I’m happy to be writing this blog post because it reminds me of warmer and sunnier days. I had the privilege of joining the ISD community at Learning Solutions 2018 in Orlando, FL this past March.

Learning Solutions

My view at the conference. Now my view from work is several inches of snow!

I ran my first full day workshop and gave a presentation. From my perspective, they went well! The workshop started by getting the participants to build the fundamental structures of branching scenarios. After talking a bit about working with SMEs, the participants were paired together and practiced both giving and conducting a SME interview. I then had them build branching scenarios for each other! By the end of the workshop, our participants had a good start on their branching scenarios and the skills necessary to build their own.

I had the participants display their scenarios and talk us through them. I really enjoyed seeing their design process, and I think I gave them good feedback to take with them as they move ahead and build their own. I learned a lot about different learner communities by seeing the scenarios!

My presentation was a one hour take on the workshop. I think if I had to do it again, I would focus more on concepts rather than having people work with the tools themselves because one hour isn’t enough time to really dig into the tools and the design principles. But I think it was good to get the audience’s feet wet and explain the basic structure and design of branching scenarios.

I’m glad I got practice running the workshop at Learning Solutions because I’m going to be doing it again in May! The workshop is on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Society for Critical Care Medicine in Mt. Prospect, IL. You can sign up for the workshop here below! Hope to see you there!