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Sep242018

1008 - Learning in Africa, 200+ Learning Experiences Booklet, Curiosity Apps?

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - September 24, 2018.
#1,008 Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,989 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 -  Orlando - 1,257 Colleagues Already Registered. 

1. Learning in Africa - Hello from Kenya and Rwanda!
2. New: Booklet Released - 200+ Learning Experiences in November.
3. Curiosity Apps? 

1. Learning in Africa - Hello from Kenya and Rwanda!  I am honored to be in Africa this week, keynoting and participating at the eLearning Africa conference.  Over 1,000 educational and government leaders will be coming together to explore the future of learning in Africa.  I’ll do some video interviews with our colleagues from this region and will send a link in a few days to our Learning TRENDS readers. 

2. New: Booklet Released - 200+ Learning Experiences in November.  Wow!  We have just published an 8 page booklet detailing the over 200 Learning experiences - sessions, labs, discussions and engagements at Learning 2018 - to be held in Orlando from Nov 4 to 7.  Please download this colorful booklet and share with your colleagues.  We would love to have you join the several thousand participants focused on the Learning Changes.  Booklet Online: http://www.learning2018.com/booklet 

3. Curiosity Apps?  I have been passionately thinking about curiosity and how apps may evolve to respond to or extend learners’ curiosities.  For example, in the past few days in Kenya, we have seen some amazing animals and so many questions and curiosities have been triggered - from info questions to a wish for an instant graphic detailing the difference in the Sky in this part of the world.  There are so many cool apps.  What I wish for is a function that maps to our curiosities in undiscovered ways.  Ideas?  Send me a note to emasie@masie.com 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com
Twitter: @emasie 

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando  (Advance Registration Discounts Until October 31)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Details and Online Registration: https://www.masie.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Wednesday
Sep122018

ReTooling Instructional Designers into Learning Producers!

TO: Learning Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host & Curator
RE: ReTooling Instructional Designers into Learning Producers!


The learning and learner of today and tomorrow require new and evolving skills from learning professionals. It is time for us to “Retool” our Instructional Designers into Learning Producers!

The skills of instructional design will continue to be important, but the Learning Producer has a wider set of competencies and capacities including:

  • UserExperience
  • Design Thinking
  • Learning Data Analytics
  • Curation Ecosystems
  • Personalization Strategies
  • Workflow and Performance Support
  • Integration with Evolving AI & Machine Learning
  • Understanding of Brain Science and Cognitive Behavior
  • The “LEGO” Model of Content and Experience Development
  • Globalization of Learning Resources
  • And More…       

The Learning Producer will add many of these skills to their instructional design skills. As a Producer, much of the content that you will be assembling and distributing will be from Open or External Resources. As a Producer, you will facilitate a wider range of choices of the format, setting, intensity and framework of learning activities. And, as a Learning Producer your use of Data and Analytics will become a major force in design and personalization.

Learning Producer roles will be explored at Learning 2018. Click for Details!

Join us at Learning 2018, with keynote speakers including Former First Lady Laura Bush, Author Dan Pink, and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Star of Hamilton), plus over 150 sessions on Learning Changes. 


Monday
Sep102018

1007 - 150+ Learning Experiences Announced, Baseball Stories, Rosh Hoshana

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - September 10, 2018.
#1,007 Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,984 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 -  Orlando - 1,012 Colleagues Already Registered. 

1. 150+ Learning Experiences, Activities & Sessions Announced.
2. Baseball Stories: 75 Years of Women in Baseball & New Show Emerges.
3. Jewish New Year: Rosh Hashanna Thoughts. 

1. 150+ Learning Experiences, Activities & Sessions Announced:  We are pleased to announce over 150 Learning Choices for the participants at Learning 2018.  http://www.learning2018.com/content 

Designing an immersive and experiential event for 2,000 learning colleagues is a year long process.  And, we are now at the last stage of shaping, editing, evolving and finalizing the choices.  Our team at The MASIE Center works with each of your colleagues facilitating a one hour session to collaborate on: 

* A Title That Has the Passion of the Experience.
* It’s Only an Hour - Shaping the Content to the Time.
* Engage and Participate - Learning Professionals Don’t Want Lectures.
* Focus on Today AND Tomorrow: Learning is Changing. 

