My tips for the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas


DevLearn promises to be a great conference this year again.There is a very promising line-up of keynote speakers and other presenters. The eLearning guild has a reputation for inviting surprising key-note speakers and it looks like they have done it again. We have a movie producer, an entertainer, an adventurer, an author and a TV personality.

I’m looking forward to their presentations. I’m curious if they are able to make the connection from their background to eLearning. I also have been checking out the concurrent sessions. Here are some of my picks:

Session 102: Creating an Adaptive Content Deployment Strategy.
One of my other favorite subjects. In this case a case study form Canadian Tyre Corporation.

Session 110: PepsiCo: Bringing Learning to a Mobile Workforce.
Mobile is becoming more and more important. We are past the stage of pilots. Here an operational use case from Pepsi Co.

Session 201: The Evolution of Technology and the Future of Learning.
Presentation by Reuben Toznan on how the changing environment affects learning and learning professionals.

Session 211: Applying the “Flipped Classroom” Model for Business Learning.
I heard about flipped classroom for the first time at the MLearn conference in San Jose, interesting concept. This is a presentation on how to apply this concept in a corporate environment.

Session 303: Michael Allen: A New Agile Model: Leaving ADDIE Behind.
If you have read more post of me you will know that I’m a strong believer of an Agile approach. It’s great that a prominent expert like Allan is advocating this too. Looking forward to this session.

Session 401: Rethinking Learning Design for the 21st Century.
Should be interesting, a presentation on how all the 21th century changes effects learning design and methodologies like ADDIE and Agile.

Session 511: Putting “Design” Back into Instructional Design.
A presentation about designing courses instead of developing them. I couldn’t agree more.

Session 610: Curation: Moving Beyond the Buzzword.
I do believe that curation is one of the roles an eLearning developer should perform in order to stay relevant. This seems to be a very practical session about curation.

Session 611. Designing for Multiple Delivery Modes.
This session is presented by Eric Berg (Lingos). He will address some important issues based on the experiences of the Global giveback competition. From the Lingos organization he has a lot of experience with creating and distributing content across the planet. Should be interesting.

Session 613: Everything You Need to Know about TinCan.
I believe TinCan is the next big thing in eLearning, you need to stay informed!

Session 706: Curation Tools and Applications for Learning. A session by David Kelly (the master of the back channels) a chance to hear about curation from the heart of this development.

If you are not attending DevLearn you can follow it through the back channel or the curated back channel by David Kelly (). I will try to blog about DevLearn every day when I’m there.

If you are present in Las Vegas you might to visit one of my presentations. I will be presenting two times at the Management Xchange Schedule stage in the expo center about the launch of our easygenerator’s free edition (read all about it!) on Wednesday and Thursday at 10. I will also present a concurrent session at Wednesday 1.15 PM (session 204: Supporting Business Objectives with Better Learning Objectives). I wrote a blog post about that last week. And easygenerator is present at the expo with a booth (#421).

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  1. […] official launch of easygenerator in the United States. This year looks very promising, I like the line up, attendance will be at a new record (approaching the 2000) and we will launch our free edition. […]

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