LS404 Supercharge Your Writing for Instructional Design
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 16
Writing is an underdiscussed aspect of instructional design. In fact, many people get into the field without realizing that writing is a significant part of a learning designer’s job. It is difficult to do it well, and learning designers may be required to write in at least 10 different forms that involve unique styles. Yet there is no single source of instruction for writing in all of these styles.
In this session, you will gain a deeper awareness of the different writing styles learning designers need to produce on the job. You will learn the different formats and techniques one can use to make each style effective. During the session, you will be able to compare examples of successful and less successful writing. You will leave this session being able to differentiate between the requirements and styles of writing micro-copy, video scripts, test questions, and expositions, which is a basic skill that designers need to have.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to meet the needs of the varied writing requirements used in instructional design
- How to inject creativity into the driest of topics
- How to use journalistic techniques in your writing
- How to use marketing techniques in your writing
Novice and intermediate designers and project managers.
discussed in this session:
Learning Experience Designer
Connie Malamed Consulting
Connie Malamed is a learning experience designer with Connie Malamed Consulting and publisher of The eLearning Coach website and podcast. Connie is an author, speaker and workshop facilitator in the fields of learning experience design, design thinking, and visual communication. She has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients improve performance by creating meaningful learning experiences for more than 20 years. She is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. She was honored with the Guild Master award for 2018.