Archive for September, 2015

Accidental Instructional Designer – with Cammy Bean

STICKY IDEA: Clickly clicky bling bling is NOT what we want to do with our eLearning. Choose wisely.

Ppt.  of Cammy’s presentation is here:

http://www.elearningguild.com/assets/files/56/dl15_305_bean.pdf

All DevLearn .pdfs available are here:

http://www.elearningguild.com/DevLearn/sessions/resources.cfm?selection=doc.4027&event=380

My live infographic from the session:

Infographic on Cammy Bean Lecture

My key take aways from this session: 

1.) It’s important to consider the big picture for developing good training content (Consider the 4 areas: Creative, Business, Technology, Learning (Pedagogy).

2.) Many eLearnings that fail don’t consider the importance of good design. Design must have a purpose.

3.) This is a great outline for how eLearning content should flow:

Skillbuilder format

4.) Here’s a great example of design that engages emotionally – we think about how gross this is. The images help tell the story and spark and emotional response. The questions are meaningfully written and designed to provoke thought, and it’s intuitive and easy for the user to use!

Example of good simple eLearning Design

Brain Science & Learning: 7 Tips that Will Dramatically Improve Your Learning

SESSION: Brain Science & Learning: 7 Tips that Will Dramatically Improve Your Learning

Presenter: Art Kohn

Will update this post with a deeper reflection later. Learned so much even though I just jumped in this session

7 Tips Shared:

  • Delivery of Knowledge Bursts
  • Cognitive Boosting
  • Gamification
  • Pre and Post-Assessment
  • Coaching
  • Social Learning – Harvesting best practices
  • Gamification

During the session I created an infographic to support my learning (and remembering ;)).

BrainScienceLearning

Optimal Duration of Learning Boosts:

Received Boosts of 5 seconds –> 5 minutes… got the same levels of retention.

Boosting is not reteaching.

What you do after training is important to increase retention.

I want BOOSTER TRAINING FOR THIS LECTURE! So I left my card with my contact info at Prof. Kohn’s table 🙂

Additional Resources:

Using Comicbook Format in Storyline

Pow (comic text)

SESSION: Story Hero: Create Comics and  Motion  Comics  Interactions with Storyline

PRESENTER: Michael Sheyahshe

Remember to become aware…How we read comic books

Comicbook style interactions, using animations. Place more emphasis on the story.

Comics: create interest, focuses on story points.  Visually communicate ideas and grab your attention.

What Panels do….

Allow you to storyboard content.

  • Reference – Scott McCloud’s icons hierarchy.

http://blog.visualmotive.com/2009/understanding-comics-with-scott-mccloud/

Scot McCloud visual hierarchy

  • Comics –> Distance = Time.
  • Closer = less time.
  • Tripping the Z-axis. Translation perceived depth. Simple example = shadow.

Comixology is a great app. Provides examples of how to execute.

https://www.comixology.com/

Execution recommendations:

  • Keep animation simple. Simple line motion animation can provide a  powerful effect. Remember distance = time.
  • Create your comic layout/ and fill out the panels. Similar to how Prezi works with the zoom feature.
  • Cool – can embed videos in a panel!
  • Put panels on separate layers.
  • Pause each panel and place the timing on the timeline for the layer/panel.
  • You  can add a motion path.
  • Add click interactivity to view next panel or layers. BRILLIANT!!!

Speaker Sheyahshe <YouTube? Channel>

Articulate comic Example

Possible other resources:

Articulate article – Comic style designs in Courses

https://community.articulate.com/discussions/building-better-courses/comic-style-designs-in-courses

Revving up for Dev Learn 2015

MGM Casino

MGM Casino near walkway to NY NY – My colleague and I have had to send each other photos of our location to find each other. “Which Starbucks are you at?”

The last time I was at MGM Grand Hotel was in the 80’s as a child, I remember riding the elevator with the comedy legend Dom Deluise. Today, this hotel seems even more massive and maze-like. I am trying very hard not to get overwhelmed by the Casino environment. Only my first day here at Dev Learn 2015, and my colleague and I have had to text pictures to each other to locate each other. We made the mistake of agreeing to meet by the Starbucks, and of course there are three in the hotel. I finally took a photo of the hotel map and drew a path to the conference area! But I may have to make visual breadcrumbs/associations still to mark my path.

Map for Sanity

Topics of interest at Dev Learn 2015 – Day 1 (Wednesday, Sept. 30)

Can you imagine these are just the topics of interest for me on the first day only:

  • We Don’t Own Social in the Workplace
  • Mobile Learning Innovations
  • How Caterpillar Uses Bite-sized Learning to Close the Skills Gap
  • Navigating Today’s Learning Metaverse
  • Story Hero: Create Comics and Motion Comics Interactions with Storyline
  • Unpacking Badge Analytics: What Metadata Can Tell Us
  • Fast, Easy and  Cheap:  How to Use WordPress as a LMS
  • Everyone Everywhere: How to Create and Deploy Multi-device Learning Content
  • Building Bite-sized Learning in a Traditional Training World
  • Microlearning Video on a Shoestring
  • Digital Badges and the Future of Learning
  • And… just because of the title… Where to Look for the Purple Squirrel

Speaking of Rodents, with all the candy, toffee apples, cupcakes, fatty breads, high living and gluttony-inducing things around me… I couldn’t help but think that Templeton the Rat would have a great time here… at least in the dumpsters.


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