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    • September 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Digital Encounter

    Writing Learning Objectives

    Learning objectives are one of the hardest crafts to master as a learning professional. They are key for an effective learning evaluation strategy.

    What if we told you there's an opportunity for you to interact with one of the pioneers in the art and science of writing learning objectives?

    Join us as one of the authors of Bloom's Taxonomy engages us in a Q&A format conversation to discuss best practices for learning objectives.

    In this session, you will learn to:

    • Describe the required structures of a learning objectives
    • Identify critical parts of the Bloom's Taxonomy Revision to write better learning objectives
    • Differentiate between educational and instructional objectives
    Dr. Lorin Anderson

    Lorin W. Anderson is a Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, where he served on the faculty from August, 1973, until his retirement in August, 2006.  He holds a B. A. in mathematics from Macalester College, an M. A. in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota, and Ph. D. in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis from the University of Chicago, where he was a student of Benjamin S. Bloom.  At the University of South Carolina, he taught graduate courses in research design, classroom assessment, curriculum studies, and teacher effectiveness.  He is the author or co-author of 37 journal articles.  His most recognized work is A Taxonomy of Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, which was published in 2001. He served as the editor of the section on “Teaching and Teacher Education” for the International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd Edition, which was published in 1995.  He served as the chairman of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Educational Research from 1995 – 2001.  He is member of the International Academy of Education.

    • September 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom Webinar

    Personalization tips for onboarding

    Using available tools to personalize onboarding training

    With pervasive tools and apps, people expect a personal experience for everything. “Alexa, what is for dinner?” So why not use this same principle to personalize training? Virtual meetings, selfie video challenges, and more can make the onboarding experience so much more effective and enjoyable for your new hires.

    In this session you will be able to:

    • Describe the purpose of personalized training
    • Discuss creative approaches for effective onboarding experiences
    • Identify digital tools anyone can use for engaging onboarding
    Carol Cohen

    CarolCohen's passion for teaching took her form teaching English in high school to corporate sales training and certification. Her mission is to enable the success of others through creative and engaging learning and practice. Currently, she manages sales training and enablement for Plex Systems, a cloud-based software solution that enables manufacturing companies to accelerate decision-making. Located in Detroit at the heart of the automotive industry, Plex is an integral part of its resurgence. Designing and developing innovative and engaging eLearning is what energizes Carol the most! She currently lives in Citrus County Florida and works from home.
    • October 17, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom Digital Encounter

    Avoid Assessment Pitfalls

    How do you know if your assessments are effective? Are you testing content knowledge? Or do your assessments measure their deduction skills? In this session, you will explore common test-writing pitfalls and discover how smart test-takers excel without learning the content.

    This session will help you recognize high-quality, content-driven assessments and provide an opportunity to experience poorly written test items from the point of view of the test-taker. Learn multiple-choice question-writing "rules," such as including plausible distractors; recognize common test-item pitfalls, like convergence; and understand how smart test-takers use grammatical cues and distractor length to make educated guesses. Combine all of these best practices and you will take your assessments to the next level! Come on down, you're the next contestant on Multiple-Choice Mayhem!

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn Multiple Choice Writing "Rules"
    • Understand grammatical cues and distractor length
    • Recognize common test-item pitfalls


    Cara North is an award-winning Senior Learning Experience Designer at The Ohio State University. As part of her role, she creates online courses and facilitates workshops for the College of Education and Human Ecology.  She serves as President of Central Ohio ATD and is also a Ph.D. student in Learning Technologies at The Ohio State University. Cara was previously an instructional designer at Amazon customer service.  A self-proclaimed professional development and social media junkie, you can often find her on Twitter (@caranorth11) or hosting her show about Learning Technologies on The Training Learning and Development Cast (https://www.tldc.us).

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