We are pleased to release this list - and there will be many more in the weeks ahead.  Please check it out at http://www.learning2018.com/content 

2. Baseball Stories - 75 Years of Women in Baseball & New Show Emerges: This weekend we took a trip to Kansas City, Missouri and Baseball Stories were the theme. 

We went to the preview performance of a new musical that MASIE Productions may help to bring to New York in the coming years.  “Last Days of Summer” is a funny, moving and historically rich musical about teenage boys, baseball and World War II.  It was moving to see the actors and creative team develop this show at the KC Rep.  And, weaving together the stories of boys growing up with baseball, family and history was amazing.  If you are in the region, go see this show: http://kcrep.org/show/last-days-of-summer 

And, the added surprise was to discover that there was a reunion of the Women of Professional Baseball from World War II at the hotel.  They were celebrating their 75th anniversary and I got to meet Toni Palermo, who was a shortstop for the Springfield Sallies and Parichy Bloomer Girls.  She was inducted into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame in 1982.  What an inspiring athlete!

 3. Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanna Thoughts: For my Jewish colleagues and friends around the world, we are celebrating the start of a New Year. It is a time of reflection, consideration and preparation for a New Year.  

In these times of change, may we all find ways to reflect and strive for better understanding of the changes and challenges the world faces.  May we find in friends and family love, trust and compassion.  And, may we enjoy our tradition of “apples dipped in honey” - with the hope that we have a sweet year ahead.  Shanah Tovah! 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie.
Email: emasie@masie.com .
Twitter: @emasie  . 

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando  (Advance Registration Discounts Until October 31)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Details and Online Registration: https://www.masie.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Wednesday
Sep052018

Uptown Funk - Norkfolk Police Lip Sync Engagment

TO: Learning Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host & Curator
RE: Uptown Funk: Norfolk Police Department Lip Sync Engagement

The Norfolk Police Department is coming to Learning 2018 to receive a Special Engagement Award for their Lip Sync performance of Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk, which has over 50,000,000 views. Check it out:


“The officers and staff of the Norfolk Police Department are an amazing example of how music, creativity, team work, caring, humor, and risk taking can be a powerful tool for engagement. As they lip sync the words to Uptown Funk, you can see and feel the engagement of the wide diversity of the workforce – as well as feel the pride the community of Norfolk must have for its police force,” said Elliott Masie, Host of Learning 2018 and Broadway Producer (The Prom, Kinky Boots, and The Cher Show).

According to Norfolk spokesperson Cpl William Pickering, “We wanted to show the community our primary objective is to protect and serve the community, but we’re not robots. We share a lot of the same interests the community has.”

The leaders of the Norfolk Police Department UpTown Funk Lip Sync team will be featured at Learning 2018.  Details: http://www.learning2018.com/norfolk

Join us at Learning 2018, with keynotes including Former First Lady Laura Bush, Author Dan Pink, and Leslie Odom, Jr (Star of Hamilton) and over 140 sessions on Learning Changes.


Thursday
Aug302018

1006 - Disaster Simulation Learning in Japan, Embrace Failure, Early Discount Deadline

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - August 30, 2018.
#1,006 Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,973 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 -  Orlando - 972 Colleagues Already Registered. 

Special Learning TRENDS From Tokyo Japan! 

Note: I am in Tokyo for a one week immersion in Learning Simulation, VR, Global Learning and Theater.  

1. Disaster Prevention Experience - Learning Parks in Tokyo.
2. Embrace Failure - Adding Rigor to eLearning.
3. Early Registration Discount until August 31st. 

1. Disaster Prevention Experience - Learning Parks in Tokyo: WOW!  That is the best way to describe my day at one of Japan’s Disaster Prevention Simulation Centers.  

I went to Tokyo’s Disaster Experience-Learning Facility and went through a multi-floor journey simulating the realities (physical, psychological and readiness) of living through an Earthquake, Hurricane or other major disaster.  Children and adults are given a tablet to react and learn how to cope with explosions, falling structures, medical emergencies and even the emotions of being separated from family members. 

