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DAY 1: The Toolkit

All the tech tools, add-ons, plug-ins and web conferencing systems you need to create an engaging, high-quality and fully-integrated LMS experience that’s poised for maximum learner success both now and in the post-COVID “new normal.”

John Porten, John DeFonzo & Kelly Dempsey

John Porten, President; John DeFonzo, Director of Sales & Kelly Dempsey, Client Solutions Architect at Moonami

Value Stacking with a Premium Moodle Partner

How to Quickly & Easily Launch a Full-scale LMS with All the Plugins, Integrations & Tools Necessary for Learner Success

What you’ll learn:

  • How to rapidly deploy a full-scale learning management system, complete with all the plugins, integrations and tools necessary for learner success.
  • The depth of integrations available from a huge network of providers and how Moonami’s “secret integration weapon” brings it all together seamlessly (Their method is backed up by over 300 client success stories).
  • How schools and corporations are quickly transitioning to online-only delivery and already starting to prepare for the post-COVID “new normal.”

Dr. Charles Severance

Clinical Professor, University of Michigan School of Information

Rock Solid Data Security… the Sakai Waytrainings-Day1

The importance of owning student data and how to do it without breaking the bank

What you’ll learn:

  • If your student data is at risk and how to protect your students if it is (HINT: most major LMS vendors ARE at risk).
  • Why LTI is both the best and worst thing to happen to the LMS market in terms of privacy.
  • An affordable 3-step plan to solve the data privacy problem once and for all (any school can afford this solution).

Kenneth Chapman

VP, Market Research, D2L

Preparing for the Post-COVID “New Normal”

How to Ensure Your Instructors Thrive and Your Learners Succeed Today and with Tomorrow’s Expectations

What you’ll learn:

  • How to incorporate accessibility into your “LMS DNA” and why doing so will ensure maximum educational impact for all learners (HINT: This is more important now, in the wake of COVID-19, than ever before).
  • The essential Elearning system components you need to ensure your instructors thrive and your learners succeed in this “new normal.”
  • How to remove yourself as a bottleneck and “scale” your teachings so you can reach more learners and focus on delivering high value support to those who need it most in these trying times.

Fredrick Dixon

Product Manager, BigBlueButton

A Web Conferencing System Built for Online Learning

How to Rapidly Create a Secure, Private Online Learning Conferencing Environment for Free

What you’ll learn:

  • How an open source web conferencing platform provides the best results for educators AND learners.
  • The history of the BigBlueButton project and its integration into the core of all of the world’s most popular LMS platforms.
  • How to quickly create a secure, private web conferencing environment for your school or organization for free.

Martin Dougiamas

CEO of Moodle

The Future of Open EdTech

How Moodle and Open EdTech Are Shaping the Future of Online Education Excellence

What you’ll learn:

  • Overview of the 9 core Moodle offerings and how they interact to ensure education excellence and effective instruction.
  • An exclusive preview of MoodleNet: a new, global social network made exclusively for educators.
  • The importance of instructor certification for online learning and how Open EdTech is shaping the future of online education.

Phillip Miller

Managing Director, OpenLMS

The Future of Supporting Educators with EdTech

How to Provide High-Caliber, Personalized LMS Services that Yield Maximum Learner Success Now and in the Future

What you’ll learn:

  • What OpenLMS is and the role it’s going to play in enhancing current LMS services, right now and for the next decade.
  • How to fully leverage EdTech to support and empower instructors, which leads to better services and learner outcomes.
  • How personalization of both the teaching and learning experience can increase learner success rates.

Jared Stein

VP of Higher Ed Strategy, Instructure

Blended Learning Post-COVID with Canvas

How Canvas Has Evolved to Meet the Current Challenges Presented by COVID-19 & a vision for the Future of Blended Learning

What you’ll learn:

  • How Instructure (via Canvas) has helped support institutions during the COVID crisis and continues to serve over 30 million users. (Hint: Even Jared is answering support tickets!)
  • The Canvas vision for moving from today’s “online only” delivery to a new standard of blended learning.
  • What the acquisition of Instrucutre by Thoma Bravo will mean for the future of the Canvas LMS, accessibility and data privacy.

