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See You at Core 4

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I fell into the training field pretty much by accident. This wasn’t the path I set out on in my youth, but here I am 20 years into a successful and fulfilling career in e-learning. And my story is not that unusual. In fact, many of us find ourselves here by accident. Hopefully, it’s a happy accident for you—a perfect amalgamation of all of your skills and passions.

ATD’s newest offering, Core 4 Conference, looks to be a great format for those of you who have just “found” your way to the L&D field—whether you are at the beginning of our career or somewhere along the way. During two days, you’ll get a crash course with some of the top thinkers in the field, all ready to spark your own passion and take your career in training to that next level.

I’m excited to be participating as a session speaker at Core 4. I’ll introduce you to some concepts essential to e-learning design. Delivering engaging e-learning is about more than dressing up text bullets on a PowerPoint slide. How can we design online learning experiences that actually make a difference in sharing knowledge, building skills, and ultimately improving performance?

During my session, Creating Engaging E-Learning, we’ll investigate the many types of e-learning, check out some key principles of good design, look at loads of examples, and talk about what to avoid in e-learning. Specifically, we’ll review four principles for effective interactivity in interactivity and identify (at least) three things to avoid in e-learning. It should be a great overview and provide some inspiration.


What’s more, I’m looking forward to refreshing my own core foundational skills at Core 4. Because the adage is true: the longer you are in the field of L&D, the more you realize you don’t know!

I hope you can join me in New Orleans October 11-12 for the Core 4 Conference.

About the Author

Cammy Bean is the VP of Learning Design for Kineo, a global organization specializing in elearning solutions. Cammy Bean has worked as an eLearning instructional designer since the mid-90's (way back in the olden days, before we even called it e-learning!) In addition to the occasional novel, she likes to read books on instructional design and learning theory.

Mom to three kids, five fish, and one lizard, Cammy lives in Massachusetts. You can contact her on Twitter @cammybean or through her blog Learning Visions

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