They combined rich experiential learning with physical simulations and even a jarring cartoon (Manga style) to take the participants through preparation for an emergency.  

I will bring video and stories from these Disaster Prep centers to the main stage at Learning 2018.  We must learn from our global colleagues and emulate this level of readiness in countries throughout the world.  Here is an English copy of the program’s details: http://www.tokyorinkai-koen.jp/pdf/pamphlet_en_2.pdf 

2. Embrace Failure - Adding Rigor to eLearning: We have to add Rigor and Failure to our eLearning programs.  

I am often asked, as one of the people involved in the early days of eLearning, to comment on the state of development in 2018.  

The largest issue we are confronting as a field of Learning Producers (beyond Instructional Design) is to more deeply embrace and deploy failure and rigor to our online learning resources.  In the age of quick compliance, many eLearning “courses” have lowered to have a 90% pass rate on the first go-around.  That meets the check the box requirement for compliance - but it lowers the learner’s engagement and often robs them of the ability to “Fail Forward” and experience the rigor of challenging content and experiences. 

Let’s look at what would happen to the Video Game business if everyone got a gold ring on the first round.  People would ask for a refund.  We need to be true Learning Producers and shape digital learning to: 

* Allow learners to safely “fail” as part of the pathway to success.
* Add adaptive and behavioral design - to increase the rigor to match the learner’s area of need.
* As Learning Producers, deploy UserExperience to push the envelop and still get high learner acceptance. 

At Learning 2018, we are honored to have Leslie Odom, Jr., a star of Hamilton and the author of “Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning”. We will explore how we embrace Failure as Learning Producers.  http://www.learning2018.com 

3. Early Registration Discount until August 31st: You can take advantage of the Early Registration Rate Discount for Learning 2018 (Nov 4 to 7, Orlando), until August 31st.  And, next week, we will announce 2 more keynoters, including a Workforce Engagement strategy with over 65 million views.  

Early Registration Discounts: http://www.learning2018.com 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie  

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando  (Early Registration Discounts Until August 31)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Details and Online Registration: https://www.masie.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tuesday
Aug212018

Hour of Code for Learning Colleagues

TO: Learning Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host & Curator
RE: Hour of Code for Learning Professionals at Learning 2018

It is time for Learning Professionals to take an “Hour of Code” and learn more about the changing world of technology and code.

Learning 2018 is working with Bloomberg to offer event participants an “Hour of Code”(tm) experience (https://hourofcode.com/us). Bloomberg is a global information and technology company focused on delivering data, news and analytics as well as building innovative products and solutions needed for the 21st century

Over the past couple of years, Bloomberg has launched initiatives to bring coding skills to traditionally non-coding areas of the business, specifically around the skills needed for advanced data analytics and data science. One of the opportunities Bloomberg has leveraged is the “Hour of Code”, which we will offer as an experience to Learning 2018 participants!

Originally developed for K-12 students around the world, “Hour of Code” is working to address the fact that fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in computer science classes, and in the tech industry. Hour of Code hopes to change this.

At Learning 2018, Bloomberg will facilitate several opportunities for participants to experience Hour of Code activities in which they can learn and practice a variety of coding languages, plus learn how to run “Hour of Code” experiences in their own organizations.  Details: Click Here.

Join us at Learning 2018, with keynotes including Former First Lady Laura Bush, Author Dan Pink, and Leslie Odom, Jr (Star of Hamilton) and over 140 sessions on Learning Changes.

For more info and early registration discounts, visit https://www.learning2018.com 

Monday
Aug132018

Data Analytics for Learning!

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host & Curator

RE: Data Analytics for Learning Boot Camps - Learning 2018

 

Data Analytics for Learning is one of the key skills, competencies and challenges for the Changing Learning organization and professional.

We are excited to announce our new Data Analytics for Learning Boot Camps at Learning 2018 (Nov 4 to 7, Orlando, FL). 

Click here for more details!

Learning 2018 is celebrating its 28th year as a global gathering of learning colleagues. Produced by MASIE Productions & CloserStill Media.

