402 Wonder Woman, Wakanda, and Work: Make Your eLearning Representative
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 25
You know that most media—including eLearning—is failing at representation. You see it every day. And not only is it leaving people out of the picture, it’s less effective as a result. Maybe you’ve tried to make your work more inclusive but haven’t been able to find great media, haven’t been able to convince your stakeholders, or simply aren’t confident in navigating how to respectfully represent different genders, ethnicities, orientations, and abilities.
In this session, you’ll explore how to make authentic representation happen in your work and in your organization for more inclusive and effective learning solutions. You’ll find out about methods for crafting authentic representation in your projects and discover sources for media that can enhance that representation even further. You’ll also discuss strategies for getting your team, partners, and/or clients on board with how making authentic representation a priority helps both your audience and the organization as a whole.
In this session, you will learn:
- Simple methods to incorporate better representation in your learning solutions
- Sources for media that reflect your focus on authentic, diverse, and dignified representation
- How to increase your own confidence and proficiency in respectfully presenting characters that speak to all learners
- How to promote the value of authentic representation in your organization
Designers, developers, and managers.
Senior Instructional Designer
Tricia Ransom is a senior instructional designer at Uber. In the past she worked as a senior learning experience designer at TaskUs and a senior learning specialist at Guardian Analytics, where she designed, developed, and delivered customer training. With over 15 years of experience as an L&D consultant, eLearning developer, instructional designer, and facilitator, Tricia focuses on creating short, relevant, and social learning solutions. She holds a master’s degree in training and development from Roosevelt University, Chicago.
Judy Katz makes stuff that helps people learn. She is a strategist, designer, and developer, as well as a frequent speaker and writer. She has worked in the field of learning and development since 1997 and holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas, an MBA from Baker University, and an MEd in instructional design with a focus on workplace learning from UMass-Boston.