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Design Thinking & Learning Advancements (Archived)

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March 21, 2017

1:00–2:00 pm EST (Expired)

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The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) announced that Chief Learning Officer for Kaplan, Incorporated, Dr. Bror Saxberg will headline a group of industry experts to discuss the latest in instructional design and learning advancements in a special event webinar on March 21, 2017 a 1 p.m. EDT. 

IACET has partnered with Synapse  to host this premier event titled “Design Thinking & Learning Advancements” with some of industry's most influential leaders on technology and instructional design.  The webinar will be packed with information from:

  • Ryan Austin, CEO at Synapse 
  • Bror Saxberg, CLO at Kaplan
  • Nick Howe, CLO at Area9 Learning
  • Travis Jordan, Q&A - Founder & CEO Instructional Design Central
  • Joe McClary, CEO at IACET

This special event will be divided into three sections.

Session 1: Synapse - 10 minutes

Title: Introduction: Design Thinking & Learning Advancements

Description: The learning industry is approaching a similar transition to “User Experience (UX)” with “Learner Experience (LX) Design; one of the fast-growing field in education. In this session, we’ll discuss principles of design thinking and how they relate to learning.  We’ll also review the current landscape and discover new learning innovations to scale instructional design.

Learning Outcomes/(3-4) Takeaways:

  •  Define design thinking and instructional design best practices
  •  Discuss how to transform the manual, often chaotic process of designing learning into more efficient and effective approaches
  •  Understand the current learning & development technological ecosystem
  •  Recite innovations and the future of instructional design (otherwise known as LX design)

Session 2: Kaplan  - 10 minutes

Title: Learning Engineering: The Art of Using Learning Science to Improve Performance


There's much research about how learning can be enhanced by the right kinds of learning experiences. Rather than random walks with technology ("Video is great, right?"), we'll take a closer look at what science and research tells us about how people learn. We'll then turn our focus to learning engineering--the application of learning science at scale to solve real-life learning problems.

Learning Outcomes/(3-4) Takeaways:

  • What have we learned from decades of cognitive science research on how expertise and learning works?
  • How can we apply learning science research at scale? What frameworks, resources, and training is needed?
  • What evidence do we have that applying these approaches at scale can lead to real demonstrations of improved learner success?


Session 3: Area9Learning  - 10 minutes

Title:  Adaptive Learning for Better Outcomes


Is it possible to create a cost-effective online training course, yet give millions of learners a unique, optimized learning experience? Yes, with strong design and an adaptive learning platform.  

Learning Outcomes/(3-4) Takeaways:

  • What is adaptive learning and what are the benefits?
  • Why adaptive is the best approach to translate design into outcomes.
  • What (if anything) is unique about learning design for adaptive learning?


Q&A - Travis Jordan, Instructional Design Central


This special event is sponsored by Synapse and is available free by registering here.



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