Innovation and Learning will be everywhere, in authentic conversations with colleagues, experts, innovators and thought leaders – all focused on Learning is Changing!  http://www.learning2018.com

We look forward to learning & exploring with you at Learning 2018! Early Discount Rates until August 31st.  Register Now and Save!

Friday
Aug102018

1005 - Mad Scientist on Learning, Army Badges Dynamically Change, 100+ Learning Stories

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - August 10, 2018.
#1,005 Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,969 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 -  Orlando - 812 Colleagues Already Registered. 

1. Elliott Named “Mad Scientist”
2. Dynamically Changing Army Skill Badge?
3. 100+ Learning Stories & Case Studies from Learning Implementers! 

I hope that everyone’s summer (if you are in that part of the world) is going well.  Here are a few Learning TRENDS notes: 

1. Elliott Named “Mad Scientist”:  On Tuesday, I was honored to be named a “Mad Scientist” by the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command!  We had an amazing gathering in Washington, DC looking at how the soldier in 2050 might learn.  My task was to frame up some of the vectors that could alter or influence how a person might learn decades from now.  

Here is my “Mad Scientist” proclamation, which demands that I “always seek the future boldly, actively question conventional wisdom and assumptions, and passionately challenge the status quo”: https://tinyurl.com/madscientistmasie 

2. Dynamically Changing Army Skill Badge? One challenge that I gave to the military leaders assembled for the “Mad Scientist” conversation about learning in 2050 is to shift how they think about a “skill badge or medal.”  

Each was wearing several badges for skills or competencies, from tank driving to rifle shooting to navigation.  But, the badge indicated that they were “Ready” for that skill on a specific day - months or years ago.

Are they ready today?  If the person had not practiced the skill in a while, perhaps the badge (through LED technology) would blink yellow.  Or, if the person had a long party the day before, perhaps that badge might blink bright red.  Imagine if data about performance, activity and even bio sensing would alter that badge.  It would tell your colleagues a more immediate state of readiness.  And, it would be prompt you to do an immersion simulation or learning update - before using the skill.   Hmmmmm. 

3. 100+ Learning Stories & Case Studies from Learning Implementers!  Wow!  We now have learning colleagues from major corporations and government agencies around the world leading Learning Stories and Case Studies at Learning 2018 (Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando). 

These are high powered sessions and experiences, led by colleagues from companies that include: Amazon, Bloomberg, Google, Hilton, Marriott, Orlando Health, McKinsey & Company, Prudential, Visa and many more.  Here is a sample of the organizations represented: https://www.learning2018.com/index.php/stories-content-case-studies/menu-id-294 

And, a quick reminder to Learning TRENDS readers to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount which runs until the end of August.  Go to http://www.learning2018.com for details and registration. 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com
Twitter: @emasie 

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando  (Early Registration Discounts Now Open)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Details and Online Registration: https://www.masie.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Wednesday
Aug012018

Learning Changes and Learning Themes

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host & Curator

Learning 2018 Content & Early Registration Discounts at https://www.learning2018.com  

Wednesday
Jul252018

1004 - 30 Under 30 Learning Leaders; Google Speakable; TV Production Mode for Webinars

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - July 25, 2018.
#1,004 Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,962 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 

1. 30 Under 30 Learning Leaders Selected!
2. Google Releases “Speakable” for Voice Markup.
3. TV Production Model for Webinars. 

1. 30 Under 30 Learning Leaders Selected!  We are honored to select the 30 Under 30 Learning Leaders for Learning 2018.  These 30 learning colleagues from corporations and government agencies around the world are the next generation of learning leadership and innovation. 

At Learning 2018 (Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando, FL), they will be engaged in leading, facilitating and engaging in Experiences, Sessions and Leadership Development with the 2,000 learning colleagues.  Our 30 Under 30 will help in programs including The Learning Genius Bar, Hour of Code, Gamification and Immersive Video.  Plus, our participants will be able to be in a Reverse Mentoring program with our 30 Under 30’s.  

