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Overview of LIMe and VLMS

Presenters:

Platinum Sponsor: Clarity

Session Description:

LIME

  1.  New Look for an Enhanced Learning Experience
    • With a refreshing look, outstanding reliability and uptime performance
  2. Effective Reporting to Support Compliance
    • LIMe’s robust, secure reporting feature is the backbone of the application
  3. From Learning Plans to Learning Empowerment
    • Learning plans are a useful tool for onboarding, closing skill gaps, employee development team development and mentoring

VLMS:

  1. Save Time Recruiting with Self Registration
    • Self-Registration makes it easy for your volunteers to apply
  2. Prepare your volunteers with the right training
    • Avoid the hassle of scheduling training for your volunteers thanks to the built in LMS
  3. Track & Report volunteer participation
    • Making sure all of your volunteers are compliant with your care facilities policies and procedures.

Audience Level:

Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

The Sharing Economy

Presenters:

Platinum Sponsor: Dual Code

Session Description:

Sharing courses and new LMS features can make eLearning at Canadian hospitals much more efficient and effective. Learn how the Open Collaboration Initiative (OCI) will allow your hospital to:

  •     benefit from the latest LMS features funded by other hospitals and healthcare partners
  •     connect to your peer hospitals’s LMSs using single sign-on
  •     access courses and training material developed by other hospitals and healthcare organizations
  •     automatically receive learning records for your learners even when they complete the course on someone else’s LMS
  •     run compliance reports on your LMS even for learning that took place on your partner organization’s LMS

OCI is both a technical solution and a partnership model. Join us for a presentation and discussion to learn how this can work for you.

Audience Level:

Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Agenda Now Posted: Join us in Toronto this summer at the eACH Conference – eLearning Symposium

In This Issue….

  • Wrap up the fiscal year with our Early Bird Pricing
  • Full Conference Agenda and Workshops Now Posted

Join us this summer in Toronto – June 15 & 16, 2017

Full Agenda for Workshops and Conference (link)

Thursday, June 15, 2017   08:00 – 16:30 

Friday, June 16, 2017   08:00 – 16:30 

  • Keynote speaker – Julie Dirksen
  • Various Concurrent Sessions to choose from
  • Show and Share demonstrations

This Year’s Keynote – Julie Dirksen

“Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change”

Frequently, learning design is about showing people how to do the right things, but actually getting them to change their behavior can be another story. It’s particularly challenging to get people to change those intractable habits and behaviors that everyone struggles to avoid, despite the wealth of available information about better choices.

This session will explore how to design with behavior change in mind. We will examine behavior change from a number of different angles, using techniques from the fields of neuroscience, behavioral economics, behavioral psychology, persuasive technology, user experience, and even game design.

Julie Dirksen is an independent consultant and instructional designer who has more than 20 years’ experience creating highly interactive e-Learning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative technology startups to major grant-funded research initiatives. She is the author of the book Design For How People Learn. She’s happiest whenever she gets to learn something new and you can find her online at www.usablelearning.com.

Draw for Free Workshop Registration
Conference Referrals:

Refer 2 people to the eACH conference and you are entered into a draw for a free pre-conference workshop registration.  When your friends register they select YES I heard about the eACH conference from a friend, and then type in your name.
**Referees must already be registered for a pre-conference workshop to be eligible for the draw.

Registration is Open
Click here to register.

Early Bird Pricing Ends May 31st

  • eACH Conference ONLY on Friday June 16th $185.00
  • Pre-Conference Workshop ONLY on Thursday June 15th $225.00
  • Pre-Conference Workshop June 15th  & eACH Conference June 16th $385.00

Pricing After May 31st

  • eACH Conference ONLY on Friday June 16th $200.00
  • Pre-Conference Workshop ONLY on Thursday June 15th $275.00
  • Pre-Conference Workshop June 15th & eACH Conference June 16th $425.00

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We look forward to connecting with you before and during this year’s conference.

Sincerely,
eACH Committee

UX Design for Learning

Presenters:

Pia Zeni, Online Learning Consultant, Centre for Extended Learning
University of Waterloo

As an Online Learning Consultant at the Centre for Extended Learning, University of Waterloo, Pia is passionate about designing and delivering quality online learning experiences. Her work straddles the worlds of instructional design, user experience design, and project management, helping course instructors to design online courses that are engaging, relevant, and outcomes-focused; and managing cross-functional teams to help bring the design to reality. Her practice is informed by research: recent research interests include transfer of online learning to real-world contexts and adapting user experience design (UXD) to the context of online learning. Pia lives in Stratford, Ontario and is obsessed with Shakespeare.

Matt Justice, Production Manager, Centre for Extended Learning
University of Waterloo

Matt has been supporting university faculty in their use of instructional web technologies for over twenty years, with a career path that spans Oxford Brookes University, Ryerson University, and since 2009, the University of Waterloo. As Production Manager at the Centre for Extended Learning, Matt is  responsible for managing multimedia development and quality control. He has been a vocal advocate for web accessibility, and more broadly, user experience, throughout his career, and has presented on associated best practices at the global user conferences of WebCT, Blackboard and D2L, and the national conferences of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the New Media Consortium. He grew up just a 30 min drive from the real Stratford (in the UK) and has very little interest in Shakespeare.

