Discover a New Age of Learning

Whether you're new to eLearning or you're just looking to refresh your knowledge, sessions at the eLearning Foundations Online Conference will provide you with new insights and tips to help cultivate and improve your eLearning abilities.

DAY 1: December 11

Dan Belhassen

101: Understanding Today’s Different eLearning Formats

Dan Belhassen, Neovation Learning Solutions

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

eLearning isn't limited only to self-paced courses. In this session you'll explore the variety of digital learning formats and mediums available to you and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each for your work. Learn more.

Tim Slade

201: Why Most eLearning Fails: How to Design eLearning That Gets Results

Tim Slade,

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Nobody sets out to purposefully design bad eLearning, but sometimes our best intentions fall flat. In this session you'll explore what specifically can make eLearning disengaging and discover easy and practical tips for turning things around and fixing those issues. Learn more.

Hadiya Nuriddin

301: Designing Stories into eLearning

Hadiya Nuriddin, Focus Learning Solutions

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Sometimes the easiest way to make eLearning content stick is with a story. In this session you'll get tips on how to use storytelling techniques to enhance your projects, including how to interview subject matter experts to find the right stories to tell, how to weave stories into your content effectively, and what writing techniques can make a story engaging. Learn more.

Emily Wood

401: Introduction to Developing Storyboards for eLearning

Emily Wood, Propane Education & Research Council

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Storyboards allow you to try out new eLearning ideas in ways that are cheaper and faster to produce than full development. With a small investment of time up front, they can save you substantial time in the long run. In this session you'll find out when, why, and how to create storyboards for your eLearning projects. Learn more.

DAY 2: December 12

Connie Malamed

501: Crash Course in Visual Design

Connie Malamed, Connie Malamed Consulting

8:30 AM – 9:30AM PT

Visual design is about more than just making your eLearning pretty. When done strategically great design can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist retention. In this session you’ll learn how anyone can use simple visual design principles to make a big impact on the effectiveness of your eLearning. Learn more.

Trina Rimmer

601: How to Say Buh-Bye to Bullets and Hello to Interactivity

Trina Rimmer, Articulate

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

One of the challenging parts of creating eLearning can be making your content engaging. Screen after screen of text technically gets information in front of people, but often doesn't lead to them remembering it later. In this session you'll find out how incorporating meaningful interactivity into your eLearning can help your content grab people's attention and stick. Learn more.

Sean Pyle

701: Please Don't Make Your Audience Think! UX Design for Learning Designers

Sean Pyle, Lenovo

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Your content can be amazing, but if your eLearning is difficult for people to use that can be a serious barrier to learning. In this session you'll see how the basics of user experience design can help you create intuitive eLearning that reinforces rather than confuses your key takeaways. Learn more.

Jean Marrapodi

801: Evaluating Your Assessments: Are You Testing the Right Thing?

Jean Marrapodi, Applestar Productions

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

eLearning experiences often included some sort of assessment. But how do you make sure you're assessing the right things or are assessing them in the most accurate ways? This final session of the event will help you align your assessments with your intended outcomes and measure what matters most. Learn more.

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