608 Putting Visuals to Work for Your eLearning Story
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, October 25
Video & Media
You’ve been handed the same old content, and the thought of creating the same old learning experience makes you sad. Worry not! You can transform that tired content into an engaging eLearning experience by applying powerful storytelling and graphic design techniques. You will leave your learners wondering where that new course came from. When they ask, just tell them you put your visuals to work.
In this session, you will learn key storytelling and graphic design techniques and how to use them in effective ways to transform stale content into an engaging eLearning experience. Moreover, these techniques will be immediately transferable to your own work. You’ll leave this session knowing important foundational graphic design principles, as well as how to use them alongside storytelling approaches to craft visual scenes and bring your content to life.
In this session, you will learn:
- Key foundational graphic design principles, and how to implement them effectively
- A simple method of creating stories for your learning project that is engaging and cohesive
- How to craft visual scenes based on your story, utilizing the graphic principles demonstrated
- eLearning authoring tool tips for bringing your story to life within the context of a typical learning project
Designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
eLearning authoring tool (Articulate Storyline 3), image editors (Adobe Photoshop, TechSmith Snagit, Microsoft PowerPoint), mind mapping (SmartDraw), and wireframing/prototyping (Adobe XD).
Senior eLearning Designer
Jason Kramer is a senior eLearning designer with Illumina Interactive. He gained critical experience in the corporate training world as a senior instructional designer with Citizens Bank, and was part of the award-winning instructional design team at NECB led by Jean Marrapodi. Jason executed the online build-out of the undergraduate philosophy curriculum at the University of Memphis, where he also served as an adjunct faculty member. Jason holds an MA in philosophy.