Learning Solutions Online Conference Program

Thank you for participating in the 2020 Learning Solutions Online Conference! This is the Event Resource Page where you will find session handouts and session recordings, and other event-related resources. We strongly encourage you to BOOKMARK THIS PAGE so you can get back to it quickly for future use. This page will remain available for one year following the live event.

Materials and Recordings
  • You can view session descriptions by clicking the session titles below.
  • You can access session handouts by clicking the handout icons by each session.
  • We will post recordings the week following the event.
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DAY 1: July 8

101: Using Games, Characters & Storylines to Improve Learning Outcomes

Stephen Baer, The Game Agency

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

In this session, you’ll learn how you can deliver effective training with fun games, interesting characters, and engaging storylines. This will help you engage with your learners on a deeper level, sustain their focus, and keep them coming back for more. Additionally, you'll find ways to measure the results of your training. Learn more.

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201: Make the Switch: Drive Learning & Development with Data-Driven Analytics

Catherine Kovar, Kahuna Workforce Solutions

10:00AM – 11:00AM PT

In this session, you will learn the impact of a skill and competency-based learning model to the business and workforce, competency structure fundamentals, what the data looks like and how the data impacts the training and an example business engagement framework structure. Learn more.

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301: Creative Design: Think Big to Elevate Your Learner's Experience

Eric Rowland, Paychex

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

This session will explore a simple yet creative design process for delivering better learning experiences. You'll also learn how you can overcome challenges presented by cautious clients/SMEs/stakeholders. Lastly, you’ll put your new skills to work by using the Think Big approach and brainstorming ideas that could help a user learn a skill or change a behavior. Learn more.

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401: Instructional Comics: Are They Effective for Self-Paced Learning?

Kevin Thorn, NuggetHead Studioz

1:00PM – 2:00 PM PT

Can a story told through the comic medium maintain instructional value? During this session, you'll explore the research on effective learning comic, the differences between a printed vs. digital comic, the effective uses of the emerging interactive graphic novel for instruction, and see successful comics for learning implementations. Learn more.

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DAY 2: July 9

501: An Insider’s View on the Future of Learning Platforms

Steve Foreman, InfoMedia Designs

8:30 AM – 9:30AM PT

Explore the present and future of successful learning platforms! Hear where the market is going and how diverse platforms augment an organization’s learning and technology infrastructure. Learn more.

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601: 10 Techniques to Measure the Success of Virtual Training

Cindy Huggett, Cindy Huggett Consulting

10:00AM – 11:00AM PT

In this session, you will learn nine techniques to evaluate results of your virtual training programs. You'll get an overview of five different evaluation strategies that could be used in your approach. You'll leave with an evaluation strategy planning tool, along with at least nine practical things to do in your next virtual program. Learn more.

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701: Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design

Christy Tucker, Syniad Learning

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

In this session, you'll learn how to streamline your processes for branching scenarios, from initial planning through writing and creating a functional prototype. You'll learn what questions to ask SMEs, get tips for planning the flow of your scenario, and learn the advantages of writing one complete path in the branching scenario. Learn more.

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801: Using Design Thinking and Storytelling Mindsets to Create Viral Learning

Nicole Wong & Debbie Au Yeung, PwC

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

This case-study session will look at the lessons learned from PwC's step-by-step journey of how its L&D team applied design-thinking and storytelling mindsets, ideated an outside-of-the-box learning solution, told future-vision stories to gain buy-in from a training vendor, and rapidly iterated a scalable, cost-effective, on-demand digital learning solution. Learn more.

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