606 Strategies for Tackling Learning Modernization Challenges
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, October 24
Management and Strategy
Learning modernization cannot be merely shoving legacy content into new technology. It needs to be a transformation in the way organizations approach learning to ensure better utilization of people and resources as the workforce of the future emerges. To be successful, the development of learning ecosystems requires collaboration between information architects, instructional designers, software developers, human resource managers, and others. Teams are applying skills in which they may have never received formal training and, while the principles of classic educational models (e.g., Bloom's Taxonomy) continue to hold true, the means by which we apply them has evolved. No one field has the background skillsets and expertise to accomplish this task alone.
In this session, we'll explore lessons learned from a university/industry collaboration to design a learning ecosystem with a solid learning science foundation capable of utilizing legacy instructional content and evolving to incorporate new strategies and technology. You'll learn how to identify key challenges that can arise during this kind of learning modernization, such as taxonomy development, integration of new with existing technologies, and cross-disciplinary buy-in. And, you'll discuss strategies for overcoming these challenges.
In this session, you will learn:
- To identify risks in the learning modernization process
- To identify skills/voices necessary for a successful learning modernization collaboration
- Strategies for approaching taxonomy development
- Tips for generating buy-in
Designers, managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Technology discussed in this session:
Learning management systems, skills tracking software, learning record stores, simulation, virtual reality, augmented reality
Patricia Bockelman Morrow
University of Central Florida
Patricia Bockelman Morrow is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida, where her research incorporates cognitive science, learning science, and modeling and simulation to support efforts from defense, healthcare, and energy industry sponsors. In addition to her research, she serves as graduate teaching faculty in the modeling simulation and training program at UCF. She holds a doctorate degree.
Learning Technology Manager
Susan Spark is the learning technology manager at Schlumberger. Along with her exceptional team, she is focused on bringing L&D into the fold of the corporate strategy toward digital platforms, big data, and innovative technologies. Susan is responsible for the development of emerging learning technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, as well as implementation of a modern, adaptable, learning ecosystem. She effectively integrates 14 years of Schlumberger experience across diverse roles in data management, recruiting, HR compliance, and training center management.
Institute for Simulation & Training, University of Central Florida
Rae Hanson is research faculty at the University of Central Florida. As an information architect, she is continuously working to improve the learner experience with a focus on the design and development of learning management systems and multimedia interactive content. She has participated in the design, quality assurance, and maintenance of online, database-driven applications and interactive websites, as well as the development of training programs for defense, transportation, healthcare, and energy industry sponsors. A storyteller at heart, she is always looking for the most effective way to capture a learner's attention.