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Online and e-Learning Conference

Navigating eLearning, Online and Blended Learning in the Changing World of Work

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ATTEND ANY OF THE DAYS, A COMBINATION OR ALL OF THE DAYS
Pre-conference workshop: 27 - 28 May 2019
Two-day conference: 29-30 May
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton | Johannesburg


“According to ATD's 2018 State of the Industry Report, the percentage of companies offering the majority of their learning assets as eLearning is expected to double between 2017 and 2022. Additional ATD Research notes that high-performing organisations are more likely to feature a greater portion of their learning materials as eLearning, and that portion is growing”

“According to LinkedIn’s “2018 Workplace Learning Report,” as companies grow, they dedicate more budget to scalable online learning solutions that meet growing skill demands”.

We live in an “always-on” world where the value of knowledge and the way we access it has changed. The L & D industry is attempting to shift towards more learning that is available online, web-based and mobile as opposed to face-to-face. While it still remains the largest delivery method and there is a place for it, instructor–led and classroom training has dropped in recent years. A new era is dawning for eLearning with the power of video, virtualisation and AI technology, enabling it to be the most compelling new way to improve our minds, lives and society. eLearning is absolutely essential in today’s fast-paced world. More and more organisations are becoming actively involved in eLearning as realise how impactful and rewarding it can really be. It can help organisations become better and stand out from the competition, simply because it provides employees with outstanding opportunities to learn and improve their skills.

E-Learning represents a very effective way of learning and helps organisations train employees faster and at a fraction of the cost. It empowers learners to keep improving and if done correctly, engages employees leading to high satisfaction, productivity and in the end, revenue and ROI.

Join KR at the annual Online and eLearning Conference – this event is developed for learning professionals who want to see the potential of the latest developments in online/eLearning tools, games, mobile, social media, augmented reality, virtual reality, and simulations as well as other emerging technologies in learning to improve workplace performance.

Featuring practical company case studies! Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the latest innovations shaping the future of Online & e-Learning! Hear what’s new and what other companies are doing!

For more information about the conference contact Debbie Atwell +27 83 651 1664 or debbie@knowres.co.za

Exhibitors


Conference Programme

DAY ONE • 29 MAY 2019
 
07:30–08:30 Registration and arrival refreshments and snacks

08:30–08:45

Welcome and introduction by Chairperson

Lenka Strick,
Digital Learning Specialist, Creative Grab

08:45–09:45

Emerging technology, game changers and disruptive technologies in online learning: beyond the hype

Kirsty Chadwick
, Group CEO, The Training Room Online

09:45–10:45

Harnessing the power of personalised, adaptive learning - going to the next level (WNS Case Study)

Shanne Naude, Associate, Fourth Talent and Judy Robison, GM: Learning, WNS


10:45–11:15 Morning break


11:15–12:15

Designing the learning design centre of the future (Woolworths Case Study)

Sibongile Antoni, Head: Learning and Development, Woolworths and Bernadine Sprighton, Co-Founder and CEO, Ceed Learning

12:15–13:00

Microlearning in the real world (case studies)

Jane Kirk-Coughlan,
Associate Director, Deloitte


13:00–14:00 Networking lunch

14:00–14:45

Improving learning strategies through the use of video

Ester Watson, Instructional Design Manager: Discovery Institute of Training, Discovery


14:45–15:30

Prepare your L&D activities for the mobile-first future

Barbara Mallinson
, Founder and CEO, Obami (recognised by the likes of
Forbes, CNN and Business Insider as one of the most innovative technologies in the world, as well as one of best start ups to come out of Africa.)

