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The MASIE Center Announces New Learning PRODUCER LAB to Debut March 26

Saratoga Springs, NYLearning NewsThe MASIE Center

Elliott Masie will lead new, experimental and experiential Learning Producer LAB at The MASIE Center Learning LAB in Saratoga Springs, NY this March.

Learning Producer LAB at The MASIE Center
Learning Producer LAB at The MASIE Center 

The MASIE Center has added a brand-new LAB to its 2019 schedule of Learning Experiences: The Learning PRODUCER LAB, taking place March 26-28 at their state-of-the-art Learning Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.

According to Host & Curator Elliott Masie, “Learners of today and tomorrow require new and evolving skills from learning professionals. It is time to ‘Retool’ into Learning Producers. Let's ReTool our Design, Creation and Management Roles in Learning!”

Masie will be joined by learning colleagues from around the world as they explore the roles of the Learning Producer in his unique 10,000 square foot Learning LAB. Participants will be highly engaged, challenged, and asked to help explore the evolving roles of Learning Producers in a dynamic and interactive LAB experience.

The skills of instructional design, program creation, content delivery, performance consulting, curation and learning management will continue to be important, but the Learning Producer has a wider set of competencies and capacities including:

   • User Experience
   • Design Thinking Applied to Learning
   • Curation: Content and Context
   • From Social "Learning" to Collaboration
   • Learning Ecosystems
   • Performance, Workflow and On The Job Learning Support Tools
   • Adding Engagement, Competition and Entertainment to Learning
   • Personalization
   • Learner Centered Content
   • Learning Data Analytics
   • Really Blending Tech and Human Learning Resources
   • Emerging Opportunities of ChatBots and Smart Speakers
   • Brain Science Applied to Learning
   • AI and Machine Learning - Getting Ready!
   • Learning Systems, xAPI, LRS and Knowledge Clouds
   • Beyond Courses and Classes: New Brands and Formats
   • Lego Designs - Preparing for Content ReUse & BlockChains
   • Building Learning Producers: Skills, Approaches & Careers
   • Global and Diverse Workers as Learners
   • Assessing Learning Innovations: Yes, Maybe or Hype?
   • And more...

The Learning Producer will add many of these skills to their instructional design tool kit. As a Producer, much of the content they’ll be assembling and distributing will be from Open or External Resources. As a Producer, they will facilitate a wider range of choices of the format, setting, intensity, and framework of learning activities. And, as a Learning Producer, their use of Data and Analytics will become a major force in design and personalization.

Finally, the Learning Producer title provides better positioning for future career opportunities, with a wider set of transferable skills and readiness to play other roles in other parts of the organization.

Elliott Masie will bring his 48 years’ experience as a learning researcher, advocate and community builder - along with a decade as a Producer of Broadway Theater (e.g. Kinky Boots, The Prom, The Cher Show, American Son and SpongeBob) to this brand-new, interactive LAB. Over the 2 1/2 days in the MASIE Center LAB, a small group of participants will experiment with Learning Producer roles, skills and projects. Learning Innovators, Chief Learning Officers and UserExperience experts will join via live video throughout the program. Participants will be working on a set of projects that can be applied to challenges and opportunities back home. There will be 2 hour follow-up online sessions 5 and 6 weeks after the LAB to extend the learning.

Registration and content information for the Learning Producer LAB is available at

Also coming up at The MASIE Center in 2019:

Curation & Learning LAB - January 29 - 31, 2019 – close to being filled up! Register ASAP if interested
Curation is Key for Workplace Learning in an Age of Dynamic and Expanding Content, Context, and Collaboration! This hands-on LAB, laser-focused on Curation & Learning for the Workplace, will take place January 29 - 31, 2019 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Curation & Learning LAB has sold out each time it has been offered!

Learning Innovations LAB - February 27 - March 1, 2019
2019 Will be a Year of Learning Changes! Your Learners are Changing! Learning Technologies are Changing! Learning Habits & Formats are Changing! Learning Data Analytics Will Change our Processes! And, Innovations in Technology, EdTech, Machine Learning, AI, Immersive Video, and Responsive Systems are Bursting onto the Learning Radar Screen!
The dynamic new Learning Innovations LAB will take place February 27 – March 1, 2019 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Registration is now open for the MASIE Center LABs in Saratoga Springs, NY!

Curation & Learning LAB: January 29-31, 2019
Learning Innovations LAB: February 27 - March 1, 2019
Learning PRODUCER LAB: March 26-28, 2019

Please go to for Registration and Information.