Sessions

Sessions

DDX 2020 is taking the most anticipated sessions from the DevLearn 2020 program and delivering them to you in a digital format! The event features 125+ live and 50+ pre-recorded sessions covering key topics that will help you advance your skills and expertise in the management, design, and development of technology-based learning.

In addition to the live program, you will have access to all session recordings (of both live sessions and pre-recorded content) for six months following DDX, giving you the ability to truly experience ALL of what DevLearn has to offer.

This year's DDX Program will explore critical topics including:

  • Tools & Development
  • Emerging Tech
  • Data & Measurement
  • Management & Strategy
  • Video & Media
  • AR & VR
  • Games & Gamification
  • Instructional Design

 

Program

PLEASE NOTE: All sessions below are listed in Pacific Standard Time (PST). If you click the "Add to Calendar" button within a session description, it will add the session to your calendar in your local time zone.

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8:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Emerging Tech
    Advancements in technology have fundamentally changed what it means to live, work, and learn in an increasingly digital world. Understanding the role technology plays in our work is critical as techno ...
9:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Failed onboarding programs can result in frustration, as well as wasted time and money. But what can lead to a failed onboarding program? One that isn't backed by learner needs and science. New employ ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Tools and Development
    How many times have you sat with a client to discuss a project and they're convinced they need a course when, in fact, they don't? They need a 'just-in-time' solution for their users to access informa ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Games and Gamification
    Every eLearning designer at some point gets that request for a super engaging course that will create a buzz across the enterprise and excite the user base who can't wait to take the learning. We rece ...
  4. 45 mins
    • Games and Gamification
    Is your training content complicated? Do your employees complain about being overwhelmed with training or even worse, not show up? Then it’s time to ditch the PowerPoints and training manuals and star ...
10:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • AR and VR
    Most VR experiences barely scratch the surface of what we can produce. They are often passive video with little, if any, interaction. The user is merely a bystander and not part of the experience. An ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Video & Media
    Have you ever wished you could incorporate professional level voiceover or audio in your training course or training video? Do you find that your recordings sound thin, distant, or lack a depth and ri ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Instructional Design
    As learners gain new information or take on a new skill, they develop a level of confidence about their abilities that exceeds their actual competency. This is an example of the "beginner's bubble," a ...
  4. 30 mins
    • Management and Strategy
     
11:00 AM
  1. 60 mins
    • Instructional Design
    • Virtual Pass
    If they're going to work in a virtual classroom, your traditional learning methodologies need a makeover. A virtual session is more than simply a lecture and uploaded PowerPoints. Unique techniques mu ...
12:00 PM
  1. 60 mins
    • Tools and Development
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. It's easy to get started with Adobe Captivate but there's a lot of power und ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Video & Media
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. TikTok is the fastest growing social media platform. So how could we use it ...
  3. 60 mins
    • Video & Media
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Does your company shy away from going mobile because they just aren't ready? ...
  4. 60 mins
    • Instructional Design
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Let's be real: the sad reality is that much of the virtual instructor led tr ...
  5. 60 mins
    • Data & Measurement
    Many learning teams find themselves constantly being asked to measure learning and prove ROI for their programs. Completion data, learning hours, and assessment scores tell business leaders two things ...
9:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Organizations face a range of challenges in today's ever-accelerating competitive landscape. Keeping up in L&D with today's thinking and needs presents its own challenges. Ideally, L&D should be a hig ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Games and Gamification
    Some people think that if they throw points, badges, and leaderboards at a learning program, it's gamified. Others think gamification involves a completely immersive serious game. What level of gamifi ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Emerging Tech
    Traditional phone call training (sales, support, etc.) is either web-based or done in-person. In-person training such as classroom-based courses or role playing requires heavy involvement of people ot ...
  4. 45 mins
    • Tools and Development
    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a profound shift in our collective thinking around mobile learning. Overnight, every organization has had to embrace it. Yesterday’s “expectation” that training should ...
10:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Instructional Design
    Are you guilty of turning your existing instructor-led training (ILT) into a webinar? Good virtual classroom training is more than simply showing some PowerPoint slides and reading the existing lesson ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Data & Measurement
    Our goal was to provide a seamless, in-app learning experience for users of 84.51° Stratum, our flagship cloud-based data analytics software. Our challenge was that our LMS could not deliver content i ...
  3. 45 mins
    • AR and VR
    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 do pharmaceutical lea ...
11:00 AM
  1. 60 mins
    • Instructional Design
    • Virtual Pass
    eLearning tends to be a content-focused experience that leaves people overwhelmed and wondering how it all applies to them. Your audience needs context to make content feel relevant and valuable to th ...
12:00 PM
  1. 60 mins
    • Tools and Development
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. While most users Articulate Storyline users are able to develop courses with ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Emerging Tech
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. As the workplace rapidly changes and becomes even more mobile, busy, and dis ...
8:00 AM
  1. 30 mins
    Our new reality means finding creative ways to bring people together safely for L&D. Looking for fresh ideas to innovate remote learning? Join us as we share how custom virtual reality offers a powerf ...
9:00 AM
  1. 30 mins
    • Games and Gamification
     
  2. 30 mins
    • AR and VR
    Three clients from three different business categories all had very different learning objectives. What do they have in common? They all used immersive learning to achieve jaw-dropping results. From a ...
  3. 30 mins
    • Tools and Development
    Rise.com is the all-in-one training system that employees love. It makes online training easy to create, enjoyable to take, and simple to manage. Rise.com is web-based and intuitive so it’s easy for s ...
10:00 AM
  1. 30 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    The learning technology you implement should enable and empower the core of your organization’s learning ecosystem: your people and your business. By combining learning technology with user-centric de ...
  2. 30 mins
    • Learning Platforms
    COVID-19 has forced many organizations to adapt their learning programs to the digital world, whether they were ready or not. While a short-term solution helped satisfy short-term needs, it’s time to ...
11:00 AM
  1. 30 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Creating a culture of learning within your organization is an ongoing process. No single technology can finger snap you from a culture that avoids learning to a culture that promotes and celebrates le ...
  2. 30 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Nearly 70% of employees report that they do not have mastery of the skills they need for their jobs. But what are the skills, competencies, and knowledge gaps that the organization needs today? And, h ...
  3. 30 mins
    • Tools and Development
    Articulate 360 has everything eLearning developers need to simplify the entire course creation process. It includes award-winning authoring apps Storyline 360 and Rise 360 that make it easy to create ...
8:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Instructional Design
    Each day we are exposed to multitudes of user interfaces (UI) in media, marketing, and design—all geared to grab our attention. Specific principles and techniques (UX) are used to draw us to the next ...
9:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • AR and VR
    Immersive learning is a powerful tool that can help your team achieve learning goals in a meaningful and hands-on way. But within the L&D field, there's a lot of misunderstanding about what exactly AR ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Data & Measurement
    xAPI can enable adaptive learning, provide rich insight into performance, and support mobile learning but many organizations struggle with how to get started. Stakeholders are not interested in techno ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Video & Media
    Video has quickly transitioned from being a high-cost luxury to an affordable opportunity for everyday learning experiences, yet the people responsible for creating the content—the educators, instruct ...
  4. 45 mins
    • Tools and Development
    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced training teams to quickly pivot their classroom training programs into blended programs encompassing virtual instructor-led training and eLearning. Such an abrupt shif ...
10:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Tools and Development
    Many designers find themselves struggling to create, imagine, or share a idea to stakeholders. What if there was a way to get inspired and break out of your standard workflow to kickstart new ideas an ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Emerging Tech
    Instructional designers are always on the lookout for more effective ways to engage learners. It’s not uncommon to settle into the routine of the eLearning course complete with voiceovers and mid-cour ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Learning experience platforms are all the rage. They allow you to integrate lots of sources of content, provide a consumer user experience, drive a learning culture and curate content, as well as crea ...
  4. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Organizational learning can take place in many different systems, formats, languages, and offices (or homes) around the world. How do you bring all these different silos of learning data together into ...
  5. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    The global pandemic has clearly made a significant impact on learning and development teams for organizations around the world. The acceleration of long-sought programs to virtualize educational exper ...
12:00 PM
  1. 60 mins
    • Games and Gamification
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Research shows that broad-based subject matter or literacy training can posi ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Tools and Development
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Have you been curious about developing a Rise course that goes beyond knowle ...
9:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Instructional Design
     