15:30–15:45 Afternoon tea break

15:45–16:30

Doing more with less: how to provide more content on a limited budget

Adrian Ziller, Managing Director, Blue Pencil Creative


16:30

Wrap up for Day-1


 

DAY TWO • 30 MAY 2019

07:30–08:30 Registration and arrival refreshments and snacks

08:30–08:45

Welcome and introduction by Chairperson

Lenka Strick,
Digital Learning Specialist, Creative Grab

08:45–09:45

Using a true ecosystem approach to learning

Shayne Weideman,
Senior Partner: Leadership, Culture and Insights, Standard Bank

09:45–10:30

Vodacom| Case study – putting learning at the centre of their digital transformation journey

Lori Kasselman, Head: L & D (Vodacom)


10:30–11:00 Morning break

11:00–11:45

Puma Energy case study: Customisation in global eLearning projects

Harry Akinola, Global Head: Learning and Development, Puma Energy


11:45–12:30

Exploring the world of immersive learning  technology: AR/VR is on the brink of completely transforming the face of learning (ArcelorMittal, TakeAlot and other case studies)

Glenn Gillis, Managing Director, Seamonster


12:30–13:30 Lunch

13:30–14:15

A new world of learning - How adapting your learning methodology to fit modern day technology can optimise engagement, knowledge and performance

Kobus Louw, Co-Founder, Digemy


14:15–15:00

Games and game-based learning: designing with play in mind to make learning more meaningful


