403 Moving from ILT to eLearning

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 1

Instructional Design


Due to distance and lack of resources, in-person classroom sessions were not possible for every client who needed to learn Altair Engineering’s software. Its clients did not always want to wait for scheduled classes, so Altair needed to deliver content to them to their desktops in a quick and effective manner at their time of need, not when and where the training schedule dictated. 

As companies reduce travel budgets more and more, companies are looking to online delivery of training material. With that change, instructional designers need to transition instructor-led material into functional eLearning modules. In this case study session, you will learn the successes and failures Altair Engineering encountered as an organization in making the transition to eLearning. You’ll learn how it used content from its instructor-led classes as the basis for its eLearning modules and how it made the content more interactive for the learners. You’ll also learn about the combination of tools they used to create and deploy the learning modules. 

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to transition from instructor-led training to eLearning
  • Successful actions taken to make the transition
  • How to plan and build interactions during content conversion
  • Common pitfalls and ways to avoid them 

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and managers. 

Technology discussed in this session:
HTML, Adobe eLearning Suite.

Sean Putman

Vice President of Learning Development

Altair Engineering

Sean Putman, a partner in Learning Ninjas, has been an instructor, instructional designer, and developer for over 15 years. He has spent his career designing and developing training programs, both instructor-led and online, for many different industries, but he has had a strong focus on creating material for software companies. Sean has spent the last few years focusing on the use and deployment of the Experience API (xAPI) and its effect on learning interventions. He has spoken at industry conferences on the subject and is co-author of Investigating Performance, a book on using the Experience API and analytics to improve performance.

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