Special thanks to everyone who participated in FocusOn Learning 2017. You helped make this the best year yet!
FocusOn Learning 2017: Games
Games are popular in our industry, but organizations need to understand what works (and what doesn’t work) when it comes to using games and gamification in L&D solutions. Through this year’s focus on games, we will examine the growing interest in how games and gamification can enhance organizational performance, and how we can overcome cultural perceptions of using games for learning.
Keynotes Exploring the Trends of Today and Tomorrow
FocusOn Learning features three keynotes that explore how today’s cutting-edge technologies are changing the ways we live, work, and learn. Each session will explore a key theme that will help you understand how and where you can use games in the context of learning. You’ll inspire your creative and innovative side, develop an understanding of what motivates people in an online environment, and put everything you’ve learned at FocusOn Learning into the context of your work.
Stimulating Creativity and Innovation in Your Organization
Cartoonist, The New Yorker
The Psychology of Online Engagement
Web Psychologist, Author of Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion
Cards Against Ineffective eLearning
Robert Gadd, Mark Lassoff, Koreen Pagano, Allison Rossett, Chad Udell, David Kelly
The Importance of Characters in Game-Based Learning
Koreen Pagano, D2L
What Training Can Learn from VR Games
David Kelly, The eLearning Guild
Jump Start Your Learning with Pre-Conference Workshops
Take a deep dive and master a specific games or gamification topic at the Pre-Conference Certificate Workshops and come away with practical, applicable skills and knowledge. Choose from a variety of one-day workshops, all taught by top industry experts and experienced practitioners.
Sunday, June 18, 8:30a – 4:30p
BYOL: Building Gamification in Captivate eLearning
Joe Ganci, eLearningJoe and Nancy Reyes, eLearning Brothers
Play to Learn—Designing Effective Learning Games
Sharon Boller, Bottom-Line Performance
Monday, June 19, 8:30a – 4:30p
BYOL: Designing and Developing Game Apps for Learning
Nick Floro, Sealworks Interactive Studios
Game Development Road Map for Non-Programmers
Andrew Hughes, Designing Digitally
FocusOn Learning Games Program
The FocusOn Learning program contains over 200 learning activities, and you’ll find it chock full of games-focused sessions in three separate tracks:
Management & Strategy
Plus Much More!
Let’s play—and learn! FocusOn Learning holds all the cards when it comes to game-based learning solutions. This year, we have over 40 sessions that delve into the application of organization-wide game strategies. Take a deep dive into the tools and technology that will take your solutions to the next level! Play games in this year’s Learning Arcade and break them open in our Deconstructing Games sessions, then reflect casually on some of the deeper questions in our daily Morning Buzz discussions.
In addition to the great tracks at FocusOn Learning Conference & Expo, there are a number of specialized sessions curated to help you put your skills into practice immediately. If you’re new to games, the Game Foundations program offers you a set of carefully selected sessions that progress through the key areas you need to understand in order to harness the potential of games for learning.