Wireless mobile communication is the fastest-growing form of communication in history. Never before have we been able to learn so much with such little effort wherever we are and whenever we want. At the same time, media providers compete for our attention across increasing numbers of devices and media channels by offering content that is more visual, more interactive, shorter in length, and which delivers a quicker payoff to the viewer. This new modernity presents challenges to learning providers: What are the best approaches to eLearning in a landscape of quickly shifting technologies? How do learning organizations best address The New Attention Span? How do learning organizations successfully compete for tomorrow’s leaders?

Participants in this session will discover key trends and their underlying technologies and look at how these trends and technologies are significantly changing eLearning through the issues of mobility, The New Attention Span, certificate-based learning, and the creation of advocacy. You’ll discuss eLearning design and mobile devices, mobile learning, HTML, and the Experience API; then look at eLearning in an age when media providers compete for our attention. Certificate-based learning focuses on increased mobility, shifts toward middle-skill jobs, and the cultural impact of a new generation that created a new demand for continuous training that builds specialized skills and provides certified proof of those skills. You’ll discover how community building and social learning creates advocates.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Techniques and tools for offering learning content in smaller portions as an alternative to longer eLearning modules
  • How to create an interactive video, and how interactive layers within a video further learning
  • How the LMS is changing to address multiple generations, learning modalities, cultures, and devices
  • How to engage community where it exists, rather than incur costs associated with building new online environments
  • A high-level perspective on eLearning in the context of increased mobility, an evolving economy, and generational change

Intermediate and advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, VPs, CLOs, executives, and others who have a general understanding of organizational learning and some role in the process of training and creating learning, either within an organization or as a vendor.