411 eLearning Dirty Secrets: Our Worst Examples

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, November 17

Instructional Design


J.M. Barrie said, “We are all failures; at least, the best of us are.” When attending conferences, you often get the opportunity to see individuals sharing their best work. What isn’t visible is everything that fell apart in the process of achieving something great. These are great opportunities to learn from.

This session will explore the experiences of a panel of eLearning professionals who have a checkered past of designing and developing training solutions. They will share some of their eLearning dirty secrets—the worst examples from past projects—and discuss what they learned. They will also invite attendees to share their own eLearning dirty secrets, creating a real-time collection of lessons learned. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to see firsthand how others best learn from mistakes.

In this session, you will learn:

  • From examples of bad eLearning projects
  • About better ways of approaching eLearning design and development
  • How to build your confidence to try something new and different

Novice, intermediate, and advanced designers, developers, and project managers.

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Shawn Rosler

Instructional Designer

Red Nucleus

Shawn Rosler is an instructional designer for Red Nucleus. A developer of dynamic, interactive, and highly efficient computer and web-based training for over 20 years; he’s also a frequent contributor to industry-based publications. From adult learning theory to the real-world application of converting instructor- led training to a computer or web base, he is an evangelist for economic effectiveness.

Sarah Mercier


Learning Ninjas

Sarah Mercier, CEO at Learning Ninjas, specializes in innovative learning technology and strategic implementation of learning solutions. Sarah is an international facilitator for the Association for Talent Development’s E-Learning Instructional Design and Microlearning certificate programs. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and business events in the areas of instructional strategy, learning technology strategy, and learning solution design and development. Her work has been published in ATD’s 2020 Trends in Learning Technology, The Book of Road-Tested Activities, TD Magazine, Learning Solutions Magazine, CLO Magazine, and a variety of other training and workforce publications.

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