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Be An Elearning Superhero


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  • All documents & websites referenced in this presentation are available via
  • 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 | 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,, Screencasts: Jing, , Camtasia StudioPhoto Mgt: PicasaImage/Photo Resources: Microsoft (, Stock Xchange (, Flickr creative commons (,
  • 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?[ ]
  • Learning Theory & Application Rapid E-learning Blog | Tom Kuhlmann Rapid El-earning Blog | Cathy Moore e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning | Clark, Mayer & Nguyen 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 [ ]
  • 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
  • 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:
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    • 1. Learning Forum
      October 2009
      Mike Taylor
    • 2.
    • 3. Skills
    • 4. Jane Hart
      Directory of Tools
      E-learning Tool of the Day
    • 5.
    • 6.
    • 7. Usability
      EffectiveLearning Design
    • 8. Design Matters
    • 9. ModalityPrinciple
      Cognitive Load
      How Brains
      Coherence Principle
      Redundancy Principle
    • 10. Death by PowerPoint
    • 11. Stop doing this…
    • 12.
    • 13. ..and this…
    • 14.
    • 15. Which leads to…
    • 16.
    • 17. Which costs…
    • 18.
    • 19. It’s not working
    • 20. What’s the most common communication mistake?
    • 21. TOO MUCH Info
    • 22.
    • 23.
    • 24. Pictures beat text!
    • 25. Better recall for visual info
      Text Only
      Pictures Only
    • 26. 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
    • 27. Tom Kuhlmann’s Blog
      Great, practical learning development tips.
      Cathy Moore’s Blog
      Practical ideas for lively, effective elearning.
    • 28.
    • 29. Learning Forum
      Be a Super Hero