Svein-Tore Griff

CEO of H5P

E-learning content for the future

Be the First to Know About & Harness the Brand New H5P Content Hub for Beautiful, Effective and Engaging Course Content

What you’ll learn:

  • The origin of the H5P project and how to harness this plug-in’s power to create rich and interactive web experiences for elearning.
  • The vision and roadmap for the future of H5P -- be the first to know about and implement the exciting new features to increase learner success coming down the pipeline.
  • The release of the brand new H5P content Hub which is going to revolutionize the way elearning is created (HINT: It’s going to make things much, much easier. Think of it like Canva, but for online educators!)

Devlin Peck

Elearning Consultant at Peck Consulting

Data-driven Course Design

How to Easily, Seamlessly & Consistently Optimize Your eLearning with Data-driven Design Improvements using xAPI

What you’ll learn:

  • Why collecting data can improve your courses and learner outcomes (and the type of data you should be collecting for maximum impact).
  • How to leverage the power of xAPI for agile, iterative and data-driven design improvements.
  • A complete, step-by-step blueprint for how to use and integrate xAPI seamlessly into your course or LMS.

Justin Hunt

Founder of Poodll

¡Ay-ay-ay! Audio, Automation & AI for Learning Languages

Increasing Learner Success & Student Interaction with the Latest AI, Automation and Audio Tools for Language Learning

What you’ll learn:

  • An overview of “traditional” online tools and methods for teaching languages online, what’s still working and what’s become outdated.
  • Why audio is still “king” in language learning and how to leverage use to your students’ full advantage.
  • Which exciting, future-ready teaching tools are coming on the market to increase language learner success through AI, automation and enhanced student interaction.

Kent Fallesen

CEO of uQualio

LMS Strategies that Sell

How to Leverage the Power of Elearning Platforms to Train and Manage Your Own Rockstar Sales Team

What you’ll learn:

  • The most common mistakes educators make when training and motivating their sales team or channel partners (and how to avoid those mistakes, of course!).
  • Why video microlearning is not only effective for engaging learners, but also provides trainers with an incredibly easy way to create high-quality content.
  • How to incorporate video microlearning into your LMS, including a step-by-step “how to” case study from a global sales channel with more than 250 outlets.

Stephan Burley

Senior Tech Support Engineer at iSpring

Your “Get Started” Tech Toolkit

The Free Tech Tools You Need to Start Creating and Deliver eLearning Content in Less than 24 Hours

What you’ll learn:

  • Proven strategies and best practices for helping your workforce transition to remote work and online learning.
  • The no-cost tech toolkit Stephan recommends to foster connection and collaboration between your team and students online.
  • The step-by-step process to set up and start delivering high-quality eLearning content in 24 hours or less.

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DAY 2: The Practice

Everything you need to know about creating a course or eLearning management system that “Wow”s and engages your learners from beginning to end. We’re talking the latest instructional and motivational design strategies, post-COVID content creation ideas, analytics and reporting systems proven to increase learner success rates and much, much more!

Michelle Moore

Co-Founder MyLearningConsultants

The 5 Things Everyone Does Wrong when Moving to Elearning

The 5 Common Mistakes Elearning Educators Make & How to Avoid These Disasters from the Get-go in Your LMS

What you’ll learn:

  • Why you don’t need to have all the answers or do all of the talking in your online courses to deliver what you do best.
  • How to empower students through workshops, peer learning and content development opportunities.
  • Why focusing on making your courses “fun” usually backfires, how to avoid that from happening and what to focus on instead.

