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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS107 Understanding the Elements of an eLearning Template

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 16

Instructional Design

International South

An eLearning template is not a set of PowerPoint master slides. A true eLearning template is so much more, and has many elements and components. While a set of master backgrounds is a great start, there are often overlooked aspects of a template that are never considered. Designers and developers often begin with raw content and begin a project in their chosen authoring environment, rather than thinking through the overall user experience. For those projects that involve multiple modules where it’s important to keep a consistent look and feel, a template approach helps keep all assets organized across modules.

In this session, you’ll explore overall template themes, color schemas, master backgrounds, interaction templates, feedback templates, and more. You will learn how themes, branding, and colors of an eLearning course and module behave, including navigation to interactions, or even how feedback is presented as part of a template structure. Additionally, you’ll explore the documentation process of an eLearning template for team sharing.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The components of an eLearning template
  • The components of an eLearning template style guide
  • How to consider elements local to a screen, compared to global elements
  • How to use branding guidelines to develop a look and feel, and a color schema

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Kevin Thorn

Chief NuggetHead

NuggetHead Studioz

Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer and developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, a boutique custom design and development studio. After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and training and development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012. He works with clients in various industries. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer and a certified facilitator in LEGO Serious Play methodologies. He holds a BS in information technology management from Christian Brothers University and an MS in instructional design and technology from the University of Memphis.

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