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Saturday Seminar – February 7, 2015.

Applying Evidence-based Instructional Methods

Are you wasting resources on instructional myths? Do your learning environments reflect the most recent research evidence? In this session we will review a popular training myth and replace it with evidence-based guidelines on the best use of visuals, text and audio. We will see how these guidelines manage cognitive load during instruction. Finally we will review the latest evidence on games for learning. The presentation is based on Ruth Clark’s newly published 2nd Edition of Evidence-based Training.

IMPORTANT – Bring a sample lesson (workbook, storyboards, handouts, serious game) so you can evaluate your application of evidence-based best practices.

Presentation Topics:

  • Why Evidence-based Training?
  • Training Myths: Learning Styles
  • Cognitive Load and Learning
  • Evidence on Effectiveness of Graphics for Learning
  • Do Games Improve Learning?

Presented by Ruth Clark.

Ruth_ClarkA past ISPI-LA president, Ruth Clark has focused on the application of evidence-based practice to workforce learning. Ruth has developed a number of seminars that translate important research programs into practical training guidance including e-Learning and the Science of Instruction, Developing Technical Training, Her most recent book, Evidence-based Training Methods -2nd Edition is now available from ATD Press.

A science undergraduate, Ruth completed her doctorate in Instructional Psychology/ Educational Technology in 1988 at the University of Southern California. Ruth is a Past President of the International Society of Performance Improvement.. Ruth was honored with the 2006 Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award by the International Society for Performance Improvement and was a Training Legend Speaker at the ASTD 2007 International Conference.


New Paperless Interactive Workshop Tools

Are you considering using tablets or smartphones to eliminate paper in your instructor led training (ILT)?

How do you handle logistics such as device management, WIFI access and content management? Are the benefits limited to saving print and shipping costs? In this session we will share our experience integrating tablets to support 100% of a large scale curriculum. This will include logistics and what new and exciting opportunities these tools open up for instructional designers.

In this session, we will cover:

  • Quick review of mobile device “Apps” vs. content delivered through an internet browser.
  • Benefits of including an online portal as part of your mobile device strategy.
  • Just because we can, do we really want to eliminate all paper in a workshop? Pros and Cons.

Also included, instructional design opportunities made possible by mobile tools in the workshop, including:

  • Guided discovery learning (with hands on the product).
  • Competitive business simulation.
  • Role play use of recorded and live video.
  • Access to live data during the workshop.
  • Creation of action plans during the workshop that sustain application back in the workplace.
  • Practice/Application of soft skills learning back in the workplace using a personal mobile device
  • Just because we can, do we really want to eliminate all paper in a workshop? Pros and Cons.

As we explore the case study, we will also do a quick review of the technology and tools needed for development and deployment.

Presented by Thom Pratt, CraneMorley

Thom_Pratt (1)Thom has led the CraneMorley (CM) team for the past twenty years in their mission to create learning solutions that drive measurable business performance. During his tenure, CM has created a wide variety of blended solutions, adopting the latest technology as it became available. CM has earned more than sixty national awards for its instructional and creative design while developing nearly one thousand e-Learning, instructor-led courses and related portals, tools and media. Thom will be joined by key team members involved in the case study.

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