113 A Tool Kit for a Zero-Budget Project
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 24
As a learning professional, your project budgets may be shrinking. You’re being asked to do more with less. Do you ever wish you had a library of free or low-cost tools at your fingertips? Now you can! There are plenty of free or low-cost tools available if you know where to look.
This session will show you how you can “design on a dime” and still deliver high-quality, engaging, and effective blended learning solutions. You will gain a budget toolkit for any situation. This toolkit has been put to the test by designing and implementing a real-life learning solution at as close to zero cost as possible. This zero-budget project will spark practical ideas and provide an amazing toolkit you can apply right away.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to stretch your budget by considering creative uses for free tools
- Which tool to use at each stage of the project (project management, design, development, and delivery)
- How to determine when it’s worth it to purchase the paid version of a tool, and when the free version is all you need
- How to leverage innovative mobile tools to engage your audience
- Clever ways to save on multimedia production (including voice-overs and translations)
- How to access free course content
Designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Prezi, Kahoot, Freedcamp, Hightail, Google Docs, VoiceThread, FreeConferenceCall.com, Pixabay, Creative Commons, DaFont, GoAnimate, FutureLearn, edX, eLearning Brothers, Amazon Polly, Audacity, Rev, Voice123, join.me, Poll Everywhere, QR Code Maker, Bitly, Google Sites, Latitude Learning, and SurveyMonkey.
Carol Munir, senior director of talent and development ops at ADP, is a learning professional and ISD with nearly 20 years’ experience who specializes in deploying innovative, global solutions for talent development. Prior to ADP, Carol was senior manager of US training at QuintilesIMS and manager of global L&D at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. She delivered “Making Virtual Training Engaging” at the 2015 DevLearn conference. Most recently, she facilitated the session “Design on a Dime” at the 2017 Learning DevCamp conference. Her passion is enhancing the learner experience by personalizing content to drive a pull, not push strategy.
Sara Walters, a content analyst at Infotech, is an instructional designer with 20 years’ experience in the learning and development field. She specializes in creating blended learning solutions, with expertise in self-paced eLearning, live virtual training, performance support components, and instructor-led classroom training. Her passion is designing eLearning and virtual training that engages learners and improves performance. She began her career providing instructor-led classroom training to organizations large and small. Since 2005, she has honed her expertise in delivering engaging virtual training and eLearning development. Most recently, she delivered the session “A Tool Kit for a Zero-Budget Project” at the 2018 DevLearn conference.