301 Designing Stories into eLearning

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Wednesday, December 11

eLearning doesn’t have to be a content-focused experience that leaves learners overwhelmed and wondering how it all applies to them. Incorporating storytelling into your design is a great way of making content easier to understand and feel relevant to the learner. But how well you design stories into your courses it what determines its success.

In this session, you’ll learn the three primary steps for using storytelling to enhance your elearning courses. First, you’ll learn strategies for interviewing subject matter experts to get the stories you’ll need to tell. Next, you’ll learn tips for using instructional design strategies to build stories into your courses. Finally, we’ll discuss bringing stories to life using scriptwriting techniques, imagery, and audio.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Ways to interview subject matter experts to unearth the story the course needs to tell
  • Methodologies for designing stories into your courses
  • Strategies for telling your stories with scriptwriting and multimedia techniques

Hadiya Nuriddin

Owner/Learning Strategist

Focus Learning Solutions

Hadiya Nuriddin has two decades of experience in learning strategy, instructional design, eLearning development, and facilitation. She worked in corporate learning before choosing to found her firm, Focus Learning Solutions, where she's worked with a wide array of companies on a variety of topics. She speaks at events and industry conferences and travels teaching courses for the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Hadiya holds an MEd in curriculum studies, an MA in writing, and the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation. She is the author of the book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect, published by ATD.

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