E-Learning By Design – The New Edition

E-Learning by Design – The New Edition

Bill HortonBill Horton is back!

This week I am excited to announce that Bill Horton will soon be publishing a new edition of his best seller, E-Learning by Design. This news came to me after having received a phone call from the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter for ASTD, in which I was asked to introduce Bill Horton at their Milwaukee ASTD Legend Series during the week of October 10th.

Following the phone call, I had coincidentally received an email from Bill Horton, himself, explaining that his new edition of E-Learning by Design is coming out and that the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of ASTD has invited him to be a legendary speaker at their event later this year. Bill Horton was seeking to bounce some ideas off of me regarding topics in his new book, so I was pleased to have the opportunity to interview him about what is coming in the new edition.

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ASTD ICE 2009 – Impressions

ASTD ICE 2009 – Impressions

I’ll confess that I may not have been at the ASTD conference every day this past week, but I do have some impressions of the event I’d like to share.  I was pleasantly surprised at the large turn-out (unofficial estimates are somewhere around 8,000), which was comprised of a large contingent of international attendees and probably a good amount of people networking for a job. This was my first visit to ICE since the DotCom Era. I sensed some of the same vibrancy of those heady days when eLearning exhibits reached several stories high. Yes, the eLearning folks are getting their swagger back, especially newcomers like Citrix’s “GoToTraining Beta.” That’s right, you might start seeing trainers chain-sawing their flip charts on new TV commercials. I was a little disappointed that ASTD decision makers, whoever you are, did not put the eLearning vendors together. It would be nice next year if post-secondary education booths targeting unemployed trainers also had their own little section.

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Attending The ASTD National Conference In DC

Attending the ASTD National Conference in DC

The ASTD ICE Conference from May 31- June 3rd in Washington DC will be the training and development event of the year. There is still time to register and receive both low-fare tickets and reasonable accommodations if you use Priceline and the subway system. Based on my personal poll of those attending the workshop on game and learning object design presented by myself and Joe Rheaume, I would estimate that attendance numbers are stronger on a percentage basis compared with the ASTD Technology Conference this past January. Yes, optimism in the spring air! A nice option on the conference website is the ability to develop your own personal schedule. Here are the people and events I found most interesting:

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ASTD TechKnowledge Comments

ASTD TechKnowledge Comments

Did the first eLearning Conference of 2009 suffer the same fate as the consumer electronics show in December? Were the numbers down? I asked the conference administrators several times what the attendance numbers were at the annual TechKnowledge conference held last week at the Las Vegas Rio Convention Center. The answer was repeatedly a suspicious “We don’t know yet.” My favorite part of the conference? Tony Karrer’s keynote speech on day two.

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