For a list of these amazing participants in the 30 Under 30 Learning Leader Program go to: https://www.learning2018.com/index.php/30-under-30 

2. Google Releases “Speakable” for Voice Markup: A new standard has been released by Google that allows a publisher of content either internally in an organization or for wider external use, to “markup” which items are ideal for a Voice Response to a query to their Alexa device. 

“Speakable” would provide a markup language that allows a company to designate which words or sentences would be spoken back to the user when they asked a question such as: “How do we switch the heat level on the cooking oven”.  A document with several pages of instructions and illustrations could also have the key elements highlighted - so that the voice response is targeted and of the right duration for a verbal knowledge set. 

“Speakable” will give the shorter verbal reply and then ask if the user wants to see the full document, that can be sent to their mobile device. 

Details: https://searchengineland.com/google-releases-speakable-markup-for-news-publishers-interested-in-google-assistant-302543 

3. TV Production Model for Webinars: I lead 4 to 8 webinars or online briefings every week.  I have switched my production models to be more like a TV Studio and Video Format.  Here are a few things from my experience: 

* Lighting is Everything:  Get some studio lights ($100 to $200) and you will look smarter, 10 pounds lighter and a few years younger.
* Microphones are Key:  Please don’t use the microphone in your laptop or desktop!  For less then $100, you can buy an amazing USB Microphone.  I use the Neat Widget which looks like an old time radio microphone and is awesome.
* From PowerPoint to Evening News Graphics:  Rather than use a lot of PowerPoint, I take key words or graphics and either swap them out for the video feed — or use a “green screen” to insert them to the right of me, as you would see on an Evening News Show.
* Music Helps: The start and ending of each of our webinars will include some music.  I pick tunes that are either related to the content (You Can’t Always Get What You Want) or are upbeat for the day.
* Broadcast Mentality: If you feel it is a broadcast - you will bring your A Game.
* Time - Less May Be More:  The default is always about one hour.  Yet, most TED Talks are optimal at 18 minutes.  Try making them shorter and more WOW! 

This does not imply that the session should be just one way - there are wonderful ways to build interaction and engagement into a TV model web based broadcast.  Try it and send me a note about your experience to emasie@masie.com 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com
Twitter: @emasie 

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando  (Early Registration Now Open)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Details and Online Registration: https://www.masie.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Thursday
Jul192018

Former First Lady Laura Bush - Learning 2018 Keynote

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host & Curator

RE: Former First Lady Laura Bush - Keynote at Learning 2018

We are honored to announce Former First Lady Laura Bush as a Keynote Speaker at Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7, Orlando, FL.  www.learning2018.com

 

Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), is a leading voice for spreading freedom and promoting human rights across the globe. As First Lady, Mrs. Bush advocated the importance of literacy and education to advance opportunity for America’s young people and to foster healthy families and communities. Today, Mrs. Bush pursues her work on global healthcare innovations and empowering women in emerging democracies through the George W. Bush Institute.

Mrs. Bush is the author of the bestselling memoir, Spoken From the Heart. She serves on many boards, including the National Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, the Council for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Recently, Mrs. Bush authored the foreword to We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope (March, 2016). The book chronicles powerful stories of courageous women in Afghanistan and the risks they face on their journey to build peaceful communities in their country.

Born in Midland, Texas to Jenna and Harold Welch, Laura Bush holds a degree in education and a master’s degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, and worked as a public school librarian

In addition, we have a wide range of Learning, Technology, Business and Innovation Keynoters at Learning 2018:

Learning 2018 is celebrating its 28th year as a global gathering of learning colleagues. It is produced by MASIE Productions & CloserStill Media.

Innovation and Learning will be everywhere, in authentic conversations with colleagues, experts, innovators and thought leaders – all focused on Learning is Changing!  http://www.learning2018.com

We look forward to learning & exploring with you at Learning 2018!


Wednesday
Jul112018

1003 - Timing is Everything in Learning, A Disruptive Keynote, Magic in New York City

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - June 28, 2018.
#1,003- Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,959 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 

1. When & Timing is Everything in Learning!
2. Vicki Lau: A Disruptive Keynoter?
3. A Magician in New York City - Evening of Wonders! 

