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    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual - Link in Registration Email
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    The ATD Greater Boston Chapter Special Interest Group on Learning Measurement Presents:

    Build a Learning Ecosystem and Measure the Value of Your Learning


    Janne Hietala

    Chief Visionary Officer - Valamis

    October 28, 2020

    2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

    VIRTUAL EVENT - Link in registration email

    Join this session and you will learn the basics of learning ecosystems and how to leverage the Total Learning Architecture (TLA) approach when building your own learning ecosystem. The TLA approach will help you find ways to get rid of silos of learning within your organization and compile all of your data in one place. We will look at a few case examples to understand the challenges, needs, and opportunities for different stakeholders. Discover how to aggregate learning content and data from multiple sources, and build a learner-centric, data-driven concept.   The goal is to use data to provide insights that can be utilized by the learners, L&D teams, management, and the business overall. 

    By attending this session, you will know how to:

    • Describe the basic building blocks of learning ecosystems
    • Apply the Total Learning Architecture in different use cases at an organization 
    • Leverage xAPI statements, an LRS, and other tools to track and measure your learning -- regardless of where it happens
    • Combine various sources of work performance data to learning data, in order to measure learning impact

    About the Speaker

      As Chief Visionary Officer, Janne steers the vision and roadmap for Valamis and their learning experience platform. He has worked with the top visionaries of NASA, Gartner, IBM, and other distinguished industry and academic leaders developing an epochal digital learning concept.

      Janne started his first company at the age of 21 and he joined Valamis in 2008 at the age of 25. Previously, he has led the company’s global sales and spent two years in London where he completed his Executive MBA at the London Business School, one of the top-ranked business schools in the world.

      More about Janne: https://www.valamis.com/careers/stories/janne-hietala

      Janne can be reached directly via LinkedIn or at janne.hietala@valamis.com

      About the Measurement Special Interest Group (SIG)

      The mission of the ATD Greater Boston Measurement SIG is to enhance members’ professional development in measurement and evaluation; to increase the effectiveness of their L&D organizations through measurement and evaluation; and to engage with the global community of L&D practitioners in applying measurement and evaluation to deliver performance and results through learning.

      The group addresses a wide range of topics, from getting started in defining methods, tools and processes of data collection, to more advanced applications, such as, measuring technology-enabled and blended learning.  We welcome members with little or no background in measurement and evaluation, through more experienced practitioners.

      Why Consider Joining the Measurement SIG?

      The benefits of participating in the group will include:

      • Enhancing your professional development in the area of measurement and evaluation
      • Sharing measurement challenges and gaining insight and advice from others
      • Engaging in dialogue with subject matter experts
      • Providing information, tools and advice to fellow L&D practitioners in your organization
      • Demonstrating to executive stakeholders how you are increasing performance and results through learning
      • Making a contribution toward advancing the effectiveness of L&D worldwide, through more robust measurement and evaluation

      Website Photo/Video Release Authorization

      In consideration of my position as an attendee/member of the Association for Talent Development Greater Boston (ATD GB), I agree with ATD GB’s unrestricted right/permission to take, use, re-use, publish and re-publish photographic, video/audio content including, in whole or in part, all media now and hereafter known for illustration, promotion, training, exhibition, advertising in connection with ATD GB and its initiatives.  I expect ATD GB to use the content professionally, but waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product/products, advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.  I hereby certify that I am fully competent and of full legal age and have the right to execute this release with ATD GB.

      Refund Policy:

      A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

      • 04 Nov 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
      • Virtual - link in registration email
      • 96
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      ATD GREATER BOSTON PRESENTS:
      The Immersive Learning Transformation: Next Gen VR and Mobile Games and Simulations

      with Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D.

      WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2020

      Virtual event - link in registration email

      6:30pm – 8:30pm

      How does the largest employer on the planet, Walmart, attract and develop a new generation of managers who have spent more time playing games than they have in the classroom? How does pharmaceutical leader Novartis quickly train people on best practice procedures where mistakes have life and death consequences?

      In this session you’ll step inside of the leading-edge immersive learning simulators and games used by Fortune 50 companies. Experience VR simulators modeled on the flight simulator, which has (up until now, anyway) been the gold standard for skill-based learning. Hyper-realistic VR performance environments offer a digital rehearsal space of such convincing verisimilitude that trainees feel they are actually there. With unlimited do-overs, learners can maximize “reps and sets” to accelerate skill development.

      Download and play Walmart's "Spark City" game on your own phone, which maximize skill practice "reps and sets." The session will inspire with examples from industry leaders who are ushering in a new era of experiential and visceral learning. Leave the glowing desktop screen and classroom behind and step into a new world of immersive learning.

