Lakeland Community College, and worked with Westinghouse and IBM in learning technology roles. William holds an MS in corporate communications with an emphasis in instructional design, from Ithaca College and a PhD in computing technology in education from Nova Southeastern University.
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808

Organize Your Life and Accomplish Your Goals Using Outlook and OneNote

Friday, March 15, 2013 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Are you overwhelmed by your to-do list and horrified by your in-box? Does your inbox have more than a dozen emails in it? Are you able to stay on top on the competing projects you are managing? Have you ever missed a milestone or a deadline? If you answered yes to any of the above, this session is for you.

Participants in this session will learn a tickler and functional folder system that assures consistent follow-up and prevents items from slipping through the cracks. The system uses Outlook and OneNote to organize the mechanics of managing those details and allows you to focus on your real work. You’ll be able to locate needed information in seconds versus hours; you won’t miss deadlines, and you will have a toolkit to successfully manage multiple and competing priorities.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to set up a tickler Outlook folder system
  • How to set up an organized Outlook storage folder system
  • How to use OneNote to track projects, people, and ideas
  • How to use OneNote to manage work and personal projects and plans
  • How to use Sticky Notes to ensure a brilliant idea is never lost

Audience:
Novice-to-advanced professionals with familiarity and access to Windows Outlook and OneNote.

Debbie Baxter
Director, Learning Solutions and Client Support Services
Health Data & Management Solutions (part of Aetna)
Debbie Baxter is the director of learning solutions and client support services for Health Data & Management Solutions (HDMS). Debbie’s team provides email and phone support for external and internal clients; delivers live classes and webinars; develops eLearning web clips, self-paced courses, and certification tests; and writes print documentation. Prior to working for HDMS, Debbie held positions including trainer, training and documentation manager, general manager, and vice president for a national training company.
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811

From the Classroom to Online Training: Lessons Learned by the Newbie

Friday, March 15, 2013 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM

In 2011, Darla Fisher attended her first Learning Solutions conference. She was recently hired to develop online curriculum for law enforcement officers; legislative action opened the door for online compliance training, so the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center team had to quickly learn how to do curriculum development and create online training. The conference left Darla with many questions, but also a new network of professionals to call upon. She shares stories from her first year—the struggles, the challenges, and the celebrations. This session will focus on foundational issues of eLearning.

Participants in this case-study session will learn one team’s solutions to building an eLearning course, hear lessons learned, and discover practices that they can apply to online development projects. You’ll see the process of storyboarding and how spending more time at the beginning will save development time in the long run.  

In this session, you will learn:

  • The importance of keeping the project simple and focused
  • How storyboarding can be valuable for the team
  • The basics of online curriculum development
  • What we wish we knew before we started
  • How to understand the jargon used in curriculum development (SME, ID, CD, LMS, etc.)
  • How to find answers to questions like “What are the copyright laws of using videos?” and “Are the laws different in online training than they are in face-to-face training?”

Audience:
Novice designer and developers who are new to online curriculum development. No particular knowledge or skills are required.

Darla Fisher
Curriculum Developer
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
Darla Fisher is a curriculum developer with the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). Darla joined the KLETC after 18 years as a classroom teacher and administrator to use her curriculum and instruction skills in an adult-learning setting. Over the past year with KLETC, she has designed and developed mandated curriculum on the topic of racial or other biased-based policing. Darla holds an MS in education, has studied teaching and learning at the University of Kansas, and is currently taking classes toward a master’s degree in instructional design and technology.
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