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 Southlake Regional Health Centre. Her diverse educational background of computer programming, adult educational training, and eLearning design and development led to her instructional design career. Tracy has over 10 years of experience including LMS implementation and administration, face-to-face and online instructional design, development, and project management. Her work involves collaboration with hospital educators and has led to the creation of an extensive catalog of content for staff and patients. Tracy is one of Articulate’s active Community Heroes, is co-host of the Toronto Storyline User Group, and sits on the eACH Conference Committee.