1. When & Timing is Everything in Learning! As I read Dan Pink’s new book, “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”, I have been obsessing about Timing and Learning. Let’s think about all of the dimensions of Timing and When: 

* When does a learner like to learn a new subject?
* When is a business most likely to “send” a worker for learning?
* When do we memorize a process?
* When are certain decisions most often happening?
* When do we ask for additional help?
* When does an employee feel confident in a new topic? 

When and Timing may often be equally important to the quality of the learning content or design!  And, are we “smart” about the timing of learning decisions? 

You have read my frequent rants about the poor timing of New Employee Orientation. More should be done before the first day of the job.  More should be done six weeks after they start. Less should be done on a day when they want to know how to log in, when to get paid and how to start working. WHEN and TIMING are so key. 

Over the coming month, leading up to Dan Pink’s address at Learning 2018, I will be exploring Timing and When with our Learning TRENDS Readers. To get started, take a minute and think about how WHEN was “off” for a learning experience that you experienced, either as a learner or leader. Send me a confidential note about it to emasie@masie.com  And, watch for our surveys and conversations in the months ahead. 

2. Vicki Lau: A Disruptive Keynoter? I love to book Disruptive Keynoters for our annual event. Someone who will lay down some evidence, experiences or perspectives that will rock our assumptions. 

Say hello to Vicki Lau! Entering the Hollywood film industry from Singapore with no connections, Vicki Lau landed portfolio blockbuster movies and shows such as “The Walking Dead” and “War for the Planet of the Apes,” becoming a sought-after visual special effects freelancer in under 2 years, whilst working at mobile and VR early-stage startups in Silicon Valley and Beach. Independently, she had amassed 40 crew members for her short film, which debuted at film festivals, and was also the youngest technical speaker on VR at SMPTE’s conference. 

Vicki will provide a Disruptive Interactive Keynote exploring the changing and often confusing world of Immersive and Virtual Realities - as they could apply to the workplace, simulation, gaming and learning.  Vicki will be at the entire Learning 2018 event and will be featured both as a keynoter and also in hands-on labs exploring new immersive technologies. Her bio and Early Registration Discounts for Learning 2018 (Nov 4 to 7, Orlando) are at http://www.learning2018.com 

3. A Magician in New York City: As you may know, MASIE Productions also produces Broadway Shows. We are tickled to be one of the producing partners on a new show, Vitaly, featuring an amazing magician, Vitaly Beckman, in an engaging show in New York City from now until September 30th. 

Here is a video clip from his up-close magical evening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4f0hR_DUiI 

And, if you are going to be in New York City in the coming months, check it out at http://www.eveningofwonders.com/  

Let me know if you are going and if I am in New York, it would be fun to have a drink before or after your show. 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie   

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando (Early Registration Now Open)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Details and Online Registration: https://www.masie.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Monday
Jul092018

Learning is Changing - Learning 2018 Update

TO: Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host & Curator

RE: Your Invitation to Learning 2018!

I would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in Learning 2018, to be held in Orlando, Florida from November 4 to 7, 2018.  Details and Early Registration Discounts: www.learning2018.com

Learning 2018 Themes, Components and Focus:

  • It’s All About Learning! Learning 2018 will dynamically and interactively explore every aspect of Learning at the Workplace: Design, Formats, Technologies, Engagement, Assessment, and Much More!
  • Learning is Changing! Learners are Changing! Formats & Content are Changing! Learning Analytics are Changing! Business Models are Changing! Our Roles in Learning are Changing!
  • Tech@Learning is Evolving Rapidly!
  • Learning is Global:
  • Learning Professionals Must Be Learners, Too:
  • LearningTowns to Benchmark & Network:
  • Experiment with New Designs:
  • Learning Makes a Difference!
  • Learning is FUN!