Eric Gibbs

President, North America - Urkund

The Future of Plagiarism Detection

The Most Efficient & Optimized Means for Detecting Matched Text & Potentially Unoriginal Student Work

What you’ll learn:

  • The many misconceptions instructors and students have around plagiarism detection and how it actually works.
  • How modern text matching systems are also starting to consider stylization and other aspects of writing to make cheating even more difficult.
  • How to encourage students to actually just “do the work,” rather than spending more time and effort trying to “beat the system.”

Jeff Campbell

Director of Motrain

From Gamification to Motivational Design

Leverage the Latest Motivational Design Strategies to Improve Student, Employee & Customer Learning

What you’ll learn:

  • An overview of the latest, cutting-edge gamification tools and plugins that are actually working today.
  • An in-depth look at real world examples of gamification in action, what works and what doesn’t in terms of motivational design.
  • The incredible opportunity almost everyone has missed when it comes to customer and client training (Seriously, how has NO ONE done this yet?).

Benn Cass

Customer Solutions Architect, eThink Education

Corporate Learner Success Secrets

How to “Wow” Corporate Learners with the Latest Personalization & Communication Techniques

What you’ll learn:

  • How to “Wow” Corporate Learners with the Latest Personalization & Communication Techniques
  • How to personalize your eLearning platform to make the content specific, easy to digest and applicable to your learners’ everyday lives.
  • Why there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution for corporate learning and how tailoring your LMS to fit your unique audience is critical to learner success.

Dr. Monica Burns

Founder of ClassTechTips

Sparking Creativity In The Classroom For Primary & Secondary Learners

How to Use Free Online Tools to Spark Creativity in the Classroom, Accomplish Your Learning Objectives & Ramp Up Your Students’ Engagement

What you’ll learn:

  • Which free online tools Dr. Burns recommends to get your students’ creative juices flowing without breaking the bank.
  • How to use online tools responsibly and successfully at any age.
  • Complete examples of creative online projects you can start using TODAY to ramp up your learner engagement while simultaneously supporting your other core learning goals.

Ted Curran

Learning Experience Designer at AutoDesk

Need A Back Channel? Use A Slack Channel

How Chat Platforms Like Slack Increase Learner Engagement and Success During Content Delivery

What you’ll learn:

  • The counterintuitive reason providing chat options for learners during content delivery actually increases engagement and student learning.
  • Case studies of how chat platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams and Hangouts have been successfully used in live events to foster connection and engagement.
  • Tips and tricks proven to create a more engaging and pleasant chat experience on the functionality side (We’re talking about surveys, polls, link sharing, logistical management, etc.).

Lewis Carr

CEO of AdaptiVLE

Pathway to Nowhere: How to Switch to Resource Based Learning

Why Resource Based Learning Beats Pathway Learning Every Time & How to Increase Learner Success by Making the Switch

What you’ll learn:

  • The difference between resource and pathway based learning, which one is more effective, plus why and how you should make the switch.
  • The current state of workplace training, the pros and cons of off-the-shelf compliance training and how it’s affecting workplace learning.
  • How to build a resource-based platform that encourages social, adaptive learning and staff development.

Robin Petterd

CEO of SproutLabs / Learning While Working

Rethinking Your Elearning as a Digital Learning Ecosystem

Adapting to the new normal of remote teams and learning

What you’ll learn:

  • How ecosystems consist of Pathways, Hothouses, Gardens, Streams and Foundations (and what that means for your eLearning design).
  • How to effectively leverage an Assessment First approach to design learning that is engaging and individually customized.
  • The importance of learner directed education and how that’s supported by managers and L&D departments.

Christian Garrett

Training Coordinator at Bossier Parish Community College

Course Consistency Made Easy

Create a Course that’s Consistent, Compliant and Eye-catching with Course Templates that Wow Your Learners & Teachers

What you’ll learn:

  • How templates save time and ease the burden of accessibility (ADA) and quality standards (QM) compliance.
  • The critical features you need on any online course template to create a consistent and effective online learning experience.
  • How both learners and teachers benefit from the use of course templates (HINT: It’s a win-win for everyone!)