Session Description:

The Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) at the University of Waterloo is committed to creating well-designed, evidence-based online courses that provide valuable learning experiences for students. We design and develop plenty of academic courses of course, but we also work with external clients to create e-learning courseware solutions, many of which are tailored for the healthcare industry. In everything we produce, we strive to design courses that integrate learning theory, the pedagogical design vision of the course author, and rapidly-evolving student expectations for engaging and connected online experiences.

To ensure that our students, our users, are always front of mind, we have adopted Morville’s user experience (UX) honeycomb as a framework to guide our design and development process. We’ve adapted the honeycomb for a teaching and learning context, incorporated the work of a host of leading UX specialists and cognitive psychologists, and created a cohesive set of guidelines to help online course designers, developers, and authors “make connections that make a difference” (Morville, 2016). We call our framework user experience design for learning (UXDL). Join us to find out how you too can leverage UXDL principles to create online learning experiences that are more useful, desirable, accessible, credible, and intuitive.

In this session you will learn:

  • to recognize user experience (UX) as an important part of the course design process
  • how to apply well-established UX principles to e-learning course design
  • how to advocate for UX at your own institution/organization

Audience Level:

Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Advertiser’s Secrets to Compelling Training Videos

Presenters:

Danielle Wallace, Learning Director
Beyond the Sky: Custom Learning

Danielle Wallace, CTDP, creates truly innovative learning that sticks. She is an Instructional Designer with Beyond the Sky providing engaging custom learning solutions for global and local clients. She brings her marketing expertise from Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, and various executive-level roles into Learning & Development to ensure learners acquire new skills. She’s recognized for being agile and creative to exceed expectations.

Session Description:

With short attention spans and the need to “break through the clutter,” how can your learning videos leave your audience remembering your message? Try looking to a field that does this well: advertising. If commercials can get people to purchase items they don’t need, how can you use these marketing secrets to influence learners (and do this without them feeling manipulated)?

In this energetic, hands-on session you will learn what makes some ads so compelling they persuade you to buy. Through team activities and examples, this session will explore the strategic framework to use when creating a learning video strategy as well as the design considerations.

In this session you will learn:

  • Explain the video “hooks” to make the content in your learning video memorable.
  • Apply the four characteristics of effectively using visuals to design or evaluate videos.

Audience Level:

Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Agile Instructional Design…Learnings From Africa and Beyond

Presenters:

Jo-Anne Hecht, Senior Instructional Designer and Performance Consultant
J. H. Consulting

Jo-Anne’s combined experience of a decade in hospitality operations and over a decade in the learning & development field gives her a unique perspective on increasing performance while ensuring organizational efficiencies. Since migrating into learning & development, Jo-Anne has worked with a global hospitality training organization, a leading performance design collective, and a performance enhancement non-profit organization as director of learning & development. Jo-Anne holds an MBA, a master’s certificate in adult training and development, and her CTDP designation

Session Description:

Have you ever thought you were designing to one set of objectives only to find the objectives have changed and you now have 24 hours to shift your instructional design approach…I had the opportunity to work in both Honduras and Tanzania where they occurred. Our original objectives were around developing standard operating procedures for hotel groups…in reality the objectives were around instilling managerial fundamentals to inexperienced hotel owners, managers, and supervisors. This session will focus on how to balance agility and sound instructional design and adult learning principles and methodology (ADDIE) while working within fluid circumstances. Participants will be asked to work through this real-life situation and determine what they would do to keep the balance.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to maintain your instructional design integrity and rigour as objectives and priorities shift in an ever-changing environment.

Audience Level:

Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Using Competency Pathways to Support Learning

Presenters:

Debra Wingfield, Manager Education & Technology
Hamilton Health Sciences

Romaine Sheriff, Manager Clinical Practice and Education
Hamilton Health Sciences

Debra’s current role is Manager, Education & Technology and she is responsible for the HHS Staff Libraries, the Learning Management System, tuition funding opportunities for staff and acts as educational liaison for various corporate-wide initiatives.

Her experience as a manager, an educator, an instructional designer, a library advocate, an organization development specialist and an accountant have given her a unique outlook on working in the hospital environment. Her first love is education, and she completed her master’s thesis in education in 2007. Her work was centred on the implementation of online learning at HHS. Since then she has presented on the topic of online learning at several conferences and has even published a book about her experiences.

Session Description:

In response to a budget cut, a team that delivered specialized services, the Vascular Access team, was downsized. As a result, nursing staff were expected to perform the skills of starting and maintaining intravenous lines, as well as drawing blood samples without expert guidance and support. Because the team had been in place for a number of years, 2,000+ nursing staff had not maintained these skills or attended one of the team’s workshops and they needed to be supported in their practice. The skills to be taught were complex and required a combination of theory and hands-on practice.

In 2012, a learning pathway that provided a blended education approach was developed and has been in place for 4 years. The 4 step learning pathway is tracked in the corporate learning management system. It consists of completion of an e-learning module, a 6 hour hands-on classroom session, demonstration of skills in the hospital environment with a preceptor and a final exam (administered in the LMS). There were significant challenges along the way, including continual updating of content and user demand.

