A few weeks ago I went to my first learning conference, Focus On Learning by the eLearning Guild . What a treat! This was my entrance, introduction, opening scene into the fairly small professional niche I have chosen for my career. “What have I done?” never crossed my mind. I was totally in my element, and here are a few reasons why.
I completed a courseware with Adobe Captivate 9! Here are some of my lessons learned.adobeaddiegilewelcome The training topic was ADDIE-Gile or the combination of ADDIE and Agile Development Methods. I created this combination of methods as a response to a perceived connection in the two styles of Instructional Design methodologies. I think it turned out pretty great.
Last Friday, May 20 at 12pm MST, I signed on to Twitter and joined my first professional twitter chat: #GuildChat. The eLearning Guild does a different topic every Friday at this same time. There may have been 10 people participating in real time and a few after the hour was over. What I found was that I was engaged, connected, and encouraged by the network of experienced professionals.
I recently co-hosted a webinar on the content authoring tool called SmartBuilder (I'll write a reflection another time about hosting). We demonstrated designing a hover popup function with the FREE community version. It is a good tool and especially great when considering low budgets for content authoring software. SmartBuilder Overview Like Captivate or Storyline, SmartBuilder is [...]
I am so very excited to talk about CARP. Not carp, as in the fish that we put in ponds, but CARP as in the visual design principle we can all use to make our learning materials wonderfully understandable. What is CARP? CARP is a quick and dirty mnemonic to use when designing anything visual. [...]