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Yawn Proof Your e-Learning without Busting the Bank


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Kineo presentation given at the eLearning Guild's DevLearn 2009 in San Jose. Examples and tips to spice up your learning design and techniques for rapid instructional design. We also go through ten …

Kineo presentation given at the eLearning Guild's DevLearn 2009 in San Jose. Examples and tips to spice up your learning design and techniques for rapid instructional design. We also go through ten tips for engaging your learners.

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  • 1. Yawn-proof Your e-Learning without Busting the Bank
  • 2. Agenda
    What Makes You Yawn? 10
    Rapid ID Approaches, Rapidly 5
    Ten Tracks for Yawn-proofing 40
    Questions & Wrap It Up 5
  • 3. What About You?
    • What makes you yawn?
    • 4. What keeps you awake at night – what projects are you stuck on?
    • 5. Take 5 minutes, then start shoutin’
    Photo credit: Big Yawn from twob’s Flickr photostream
  • 6. Rapid ID Approaches, Rapidly
    Photo credit: *Time* ticking away from mike9alive’s Flickr photostream
  • 7. Designing rapidly
    Show, don’t tell – pictures not paperwork
    Get to a first version quickly – get it wrong first time
    Get in front of users as soon as you can
    Iterate until it’s right (or right enough) – think about the shelf life, it’s disposable…
    Keep a playlist of 10 tracks for design…
  • 8. Ten Tracks for Yawn-proofing
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  • 11. Track 1: Hit Me with Your Best Shot
    Have I got your attention?
    Stories that show what can go wrong
    Find the killer fact, stat, or quote
    Learning from the marketing team
  • 12. Age awareness: asking provocative questions
  • 13. Track 2: Give Me A Reason
    Object to learning objectives.
    By the end of this course, you’ll yadda yadda yadda
    Sell the course, don’t describe it
    Find the fears, hopes and dreams
  • 14. Traditional objectives
    As a result of attending this session you will be able to:
    Identify three case studies of Fortune 1000 companies who are successfully using eLearning
    Define ten tips for creating better eLearning and how these map to specific strategies and tools
    Evaluate the pro's and con's of different eLearning interventions as solutions to specific kinds of learning challenges
    Describe your own personal experience creating eLearning as a practitioner
  • 15. Using audio with stills to set the tone and focus the learner’s attention...
  • 16. Track 3: Let Me Tell You Something
    Getting the best stories.
    Get war stories from your best people
    Get true stories from your newer people
  • 17. Recording with Skype to get an authentic voice...
  • 18. Track 4: Beauty is Only Skin Deep
    Tear down the wallpaper.
    Make graphics earn their place
    Complement text, don’t fight it
  • 19. Make sure graphics have a purpose...instead of window dressing
  • 20. Track 5: School’s Out…
    This is assessment in the real world.
    Make it tough as hell
    Make it open any time
    Do it, prove it, move on
  • 21. Track 6: Hurts So Good
    Make more mistakes.
    Tallulah Bankhead: “If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.”
    Find the mistakes that hurt the most
    Keep ‘em real
    Play it out
    Useful feedback
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  • 24. Track 7: A Little Less Conversation (A Little More Action!)
  • 25. “If I'd had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.”
    T.S. Eliot
    (or Mark Twain)
    (or Blaise Pascal)
    (someone said it…)
  • 26. Staying focused
    Cut it to the bone
    Watch out for dialogue
    What’s the question?
  • 27. Track 8: What More Can I Do?
    Think outside the course!
    Create a learning campaign
    Reaching out with online support
  • 28. Track 9: Keeping It Real
    Making the most of media.
    Video and audio where it counts
    Guerilla approaches to shooting and audio
    Flip video for secret shopper
    Skype for expert interviews
  • 29. Flip video for secret shopper
  • 30. Track 10: Now What?
    The end is the beginning.
    Call to action and don’t let go
    Build in ways to sustain performance
    Moodle’s good for this
  • 31. Using survey monkey to get calls to action
  • 32. Back to your challenges…
    How’s that problem looking now…any ideas?
    What’s the one thing you might do differently?
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  • 34. Resources – you are what you share
  • 35. Contact us – really!
    Stephen Walsh
    Cammy Bean
    Twitter: @cammybean
    Twitter: @stephentwalsh