Wichita, KS (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
NexLearn announces the return of Dr. Will Thalheimer, PhD, to present a workshop at the 3rd Annual Immersive Learning Conference & Symposium, January 27 - 30, 2014. Dr. Thalheimer is a learning expert, researcher, instructional designer, business strategist, speaker, and writer who has worked in the learning and performance field since 1985. Giant multinationals, e-Learning companies, government agencies, and institutions of higher learning often seek his solutions. Dr. Thalheimer’s research and writings lead the field in providing practical research-based recommendations through his online publications, published articles, industry-leading blog and Twitter posts.
Brandon Andrews, NexLearn chief creative officer said, “Past ILU attendees have repeatedly expressed how effective Dr. Thalheimer’s workshops have been at igniting their thought processes and improving their approach to scenario-based projects. Even the most experienced simulation writers can walk away from Dr. Thalheimer’s workshops with a renewed approach to their process.”
Dr. Thalheimer’s workshop, “Crafting Scenario-Based Questions – How to Write Them, Why to Write Them, and Practice Writing Them,” will examine the research behind good questioning design, explain a simple yet powerful research-based model to guide question-writing, and present question-writing challenges that participants will work on individually and in groups to spur a deeper understanding of scenario-based question writing.
Participants who come with their own projects in mind will benefit from Dr. Thalheimer’s experienced perspective, as well as the experience of peers who offer personalized feedback. Those embarking on new projects will find an opportunity to launch their thought process in a productive direction. Both novice and experienced scenario-writers will leave the workshop with new perspectives and skills to enrich their scenario-based projects.
“I love teaching this workshop because scenario-based questions are one of the most powerful learning tools in an instructional designer’s toolkit. If well written, they can significantly bolster learning results, keep learners engaged, and be used to assess learning outcomes. Scenario-based questions are potent powerhouses, but they are not as easy to write as it might seem. There is both an art and a science to it—I find it very rewarding to share my knowledge and help people avoid the mistakes that I’ve made,” said Dr. Thalheimer.
To register for the 3rd Annual ILU Conference and Symposium, visit the registration page at http://www.ImmersiveLearningU.com. Special rates and group discounts are available.
About the Immersive Learning University
Immersive Learning Conference and Symposium
January 27 - 30, 2014
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Suites
NexLearn’s Immersive Learning Conference will offer professional development opportunities for everyone involved in immersive learning theory and production. The ILU Conference includes workshops exploring innovative applications for immersive learning and simulations from some of the most experienced practitioners in the field, including features and functions discussions for those interested in NexLearn’s simulation authoring and implementation technologies. The Conference will also feature case studies, best practices, peer discussions, technology Q & A sessions, future solutions discussions with NexLearn product managers, and networking opportunities.
**Conference attendees will receive a complimentary copy of SimWriter Simplicity**
NexLearn is a custom education courseware developer and toolset developer with extensive expertise in creating immersive learning simulations. The company’s experienced, award-winning team has introduced some of the most innovative courses, tools, and technology to the e-Learning industry, including the award-winning SimWriter immersive learning simulation authoring tool and CareerMap learning management system. For more information about NexLearn and SimWriter, visit the NexLearn Web site: http://www.NexLearn.com