      In this session, you will learn:

      • How industry leading companies are tapping into the exploding popularity of console-quality 3D games for the mobile handset to reinforce new skills and concepts.
      • How to deploy immersive learning solutions at scale in a large enterprise, safely integrated with legacy LMS and LRS
      • How students and instructors can interact with each other in multi-player VR sims.

      This session explores how a new gen “first-person thinker” games can provide a risk-free virtual rehearsal space for skill practice and building the cognitive equivalent of muscle memory. We’ll explore how to develop human-centered learning simulations with tutorials, feedback, guided practice, engagement and scenario design. Watch examples of VR sims and mobile games where learners practice skills under a variety of stressful conditions.

      About Our Speaker


      Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D. President of The Gronstedt Group, is an author, public speaker and entrepreneur. He is an advocate of using Next-Gen Learning tools to advance real-world skills through virtual and augmented reality training, game and simulation-based learning. The Gronstedt Group has been instrumental in helping global companies like Walmart, Pfizer, Novartis, DaVita, and KPMG improve performance. Their “Spark City” mobile management and logistics game for Walmart is revolutionizing the way the world’s largest employer attracts and develops a new generation of managers and they help pharma leaders Novartis and Pfizer save lives in virtual reality labs. Dr. Gronstedt’s articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

      New and Prospective Member Orientation!

      We are excited to offer a new and prospective member on-boarding session on the last Wednesday of each month at 6 PM. The session is 45 minutes and will include information about our chapter, local and national membership options, and an opportunity to meet members of the board. This is a great time to ask questions and get the inside scoop on all things related to the Greater Boston Chapter! Click here to sign up and a member from our board will contact you.

      Website Photo/Video Release Authorization

      In consideration of my position as an attendee/member of the Association for Talent Development Greater Boston (ATD GB), I agree with ATD GB’s unrestricted right/permission to take, use, re-use, publish and re-publish photographic, video/audio content including, in whole or in part, all media now and hereafter known for illustration, promotion, training, exhibition, advertising in connection with ATD GB and its initiatives. I expect ATD GB to use the content professionally, but waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product/products, advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied. I hereby certify that I am fully competent and of full legal age and have the right to execute this release with ATD GB.

      Refund Policy:

      A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.


      • 15 Jan 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
      • Virtual - Link to join will be emailed
      • 22
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      Winter Workshop:

      Making Smart Choices in Instructional Design

      with Megan Torrance

      Friday, January 15, 2020

      10:00Am – 4:00pm

      VIRTUAL - Register here and you will receive a confirmation email with TorranceLearning's link to join

      Ready to take your instructional design to the next level? All too often, instructional designers start with a body of knowledge and a desired modality … and then derive performance objectives from there. In this workshop we’re going to flip that model on its head. We’ll focus on making the smart choices that keep your training relevant, focused and effective by aligning with organizational goals and specific performance gaps. The design of this workshop allows you to practice on your own work projects so you’re getting real work done while you’re learning! (And you’ve got a much more meaningful job aid when you’re done to help you remember key concepts.)

      The context for this material is the workplace learning environment, although higher education and K-12 educators are welcome to join. The techniques we’ll discuss apply broadly to face-to-face, virtual classroom, and online self-paced learning of all sorts.

      Objectives

      At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

      • Align instructional design projects with measurable organizational objectives
      • Define performance gaps
      • Determine whether training will solve the performance problem – or what might work instead
      • Select appropriate practice activities for training
      • Choose modalities for training that are suitable to your environment

      Class time & activities

      This virtual classroom experience takes place via Adobe Connect over 6 hours (5 hours of active instructional time, with a 30 minute meal break and 10 minute breaks in between topics). We’ll use the following exercises to help connect the learning to your own work:

      • Class discussion (voice and chat)
      • Guided practice on your own work projects
      • Quick polls for understanding
      • Examples provided by class members to illustrate an approach
      • Evidence-informed strategies and examples from actual projects

      Takeaways

      You’ll keep the following tools to apply later:

      • Business Goals & Learner Goals template
      • Performance Gaps template
      • Decision Tree: Will Training Solve the Problem?
      • Job aid: Training Modalities

      About the Speaker

      Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and two ATD TD at Work publications: Agile and LLAMA® for ISD Project Management and Making Sense of xAPI.

      Website Photo/Video Release Authorization

      In consideration of my position as an attendee/member of the Association for Talent Development Greater Boston (ATD GB), I agree with ATD GB’s unrestricted right/permission to take, use, re-use, publish and re-publish photographic, video/audio content including, in whole or in part, all media now and hereafter known for illustration, promotion, training, exhibition, advertising in connection with ATD GB and its initiatives.  I expect ATD GB to use the content professionally, but waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product/products, advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.  I hereby certify that I am fully competent and of full legal age and have the right to execute this release with ATD GB.

      Refund Policy:

      A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

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