Wednesday, October 14, 2015

#DevLearn 2015 Sessions That Impressed

I recently returned from the DevLearn 2015 Conference, which is always an incredibly inspiring learning experience. So, here are some of the sessions that impressed me along with the slide decks/resources that are worth sharing.

What Delights CLOs and What Keeps Them Up at Night? Allison Rossett
Great insight on what CLOs and org leaders need/want from training professionals. Also, challenges/obstacles and problems in current elearning/L&D.
Brain Science and Learning: Seven Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Training Art Kohn
I really liked his ideas on “boosting” learning – Post learning events that increase retention. No PowerPoint on the resources page, but here is Art’s SlideShare -
Interactive Video for eLearning Designers David Anderson
David provided some creative ideas for using video and even showed some tips and tricks in Articulate StoryLine. FYI: No PPT, but David works for Articulate, which has the Rapid eLearning Blog and the eLearning Heroes site both of which are chock full of tips and resources. 

Innovations in Interactivity and Interactions Rick Blunt
Rick's session on interactivity reminded me not to get stuck recreating the same old interactive assets. He discussed the levels of interactivity, Bloom's Taxonomy as it applies to using interactions and he provided great examples. It was a great audience and he was very good at getting them to share ideas and solutions during his session, which was also invaluable.

What? I Don’t Have to Be an Art Wiz to Create My Own Design Assets? Bianca Woods
While I could not attend this session because it coincided with my own session, otherwise it would have definitely been on my list of must attends, I did make it a point to grab her presentation slides off the resource page. It has some great design tips and tricks along with some good tool resources.

All the resources provided by the DevLearn presenters are available at