Free November webinars

Check out the free training and development webinars this month on a variety of interesting topics. Hope to “see” you online.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 10AM – 11AM PST: 11 ½  Tips for Designing Slides and Interactions for Live Online Training (members-only webcast)

In a short-attention-span culture, it can be challenging for trainers and instructional designers to engage online learners. Fortunately, many issues of getting and keeping attention can be solved before getting in front of class. Join Roger Courville, webinar expert and author of The Virtual Presenter’s Handbook, to jumpstart your success when designing slides and interactions for the virtual, instructor-led environment.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011, 10AM – 11AM PST: Best Practices in Upgrading Learning Technologies: Reduce Fear and Create a Strategy for Success

Join Stacey Harris, VP of Research for Brandon Hall Group, and Saba's Naren Patil, senior director of product marketing, as they share insights that can help reduce your fear of change and increase your odds of success. They'll discuss best practices from hundreds of successful transitions for creating a strategy for the upgrade, as well as tools and tricks for preparing your organization for a limited-impact change.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 10AM – 11AM PST: Making Money with your LMS: Innovative Ways to Extend the Reach of your LMS

Extending the use of learning technology to external channels and audiences not only creates avenues for increased revenue, but also creates unique occasions to increase brand awareness and marketing impact. Join Scot Lake, Sr. Analyst for Brandon Hall Group, and Matt Gilley, Co-Founder of Intellum, as they share real life examples and key practices in leveraging learning technology to increase value and reach multiple audiences across existing internal and external supply chains.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 10AM – 11AM PST: Low-Cost, Best Practices for Converting Instructor Led Training to eLearning

This presentation will discuss the key differences in the design approach between ILT and e-learning. It will also provide insight into the e-learning development process. What roles are required? How do you estimate development time and cost? What are the trade-offs between different types of development tools? What new tools (such as storyboards, testing scripts, etc.) are required?


Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 10AM – 11AM PST: Is Mobile Learning Right for You?

Mobile Learning creates a unique channel of communication that can be personalized for the individual learner and their learning style.  Mobile learning offers the ability to have just in time/just for me learning access to highly relevant content that can be immediately put to use by the learner. But is Mobile Learning right for your organization and how do you decide? This session will delve into the decision-making criteria and key considerations that should drive an organization’s assessment of Mobile Learning.


Friday, November 11, 2011, 10AM – 11AM PST: 10 Cases of Bungled eLearning Implementation – Lessons Learned

In this session, Ray Jimenez will share his 10 most bungled up elearning implementations - horror stories that after resolution breathed life and improved the eLearning programs and systems. Ray will share specific cases and real-life events from his 15 years implementing elearning projects. The experiences and real-life cases help you take a closer look at implementation issues and how to avoid them.


Tuesday November 15, 2011, 10AM – 11AM PST: Blended Learning in Mid-Sized Organizations: Deliverting Engaging Learning to Today’s Audiences

When it comes to employee performance, the two critical factors that influence improvement are motivation and ability. The best learning experiences consider both of these performance needs. Creating a learning environment that meets these goals, while engaging today’s diverse learning audiences, can be challenging for any organization, but it is especially challenging for today’s quickly growing small and medium-sized business market. It requires multiple learning approaches and effective delivery. Join Scot Lake, Senior Learning Analyst for the Brandon Hall Group, in a discussion on the key practices of designing and delivering effective blended learning programs.  Hear about award winning examples with solid business outcomes that have inspired and engaged their audiences.


Tuesday November 29, 2011, 10AM – 11AM PST: Structured Sharing: Orchestrated Spontaneity

Join Thiagi and Tracy Tagliati who will explore a special type of training activity that facilitates mutual learning and teaching among participants. They are called structured sharing activities, because they provide a flexible strategy that creates a context for a dialogue among participants based on their experiences, knowledge, and opinions. They will share several structured sharing activities, and will give you the resources to develop more.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 10AM – 11AM PST: Stop, Look, Listen and Apply – Adding Contemplation in eLearning

Leading critics of technologies like Sherry Turkle (author Alone Together) and David Brooks (author of The Social Animal) and suggest that the abundance of technologies, while there are great benefits, also forces people to imbed gazillions of knowledge and information, but failing to process the information into useful and valuable to impact performance. In this session, Ray Jimenez will share four case studies on how to add the contemplation process in the eLearning design.