LS503 Building Creative Layouts in Rapid Development Tools
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 23
While instructional design and effective learning approaches are paramount in eLearning, aesthetics can’t be ignored either. That’s because the page layouts and overall design of your projects influence both your client’s feelings about the quality of your work and your audience’s confidence in the course. But most instructional designers and developers aren’t trained graphic designers, leaving them at a disadvantage when it comes to building professional, modern eLearning projects.
This session will help you break down what goes into great eLearning design and layout, and then show you how to easily use those components in the rapid development tools you’re already using. You’ll start by examining professional page layouts and learning how to identify the different design components and effects that make them effective. You’ll also take a close look at simple tips for creating basic graphics, and examine how object movement and transitions can assist your design. You’ll then take these techniques and find out how specifically to apply them in rapid development tools to build graphic elements, add movement, and increase the visual appeal of the content you create.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why it’s important to add visual appeal and polish to bland-looking eLearning
- How to identify and incorporate modern design techniques in your eLearning courses
- How to create graphics using rapid development tools and PowerPoint
- How to design and build pages with thoughtful movement and transitions using rapid development tools
Novice to intermediate designers and developers. Attendees with basic experience in rapid development tools and/or PowerPoint will get the most out of the session.
discussed in this session:
Modern design themes on the web; rapid development tools (primarily Trivantis Lectora and Adobe Captivate); and Microsoft PowerPoint drawing tools.
Instructional Designer/eLearning Developer
Travelers Insurance Company
Rebecca Goldberg has been involved in internal training at Travelers for ten years. She’s worked on all levels of training planning, design, development, and delivery, presenting a wide range of topics (from application training to soft-skill development) to diverse audiences (entry-level to executive). She strives to deliver training products that motivate learners to seek out educational experiences, and which use technology as a tool for increasing knowledge transfer and retention.