Lectora User Conference Showcase: Thinking Differently

Session Information:Thinking Differently: Taking the Sting out of Mandatory TrainingThursday May 24th 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Annual mandatory training is common in many companies, due to compliancy requirements, industry standards and internal business objectives. In this session, you’ll learn how TIAA-CREF took the sting out of mandatory training with eye-catching template designs, course standards, “Fast Track” branching, feedback collection, surveys and much more using Lectora® e-Learning software.Experience and Expertise:Yaa Gyasi is a Lead Performance Consultant at TIAA –CREF where she supports the Human Resources and Corporate Services group. Her multidimensional role involves project management, performance consulting and applying the phases of the ADDIE model to create and support classroom and e-Learningcourses for employees across the organization. Previously, Yaa worked in the instructional technology and training field for 10 years as a Learning Consultant for Bank America and Virginia Fairfax County. Additionally, she holds a Masters Degree (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology from the George Mason University’s “Immersion” Program.Lori Merriam is an e-Learning professional with 20 years of experience. She is a Senior Performance Consultant at TIAA-CREF in Learning and Development with a dual role as a facilitator and an instructional designer. In her roles, she leads professional development and leadership and also creates online tutorials and instructor led classes. Lori also holds a Masters Degree in Instructional Design from the New York Institute of Technology.Lucas Hackett is an Information Design Specialist in learning, development and talent management at TIAA-CREF. He is responsible for the creation and maintenance of e-Learning templates in Lectora and other development tools and the planning and execution of structurally complex design solutions. Lucas also received his Masters Degree in Human-Centered Communication Design in 2005 from the Illinois Institute of Technology.Why You Should Attend:Attendees of this session will receive a high-level overview of a tool developed with Lectora that collects subject matter expert (SME) feedback on a page-by-page basis and stores it in a central database for reference. You will leave this session with knowledge of topics such as:

  • Leveraging relationships with SMEs and stakeholders using collaborative tools to consolidate sprawling – a design option for annual mandatory training using Lectora functionality
  • How to allow learners with pre-existing knowledge to bypass content on a topic by topic basis
  • Methods for making boring content more interesting including topic chunking, image selection and scenario development

The annual Lectora User Conference is just around the corner. To view the full schedule of e-Learning presentations and for more information about the 2012 Lectora Conference including exhibitors, expert keynote speakers, exclusive networking opportunities and more, please visit: 2012 Lectora User Conference. The first 500 attendees to register will receive a complementary Lectora User Conference Appreciation Pack, filled with more than $800 worth of e‑Learning goodies – so register today. We hope you’ll join us in Chicago!