2017 Lectora User Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 3-4, 2017
2017 Lectora User Conference Agenda
Put these dates in your planner—you won’t want to miss any of the exciting Lectora, CourseMill, and ReviewLink breakout sessions, keynote speakers, eLearning exhibitors, and events we have planned for the 2017 Lectora User Conference.
Plus, evenings are all yours, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore Cincinnati and see why it was named one of Esquire Magazine's "Top 10 Cities That Rock." Keep an eye on our blog—we’ll be sharing our team’s favorite things to do, see, and eat in Cincinnati to get you ready.
New sessions are being added every day! Check out the tentative LUC agenda below.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Pre-Conference Training
The Lectora experts are in the house! Prep for Mission: Possible by signing up for one of these great training classes the day before. Learn development secrets straight from the Lectora training team.
Space is limited in our pre-conference training, so register early to reserve your seat! This year we're offering the following classes:
This class goes above and beyond the basic uses of Lectora, focusing primarily on the use of variables and conditional actions within a title. In this course, you’ll learn how to take your Lectora knowledge to the next level. You’ll use variables to track user interactivity, display both generic and user information, and conditionally branch within a title. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish a title to AICC/SCORM, for use within a learning management system. (Before taking this course, you should be comfortable with creating a course structure, adding content to a title, creating buttons, and have an overall understanding of Lectora’s book metaphor, inheritance, and modes. These concepts are covered in the Lectora Fundamentals training.)
This class focuses on advanced uses of objects, variables, and conditional action groups to create sophisticated eLearning content and games. You will learn how to build on existing knowledge and experience and combine seemingly unrelated functionality in advanced ways, including:
- Using user-defined variables and random value variables to create complex conditional actions
- Creating action groups to perform multiple actions and repetitive sequences needed for gaming logic
- Using non-typical combinations of tests and questions to create instructional review games
Before taking the Lectora Extreme/Games course, you should have a solid understanding of:
- Actions (e.g., triggers, actions, sequencing, delays)
- Questions (e.g., choices, properties, point values, feedback)
- Tests (e.g., test properties, behavior, results)
…and some experience with User-defined Variables and conditional actions.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Mission: Possible Launches
9:00 AM - 9:15 | Welcome / Introduction
9:15 AM - 10:30 | Opening Keynote - Dr. Karl Kapp, Bloomsburg’s Institute for Interactive Technologies
10:30 AM -10:45 | Coffee Break
10:45 AM -12:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions 1
Just Announced! Going Minimal: How Swedish Design Lessons Help You Build Responsive Content Faster
Sergey Snegirev, BranchTrack
Put More Bark in Your Bite-Sized Video: GoAnimate and Microlearning
Amanda Morgan, GoAnimate
Gamification Goes Mobile
Vicki Mueller, Northwestern Medicine
Making CourseMill Work Harder for You—the CourseMill Roadmap
The CourseMill Team, Trivantis
12:00 PM - 1:15 | Lunch
1:15 - 4:00 | Hands-on Workshop
Just Announced! Rapid Course Development With the eLearning Brothers
Tim Ball, eLearning Brothers
1:15 PM - 2:30 | Concurrent Sessions 2
Audio Basics for eLearning and Media Production
Rick Zanotti, RELATE
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Gaming
Andy Lockwood, Auto-Owners Insurance
Communicate Using CourseMill
Michelle Shefveland, Anoka County
2:30 PM - 2:45 | Snack Break
2:45 PM - 4:00 | Concurrent Sessions 3
Using Conditions on your Actions
Keith Gallacher, American Red Cross
Mission: Accessibility...Code Name: WCAG 2.0 AA - What Does That Even Mean?
Annette Williams, United Airlines
Downright Sneaky Tricks for Actions, Groups, and Transitions
John Mortenson, The Fresh Market
Just Announced! Responsive Design - Fit and Retrofit
Dan Richards, Interactive Advantage
4:00 PM - 4:15 | Networking Break
4:15 PM - 4:45 | Ask the Experts
4:45 PM - 5:00 | Closing Remarks
This is your chance to sit down one-on-one with the Lectora and CourseMill developers while you’re at LUC 2017. You can discuss functionality you’re creating or an issue you’re encountering and get the answers you need. By reservation only. Reservations will open closer to the conference date.
The user showcase is not a breakout session, but rather a more intimate opportunity for you to show people one-on-one what you’re doing in Lectora, CourseMill, and ReviewLink. As part of the Networking Reception, you can mingle and walk around and check out what people are doing. Kind of like a science fair, but for eLearning. Don’t worry, there will still be drinks and snacks, but this year, if you need an ice breaker at the reception, you can say “Hey, wanna see this cool thing I built in Lectora?” or "Check out what I'm using CourseMill Advanced Reports to track!"
Thursday, May 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | The Mission Continues
9:00 AM - 9:15 | Welcome/Introduction
9:15 AM - 10:30 | Trivantis: What's New and What's Upcoming
10:30 AM - 10:45 | Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions 1
Just Announced! Accessibility Secrets
Karen Ngowe, Senior Instructional Technologist , CDC
Dan Richards, Chief Learning Strategy Officer, Interactive Advantage
Things Learning Pros Should Steal from the Marketing Department
Mike Taylor and Briavel Schultz, Mindset Digital
The Game of Tax
Nick Elliott and Justin Ball, H&R Block
mLearning Mastery: Developing and Delivering Mobile-friendly Learning With Lectora and CourseMill
John Blackmon, Trivantis
12:00 PM - 1:15 | Lunch
What are lightning talks? A series of short, rapid-fire presentations from several different speakers. We’ll be organizing the lightning talks into themed tracks—so you can attend a series of lightning talks all about mobile development, for example.
Track 1: Lectora Tips & Tricks
Track 2: Expand Your Toolbox
Track 3: Coming soon!
1:45 PM - 2:00 | Networking Break
2:00 PM - 3:15 | Concurrent Sessions 2
Is Silence Really Golden? How to Use Audio and Video to Bring Life to your Lectora Course
Heidi deCastro, TriHealth
Case Study: Designing a Responsive Lectora Template for Huntington Bank
Randy Meredith and Jay Russo, Huntington Bank
Throw Them Right In: Using Game Mechanics and Performance Support to Promote User Engagement
Carly Germann and Adriane Zonker, TiER1 Performance Solutions
CourseMill Advanced Reports: Sifting Through Data Is Easier Than You Think!
Jane Erwin, MPHI
3:15 PM - 3:30 | Snack Break
3:30 PM - 4:00 | Closing Remarks and Giveaways
Note: Session times, titles, and locations are subject to change. Agenda will be continuously updated as sessions are added. Sessions will be available for all skill levels of Lectora, CourseMill, and/or ReviewLink on a range of topics including:
- Instructional Design
- Mobile Learning/Responsive Course Design
- Social Learning
- Learning Management Systems
- Emerging Technologies
- Business Initiatives/Case Studies
- How-To/Development Techniques
- Rapid eLearning Development
And when you really must call it a night...
We’ve secured an exclusive conference room rate of $159/night at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati for LUC 2017 attendees. All keynotes and breakout sessions will be at the Hyatt Regency. So you can roll out of bed and be ready for eLearning goodness!
The Hyatt Regency is located in the heart of downtown, steps away from fantastic events at Fountain Square, great restaurants, and entertainment. Read Mission Report: Your LUC 2017 Guide to Cincinnati - Downtown for suggestions on where to eat and explore within walking distance of the hotel.
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