Every year, we are honored to produce a high-engagement and high-impact gathering of over 1,800 learning colleagues from around the world. Here is a sample of the Learning 2018 Keynotes, Experiences, Learning LABs, Case Studies, Sessions and Engagement:

Learning 2018 General Sessions:

  • Leslie Odom, Jr. - Star of “Hamilton” and Author of “Failing Up”
  • Dan Pink – Author, “WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”
  • Rebecca Stromeyer – “Global eLearning”, Online Educa Berlin, eLearning Africa
  • Real Time Learning LAB – 1,800 Colleagues Delving Into a Shared Problem at Once!
  • Vicki Lau – Immersive, Virtual & Gaming Realities for Learning
  • Andrea Wong – Google, UserExperience Design
  • Richard Culatta – Learning Innovations
  • Rob Lauber, McDonald’s CLO – Archways Tuition Support
  • Nick Van Dam, McKinsey & Company CLO – Shifting Learning Strategies
  • Zenganqi Wang – AI for Education – China Case Studies
  • Kathy Tague, Guardian Life Insurance – Learning Leader
  • Bob Mosher – Digital On-The-Job Learning Models
  • Elliott Masie – Learning Changes! Learners, Design, Tech & Our Roles
  • Plus, 2 More Exciting Keynoters to be Announced Soon!

Learning 2018 Experiences and Activities:

  • 130 Experiences, Sessions & Stories – Learning from Learning Colleagues
  • LearningTowns: Networking by Industry, Interest, or Challenges
  • Global Learning Forum & Senior Learning Benchmarking
  • Showcase Sessions from Leading Learning Suppliers
  • Learning EdTech Innovation Galleries
  • Learning Escape Room
  • Learning Labs
  • 30 Under 30 Learning Leaders
  • Pit Crew Tire Changing Simulation
  • Learning Retreats
  • LearningTV Morning TV Show
  • Special Tuesday Night Celebration/Party at Epcot
  • And Much More! Watch for many more innovations and experiments throughout Learning 2018.

Learning 2018 is celebrating its 28th year as a global gathering of learning colleagues. Innovation and Learning will be everywhere, in authentic conversations with colleagues, experts, innovators and thought leaders – all focused on Learning is Changing!  http://www.learning2018.com

We look forward to learning & exploring with you at Learning 2018!


Thursday
Jun282018

1002 - Learning Genius Bar, Reading Out of Sequence, Your Ideas, Please!

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - June 28,  2018.
#1,002- Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,956 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 

1. Learning Genius Bar for Learning Innovations!
2. Your Ideas, Experiences and Sessions, Please!
3. Reading Non Sequentially. 

1. Learning Genius Bar for Learning Innovations!  We are very excited to add a “Learning Genius Bar” at Learning 2018 - harnessing the expertise, experience and collaboration of our 2,000 global learning participants. 

Our “Genius” Volunteers will be organized by area of expertise (e.g. Design Models, xAPI, Mobile Tech, Assessment, Organizational Politics, Compliance, UserExperience, Facilitation, Leadership and more).   Learning 2018 Participants can reserve time at the Genius Bar as individuals or as a small group from a company with a common concern.  

We hope that you, and your team, will join us at Learning 2018 and benefit from our Genius Bar!  Learning 2018 details and Early Registration Discounts at http://www.learning2018.com 

2. Your Ideas, Experiences and Sessions, Please: Learning 2018 is Designed For and With YOU!  Be an active part of the design and activities at Learning 2018!  We already have over 70 sessions in development, but we want the input and thinking of our over 2,000 participants! 

We would love YOUR help in the Design and Development of the Content, Conversations, Experiences and more at Learning 2018!   We are now deep into the DESIGN of Learning 2018 – Elliott Masie’s 28th Annual Learning Conference – and we want to open up the thought and creative process to our learning colleagues. 

Please think about sessions, experiences, dialogues, labs, or learning activities that you want to LEAD or ATTEND at Learning 2018. And, this year we are adding a major addition – “Tech@Learning” – that will explore emerging technologies (from Chatbots to Smart Speakers to Immersive Realities). Please share your thoughts with us via a short form that will take less than 5 minutes to complete: 

https://www.masie.com/learning2018ideas 

Your ideas and input will help us shape the over 125 sessions, experiences, and activities at Learning 2018. After we receive your ideas, our Design Team will tag back to you in the coming weeks! 

PLEASE NOTE: Our sessions will be led by colleagues who are already planning to attend the event and not selling or marketing learning services or products. (If you are a learning supplier and would like to lead a session, sponsorships are still available. Contact Steve Rosenblum for more information at steve@masie.com / 518-350-2224.) 

