Engage Your Learners with a Human-Centered Approach to Learning

Transform your learning practices with these eight sessions, each focused on enhancing the learning experience. Walk away with refreshing approaches to engage learners.

DAY 1: August 3

101: Moving from Content-centric to Learner-centric Design

Margharita Nehme, Evident Learning

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

With a dizzying array of training requests, deadlines, and desire to delighting stakeholders, the learner can take a backseat in the design. In this session, learn how to pull the learner front and center to create solutions that truly meet their contextual needs. Learn more.

201: Is Your Microlearning Learner Centered? (And Why It Needs To Be!)

Carla Torgerson, TorranceLearning

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Effective microlearning is learner-centric. How are your micro solutions measuring up? In this session, learn through example analysis how various types of microlearning are learner centered in design and how you can incorporate better, learner-focused microlearning in your organization. Learn more.

301: Building Prototypes with Collaborative Tools

Sophia Brown, Sealworks Interactive Studios

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

In this session we will explore how you can take your idea or content and use collaborative tools to quickly mock up designs, share your concepts, and generate feedback through rapid prototyping to deliver the best learning experiences to your audience. Learn more.

401: Leveraging Personas to Craft Authentic and Compelling Scenarios

Rachael Mueller & Kristin Torrance, Talespin

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Learner personas and character personas are valuable design tools to add to your learning experience design toolkit, and they can help you develop authentic scenarios that resonate with your learners. In this session you'll learn how to construct learner personas that drive your scenario narrative and resonate with learners. Learn more.

DAY 2: August 4

501: Don't Lose Your Learner: How to Create a Learning Journey Map to Guide Outcomes

Jennifer Brick, CAPDECA Solutions

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Marketing has long understood the power of paving the path or journey for consumers from interest to purchase and beyond. This powerful approach also enables L&D to create a similar experience to better ensure learning mastery. In this session you'll learn the details to consider in crafting a learning journey starting from your own existing content. Learn more.

601: Get Emotional: Create Effective Solutions Through Greater Engagement

Clark Quinn, Quinnovation

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Emotion plays an impactful role in learning. Which emotional reactions should we enhance or minimize? And how do we do this as learning experience designers? In this session learn the three core reactions to get learners ‘hooked’, how consequences affect WIIFM, as well as the relationship between anxiety and psychological safety. Learn more.


701: Process Mapping for Planning and Illustrating Learning Experiences

Adam Weisblatt, Blank Page Learning

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Process mapping is a powerful approach that can be used for organizing a learning experience and repurposing navigational elements for the learning content. In this session you'll learn how processes can be shown as sets of relationships between actors, actions, and artifacts and how learning experiences that follow this structure are more relatable to the learner and ultimately more impactful. Learn more.

801: Iterate and Integrate: Designing the Modern Learning Experience

Barry Nadler, FIS Global Learning

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Similar to your grandmother's recipes that never taste the same when you make them, learning is all about finding the right mixture. In this session we will explore the thinking behind a program as we iterate using modern methodologies, and help you identify some ingredients you can sprinkle into your own “test kitchen.” Learn more.

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