15:00 Wrap up and closure


Speakers

Lori Kasselman, Executive Head: Learning and Development, Vodacom
Lori has been with Vodacom for more than 13 years and has held various executive roles in this time. She is currently the Executive Head of Learning and Development. Prior to this she was the Executive Head of the Vodacom Academy.
Kirsty Chadwick, Global CEO, TTRO
Since founding TTRO in 2008, the past decade has given Kirsty a wealth of experience in designing learning solutions that use technology as a core enabler to transform education and learning experiences. She has been involved in numerous projects within public and private sectors, building a talented and high performing team of individuals . Initially from New Zealand, Kirsty became a concert pianist and gained her degree in music from Trinity College in London. She went on to get her teaching diploma and became the youngest executive on the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers Union and went on to establish the Young Teachers Network which encouraged and supported young educators to join and remain in the profession. Her strengths are bringing strategic partners together that enable her to create and execute on her vision. She is passionate about next generation learning and immersive technologies solutions to upskill and empower people for the now and for the future. Kirsty is an Endeavor member, and was nominated as a finalist in the FNB Business Innovation Awards in 2016, and was a finalist in the EY World Entrepreneur Awards in 2017.
Kobus Louw, Co-Founder, Digemy
After completing his honours degree in Mathematical Sciences (FinRisk) at the University of Stellenbosch, Kobus pursued a career in credit risk, where he later became a specialist in credit risk modelling. While building models that forecast consumer behaviour for some of the biggest banks in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Africa, he realised that there is very little being done to change this behaviour. With his modelling expertise and passion for education, mentorship and leadership development, he co-founded Digemy.com, an EdTech company that specialises in performance optimisation, financial wellness, entrepreneurial development and soft-skill development in the B2B and B2C markets.
Glenn Gillis, CEO, Seamonster
Glenn is the CEO of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa’s pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been a senior executive, entrepreneur and consultant with growing, knowledge intensive businesses for over 20 years. Glenn was most recently the General Manager of Clockwork Zoo, one of the largest 2D and live TV production companies in the country, and before that he was the General Manager at Moonlighting Film Services which is South Africa’s leading film and commercials company for around 2 years. He has held a number of senior marketing director positions and has extensive international business experience. He also provided management consulting services to many growing private sector businesses, in various industries. Glenn is a sought-after speaker, facilitator and strategist. Glenn is also the co-founder of The Relate Trust, a social enterprise that provides employment opportunities and connects organisations to good causes by making beaded bracelets. Relate has raised over R45m in donations and skills & enterprise development funding in the last 4 years.
Deirdre Jensen, Managing Director, Game2Change
With a career of over 15 years in education and as a business and people development consultant and backed up by degrees in commerce, business and adult education, Deidre currently creates and delivers experiential and game-based tools for business and organizations. In 2014 she established Game2Change Consulting Services to bring gaming, play and experiential learning for the changing workforce. Since its inception Game2Change has pioneered a new methodology in change and learning across multiple and diverse teams in South Africa; During this period she has completed additional studies and certifications in game design, motivation psychology, and managing scrum teams. Combining her experience of the last four years and applying these skills, has challenged conventional approaches in people development. Her current focus is to continually learn, improve and innovate upon her current foundation. Thereby contribute towards equipping the South African and African workforce to adapt and thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Shanne Naude, Associate, Fourth Talent
Shanne is a management consultant specialising in the area of Talent and Organisation Performance as well as Organisational Culture Assessment and Transformation, Leadership alignment, Organisation Design, Business Model Design, Performance Management, Learning, Talent Management, Change Management and Employee Engagement. Prior to consulting Shanne has had a number of years’ experience in a corporate environment having worked at companies such as RMB, FNB and Sasol, primarily in change and organisational effectiveness role. She also worked at Accenture for 6 years. Shanne has a bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA)
Judy Robison, GM: Learning, WNS (Ucademy)
As the Executive Director of Ucademy, Judy Robison specialises in the strategic design and implementation of learning and development business solutions. Ucademy is an accredited training and development provider with a national footprint, specialising in a vast array of work readiness, talent and leadership development solutions across sectors. As a pioneer of innovative approaches to learning and development Judy is passionate about transforming and enriching lives by co-creating sustainable futures for clients and learners alike. Prior to WNS, Judy worked at Mazars for more than five years, where she headed up the National Learning and Development. Judy has a honours degree in Industrial Psychology from Rhodes University.
Bernadine Sprighton, Co-Founder and CEO, Ceed Learning
Bernadine specialises in the area of technology enabled learning and change management. She has had the opportunity to work on many e-Learning related projects both locally and internationally over the last 24+ years. She has a keen interest in developing blended learning strategies that take into account business, team and individual performance needs. Bernadine co-founded Ceed Learning with Connemara in 2013 and now guides the company’s strategic direction and supports clients to develop their digital learning strategies. Bernadine holds a Master’s Degree in Computer-Assisted learning obtained from the University of Pretoria.
Sibongile Antoni, Head: Learning and Development, Woolworths
Sibongile Antoni heads up the L & D function at Woolworths, a role she has been in for the past 3 years. Prior to this she was an L & D Manager at Woolworths for 13 years. Sibongile is responsible for People Development Strategy , Corporate Academy Skills Development & Transformation, Talent & Succession Development, E-learning and Human Capital Development. Sibongile has numerous qualifications from CPUT, UCT and more recently USB (University of Stellenbosch Business School).