3. Reading Non Sequentially: Well, it is time for me to admit one of my “learning quirks”.  I am NOT a sequential reader. There is probably a psychological term for it - but I just can’t follow the front to end flow of any book - even fiction. 

Ever since I was a child, I always loved to “jump around” the table of contents.  I still will often read the last chapter in a mystery to determine if I want to go through the whole sequence.  Even though I write quite a few forwards to books, I wish the forward were in the middle.  

So, I am always wanting to give my learners in a program the ability to re-sequence content or to shift the flow.  Anyone else have my “condition” :)  Send me a note to emasie@masie.com 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie   

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Curation & Learning LAB - July 16 to 18, Saratoga Springs, NY (Waiting List Only)
- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando  (Early Registration Now Open)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Details and Online Registration: https://www.masie.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tuesday
Jun262018

1001 - K to 12 Ed Impacts Learning in Workplace, Oculus Portable, Learning 2018 Innovations

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - June 26,  2018.
#1,001- Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,952 Readers - www.masie.com - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 

1. K to 12 Education Can Teach Corporate Learning!
2. Learning 2018 Innovations Rolling Out!
3. Oculus Go - Mobile Immersive is Impressive. 

1. K to 12 Education Can Teach Corporate Learning!  Hello from Chicago, where I was honored to speak at a leadership session of ISTE, a huge event that draws more than 20,000 educators from the K to 12 and University spaces.  For the last two days, I have been immersed and surrounded by learning technologies that are targeted at students in education settings - and I have been on a non-stop learning journey.  Here are some impressions and follow-ups: 

* Learning at each level (K-12, Higher Education, Workplace, Health and Hobbies) is branded as totally different - yet the learning processes and even the learning tech cuts across those spaces.  We need to find better ways to collaborate and learn from each other’s worlds.

* Learning tech and methods from schools can provide great working models for learning innovation at the corporate workplace.  I have seen demonstrations of learner-centered methods and personalization that are immediately applicable to corporate learning.  Yet, we talk different “languages”.

* Educators must get more time in our work settings to understand how the world of work is changing.  It would be wonderful to have 1 month or summer-long immersive experiences for teachers and educators - to get a sense of the changing workplace and work cultures. 

Richard Culatta, who is our Learning Innovation Fellow, is the CEO of ISTE and we are already working on ways to bridge corporate education and school level learning.  Stay tuned.  Info on this event is at https://conference.iste.org/2018/ 

2. Learning 2018 Innovations Rolling Out!  We are VERY excited about the innovations and experiences that we are adding to Learning 2018 - our 28th annual event to be held in Orlando from November 4th to 7th.  These include: 

* UserExperience LAB
* ChatBot Development
* Senior Learning Leader Forum
* “Learn to Code” Experience
* Designing for Failure as a Step to Success
* Curation & Learning
* Assessment and Data Analytics Exploration
* Storytelling Narratives for Learning
* Global Learning Perspectives
* Machine Learning - Realities and Hype!
* Diversity and Inclusion Focus for Learning
* Learning Systems Forum: LMS and Beyond
* Learning Roles and Careers
* 30 Under 30 and Mature Learning Colleagues
* Learning Innovations Gallery
* And much more… 

Check out the keynotes, content themes and experiences.  Take advantage of our Early Registration and Group Discounts at http://www.learning2018.com 

3. Oculus Go - Mobile Immersive is Impressive:  This week we have been experimenting with the new Oculus Go, an immersive portable device.  Its price is much lower - $199 - and it does not require any other computer equipment.  The experiences are cool and it lays out a road to where we might start to see workplace learning content in this format.  Check it out at: https://www.oculus.com/go/ 

Yours in learning, 

Elliott Masie
Email: emasie@masie.com 
Twitter: @emasie   

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Curation & Learning LAB - July 16 to 18, Saratoga Springs, NY (Waiting List Only)
- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando (Early Registration Now Open)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

Details and Online Registration: https://www.masie.com 

Learning TRENDS is produced by The MASIE Center.  95 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866