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Using Templates to Create your own eLearning

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Presentation slides from a recent webinar, using templates to create your own e-learning. This presentation will give you an insight into how you use templates to transform your learning content and create your own eLearning course in-house.

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Using Templates to Create your own eLearning

  1. 1. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS WEBINAR: Essentials for using templates to build your own eLearning Join the conversation using #DesignBuildDeliver
  2. 2. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Speaker Dr. Maureen Murphy Managing Director & E-Learning Strategist Aurion Learning Join the conversation using #DesignBuildDeliver
  3. 3. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Overview • Types of eLearning templates • Tips – Importance of a content style guide – Instructional design techniques to designing courses – Best practices to use when creating/developing templates – How to make the most of resources available • Q&A
  4. 4. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Full Service Learning and Development Company. We use a range of creative techniques to deliver a solution that fully meets your learning and development needs.
  5. 5. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS
  6. 6. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Learning that reflects each organisation
  7. 7. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS What is a template? “Something that serves as a model for others to copy” http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/template
  8. 8. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS AV Webinars Work-based learning Instructional Model Script Storyboard Build
  9. 9. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Build Templates 1. Design 2. + Structure 3. + Instructional Guidance 4. Complex interactions eg scenarios / storytelling 5. Overarching Instructional Model
  10. 10. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 1. Design • Focus on: – brand guidelines – multiple colour palettes – multiple navigation styles – icon sets
  11. 11. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 2. Design + Structure • Focus on: – visual design – suggested top level structure of programme Welcome Navigation Aim and Outcomes Topics 1-N 3 slides Knowledge Quiz 3 slides Knowledge Quiz Next Steps Summary Assessment 10 questions
  12. 12. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 3. Design + Structure + Instructional Guidance • Also focus on: – onscreen instructional guidance & exemplars (content style guide)
  13. 13. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 4. Complex interactions eg scenarios/storytelling • Focus on – simplifying a more sophisticated instructional technique – core instructional and visual design agreed upfront and can be populated easily – Works well for real-world scenarios/role plays – behaviour-centred learning TLS Links Sepsis
  14. 14. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS 5. Overarching Instructional Model • Focus on: – proficiency model – learning pathway – Templates for different types of learning • video nuggets • learning programmes • work-based activities • webinars TI screen shots
  15. 15. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Tip 1: Create a content style guide Should cover (minimum): • Writing style & Tone • Agreed terminology • Structure and rationale • Exemplars • Allowable variations on the template • Copyright clearance • AV use and Reuse Separate, accessible document (linked from template) Include or summarise in your template screens
  16. 16. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Tip 2: Focus on the Instructional design • Include your Instructional Designers early in the template design process • Template(s) should be based on a solid instructional model - content, learners, technology, in-house skills, platforms • Build an exemplar for a wide variety of screen templates • Use a scripting template to match the build template
  17. 17. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Tip 3: Best build practices • Structure the template for reusability and development
  18. 18. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Content Master slides Player Specialised content (scenarios, new screen layouts)
  19. 19. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Tip 3: Best build practices • Spend time on the Master slide (branding layer) • Be vigilant when naming and ordering layers & naming assets – name before importing into tool – timeline management • Use the rulers and guides for consistent alignment when building • Minimise use of sophisticated features of the tool e.g. animations, variables – dependent on skills of the team, and frequency of tool use – Keep it simple!
  20. 20. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Tip 4: Make best use of resources available • Launch the style guide and template and train your team to use it • Build standard content into the template • Create versions of templates based on skills levels of the team • Reuse audio snippets • Create a photo library or access an online stock image library • Spot check adherence to template, get feedback from the team on the design and update as needed
  21. 21. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS When does learning start in your organisation? Thanks Questions
  22. 22. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Get in touch

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