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  • All documents & websites referenced in this presentation are available via http://bit.ly/AEPelearning
  • The idea for this topic started with this guide from Kineo: “Skills for In-House Teams”Other Kineo reports include:The Benefits of E-LearningProject Initiation Checklist for Rapid E-learningGraphics for Rapid E-learningHow to design Rapid E-learningMore for Less ReportProduct Knowledge E-LearningRapid E-Learning: A Modest ProspectusHow to Design Rapid BlendsHow to Rapidly Identify Training NeedsVirtual Classrooms GuideNumerous others…
  • Analyze Requirements/Content:Define appropriate objectivesReview source materials for appropriatenessAuthoring Tool SkillsCreate and/or convert contentEasy, clear navigational structure Incorporate various types of content (documents, spreadsheets, links, animations, etc.)Create diff. question types for quizzes including scores & feedbackRecord & Edit Audio/Video:Record narrationConvert / edit audio Basic level requires working with: audio and video files and synchronize audio with bullet builds basic template and navigation settingsLink to external documents, websites or e-mail addresses Publish to servers with the appropriate tracking options for LMSs (AICC in KEY)Record & Edit Audio/Video:Specify / source RELEVANT imagesCrop and retouch images Content Chunking: ________Images: Crop and retouch images Edit images and save them in a web-optimized format
  • Jane Hart’s Directory of Tools | http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/ Over 3,000 learning-related tools. Many freeTools should not be an obstacle.My personal development toolbox: Course Design: PowerPoint, Articulate Presenter/QuizMaker/EngageAudio: Audacity / LevelatorVideo: Windows Movie Maker, Articulate Video Encoder, DVD Flick , RCA SmallWonder Video cameraScreen Capture/Annotation: SnagITImage Editing: PowerPoint, Picnik.com, Fotoflexer.com Screencasts: Jing, Screenr.com , Camtasia StudioPhoto Mgt: PicasaImage/Photo Resources: Microsoft (office.microsoft.com), Stock Xchange (sxc.hu), Flickr creative commons (compfight.com),
  • That stuff is a great place to start and very necessary but it’s only about the technical aspects. As the saying goes “Just because you have a wrench doesn’t mean you’re a mechanic.” (or a linesman, or operator or anything else.)
  • To create really great learning there is more to it than just the technical pieces.
  • Creating great learning content involves other elements such as these. Usability, Visual Communication, Instructional Design, etc.
  • What it all comes down to is….Design Matters! Graphic, Communication & Learning Design makes the difference between training & learning.
  • Applying design in conjunction with how people learn….Base everything on proven learning theory. Everything from this point forward is based on proven research including: Cognitive Load (Sweller) (Clark, Mayer & Nguyen)Coherence PrincipleModality PrincipleMultimedia PrincipleContiguity PrincipleRedundancy PrincipleARCS Model (Kellery)First Principles of Instruction (Merrill)Nine Events of Instruction (Gagne)
  • …or not so good.
  • Take a moment to think about the most common mistake that you see in your everyday communications. What’s the most common problem?
  • Less is more…What you cut out is more important than what you put in.
  • “Multiple studies show that recogntion doubles for a picture compared with text” – Dr. John Medina
  • What makes good learning design?These quotes are from a #lrnchat Twitter discussion around the question “What skills are we missing in the suite necessary for good learning design?[ http://bit.ly/plfVr ]
  • Learning Theory & Application Rapid E-learning Blog | Tom Kuhlmann http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/ Rapid El-earning Blog | Cathy Moore http://blog.cathy-moore.com/ e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning | Clark, Mayer & Nguyenhttp://www.amazon.com/Efficiency-Learning-Evidence-Based-Guidelines-Cognitive/dp/0787977284eLearning Guild | Brent Schlenkerhttp://elearningguild.comGreat online site accompanying their conference is available to anyone at http://devlearn09live.comBrain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School | Dr. John Medina [ brainrules.net ] http://www.amazon.com/Brain-Rules-Principles-Surviving-Thriving/dp/0979777747/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256215734&sr=1-1
  • GRAPHIC/COMMUNICATION DESIGNslide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations | Nancy Duarte slideology.comBeyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire | Cliff Atkinson www.beyondbulletpoints.comwww.sociablemedia.comPresentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design & Delivery | Garr Reynolds www.presentationzen.com
  • It’s not the tools. It’s what you do with them. Be a super hero to your learners!!! All documents and websites referenced in this presentation are available via: http://bit.ly/AEPelearning

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  • Learning Forum
    October 2009
    Mike Taylor
  • kineo.com
  • Skills
    View slide
  • Jane Hart
    Directory of Tools
    E-learning Tool of the Day
    View slide
  • Usability
    EffectiveLearning Design
  • Design Matters
  • ModalityPrinciple
    Cognitive Load
    How Brains
    Coherence Principle
    Redundancy Principle
  • Death by PowerPoint
  • Stop doing this…
  • ..and this…
  • Which leads to…
  • Which costs…
  • It’s not working
  • What’s the most common communication mistake?
  • TOO MUCH Info
  • Pictures beat text!
  • Better recall for visual info
    Text Only
    Pictures Only
  • understanding of the difference between Instruction and Learning
    Improve learner feedback during/within e-learning
    moehlert Mark Oehlert
    kelly_smith01 Kelly Smith
    real, earnest appreciation for learner's time/situation
    Focus more on improving analysis and design skills and less on tech
    oxala75Craig Wiggins
    joe_deegan Joe Deegan
    willingness to go to the mat for the user experience
    Quinnovator Clark Quinn
  • Tom Kuhlmann’s Blog
    Great, practical learning development tips.
    Cathy Moore’s Blog
    Practical ideas for lively, effective elearning.
  • Learning Forum
    Be a Super Hero