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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS602 Getting Started with eLearning Storyboards

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, March 23

Instructional Design


Storyboarding an eLearning project is a process. There is no right or wrong way to document the design of eLearning, and there is no rule that a project even needs to use the storyboarding process in some circumstances. Because of this, the choices for storyboarding techniques and procedures can be overwhelming if you’re new to the process, and it’s no surprise that some people decide to skip it entirely. But storyboarding can, in the long run, help your project development run smoother, encourage buy-in from your stakeholders or clients, and allow you to create projects you’re more satisfied with—it’s just a matter of determining a storyboarding process that works for you.

In this session, you’ll look at the essentials of eLearning storyboards and find out how to get started yourself. You’ll explore how storyboards are not just three-column documents or a deck of slides—they are a collection of documents that define every aspect of your project. This session will show you many of the storyboarding documents and procedures you can consider using in your own work, from a main storyboard that documents the instructional design to style guides, visual modeling, and more.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the essential documentation that goes into a storyboard
  • About various storyboard documents that address different aspects of an eLearning project
  • How style guides are an essential supporting storyboard document
  • Why assessment storyboards are independent of the main storyboard

Novice designers and developers.

Kevin Thorn

Chief NuggetHead and Owner

NuggetHead Studioz

Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer with over 30 years’ experience in the training industry, with the last decade in eLearning. After retiring from the Army as a trainer, Kevin earned a technology management degree in pursuit of an IT career. When his interest in technology meshed with his passion for training, he found a new career in eLearning. Kevin’s experience in instructional design, storyboarding, eLearning development, LMS implementation, illustration, graphic design, storytelling, cartooning, and comics provides an awareness and knowledge to successfully work any eLearning project from cradle to grave.

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