Simon Rorke
Simon is a Passionate Creative engagement specialist, who continues to enable his clients and partners to explore new concepts and creative endeavours in Serious Game design as well as Gamification s initiatives. Simon continues to build exciting and progressive engagement initiatives to increase knowledge retention and workplace productivity, using low tech, High tech ad hybrid solutions. Using progressive data analytics to analyse and review progress of the players and engagers.Hi 3 years of game design and workplace experience enables him to continually deliver project within scope and budget, whilst he offers fresh ideas and clever solutions.
Mandy Moodley
Mandy Moodley as Lead Designer and Facilitator at Game2change has applied her experience and skills in organisational change and learning to design digital game experiences that deliver on game-based learning for clients. She sees game-thinking as a means to foster better learning and serve as a catalyst for change. She has recently incorporated her knowledge of game-thinking, design thinking and innovation for learning.
Judy Robison, Head: Learning and Development WNS SA
Judy Robison specialises in the strategic design and implementation of learning and development business solutions. In her role as head of Learning and Development for WNS SA, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s learning and development strategy. Her responsibility includes the leadership of Ucademy, a specialised accredited training and development academy, established to drive sector focused skills development and qualifications. Spanning over 20 years, she has extensive experience in the establishment of niche, specialised corporate education, training and development initiatives to meet business and sector skills demands. Prior to joining WNS, Judy has worked at strategic levels within the Learning Design and Education sectors.
Adrian Ziller, Managing Director, Blue Pencil Creative
Adrian is currently the Managing Director of Blue Pencil Creative, a learning design studio. Together with his team, he creates learning possibilities in diverse ecosystems all with a single goal: to get stuff into people’s heads and change behaviour, through learning in the new. He has more than sixteen years of experience in education and multimedia. Prior to Blue Pencil he was the Executive Dean at the African eLearning Academy where he sat on the board and reported to exco. Prior to being appointed as Executive Dean, he was also involved in Instructional Design and training of practitioners in Instructional Design, Gamification, Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Suite and Adobe Cloud. He has worked at companies such as Vega, Telesure, and UJ to name a few. He has an honours degree from the University of Johannesburg and currently undertaking his MBA.
Ester Watson, Instructional Design Manager: Discovery Institute of Training, Discovery
Ester is currently the Instructional Design Manager for the Discovery Institute of Training at Discovery. Ester has had the pleasure of playing a part in people's learning and development for the last decade. She believes in creating learning experiences that meet business outcomes and goals, not only learning outcomes. She has extensive knowledge, skills and experience in facilitation, design and development of eLearning and instructor lead learning experiences, performance management, learner management systems and people management in the field. Her many years of experience at Discovery has equipped me with advanced knowledge of the financial industry, sales and all products we offer. She is an ETDP practitioner and qualified Business Analyst.
Lenka Strick, Digital Learning Specialist, Creative Grab
Lenka is a Digital Learning Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the Learning & Development Industry for more than 15 years. Lenka is skilled in Instructional Design, Learning Design & Development, Learning Management Systems (12 years’ experience with Moodle), ADDIE Methodology, change management and monitoring and evaluation training effectiveness and ROI. Lenka started her journey in the training industry in 2003 as a facilitator and content developer at BIHRD Training and Consulting. She gained a lot of experience in training design, development and delivery by working on multiple projects in South Africa, Australia, Iran and a number of African countries. To further support this she completed numerous industry related qualifications. In 2006 Lenka was introduced to technology based learning as the demand for e-learning started to gain momentum and became her passion. She became a Director at BIHRD Training and Consulting in 2012 and established the e-learning business unit within the company. BIHRD was later acquired by EOH where she became the Manager of the Technology division within Learning & Development. Prior to establishing Creative Grab, Lenka was the CEO for Kalleo Learning.
Jane Kirk-Coughlan, Associate Director, Deloitte
Jane has more than fifteen years’ experience in driving organisation effectiveness via strategic change leadership. She has consulted internationally in the United States, Europe, Africa and the Far East. Her area of expertise lies in supporting organisations and their leaders with large scale organisational change as a result of large scale transformation, organisational culture change initiatives, technology adoption and innovation programmes. Her areas of speciality include large scale change management, leadership alignment and development, stakeholder management, communications, facilitation and learning strategy and programme design. Jane has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria
Shayne Weideman, Senior Partner: Leadership, Culture and Insights, Standard Bank
An ex game ranger, now corporate animal, Shayne is a learning innovator who is passionate about personal and professional development. He thrives on challenging boundaries and shifting comfort zones in the world of learning and leadership development. In his role at Standard Bank, Shayne was tasked to re-imagine leadership development at their Global Leadership Centre. He was chosen to lead the training and change component of the project and was responsible for developing and implementing the learning strategy for this project; the outcomes being delivering training (digital, webinar and face to face), performance support tools to every employee in the Standard Bank Group across 20 global geographies including Africa Regions, London, Jersey, Ilse of Man and China. Prior to Standard Bank Shayne worked at Discovery, Hewlett Packard (HP), ETDP Seta, Planet Fitness (Head: School of Leadership) and Damelin (Academic Head).

