|E-Learning Symposium 2010--Houston|
October 27, 2010
E-Learning Symposium Austin was a tremendous success. In fact, we sold out a month before the event. There was a significant demand from our peers in Houston to bring this event to Houston. We have scheduled E-Learning Symposium 2010 Houston for October 27, 2010
E-Learning Symposium 2010 (hashtag #ELS2010) is a unique interactive conference designed to help professionals and key decision makers learn how to execute E-Learning programs within their own organizations. This event is essential for professionals who manage and design online education programs in healthcare, government, higher education, and corporate settings.
E-Learning Symposium 2010 is open to anyone and will be of specific benefit to:
- Chief Learning Officers
- Senior Directors
- Program Managers
- Directors of Human Resources (HR)
- Directors of Training
- Training Professionals
Attending the E-Learning Symposium provides you with an excellent opportunity to learn from key industry professionals in the E-Learning community. You will take away important insights on successful E-Learning delivery, job-focused curriculum development and fundamental instructor and student preparation for the E-Learning environment. Plus, you will have an opportunity to connect deeper with symposium speakers at the "lunch with a speaker" session during lunch.
Agenda topics cover an end-to-end spectrum of processes and technology as they are being applied to E-Learning and distance learning projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with key influencers and implementation specialists from successful E-Learning projects throughout Texas and beyond.
Remember passing notes in school? Kids still send notes around the classroom these days – only the notes are text messages. Many of those notes are the classic witticisms about inane lectures, boring teachers, the countdown to the bell. But those silly snippets do something else: they weave social bonds and there is evidence that those bonds are essential in learning. Call it social learning.
Educational psychologists have studied social learning for many years but it’s the explosive growth of social networks that is bringing it into the mainstream. Suddenly the idea of social learning has currency – giving our need to understand it real urgency. The numbers are breathtaking: Facebook did not exist 6 years ago. Now it has 500 million users. In a review of academic conference presentations on learning technology topics, the number of papers on social learning went from a handful to hundreds between 2007-2009. For those of us on the front line of learning development and delivery, the question is: should we implement these tools in our training? Can our trainees learn anything – or learn better – with social tools?
I just read presentationzen by Garr Reynolds. It is a quick read with terrific graphics. I think the book is mostly targeted to business people who have no graphic or instructional design background, but it has valuable information for people who design training materials every day.