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Marc Rosenberg “Building E-Learning That People Will (Really) Want To Use Meeting recap (November 15, 2012) November 18, 2012

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So, how do you build or buy e-learning programs that people will want to use? How do you create real value in your e-learning offerings? How do you create transfer from e-learning to actual job performance? Attendees at Philadelphia’s E-learning ASTD SIG’s November’s monthly meeting were treated to a wonderful presentation by Marc Rosenberg, renowned educator and influencer in the fields of training, organizational learning, e-learning, knowledge management, and performance improvement. Rosenberg spoke about characteristics of good e-learnings, and areas on which to focus when moving forward, and engaged the audience to honestly fill out a checklist and assessment tool that grades a company on 13 important areas or characteristics that are important in developing a successful e-learning.

Rosenberg covered important areas such as finding the sweet spot in the learning culture, value, and instructional design and technology, as well as focusing on the actual client and the results the results the client is looking for. Marc also discussed the importance of going beyond objectives in designing training, and the importance of ensuring that reflection and integration is included into daily thoughts and work/life habits.
Rosenberg concluded by discussing the importance that social learning and the need for instructional designers to embrace this moving forward.


Handout – Building E-Learning that People will Really Want to Use – Rosenberg 1012


From Gamification to Storytelling With JC Kinnamon, Ph.D. November 11, 2012

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Building on Karl Kapp’s recent presentation on gamification of learning, JC Kinnamon provided practical tips on infusing a narrative or story into an e-learning experience at October’s ASTD E-learning SIG meeting. Kinnamon introduced the idea of “Storytorials,” which are 45-minute e-learning experiences that use narrative structure to pull learners through dull content, illustrate key principles and improve retention of learned subject matter.

Dr. Kinnamon, provided a fun and creative interactive session, including having participants create their own compelling storytorial treatments on a dry topic by following a prescribed framework and process.

Kinnamon is a senior learning expert with a 20-year track record of designing and implementing successful e-learning applications for corporate customers. Over the last decade JC has specialized in the creative application of empirically based principles of instructional design and human learning theory in the area of Compliance and Ethics (C&E) training. During this time, JC oversaw the creation of hundreds of C&E titles, ranging from two-hour employment law courses to five-minute ethical awareness pieces.


Click the attachment to download Dr. Kinnamon’s presentation.