  2. 45 mins
    • AR and VR
    Augmented reality (AR) is an effective and engaging way to deliver content to your learners. It can be a great piece to your blended learning solution. But using it without a plan in place is not an e ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Tools and Development
    Course accessibility is a common task for developers and creates many questions. What makes a course "accessible"? How can you use Storyline 360 to make courses accessible to a variety of audiences? H ...
10:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Emerging Tech
    Blockchain technology is something many of us have heard about, but how can it fit in to the world of L&D? In this case study session you’ll find out how a veterinary industry consortium was formed to ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Everyone loves to bash their LMS. Yes it may be clunky but when you really listen to the users, their complaints aren't about functionality. They’re about how the system is used. Before you run off to ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Tools and Development
    eLearning authoring tools offer a number of different choices for creating activities but it can be overwhelming to figure out which kind to use for which type of content. When converting classroom tr ...
  4. 45 mins
    • AR and VR
    Pre-pandemic, virtual reality was already making a significant, positive impact on L&D, with research indicating that it captures attention, aids retention, and speeds application of learning on the j ...
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
  1. 60 mins
    • Tools and Development
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. We've all been there. You present your eLearning course to your stakeholder ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Instructional Design
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Microlearning is really hot right now. It seems everyone is "going micro" or ...
  3. 60 mins
    • Emerging Tech
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. In today's workplace L&D leaders are tasked with transformation from a cultu ...
  4. 60 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Every business wants to get their employees trained faster so they can becom ...
8:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    In addition to our learning management systems (LMS), we now have available a wide array of learning platforms including learning record stores (LRS), learning experience platforms (LXP), talent manag ...
9:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Learning teams are regularly asked to support large scale system launches with minimal time to prepare training materials. When faced with this challenge for a major upgrade to our own core HR systems ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Emerging Tech
    After seeing other companies adopt new technology like AR/VR, AI, or IoT, many training professionals are wondering how to even get started on solutions that are beneficial to their own needs. Or they ...
  3. 45 mins
    • AR and VR
    The team makeup needed to deliver a successful AR experience is different than other L&D efforts you may be used to. And that means the talent sourcing, identification, and evaluating processes you're ...
  4. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    2020 has been a year of incredible disruption and the pandemic has changed the learning landscape as we know it. Your business likely had to quickly pivot to meet your learners’ needs during the crisi ...
  5. 45 mins
    • Video & Media
    Video is a great tool, but no one wants to watch videos that are tedious or boring. Making engaging videos feels difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. During this session we are going to dig into idea ...
10:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Instructional Design
    The last time you needed to find quick information, where did you look? You may have answered "Google" or "the person sitting next to me”. Or you may have thought YouTube, but did you consider Twitter ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Games and Gamification
    In the world of facilitator-led training, review games are the bread and butter of ensuring knowledge retention. Once we transition into the self-paced training realm, review games frequently fall out ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Emerging Tech
    Artificial intelligence is a rapidly-emerging technology in our everyday lives. Most of us use AI every day but we often don't know it. As with any new technology, there’s already a lot of buzz and hy ...
11:00 AM
  1. 60 mins
    • Instructional Design
    We can create the best learning experiences in the world but it won't matter if learners aren't motivated to learn. And even if they do learn, they also need to be motivated to take action on that lea ...
12:00 PM
  1. 60 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Team mantras these days seem to be all about acceleration: Get stuff done. F ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Tools and Development
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Snagit may be one of the most valuable tools at your disposal. It does more ...
  3. 60 mins
    • Video & Media
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Training presentations and eLearning often suffer from the same problem—too ...
  4. 60 mins
    • Games and Gamification
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. At Checkr, our customer education team has the unique challenge and opportun ...
8:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Learning has been seeking a seat at the table (literally and metaphorically) for decades. What earns learning that respect within an orgainzation is how directly it is linked to the business, in every ...
9:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Tools and Development
    Coding is becoming more prominent in the eLearning industry. However, few (if any) instructional designers have formal training in programming. While the recognition that coding is an integral part of ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    When you're an instructional designer managing multiple projects, you know how it works: "Go! Go! Go! Now wait, wait wait! Oh, we've changed our minds! Now, let's change the name! We needed it yesterd ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Instructional Design
    The Learning Guild publishes one research report per month and hosts popular #GuildReads chats throughout the year. In this session, Learning Guild Director of Research Jane Bozarth will offer highlig ...
10:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Video & Media
