401 Sticky eLearning Tools and Technology

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 19

After designing your solution to resonate with your audience, you then have to choose the right tools for the job to not only craft it but also support it being accessible and nudge people along after completion. With so many technologies available, where do you turn to find ones that can help your solution stick?

In this session you’ll learn about various low-cost and even free tools that can help make your solution one that really catches the learner’s attention and stays with them for the long haul. We’ll explore ways you can use your mobile device and Adobe Rush to create powerful, inexpensive video. You’ll learn about AWS Transcoder, Transcribe, and Polly—tools to convert media formats, turn audio to text (transcode), and convert text into lifelike speech automatically. We’ll also review different approaches to email and texting to keep the learning alive longer. Finally, we’ll move from the micro to the macro. You’ll see how to use cloud based technology from Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft to help launch your first recommendation engine.

Nick Floro

Learning Architect & CEO

Sealworks Interactive Studios

Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2-12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.

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