804 Selecting Innovative eLearning Technologies: A Practical Guide
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, October 26
Management and Strategy
St. Thomas A
With an ever-expanding number of teaching and learning technologies available, it can be challenging to pick the ones that fit the needs of your learners and organization. All of these technologies claim to solve your problems, so how do you know you are making the right choice? Without a sound strategy, it may be difficult to select appropriate, innovative, and institutionally sustainable technologies.
In this session, you will learn about the strategies that can assist your decision-making process when selecting innovative, yet sustainable, technologies. You will also learn how to assess, vet, and critically evaluate technologies and how they integrate into a comprehensive strategy. You’ll develop skills to address issues you may encounter with current technologies. In addition, you will explore the biases, tendencies, and emotional aspects of choosing technologies. You will leave this session with practical strategies and resources to help you evaluate and select technology for your eLearning endeavors.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why technology should be thoroughly assessed before implementing
- What factors you should consider when selecting learning technologies
- How biases, tendencies, and emotions affect the decision-making process
- How to leverage your resources to ensure a sound technology strategy
- How and when to re-evaluate and pivot your technology strategy
Designers, developers, managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.), and strategists.
Technology discussed in this session:
Common eLearning technologies such as learning management systems, LTI tools, etc.
Owner and Lead Instructional Designer
Home Learning + Development
Nikki McIntosh is the owner and lead instructional designer at Hone Learning + Development. She has experience in both academic and professional settings. While working at University of Wisconsin–Madison, she was the liaison to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and the Wisconsin Department of Justice. She has worked in the field of educational media and technology for over five years. Nikki has an associate degree in visual communications and a bachelor’s degree in adult education from Bellevue University.