502 Developing Engaging eLearning on a Budget
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 26
St Croix A
When you ask people about their top three roadblocks when trying to create engaging eLearning, one of them is always budgetary constraints. Instructional designers often have bigger ideas than their budgets will allow. This has certainly been my experience, but over the years, I’ve found ways to get around this by using free and low-cost resources and good old-fashioned DIY.
In this session, you will learn how to fight the budget battle and discover ways to create engaging, interactive, and even entertaining eLearning without breaking the bank. You will leave with a list of penny-pinching alternatives for a wide range of eLearning elements, from choosing authoring tools to creating animated videos—no graphic design experience required!
In this session, you will learn:
- How to choose the right LMS or LMS alternative for your budget, skill set, and needs
- How to select the right SCORM (or alternative) software for your budget, skill set, and needs
- About free video editing software you can use to create simple yet effective DIY videos
- About the basics of producing a DIY video, from filming with your phone to correcting audio and even adding images and captions
- How to create interactions for online and blended learning using free survey and text polling software
Intermediate designers, project managers, managers, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.). Attendees should have a basic understanding of LMS administration, SCORM authoring tools, and multimedia SCORM packages, and an intermediate level of PowerPoint skill.
discussed in this session:
LMSs, SCORM authoring tools, Microsoft Movie Maker and Movavi animation software, GoAnimate, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Online Training Manager
LeanCor Training and Education
Julia Kirby is an online training manager for LeanCor Training and Education, where she is responsible for developing a variety of interactive web-based learning tools as well as more structured eLearning and blended courses. Julia started her career as an eLearning designer in 2006, developing five-minute online courses to educate stakeholders on new products and industry standards and regulations. After mastering basic course development skills, Julia started incorporating more complexity via videos, games, and animation. To date, Julia has worked with over eight different LMSs and multiple SCORM development platforms, and she has developed hundreds of eLearning courses and tools.