DevLearn 2013

I recently attended the DevLearn 2013 Conference & Expo and the co-located Adobe Learning Summit 2013.

I attended the following sessions:

Adobe Learning Summit

Passion and Learning: The Hacker’s Way
Create Your First Application Training with Adobe Captivate 7
Adobe Captivate: Create Your First Soft Skills Training
Adobe Captivate 7 and All Things Mobile Learning
Create Your First Video Tutorial
Ask the Adobe Experts


Unlocking Cool
Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-tos of Narrating Work
Think Small—Designing Video Training for Mobile Devices
B.Y.O.L.: From Scratchy to Natural! Adding VTML Magic to Text-to-speech Narration
The Real Power of Games for Learning
The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You … and Your Learners
Adding More “Character” to Your eLearning
Fearless Instructional Design: Learning From the Imagination of Jim Henson
Converting Traditional ILT to the Virtual Classroom
Tips for the Successful Learning Practitioner (Panel)
Be Inspired to Innovate Despite Seemingly Endless Constraints
HackLab: Pursuing Progress Through Deviation

I don’t have too many notes to share- most of the conference handouts and resources are online, and there was a very robust backchannel– but I did tweet a little and and plan to write a separate post about Josh Klein’s opening keynote. My DevLearn “hallway sessions” were also particularly helpful; I talked with some of my favorite vendors, connected with someone who also does instructional design for an HR department, met a fellow Skillport admin, and found loads of new folks to follow on Twitter.

I’m still trying to figure out which conferences will be the best fit for me in my new role and hope to attend both Learning Solutions and the co-located Ecosystem 2014 and Skillsoft Perspectives in 2014.