Data & Analytics Summit Program

The eight sessions of the Data & Analytics Summit will take a close look at the importance of using data effectively within an organization in order to positively impact learning and performance.

Please note: Registration closed at noon Pacific Time, August 21, 2018.

DAY 1: August 22

Steve Foreman

101: How Metrics Drive a Learning and Performance Ecosystem

Steve Foreman, InfoMedia Designs

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Do the executives who fund learning and development care how many courses you have? Or how many participants? Or the number of training hours you've delivered? This session will introduce a framework for identifying the right business metrics and targets, deciding what learning and performance solution data to track, and developing evidence of the solution's impact. Learn more.

Megan Torrance

201: An Instructional Designer's Guide to Implementing xAPI

Megan Torrance, TorranceLearning

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

With xAPI gaining in adoption, the front-end tools that allow for mass adoption are ready. As L&D teams move from a SCORM-based world to an xAPI environment, we have the opportunity to create coherent, topical-based learning environments instead of a collection media or product-based silos. In this session, you'll learn how to implement your first xAPI project. Learn more.

Laurent Balague

301: Learning Evaluation at a Crossroads: The Next Generation of Tools

Laurent Balaguè, forMetris

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

This session will help you discover how to make the best use of soft data in learning evaluation and use it to improve the impact of L&D programs. You will explore how to collect hard data on learning activities and outcomes as well as soft data such as behavior in the workplace and change in performance for the learners and their environment. Learn more.

Pamela Hogle

401: Now What? Using Data Visualizations to Make Sense of Data

Pamela Hogle, The eLearning Guild

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

You’ve gathered your data. Now what?
Learn how to use data visualizations to explore, understand, and communicate the stories your data can tell. Data visualizations reveal trends, point to outliers that raise questions for further study, and enable engaging storytelling based on the information hidden in your data set. Learn more.

DAY 2: August 23

Ellen Wagner

501: Putting Data to Work

Ellen Wagner, George Mason University

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Data are constantly evolving; the only way to keep up is to start thinking differently about the data you collect and use in order to make better data-driven decisions. In this session, built upon recent research published by The eLearning Guild, you will discover how data are acting as a catalyst for change within the eLearning field. Learn more.

David Kelly

601: LMS, LRS, LXP, and More: Exploring the Learning Platforms Landscape

David Kelly, The eLearning Guild

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

For decades there was only one dominant learning platform that most training departments used: the learning management system. However, in recent years the learning platforms landscape has expanded. This panel discussion will explore how the growing array of platforms compete, coexist, and work to serve the diverse needs of today’s workforce. Learn more.

Alexander Walker

701: Measuring Learners’ Confidence in Their Abilities

Alexander Walker, MedStar Health Simulation Training and Education Lab

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

In this session, you’ll learn how measuring learners’ confidence in their abilities, called self-efficacy, can give you insight into eventual changes in their behavior and performance. You’ll leave the session with a new tool in your measurement toolbox that will get you one step closer to assessing the impact of your education on your learners.

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801: Ask the Data and Analytics Experts

Ellen Wagner, George Mason University
Laurent Balaguè, forMetris
Steve Foreman, InfoMedia Designs

Moderator: David Kelly, The eLearning Guild

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

In this closing session of the Data and Analytics Summit, moderator David Kelly will be joined by three speakers who will further examine how data can be used to reinvent organizational learning. The floor will also be open to attendees, allowing you to share your own experiences and ask questions of the panel. Learn more.

Purchase the Plus Package and attend this Summit for free; plus, get access to other benefits for the next 12 months! Learn more about Guild content packages.

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