Allen Interactions to Have a Large Presence at eLearning Guild’s 2013 Devlearn Conference

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Minneapolis-based custom learning solutions provider, Allen Interactions, to speak, exhibit, and showcase the features of its revolutionary authoring and publishing system, ZebraZapps, at DevLearn, October 23 - 25 in Las Vegas, NV.

Devlearn 2013

Minneapolis-based custom learning solutions provider, Allen Interactions, to speak, exhibit, and showcase the features of its revolutionary authoring and publishing system, ZebraZapps, at DevLearn, October 23 - 25 in Las Vegas, NV.

Allen Interactions, an internationally-acclaimed custom learning design, development and strategic consulting firm, is headed this week to eLearning Guild’s well-known conference, DevLearn, being held in Las Vegas. Allen Interactions will be exhibiting, presenting at three concurrent sessions and showcasing ZebraZapps, its breakthrough authoring and publishing platform.

Held each fall, DevLearn is for training and learning professionals who are leading or engaged in their organizations’ use of learning technologies. This comprehensive conference and expo includes the tools, technologies, ideas, strategies, and best practices to ensure success whether new to e-learning or a well-seasoned expert. This event is for those who want to shape what’s next for their learners and for themselves.

Here are the sessions Allen Interactions will be presenting at the conference:

Speaking Session: How Tools Affect Our Design: Quandaries of a Veteran Tool Designer
Michael Allen, chairman & CEO, Allen Interactions, will be presenting a session designed to aid users on how to choose an e-learning tool that is right for them. Participants will learn how to identify specific advantages and problems with using both general-development and rapid-authoring tools for creating effective e-learning. In addition, participants will determine the relationships and interdependencies among development processes, design principles, and authoring tools for creating effective learning experiences.

Speaking Session: Combining High-level Exploratory Simulations with Instructional Interactivity
Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist, Allen Interactions, will address how designers can combine high-level simulations with instructional interactivity. Attendees will learn how the instructional design must carefully orchestrate several critical elements including: designing instructional scenarios, challenging the learner to articulate a strategy, highlighting the intrinsic feedback elements in the simulation, delaying judgment, and providing adaptive corrective feedback. Attendees will learn the importance of these design elements and get authoring strategies.

Speaking Session: The Do’s and Don’ts of Large-scale Global eLearning Development Projects
Steve Lee, co-founder, Allen Interactions, and Donny Ponder, senior manager-learning technologies, Hilton Worldwide, will co-present the case-study of how Hilton Worldwide overcame the risks and pitfalls of a large-scale global e-learning project. Attendees will learn about critical project management elements, how to work with a large group of subject matter experts, how to design content for a global audience, and how to scale up production for large projects. Additionally, attendees will learn various vendor-management techniques as well as how to use rapid development tools and templates, including ZebraZapps.

Booth Showcase: ZebraZapps — The Authoring Tool That’s Changing Everything
Allen Interactions’ passion for serious e-learning has led to the development of a new professional authoring and publishing platform, ZebraZapps. Christopher Allen, product manager, and Steve Lee, strategic relationship manager, Allen Interactions, will be showing some of the new features of ZebraZapps as well as demonstrating how to use this platform to create meaningful, memorable and motivation learning using context, challenge, activity and feedback to bring real performance-change to your business.

Sign up for a complimentary expo only pass, which provides attendees access to the DevLearn 2013 Expo as well as participation in the Featured Learning Stages that will be running educational sessions throughout the conference, led by industry experts and suppliers. Expo only attendees can also participate in the popular Expo Welcome Reception and DemoFest.

About Allen Interactions
Allen Interactions creates powerful custom learning experiences that help achieve organizational business goals by improving performance one interaction at a time. With 20 years of deep experience and expertise in instructional design, technology, creativity, process, and project management, Allen Interactions consistently achieves positive business impact. In addition to its services offerings Allen Interactions has an authoring and publishing system, ZebraZapps, which empowers authors to collaborate, create, publish, and share powerful learning experiences—all via a professional grade, visual editor.

More information about Allen Interactions can be found at

About The eLearning Guild
The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning Professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, e-books, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful, are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Their goal is to create a place where e-learning professionals can share knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.

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