2017 OLC Wrap-Up: When the Trainers Came Marching In

Known for its creative spark, New Orleans served as the perfect backdrop for OLC’s out-of-the-box learning experiences.

Talk about starting an event on a high note: Training’s 2017 Online Learning Conference (OLC) kicked off with a Second Line Parade headed by Grand Marshal Jane Bozarth and Grammynominated Hot 8 Brass Band. The trainers came marching in from OLC’s hub at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside to the 2017 Top Training Videos (TTVs) awards ceremony held September 25 at The Howlin’ Wolf.

Known for its creative spark, New Orleans served as the perfect backdrop for OLC’s out-of-the-box learning experiences, including the Learning 2020 forum, Training Hackathon, and eLearning Design Challenge (eLDC) demos. Some 500 Learning and Development (L&D) professionals experimented with new technologies, explored new ways to collaborate, and brainstormed to figure out how to change learners’ mindsets from “I have to go” to “I want to know.”

Following on the heels of OLC, Training’s Innovations in Training (IIT) event did an even deeper dive into virtual and augmented reality and took attendees on a journey that included maritime and medical simulators and a teaching kitchen.

All in all, there was a lot to learn in The Big Easy!

2017 TTV Winners

The good times certainly rolled for attendees at the 2017 TTV awards ceremony sponsored by AirClass at The Howlin’ Wolf, where they enjoyed some Cajun cooking and live music by the Hot 8 Brass Band before choosing their favorite TTV clips. VitalSmarts’ “Mneumonic Nmagic” took #1 in the videos produced in-house category, and Resonate Pictures’ “Game Show” earned the top spot in the videos produced by a professional video company for a client category.

This is Training’s fourth year doing the TTV awards program. Companies were asked to send in a two-minute video clip of one of their training programs. Entries were in one of two categories: produced in-house or produced by a professional video company for a client. Each company could submit two videos. Training received 70 video clips. Three Emerging Training Leaders, along with four additional industry experts, judged the submissions:

  • Maria Gomez, formerly of Novo Nordisk
  • Melissa King of DPR Construction
  • Christine Purchell of Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Heather Cross, Gary Giurbino, Will Hsiao, and Sherri Schachter of Google
  • James Goldsmith of Accenture

The three videos that earned the top scores in each category—in-house and vendor-produced—were shown to Online Learning Conference participants at the awards ceremony. Participants voted for their favorite clips (based on factors such as engagement, creativity, and effectiveness) using the UMU app on their smartphones or tablets. Each of the three winners in both categories received crystal awards created by Pelucida for Training.

The Top 3 2017 TTV winners by category are:

VIDEOS PRODUCED IN-HOUSE: #1: “Mneumonic Nmagic,” VitalSmarts (www.VitalSmarts.com)#2: “Celebrate! Change Your Lens, Change Your Life,” Star Thrower Distribution (www.starthrower.com/) #3: “USAA Ethics—Personal Relationships,” United States Automobile Association (USAA) (www.usaa.com)

VIDEOS PRODUCED BY A PROFESSIONAL VIDEO COMPANY FOR A CLIENT: #1: “Game Show,” Resonate Pictures (www.resonatepictures.com)#2: “Compensation Conversation,” Cohn Creative Group for Procter & Gamble (www.cohncreative.com)#3: “Approaching Others,” IronMule Creative for BNSF Railway (ironmulecreative.com)

To watch the winning TTV videos, visit: https://trainingmag.com/recent-videos

To watch other TTV submissions, visit: https://trainingmag.com/training-magazine-announces-2017-ttv-winners

2017 eLDC Winners

2017 Online Learning Conference attendees got a bead on the latest training technology products and trends at Training magazine’s eLearning Design Challenge (eLDC) demos held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. They also learned the winners of the eLDC awards program, who received crystal awards provided by Pelucida in five categories during a special event sponsored by AirClass.

Companies submitted applications detailing their eLearning design challenges and solutions, which were reviewed by technology guru Bryan Chapman and his review panel of experts. They chose 28 winning solutions to do demos at the 2017 Online Learning Conference in New Orleans and then further chose a bronze, silver, and gold winner in five categories.

Find out the eLDC winners at: https://trainingmag.com/training-magazine-names-2017-elearning-design-challenge-winners

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