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VIA Presents at 2013 Training Conference & Expo in Orlando

VIA Learning will showcase the latest strategies for developing and strengthening game-based training and micro learning programs

Feb. 14, 2013 - PRLog -- Portland, OR –  VIA and its specialty division, VIA Learning, will be presenting on strategies for game-based training and micro learning at the 2013 Training Conference & Expo on February 18-20 in Orlando, Fla.

During two workshops, Chanin Ballance, CEO, Via Learning, and Nate Jolly, Senior Instructional Designer/Strategist, Via Learning, will co-present and analyze several interactive demos of recent successful game-based training and micro learning programs in action, as well as discuss learning theory, delivery options, technological considerations and traps to avoid when planning a training strategy.  

•  Planning Game-Based Learning: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Games have become a mainstream tool for learning, but even more global businesses are now seriously considering the option. This is due to the increase in the ability to provide cost-effective complexity and visual appeal within games. Additionally, research has shown that gaming, in the right context, can be just as, if not more, effective than traditional eLearning. Attendees will learn how games can improve problem-solving, creativity, risk assessment and risk taking, when to use game-based learning and when not to, and how to best design a game-based program.

•   Why and How to Design Micro Learning: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Today, learning strategy and content must be designed to take advantage of evolving learning behavior. Learning should get to the heart of things quickly and be easily accessible. If a learner’s working memory is full, the excess information will disappear. If the content isn’t available on demand, the learner will postpone. In this session, attendees will gain insights on how much information learners can digest and process with their working memory, and why some learning can end up as unproductive, negative and even antagonistic. Attendees will also see how to design effective learning by using chunks to help facilitate the brain’s ability to absorb information more efficiently, thus improving the learning process.

VIA Learning experts understand the science of how people learn, as well as the art of making learning that sticks. VIA specializes in training challenges that call for innovative, blended approaches including games, mobile and tablet learning to increase engagement and retention. Please come join us at our workshops for more information or visit us online at www.viadelivers.com.

About VIA Learning

VIA Learning, a division of VIA, provides world-class solutions for Sales and Channel Learning, Compliance Learning, Customer Self-Support and Global Learning. Supporting organizations around the world, VIA Learning offers a full line of effective, affordable and dynamic mobile and web training programs including: Blended Learning, Custom Learning, Mobile Learning, Micro Learning, Course Conversion, Cultural Adaption and Localization, as well as Reporting and Analytics. Completing the offerings is the easy-to-use online VIA Learning LMS. Clients include Barclays, Right Management, Cisco, Waste Management, Hewlett-Packard, Nike and many others. Corporate Headquarters are located at 700 SW Taylor Street, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97205-3016. For more information, visit www.viadelivers.com or call 503-243-2007.

About VIA

VIA helps companies to create, culturally align and monitor global content across people, channels and geographies, delivering normally disparate activities such as eLearning, translation and community insights under one umbrella. VIA is passionate about helping customers communicate across boundaries of knowledge, language, and culture using the best talent, tools, and technology available. Additionally, VIA, a certified woman-owned business provides exceptional customer service and high quality services at affordable prices. Since its inception, VIA has evolved to servicing some of the world’s leading companies. Clients include Blue Shield California, Cisco, Citibank, Disney, HP, Intel, Nike, Regence, St. Jude Medical, Walmart, Waste Management, as well as many healthcare organizations. Corporate Headquarters are located at 700 SW Taylor Street, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97205-3016. For more information, visit www.viadelivers.com or call 503-243-2007.

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