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Our next meeting is March, 9 2017. We meet at 6.00 pm at the UNCC City Center in Uptown Charlotte

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Upcoming events

    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 02 May 2017
    • Montreal, Canada


    Meet peers from Charlotte and all over the world at The 2017 Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada. Registration


    • 11 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • UNCC City Center (Uptown), 320 East Ninth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

    Saul Carliner
    Professor of Educational Communication and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal


    What is informal learning: is it the accidental learning that occurs when doing something else? The purposeful learning that occurs when researching ways to solve an immediate problem? A bit of both?  Something else? This session first clarifies informal learning, presents a framework for considering its pragmatic uses during the lifespan of a job, and suggests the role of learning and development groups in facilitating informal learning.

    After completing this session, you will be able to:

    • Describe your role as a learning and development professional in facilitating informal learning
    • Distinguish formal from informal learning.
    • Explain the role of informal learning at different phases of a worker’s tenure in a job  
    Saul Carliner is the author of Informal Learning Basics and a Professor of Educational Communication and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal. Also an industry consultant, he has provided strategic advice and workshops to clients around the globe, including Alltel Wireless, Boston Scientific, Bronx Zoo, PwC, ST Microelectronics, Turkish Management Centre, and many US and Canadian government agencies. Carliner is a Fellow and past board member of the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly Canadian Society for Training and Development), past Research Fellow of the Association for Talent Development, and Fellow and past international president of the Society for Technical Communication.

    6.00 - 6:30: Registration, Networking, and Food

    6:30 - 8:00: Presentation

    This program is presented by ISPI Charlotte and is not a program of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, nor is it in any way affiliated with or endorsed by the University.

    • 12 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • UNCC City Center (Uptown), 320 East Ninth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

    Saul Carliner
    Professor of Educational Communication and Technology at Concordia University in Montreal


    About this Seminar: Challenged with developing instruction on a tight schedule? Tight budget? Limited resources? Or all of these?

    This seminar provides ideas for that you can use throughout the instructional design process to create quality instruction with the resources available to you.  After reviewing the instructional design process and introducing a particular framework that helps instructional designers adjust their work to the realities of their projects, this seminar describes specific tactics and develops particular skills that can benefit each phase of the process: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation., as well as designing and developing instruction with limited resources for the live and virtual classroom, and online self-study. Hands-on activities as well as worksheets provided in the seminar prepare you to transfer these ideas to your work.

    What You Should Learn:

    • Apply a general project classification system for instructional design projects that aligns with resources available
    • Devise concrete strategies for conducting useful needs analyses with limited time, funds, and availability of materials
    • Design programs that leverage existing content—even content that’s copyrighted by another organization
    • Develop templates that speed course development while promoting consistency
    • Master generic writing to maximize the use of content while minimizing revision and reuse costs
    • Conduct useful, low-cost pilots of courses
    • Leverage resources in your LMS to conduct evaluations  and promote transfer of your programs

    8:00am - 12:00pm: Workshop

    This program is presented by ISPI Charlotte and is not a program of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, nor is it in any way affiliated with or endorsed by the University.

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