Immersive Story-based eLearning: Transforming Dull to Dynamic!

  • 12 Jul 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Collindale Golf Course CB&Potts, 1441 E. Horsetooth Rd, Ft. Collins, CO

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"Immersive Story-based eLearning: Transforming Dull to Dynamic!" with Dr. Howard Lewis, Ph.D., CPT


Early one morning my phone

rang and after exchanging

pleasantries, my client said: “We just published a new policy on the new U.K. Bribery Act. It’s dull, boring legalese and the training will be mandatory. What can you do to make this interesting?” Under most circumstances, the prudent thing to do would have been to make some static noises and “accidently” disconnect the line. However, I kinda like a challenge, so I said “Let me see what I can do!


As designers and developers, how often do we find

ourselves in this situation? You’re faced with content that appears dry, formal, and lifeless. 

How can you create an effective learning experience?























In this interactive session, Dr. Howard Lewis will

facilitate a dialogue around how an immersive story-

based approach can transform dull content into a

dynamic, immersive and engaging eLearning program.

Dr. Lewis will walk through a Fortune 100 company

case example highlighting how the project moved from

concept to completion. And, you’ll have a chance to

view the online course and “go behind the screens” to

discuss how critical instructional and eLearning design

techniques were applied.


Learning Objectives:

  •  Describe a structure for designing story-based  eLearning.
  •  Identify instructional techniques for engaging  learners within a story-based approach.
  •  Explain how to exceed stakeholder  expectations by  going beyond the  stated learning objectives.
  •  Provide examples of low-cost, creative  eLearning  design.

Join us for an informative and interactive hour with Dr. Lewis!


Bio

Howard B. Lewis, Ph.D., CPT has been involved in education, instructional design and performance technology for over 35 years; including corporate positions with Health Net, Xerox Corporation, Apple Computer and RTC.  Howard is founder of and currently serving as President and Chief Learning Architect for Integrated Performance Solutions, Inc. (IPS). IPS specializes in instructional design, eLearning development, mobile learning and performance improvement solutions that drive business results. Under Howard’s leadership, IPS has designed and developed over 1,000 custom training programs – on time and on budget – for a wide variety of job functions across a number of industries. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor for Colorado State University teaching High-Impact, On-Demand Performance Solutions and has taught for Pepperdine University and the University of Hawaii in the past.

Howard earned his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology and International Training from the University of Southern California; Master’s degree from West Virginia University in Occupational Safety and Health; and, Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Interpretation from Colorado State University. Dr. Lewis is also a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT).

Howard and his wife keep busy raising their three children in Fort Collins, Colorado and try to take full advantage of living here in beautiful Colorado with skiing, boating, hiking, climbing and more.



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