#ASTD2014 keynote: Kevinn Caroll: Play

ICE2014 logoAn inspiring keynote that is hard to catch in a blog or a mind map. He is an inspirational speaker so you should see him. He gave a great presentation, sharing the story of his life. Growing up as kid of two addict parents, saved and raised by his grandparents. Learned his life lessons at the play ground. Went into the army as a translator for 10 years, than became an NBA coach and ended up with Nike in a free role he called ‘Katalyst’. A role where he helped others turn ideas and dreams into practice.He now has his own company Katalyst (http://kevincarrollkatalyst.com/). He promotes the idea of play to solve problems, innovate and many other things. On his website you will also find an interesting reading list of books he quotes a lot in his talk.

I found a Ted video from him, that is probably the best way to share his thoughts. It is worth watching:

#ASTD2014 session report: Designing sustainable behavior change

ICE2014 logoGreat session. The principle is so simple. With learning, our goal is to change behavior. Habits drive 80% of our behavior. So if you want to change behavior you have to change habits. You change habits in small steps (baby steps)by repeating three things over and over again: the cue (the trigger), the routine (the behavior you want) and an immediate reward. He had some great examples that I couldn’t capture in my mind map. I found a video on YouTube that has a part of his presentation and some of the examples he used. Check it out.

Designing sustainable behavior change

#ASTD2014 Session report: Little Bigs

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Great session by Lisa Bodell. She is CEO of Futurethink and author of the book ‘Kill the company’.

Another great presentation on innovation and change. Very practical tips along with her main message: Change your approach. See mind map for all the details.

Little Bigs

#ASTD2014 session report: Charles Jennings 70-20-10

ICE2014 logoGreat session by Charles Jennings. He covered the principles of 70:20:10 and a bunch of information on how to apply it. He shared a paper “Strategy to action” with a lot of this information that you can download at 702010forum.com/freepaper.

I tried to catch the whole session in this mind map. There was a lot, so I hope it makes sense to you (you can click on the image to enlarge it).

The effective implementation of the 702010 Framework

#ASTD2014: Session report: User experience design for learning

ICE2014 logoJulie Dirksen is some kind of eLearning hero. I have read a lot about her (and from her) but never attended a presentation by her. She is one of the instigators of the serious elearning manifesto. She didn’t disappoint me. She is one of the people that has to leave out a lot of stuff, because they only have 75 minutes and she is a good and funny presenter. Her main message was: Involve the learners in the design, not only in the evaluation. She has a ton of tips (see mind map). She promised to put her presentation online on her website. Check it out, there is a lot to learn!

User experience design for learning

#ASTD2014: session report: Big Data for learning and performance support

ICE2014 logoA bit strange to fly 4.000 miles to Washington DC to hear someone speak who lives 30 minutes away from my home. But I liked this presentation. A bit much on what big data is and where it comes from, but he really challenges you to apply it now. His L&D list (see mind map) of types of data that you can use really makes you think. I could do a number of these things, and I don’t do them. He had interesting examples that are already working. One that really surprised me was US+. It is a Google Hangout app that analyzes speech and facial expression to improve conversation. Based on the information the app receives, you will get advice on how to adapt your behavior in the conversation, really cool.


All in all a good presentation and his message is: Big data is not something for L&D for tomorrow, but for today.


#Astd2014 session report: Four ways to use curation in learning

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I will blog from the ASTD ICE 2014 conference over the next few days. I will write about separate sessions. My first session was about curation. I do believe that curation will be one of the future skills of any elearning professional. I have put my notes in the mind map below.

What I got from this session was that curation is making a selection out of a collection and adding context and meaning to it. And, the process of curation is aggregation, distillation and reflection. Not enough for 75 minutes. The most surprising thing for me was that he applies curation to formal courses. I have to check that out in more detail later, but it feels like a contradiction to me. I promise that the other two posts from today will be more interesting!

Four ways to use curation in learning



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