The positive support for this learning pathway was so great that other pathways were added, including a physical assessment pathway, a skin and wound pathway, a central venous access device pathway and a soon to be implemented bedside medication verification pathway. Each pathway added has challenged us in new ways. Lessons learned will be presented, along with recommendations for success.

In this session you will learn:

  • what one large organization did to address a complex learning need that occurred
  • some of the issues you will need to consider in moving to a blended learning approach
  • how to gain support for such a large-scale learning change
  • how to select learning that should be delivered in competency pathway format

Audience Level:

Novice, Intermediate

Technology Discussed:

learning management systems; video; low-fidelity simulation

Fun Designs – The Passport to Change

Presenters:

Marie-Pierre Dionne, Learning Development Specialist
Bruyère Continuing Care

Mrs. Dionne began her career and an RN in the acute care setting in the Ottawa region. Mrs. Dionne is bilingual and graduated with a Bachelor in Nursing cum laude. She then specialized in Nursing Informatics and recently completed her Master’s degree in education with a thesis on Clinical informatics.

For most of her career, Mrs. Dionne has focused on perfecting her teaching skills to better accompany her fellow colleagues from different professional background during changing times. Mrs. Dionne is known for her passion for change and lifelong learning.

Session Description:

Long Term Care (LTC) is confronted with a more complex aging population and many operational changes. In addition, LTC homes are consumed by a compliance-driven system that covers elements of education. Furthermore, healthcare workers targeted for this education are hard to reach because of shift work.

In response to these challenges, Bruyère Continuing Care developed an Education Series for LTC homes with the theme “Passport to Learning”. This series is comprised of 10 eLearning modules that learners must complete on a yearly basis. The goal is to increase the quality of care delivered and to ensure continuity of care for residents and their families. The two newest eLearning modules at Bruyère Continuing Care will be presented during the facilitated networking. The modules were put in place to assist staff with residents diagnosed with Dementia and as a refresher on the Good Documentation Principles.

In this session you will learn:

  • Understand the importance of branding and marketing of eLearning,
  • To create eLearning with a gamification portion,
  • The lessons learned from our approach

Audience Level:

Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Technology Discussed:

Storyline 2

A2 (squared): The Augmented Reality Amazing Race

Presenters:

Cindy Plunkett, Manager eLearning and Education Technology
Baycrest Health Sciences

Cindy is currently the Project Manager, eLearning and Educational Technologies at Baycrest Health Sciences & the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, the eACH Conference Executive Director of Finance, lecturer in the Graduate Studies Programs with Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and sessional lecturer in the Faculty of Education and UOIT.

With over 15 years experience in online instructional design, development, and project management at three of the largest academic teaching hospitals in Canada, Cindy has a Masters in Educational Technologies from UBC and is currently pursing her Ph.D. in Education specializing in Online Learning. In addition Ms. Plunkett has experience speaking and facilitating at both national and international conferences.

Session Description:

Welcome to A2, the Augmented Reality Amazing Race. New employee teams of 2 travel across the Baycrest campuses to discover our hidden treasures and learn more about the amazing organization where they work! At every destination, each team must find the AR Easter egg and solve a riddle to learn their next location. Doesn’t this sound like a lot more fun than a group of 15 people following one of our HR leaders around the organization like ducklings? Organizational Effectiveness came to us with a problem, they wanted to revamp new employee orientation and create some fun and excitement in the first days at Baycrest. After seeing what a Dublin hospital had done with the free version of Aurasma, an idea was immediately sparked! We would leverage the Aurasma tool and app to “Turn everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement through striking augmented reality experiences”!

In this session you will learn:

  • what is AR?
  • how might I practically use AR in my organization
  • an overview of Aurasma,
  • an AR tool that has a free option
  • a quick how-to on using Aurasma to create a solution

Audience Level:

Intermediate

Technology Discussed:

Aurasma
Aurasma App

Social Media as Learning Platform

Presenters:

Maxim Fishman, Director of Global Customer Education
Vend

Maxim Fishman has worked in all aspects of elearning for over 15 years. He has developed learning solutions and educational strategy for the automotive, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and retail sectors. He is currently the Director of Global Customer Education at the cloud based Point-Of-Sale company: Vend.

Session Description:

In the popular mindset, social media is seen as a means of communicating personal information and subjects of interest to a wider community. However, what if this easy to access media is used to convey learning content in place of more expensive Learning Management Systems. This presentation explores the effectiveness of distributing content via YouTube or other social media broadcasting tool as the best means of meeting the educational requirements of your organization. This approach requires organizational agility, a desire for rapid change, and a solid understanding of the learning requirements of your audience. This session will cover the benefits and risks of thinking outside of the conventional mould.

In this session you will learn:

  • the limitations of a conventional LMS
  • the importance of assessing the learning style of your audience
  • the advantages of social media as knowledge broadcast tool
  • the challenges of using social media
  • the importance of establishing your corporate learning objectives.

Audience Level:

Intermediate