In this episode of Iterations, Richard Sites, vice president of client services and Angel Green, senior instructional strategist, recap some of the conversations and questions they addressed around SAM (Successive Approximation Model), Savvy Starts, and ZebraZapps at last week’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando.Read More
by Michael Allen, CEO, Allen Interactions
DevLearn 2009 was great fun and informative. I hope you were able to attend. So often these days, conference keynote speakers are more entertainment than contributors to the substance of the conference. DevLearn showed how to do it right. Andrew McAfee, Eric Zimmerman, and Leo Laporte provided plenty of entertainment, but it didn’t upstage thoughtfully prepared and very useful content.
Eric Zimmerman is a character. Energetic, smart, confident, and free-spirited. At first I thought this session was going to be all fluff and superficial. Wrong! I learned valuable things from him in just a short amount of time, which would have been much shorter had he not sprinkled in audience-participation games. But the games reinforced his points, kept everyone involved, and demonstrated that games can energize everyone usefully. When that energy is productively focused, one can expect important outcomes.
Briefly, my takeaways are: