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Join ISPI LA Chapter on Saturday, February 7

  • February 07, 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PST)
  • Antioch University in Culver City

Applying Evidence-based Instructional Methods


Are you wasting resources on instructional myths? Do your learning environments reflect the most recent research evidence?  In this session we will review a popular training myth and replace it with evidence-based guidelines on the best use of visuals, text and audio.  We will see how these guidelines manage cognitive load during instruction.  Finally we will review the latest evidence on games for learning.  The presentation is based on Ruth Clark's newly published 2nd Edition of Evidence-based Training.  


IMPORTANT - Bring a sample lesson (workbook, storyboards, handouts, serious game) so you can evaluate your application of evidence-based best practices.  


Presentation Topics:

  • Why Evidence-based Training?
  • Training Myths:  Learning Styles
  • Cognitive Load and Learning
  • Evidence on Effectiveness of Graphics for Learning
  • Do Games Improve Learning? 

Mobile Interactive Tools  

Are you considering using tablets or smartphones in your instructor led training?  How do you handle logistics such as device management, WIFI access and content management?  Are the benefits limited to saving print and shipping costs?  In this session we will share a case study integrating tablets to support 100% of a large scale curriculum.  This includes logistics and the exciting opportunities these tools open up for instructional designers.


In this session, we will cover:

  • Quick review of mobile device "Apps" vs. content delivered through an internet browser
  • Benefits of including an online portal as part of your mobile device strategy
  • Just because we can, do we really want to eliminate all paper in a workshop?  Pros and Cons
  • New instructional design opportunities for mobile tools 

New capabilities presented:

  • Better engagement through live, collaborative online tools such as polls, word clouds, etc.
  • Guided discovery learning 
  • Competitive business simulation
  • Role play use of recorded and live video
  • Access to live data
  • Action plans that sustain workplace application 

Practice/Application of soft skills learning using a personal mobile device


Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch are included.

At ISPI-LA, "Come Hungry...Leave Smarter."



Registration begins at 8:30am

Program:  9am-12:30pm

Lunch:  12:30pm-1:30pm (included with program)



Antioch University in Culver City 

400 Corporate Point, Room A1000

Culver, CA 90230



Park in the parking lot for 400 Corporate Pointe, on level 6 or 7. The entrance to the campus is from the 4th floor of the parking garage, across the courtyard, and through the glass doors. Discounted parking is $7. A map with directions to our campus is attached.

Register by emailing  

today! We look forward to seeing you.




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