Whether you're new to eLearning or just looking to refresh your skills, we all need to start with the core of what works.
This special Super Spotlight—eLearning Foundations—will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to take on the world of eLearning. Discover practical ideas and techniques that can enhance your work, including what you'll want to plan before you start development, tips for working smoothly with your SMEs, and tested ways to make the eLearning you create come to life.
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101: Getting Started with the eLearning Development Process
One of the best timesavers you can have when you start creating eLearning is a solid development process. This session will share tried and tested steps that will help you plan out your design and development, avoid common speed bumps, and make your work faster and easier. Learn more.
201: Building Partnerships with Your Subject Matter Experts
Subject matter experts (SMEs) can be valuable sources of information about your content and audience. But when this partnership isn't going well, they can sometimes feel more like barriers more than trusted advisors. This session will help you to establish strong SME relationships right from the start and to use planning techniques that will help both of you save time and effort while working together. Learn more.
One of the best approaches for increasing engagement in eLearning is storytelling. It can draw in people's attention and make concepts easier to understand, and it can be used no matter what tool you're developing your eLearning in. In this session, you'll uncover strategies for how to craft effective stories that are designed to help people learn. Learn more.
401: Getting Started with Storyboarding for eLearning
Storyboarding is a simple technique that can help you plan out your eLearning design and communicate it clearly to your stakeholders and subject matter experts. While it takes a bit of up front work, it often saves substantially more time in the long run. In this session, you'll learn about several approaches to storyboarding and how to customize your approach to it to best fit your needs. Learn more.
501: Give Your eLearning Design a Face-Lift Now with UX/UI Principles
When you're designing eLearning you want strategies that help you test out ideas, craft engaging experiences, and, most importantly, put the people you're designing for at the center of everything you do. In this session, you'll discover the ways basic user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design principles can help you achieve those goals. Learn more.
601: Instructional Design Tips for eLearning
Strong eLearning experiences come from more than just mastering your development tool—they're also informed by solid instructional design approaches. This session shares ID tips and strategies specifically targeted at the unique challenges of designing eLearning. Learn more.
701: Designing for Clarity: Graphic Design Tips for Non-Graphic Designers
When designing and developing eLearning, visual design can be a useful tool for making your content easier to understand. However, it isn't a skill everyone comes into L&D already knowing. This session will give anyone, regardless of their current design skills, the basic tips and strategies they'll need to immediately boost the design of their projects. Learn more.
801: Evaluating Your Assessments: Are You Testing the Right Thing?
The most effective eLearning assessments do more than test simple memorization—they measure demonstrations of target behaviors. In this session, you'll look at simple approaches for evaluating knowledge in ways that tie your assessments to real-life outcomes. Learn more.
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