Eran Adi Cioban

Learning Designer at Center for Educational Technology

Micro Learning, Macro Outcomes

Democratize and Scale Your LMS with Micro Competency-based Education Courses that are Proven to Increase Learner Success Rates

What you’ll learn:

  • Why peer review and evaluation is both a core skill and self learning opportunity (and how to incorporate it into your LMS).
  • The opportunity presented by using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format for Competency Based Education (CBE) that is available and accessible to all learners in your organization.
  • How to leverage the 5 elements of competency based education and principles of micro learning to increase learner success.

Don Weobong

Founder of eLeap LMS

A Culture that Captivates

Cultivate a Company Culture that Engages, Excites and Encourages Your Learners to Continue Learning

What you’ll learn:

  • The often overlooked factors that shape organizational culture and how to make sure your eLearning platform is contributing to your company culture in a positive and supportive manner.
  • How to make sure your technology enables learning in your organization
  • Specific examples of well known brands who have successfully created a culture of learning and where they’re currently investing their time and efforts to get maximum results (plus, how you can do the same in your LMS).

Dr. Florian Zenoni

Data Scientist & Editor at Wooclap

Instructional Design on a Dime

Dramatically Improve Student Outcomes with the Latest Attention, Memory and Repetition Data Science

What you’ll learn:

  • The truth about “Digital Natives” and the latest science on how to effectively engage them in eLearning.
  • Understanding the core functions of attention and memory and how these factors can severely undermine or greatly bolster the learning process (and how to make sure your LMS is doing the latter).
  • Complete blueprints for leveraging the power of retrieval, repetition and peer instruction to achieve better student outcomes.

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DAY 3: The (Data) Science

The rapid evolution of the elearning sector, plus the latest empirically based analytics and leading research you need to create elearning that stands the test of time. We’re covering new, promising developments for predicting learner outcomes, the convergence of the “Big 4” and what that means post-COVID, critical updates in the brain science of learning and so much more!

Dean Saunders

CEO of eCreators

Decrease the Social Distance

How and Why You Should Create a Cohesive Learning Ecosystem for Your Organization

What you’ll learn:

  • What the “Loneliness Epidemic” is, why it was a problem way before the age of social distancing and how to combat it now that we are even more isolated due to COVID-19.
  • Why today’s LMS solutions ultimately fail to meet the demands of today’s learners
  • How to design a social, online learning ecosystem that seamlessly integrates everything learners need for success in one place.

Dr. Tonya Riney & Amy Price

Tonya Riney, PhD, EVP, IntelliBoard, Inc.
Amy Price, Manager of Client Services, IntelliBoard, Inc.

Automated Reporting for Better Learner Retention

Leverage Your Analytics to Easily Increase Student Engagement, Retention & Success Rates

What you’ll learn:

  • How to optimize your analytics and reporting so you get the right information about the right learners at the right time
  • How to quickly and accurately calculate your retention rate, plus how to leverage that data to decrease drop-off rates.
  • Proven report customization and automation strategies to quickly identify and “rescue” at-risk learners before it’s too late.

Dr. Britt Andreatta

CEO of 7th Mind, Inc.

Wired to Grow 2.0: Critical Updates in the Brain Science of Learning

How to Leverage the Latest Research to Make Sure Your Learners Not Only Absorb the Information You Present, But Actually Retain it For Years to Come

What you’ll learn:

  • How to design learning that fosters the “right” type of memory for learners (and yes, there IS a “wrong” type of memory tons of educators are unknowingly appealing to).
  • Why Virtual Reality is promising to be as good as regular “reality” in terms of its ability to teach learners meaningful lessons that make a lasting impression.
  • How to increase your learners’ information recall through dedicated practice and repetition exercises.

