414 Essential Design and Development Tools—and They’re Free!
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 26
Shrinking budgets and constrained resources have made it more important than ever to make the most of the resources you have when designing learning experiences. Thankfully, the increasing availability of cloud-based applications and other free tools makes it easier than ever to create and develop learning experiences that don’t have to cost a bundle.
This session will focus on some of the most popular and useful free tools to help you design and manage your projects quickly and easily, curated from a list of over 400 free resources. There is something here for everyone, from image and multimedia sources to content creation tools to project management services. You’ll not only leave with a list of tools you can use immediately, but you’ll also learn how to use them and see practical applications for each of them.
In this session, you will learn:
- About over 25 categories of free tools that can be useful for instructional design
- How to use key tools from these categories in your project design
- Which tools will help you manage your project development process
- How to get the most from these tools to develop and deliver quality learning experiences
- How to identify free tools that will make the biggest impact in your budget
Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.
discussed in this session:
Tools for audio capturing and editing, image capturing and editing, project management, etc.
Education Technology Specialist
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Tracy Parish is an education technology specialist for a regional health centre in the Greater Toronto area. She has a diverse educational background of computer programming, adult educational training, and eLearning design and development, leading to an instructional design career. Tracy has over 12 years of experience in face-to-face and online instructional design, development, and project management, as well as LMS implementation and administration. She is an active Articulate Community Hero, co-host of the Toronto Storyline User Group, the social media/marketing director for the Canadian eLearning Conference, and one of the moderators of the weekly Twitter event, #lrnchat.