Workshops | Sponsors  & Exhibitions

Exhibitors



Workshop 27 – 28 May (two-day in-depth practical workshop)

Workshops 27 - 28 May Get a jump-start on your week with pre-conference workshops, providing vital tools before the conference officially commences. This is the ideal time for shared learning and networking with fellow L&D professionals in a small group setting.


Workshop 1: GETTING STARTED WITH GAMIFICATION AND GAME-BASED LEARNING

Deirdre Jensen, Managing Director, Game2Change


Applying Gamification to learning and how to practically apply it to designing and delivering on your learning and business needs

Share, play, and experiment to take your learning design to the next level.

The 2-days workshop will be an introduction to Game-Thinking in gamification for learning, and game-based learning.

We will cover the fundamentals of the psychology of game-thinking, followed by key design principles and a practical tool to apply.

Each participant will have the opportunity to design a prototype and have it reviewed with feedback.


Why attend - what will you learn?

  • Understand how gamification can enhance your team to grow your business
  • Be ahead of the pack in implementing experiential learning
  • Experience how effective game-based learning is
  • Be upskilled in innovative ways of creating more impactful learning
  • Gather tools for practical application to develop creative game-based learning
  • Meet the demands of Millennial and Gen Z learner
  • Discover how gamification can allow your people to learn as they play


Key learning points covered:

  • The psychology of game design and gamification
  • When does gamification work and not work
  • When should gamification be applied
  • How Neuroscience support game-based learning
  • Tools and freeware available for you to use
  • Have fun and play with games to stimulate creativity
  • Elements of game design
  • Categories of game-based design and learning
  • Appling learning principles to game design
  • How game design engages the workforce
  • Knowledge sharing with people from various industries
  • Immersion session to design a prototype

About Deirdre Jensen, Managing Director, Game2Change

With a career of over 15 years in education and as a business and people development consultant and backed up by degrees in commerce, business and adult education, Deidre currently creates and delivers experiential and game-based tools for business and organizations. In 2014 she established Game2Change Consulting Services to bring gaming, play and experiential learning for the changing workforce. Since its inception Game2Change has pioneered a new methodology in change and learning across multiple and diverse teams in South Africa;

During this period she has completed additional studies and certifications in game design, motivation psychology, and managing scrum teams. Combining her experience of the last four years and applying these skills, has challenged conventional approaches in people development. Her current focus is to continually learn, improve and innovate upon her current foundation. Thereby contribute towards equipping the South African and African workforce to adapt and thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.



WORKSHOP 2: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CURATION: BUILDING LEARNING JOURNEYS THAT MATTER TO BUSINESS


Curated learning journeys are blended, informal, purposeful, and should be fun
“Curation is not just a collection of items on iTunes or Flipboard. Curators are the “guardians of the good,” selecting the right resources and adding context for the learner.”

Curation is the critical new skillset learning and development professionals have to master!
Share, play, and experiment to take your learning design to the next level.

One of the biggest challenges of our time is the massive quantity and immediacy of the information available through the internet. L&D has rapidly moved from a world of information scarcity to complete info overload. The volume of digital information available makes it increasingly challenging to find the information you are interested in. Curation in a digital world isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Curation is both an art and a science. Consumerization has driven new expectations from our learners and leaders. Expectations are driving change to aggregate and curate from multiple content sources. Using learning paths solves the moment of need and drives employees to want to learn more. Paths tell a story or create a flow that addresses how we all learn best. Training professionals who learn to create and curate effective learning paths will build the skills needed today. Its time learning professionals to see curation a key part of their learning strategy and skill set.

During this one-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of learning content curation. They will be exposed to a learning experience platform and best practice approach to curation in the process. This workshop will provide you with the tools to develop an appropriate and effective content curation strategy


Key learning points covered:

  • The ability to accurately define curation for learning
  • The ability to unpack the ROI of curation
  • The ability to describe the role of the curator
  • The best practice steps to take to curate learning content
  • Checklists and job aids to evolve the curation experience beyond the workshop

Why you should attend?

L&D Managers, Learning Experience Designers, Project Managers, Subject-matter experts, Marketing – generally anyone who engages with learning content to help people perform better within organisations.

Alexander Forbes Empower represent the Degreed learning experience platform in South Africa. They have partnered with Ceed Learning to help organisations obtain maximum value from the platform. During this workshop they will equip you with practical skills and tools to apply the power of learning content curation within your organisational context.

Facilitators:

  • Jessica Matthysen, Alexander Forbes Empower
  • Ulrich Jacobs, Alexander Forbes Empower
  • Sinethemba Sakati, Alexander Forbes Empower
  • Kershia Naidoo, Ceed Learning
  • Laura Dall, Ceed Learning




REGISTRATION OPTIONS


REGISTRATION FEES
  Excl. VAT
Option A: Pre-conference Workshop One & Two-day conference 27-30 May 2019
R14 500.00 Excl.VAT
Option B: Pre-conference Workshop Two & Two-day conference 28-30 May
R12 700.00 Excl.VAT
Option C:Two-day conference only  29-30 May    R9 900.00 Excl.VAT
Option D: Pre-conference Workshop One 27-28 May 2019
R6 500.00 Excl.VAT
Option E: Pre-conference Workshop Two  28 May 2019
R4 500.00 Excl.VAT

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and seminar materials
SETA grants and accreditation requirements

Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.




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