    We've all come across training and performance support materials that just don't look professional, don't visually communicate well, or are visually overwhelming. Sometimes we even create them ourselv ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Tools and Development
    Video can oftentimes be one-sided. The learner consumes the video without engaging with the video. Also, how do we know if the learner is grasping what they are learning from the video? Video also tak ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Data & Measurement
    With a greater emphasis being placed on ROI and customer renewals, course completions on eLearning courses are no longer enough for answering the question: Are people learning? Increasingly, L&D depar ...
  4. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Content personalization is no longer an option–it’s an expectation. Whether you’re serving content to internal or external audiences, learners expect content to be personalized to them and their uniqu ...
11:00 AM
  1. 60 mins
    • Instructional Design
    Do you wish your visual designs looked modern and contemporary? Are you unsure where to look for creative inspiration? You’re invited to a visual design style fest because the aesthetic appeal of your ...
12:00 PM
  1. 60 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. The Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve shows that repetition is the key. However, p ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Tools and Development
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Are you interested in the potential of podcasts to engage busy learners? May ...
  3. 60 mins
    • Instructional Design
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. If it’s not visible, most individuals don’t openly announce that they have s ...
9:00 AM
  1. 30 mins
    • Video & Media
    Creating training documentation often means recreating the content across multiple formats. Often trainers need to create a training PDF or job-aid, and then repeat the process to create a training vi ...
10:00 AM
  1. 30 mins
    • Data & Measurement
    Content personalization is no longer an option–it’s an expectation. Whether you’re serving content to internal or external audiences, learners expect content to be personalized to them and their uniqu ...
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Games and Gamification
    Too often, instructional designers are given dry content and told to "make it fun." But no matter how much gamification we add, it's still not enough to cover up how excruciatingly boring the content ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Video & Media
    Remember the first time you discovered PowerPoint animations? Like most people, you probably went overboard with the animation at first. But you eventually figured out that less is more. Now think abo ...
  3. 45 mins
    • AR and VR
    Virtual reality is a hot new topic, right? Or is it that new and untested for learning after all? Did you know that VR has actually been used for decades by the military, healthcare, and other industr ...
10:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Tools and Development
    When SMEs hand the instructional designer content it can sometimes be wordy, visually uninteresting, and without consideration for how people learn. Instructional designers are then tasked with taking ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Instructional Design
    Whether you’re rolling out a new time-and-attendance system, upgrading your accounting software, or sharing the best tips and tricks on Microsoft Excel, eLearning can be a great way to get software tr ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    Kicking off any project is critical for project success. You start with the schedule, right? WRONG. When you skip the Project Charter, your schedule can end up being nonsense. The critical Project Cha ...
11:00 AM
  1. 60 mins
    • Virtual Pass
    • Data & Measurement
    Executives are expecting key questions about their investment in L&D to be answered, backed by data. For too many years, L&D has generated a limited set of LMS and survey data. These data may show L&D ...
12:00 PM
  1. 60 mins
    • Games and Gamification
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. Gamification is more than a buzzword; it's a disruptive game-changer. Howeve ...
  2. 60 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. You've built great content but your learners don't seem to care. They're not ...
  3. 60 mins
    • AR and VR
    DDX On-Demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time and watch at your own convenience. The virtual reality industry is in a state of constant flux with new, better ...
8:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    On time. In budget. What they need (even if that changes!) These are moving targets, and yet you're expected to deliver all three. Agile methods dominate the software development space in large part b ...
9:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • Management and Strategy
    The learning ecosystem that supports your learner is expansive and constantly changing. With so many touch-points to track and analyze, though, it can seem impossible to keep on top of all the possibl ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Data & Measurement
    The practice of capturing learning analytics with xAPI is riddled with opportunities for error. Learning content developers share the same basic stories: there's a lot of details to every piece of xAP ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Games and Gamification
    Games and gamification been a trend in L&D over the past few years. Many of us are intrigued at the possibilities and hope to have a situation that calls for us to create a game-based project someday. ...
10:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    • AR and VR
    Virtual reality promises to drastically transform learning and development practices. A variety of interventions have been tried in the past to effect behavior change without success, but immersive in ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Emerging Tech
    It's the end of the day and you still need to add a dozen users to the LMS, send them login credentials, and then run the grade reports your boss asked for. If only you had budget to hire someone to d ...
  3. 45 mins
    • Instructional Design
    Branching scenarios can be a great solution for giving people an opportunity to practice making relevant decisions. While they can be a valuable experience for learners, building branching scenarios c ...
11:00 AM
  1. 60 mins
    • Instructional Design
    As we enter a new decade, our thoughts naturally ponder what the future may bring for our work. The long term impact of the pandemic only adds weight to how our field may be changing. In this closing ...

 

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