Sharing What Works

March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS406 Making an Impact Using Animated Videos

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 22



Having an educated team isn’t just a best practice; it’s a requirement. The more educated the team, the healthier the bottom line. The challenge lies in keeping teams informed and wanting to learn more about their roles in the industry. With dry content centered around policies and procedures, how do you create a story that engages a learner and makes an impact? By using animated videos that are relatable and fun!

In this session, you will be introduced to animated videos with relatable, current, and fun storylines. You will see how one team turned a learning challenge into an eLearning style guide and design template for use internally and externally. You will learn how they worked with internal and external SMEs to create storyboards and scripts that focused on critical factors affecting their industry: compliance, quality, and efficiency.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to sketchnote and storyboard using Paper by FiftyThree
  • How to capture the importance of using good audio techniques
  • The basics of using GoAnimate
  • How to create fun and engaging learning videos, even with dry and boring content

Novice to advanced designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
GoAnimate, Adobe Audition, Adobe Captivate, BranchTrack, Adobe Media Encoder, TechSmith Snagit, TechSmith Camtasia, and Paper by FiftyThree.


Karen Kostrinsky

eLearning Developer

Ellie Mae

Karen Kostrinsky is an eLearning developer with Ellie Mae, where she creates video stories that help to make life easier for internal employees, external clients, and partners. Karen built a small recording studio at Ellie Mae headquarters to use for company podcasts, demo recordings, and voiceovers. Previously she taught college-level communication courses, and worked as a learning consultant for 25 years.

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