John Whitmer

Senior Director for Data Science and Analytics for ACT

Predicting Learner Success From LMS Engagement

Predicting Final Course Grades and Learner Outcomes by Using LMS Engagement Analytics

What you’ll learn:

  • How a recent large scale study across 4 unique disciplines elucidates the power of LMS and EdTech analytics.
  • How social and emotional skills are systematically represented in LMS data, if you know where and how to look.
  • Which type of data is more likely to predict accurate learner outcomes: recorded behavioral data vs. student background data (a fascinating new twist on the age old Nature vs. Nurture debate).

Phil Hill

Co-Founder & Partner at MindWires

Are You Driving an Elearning Minivan or Ferrari?

The Rapid evolution of the Elearning Sector and What the Convergence of the “Big 4” & COVID-19 Mean for The Future

What you’ll learn:

  • Whether your LMS is a minivan or a Ferrari, which is the better option and why (HINT: The answer might surprise you!)
  • The impact of the recent convergence of the “Big 4” LMS on features and functionality.
  • How COVID-19 has affected the eLearning sector and how to bridge the growing chasm between early adopters and mainstream users of LMS platforms and other EdTech.

Burck Smith

CEO & Founder of StraighterLine

De-Risking the Degree

How Competency Based Education Makes Learning More Affordable & Effective for Both Students & Colleges

What you’ll learn:

  • How to lower the risk and cost of earning a degree with a subscription Competency Based Education (CBE) model.
  • Several options for whitelabeling your CBE model to higher education institutions.
  • The powerful evidence that the online CBE model dramatically improves student outcomes.

Gavin Henrick

Co-Founder Brickfield Education Labs

Accessible & Fool-proof

How to Create an eLearning Course That’s So Easy to Use Even Technophobes Will Love It

What you’ll learn:

  • How to create an elearning course or system so fool-proof and easy to use that it can be enjoyed by -- literally -- anyone (even technophobes!)
  • What you need to do to be legally compliant when it comes to LMS accessibility.
  • A step-by-step blueprint for auditing the current accessibility of your course or eLearning platform (and how to improve your score, of course).

Julian Davis

Digital Learning Specialist At Simbotix Innovations

Leave No Data Behind With xAPI

How to Easily Integrate xAPI to Make Sure You’re Leaving No Data on the Table

What you’ll learn:

  • How eLearning software like xAPI and H5P actually work, why they’re so powerful and how to harness that power successfully in your LMS.
  • The wide variety of applications for xAPI (HINT: The surface hasn’t even been scratched!)
  • Experience a real time, step-by-step walkthrough of how to implement xAPI and H5P in Moodle so that they all function together as one cohesive data-capturing unit.

Gareth Barnard

Moodle Developer, Software Engineer & Educator

The Future of Technology-assisted Learning

The Importance of Instructors in eLearning and How Technology Can Support Them in the Future

What you’ll learn:

  • How the multi-disciplinary functions of the teacher roles are actually better supported by EdTech than in-person classrooms.
  • How new projects in EdTech become standard and the latest look at what lies ahead for future development.
  • Why shifting the onus of learning back to the learner is critical and how to seamlessly make the shift in your LMS.

Michael Weiss

Founder, Client Engagement Academy

Course Creator Survival Guide

How to Ethically Position Your Course as a “Must-Have,” Increase Completion Rates and Beat the Post-COVID Competition

What you’ll learn:

  • Why now is the BEST time to create an online course and how to make sure you get started on the BEST foot possible.
  • How to take your course completion rates from the industry-average single digits to 40% and above.
  • The little known secret that transforms your course from a run-of-the-mill “skills training,” to highly valued, globally recognized, must-have “credential.”

Seb Francis

Co-Founder and Director of Titus Learning

Zero Stress LMS Implementation

Avoid the Mistakes of Other Educators So You Can Create an Effective LMS with Little to No Stress

What you’ll learn:

  • The critical and costly mistakes to avoid when setting up a new LMS or switching to a different provider (avoid these mistakes early on before you waste lots of time and money!).
  • Why choosing an official implementation partner can do more than save you lots of money and pain.
  • How to make the technology work *for* you (not against you) by focusing on culture, consistency and accountability.

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