• August 08, 2016 3:31 PM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)

    In this amazing article by Anders Gronstedt, discover how virtual and augmented reality are already transforming the classroom and how they will soon become a part of everyday life.  You can also meet Anders and try these technologies live at the SEWI-ATD 2016 Fall Event on September 22!

  • July 29, 2016 10:10 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)

    The Future...

    How Will You and Your Organization Remain Relevant?

    A Vision of Learning for 2020 and Beyond

    Virtual Reality | Augmented Reality | Gamification

    September 22, 2016

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    In an ever-changing world, staying at least one step ahead is imperative for the Talent Development Professional. As always, SEWI-ATD is here to help you confidently see the future with clarity.

    SEWI-ATD is proud to bring you its most cutting-edge learning event ever! We'll be demonstrating the latest in:
       • Augmented Reality
       • Gamification
       • Online Video Learning
       • Transmedia Storytelling
       • Virtual Reality

    ...all centered around making you and your organization prepared to make learning stickier and more applicable for your learners than ever before. This is not about merely hearing about these advances in technology... You will be able to try and personally experience each of them, first-hand. Register today!

    Virtual RealityAugmented RealityGamification

  • June 24, 2016 9:09 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)
    In April, esteemed SEWI-ATD members Marilyn Zwissler and Erin Brady shared their experiences - both struggles and successes - in earning their CPLP certifications. If you are still pondering whether or not to take this important credentialing step in your career, here is another realistic, yet inspiring look that may push you to take on the challenge and enhance your credibility in the marketplace.

  • June 20, 2016 11:18 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)
    Is the training you create and/or deliver indicative of your brand? Everything you do can create an impression--a perception--in the minds of those that receive the learning you deliver.  In this phenomenal article, Wendy Webb shares the importance of, and the need for a great brand perception of you and your work.

  • June 08, 2016 9:04 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)
    Socrates once railed against technology ruining actual learning (in his case, the written word replacing the oral tradition - a worry that almost ludicrous in hindsight). A few thousand years later, many people are still concerned that the ability to look things up instantly will subvert our ability to truly learn. This article we found from the BBC explores this issue, and shows how learning technology can quell these fears.

  • May 20, 2016 11:50 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)
    Sports science has touted recent research on muscle memory as it applies to how athletes succeed. Similarly, Julie Dirksen explores in this outstanding article how leaders can also create habit forming behaviors, so they can respond appropriately to challenging situations. As we continue to explore the importance of knowledge application this month in the blog, this is another suggested read.

  • May 13, 2016 8:36 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)

    If you enjoyed our three recent posts on PLA (Predictive Learning Analytics) and avoiding "scrap learning," you'll love next week's event! Join SEWI-ATD as Dr. Ken Phillips presents on how predictive analytics are changing TD for the better.  Get more information here.

    In addition, CLO Magazine just posted yet another interesting article on the topic, here.

  • May 11, 2016 6:02 PM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)

    From Dr. Ken Phillips, CPLP (CEO of Phillips Consulting and May 20th SEWI-ATD guest speaker):

    Imagine the possibilities if you could know at the conclusion of a learning program which learners are most and least likely to apply what they learned back on the job.

    …Or, imagine if you had data indicating which managers did a good and poor job of supporting the learning they sent their employees to attend.

    …Or, imagine if you had an objective way to compare the overall quality of one learning program with another so that you could revise or eliminate those programs that aren’t delivering value. 

    Now all this and more is possible using Predictive Learning Analytics™ (PLA).

    PLA is a revolutionary new way to apply data based decision-making to learning. The PLA methodology doesn’t replace traditional measurement and evaluation of learning, but rather builds upon it and provides two new exciting possibilities:

    1) it focuses on individual learners and not on programs or cohorts; and
    2) it focuses on predicting future behaviors or actions and not on documenting what has already happened. 

    These two differences make Predictive Learning Analytics™ a game-changer, enabling L&D professionals to proactively and strategically increase training transfer while at the same time increasing their personal credibility with the business executive stakeholders they support. 

    If you would like to learn more about Predictive Learning Analytics™ and how it can add value in your organization, come join me and your fellow Southeastern Wisconsin ATD Chapter members on Friday, May 20 to learn about the new tools and new rules for improving training transfer through the use of Predictive Learning Analytics™. 

  • May 09, 2016 12:38 PM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)

    Have you heard the term, "scrap learning?" It's a problem that occurs far too often within the L&D profession. Scrap learning is when people attend training, but don't apply what they learned. In this insightful post, Dr. Ken Phillips, CPLP and our upcoming speaker, shows us how to get learning to not only stick, but to transform behavior and produce results.

    Want to learn more? Join us May 20, as Dr. Phillips speaks on this problem.

  • May 05, 2016 7:59 AM | Andy Marris, CPLP (Administrator)

    Many Learning and Development Professionals are struggling to keep up with the current trends in predictive analytics in business, and yet they can play a pivotal role in talent development. This article by Ryann K. Ellis demonstrates the advantages of using analytics in learning.

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