SDD101 Trends in Learning Today: Where Should I Focus?
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Tuesday, March 26
Expo Hall: Design & Development Stage
Technology is constantly evolving and changing. What can we learn from the buzz and new tools appearing in the consumer and corporate environments, and how can we take advantage of them to help our users succeed?
Join us for this in-depth look at what tools, design, and technologies we should focus on in learning today, and what’s just around the corner. We’ll dissect what technology we need to get excited about, and start planning how to integrate it into our solutions. This fun session will give you dozens of ideas and reboot your brain with fresh perspectives on how to enhance your learning today.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to better understand your audience and design amazing experience for your learners
- How to develop for all devices (mobile, tablet, hybrids, and computers)
- About content organization and tagging
- How personalization of content can improve learning
- When gamification is a fit
- About using open source tools and frameworks (free)
- How to move beyond a screen
- How to get started with a personal learning network
- Tools & apps to help improve brainstorming and creativity on your next project
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders
Sealworks Interactive Studios
Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2-12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.