This year, I will be very busy at the Learning Solutions Conference March 17-21 #LSCon. I am even bringing some students with me to experience the conference. It promises to be a great deal of fun meeting with old friend and making new ones.
Here’s what I’m up to while I’m there:
Sharon Boller and I are once again presenting our program “Play to Learn: Game Design Fundamentals.” This is a lively workshop. We both play and create games. We have almost 30 participants scheduled and it promises to be instructional and eye opening for the participants. Bloomsburg University graduate students are going to help out to make the workshop an educational and fun experience for all. Here is a link to our workshop.
Wednesday (busy day for me)
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Participating on a panel called “Redefining Training via Technology: Examples and Perspectives” Here is a description. Technology is rapidly evolving. There are new systems in place in workplaces and new technologies available to training professionals. Too often, though, our industry applies old methods to these new technologies rather than try to understand the affordances of the technologies and create entirely new types of experiences. It is an awesome panel hosted by David Kelly (program direct, eLearning Guild) and panelists include Jane Bozarth (eLearning Coordinator, State of North Carolina), Molly Petroff (Education Specialist, Saint Vincent Hospital) and Richard Russell (Director MasterCard International).
12:00-1:00 PM Docent Lunch where I will be hosting a lunch table as part of this year’s Docent program. We’ll eat, chat and have a good time discussing gamification, learning and technology. Or sunny, sand and surf. The discussion will be free flowing. All you need to do is attend the lunch at one of the specially marked tables and informally chat with others at the table.
02:30 PM – 3:30 PM I do my presentation “Leveraging Game Elements for Learning, Engagement, and Fun” This interactive presentation includes many examples of using game elements for learning. And, yes, you will play a game during this session. Discover how research-based game thinking and design can be leveraged to create effective, engaging instruction. Always a great deal of fun!
Plus a couple of vendor meetings to see what is new and exciting in the field.
I’ll be headed home.
I think I might have a book signing in there some where but I’m not really sure but.
If you are at the conference, say “HI” it is always great to meet people and make new friends.
Not at the conference? There will be a robust back channel on twitter with hastag #LSCon.