516 BYOD: Collaborative Design Through Sketching and Prototyping
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 25
When you’re getting started designing an eLearning experience, it’s easy to get stalled at this stage by the sheer volume of possibilities for what you can create, especially if you don’t feel visual design is a strength. But a humble sketch on a whiteboard with a red marker can still become a brilliant eLearning interaction. At its heart, eLearning is a visual medium, so starting with drawing will result in an entirely different outcome.
In this session, you’ll discover the power of starting small and iterating to achieve powerful eLearning experiences while saving time and money. Iterating through the design process is powerful because it gives you early work products to show others to get their approval and buy-in, all with barely a dent in your budget and timeline. You will learn about new ways to come up with interactions that your stakeholders will approve of and that learners will enjoy as they learn how to implement new behaviors.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to unleash nonverbal creative talents
- How to find new ways to teach to target behaviors and performance outcomes
- How to collaborate more effectively with stakeholders and SMEs
- How to iterate design starting from the concept
Designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, has had a long and lauded career in eLearning, from his work with IBM on their Coursewriter system to his direction of R&D for Control Data’s PLATO system to his development of Authorware. Michael has been recognized with the most prestigious career awards from ATD, The eLearning Guild, and many others. He holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University, is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and has authored eight books on effective eLearning.