STP104 Essential Design and Development Tools—and They’re Free
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Tuesday, March 27
Expo Hall: Tools & Platforms Stage
Shrinking budgets and constrained resources have made it more important than ever to make the most of the resources you have when designing learning experiences. Thankfully, the increasing availability of cloud-based applications and other free tools makes it easier than ever to create and develop learning experiences that don’t have to cost a bundle.
This session will focus in on some of the most popular and useful free tools that will ensure you can design and manage your projects quickly and easily. You’ll not only leave with a list of tools you can use immediately, but you’ll also learn how to use them and see practical applications for each of them. Curated from a list of over 460 resources, there is something here for everyone.
In this session, you will learn:
- Over 25 categories of free tools that can be useful for instructional design
- How to use key tools from these categories within your project design
- Which tools will help you manage your project development process
- How get the most from these tools to develop and deliver quality learning experiences
- How to identify free tools that will provide the biggest impact to your budget
Novice to advanced designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
A wide range of free design and development tools.
Education Technology Specialist
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Tracy Parish is an education technology specialist for a regional health centre in the Greater Toronto area. She has a diverse educational background of computer programming, adult educational, and eLearning design and development, leading to an instructional design career. Tracy has over 15 years of experience in instructional design, development, and project management, as well as LMS implementation and administration. She is an active Articulate Community Hero, co-host of the Toronto Storyline User Group, and the webcast Nerdy Shop Talk, the Social Media/Marketing Director for the Canadian eLearning Conference, and a moderator of the weekly Twitter event #lrnchat.