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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS906 Learning Makeovers: From Boring to Engaging

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, March 18

Instructional Design

International Center

The classic eLearning lesson forces participants to read slide after slide of textual content and take an evaluation when completed. Employees retain just enough to pass the test, so they can check off yet another mandatory course. As a rule, employees dread this kind of learning but consider it a necessary evil.

In this session, you will see before and after makeovers, which demonstrate how to use scenarios and meaningful interactions to engage employees in the learning process and put the learning back into eLearning. You’ll learn best practices for making your lessons practical, useful, and effective for your audiences. By applying the principles of instructional design, producers can inject life into even the most mundane topics. The final 15 minutes will be a case study where a learning objective and scenario are presented, and you will brainstorm ideas on how to engage the learner through interaction.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to promote learning by doing
  • How to build learning with scenarios, rather than on dry principles and facts
  • How to convert a monologuing click next lesson into an engaging tutorial
  • How a learner can have fun while completing mandatory lessons

Novice and intermediate developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline and ZebraZapps.

Quentin Steele

Learning Technology Strategist

Sutter Health

Quentin Steele, a learning technology strategist for Sutter Health, evaluates new technologies and coaches internal training organizations to optimize their training using the best technology. At Hewlett-Packard, Quentin held a variety of training, communications, sales support, and technical positions. Since moving to Sutter Health, Quentin has been an eLearning producer (focused on Epic software training), a training manager, and an Epic application analyst.

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