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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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EME106 What Goes On Under the Hood: Why It’s Important to Know How to Code

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Wednesday, March 22

Expo Hall: Emerging Tech Stage

Many people in L&D work with technology that does their coding for them, enabling them to create something exciting without really understanding the code behind it. But if you don’t know how something works, then you can’t possibly control it, mold it, or make it better. The thing decides how it works, and you must simply abide. That’s why, even if you have no intention of making coding your full-time job, it can still be handy to have a basic understanding of how it works and when just a small amount of coding can make what you create even better.

In this session, you’ll explore what goes on under the hood of your courses and how your content actually works. Through looking at simple examples and learning a few basics of JavaScript and HTML, you’ll discover how easy it is to get started with coding and how even just a few basic skills can help you tweak and reshape your digital content in meaningful ways. By the end of this session, you’ll have a better understanding of what your pages are doing and how to make sure your content works for you.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why knowing what your code looks like can help you in the long run
  • Why knowing how your content works can make you a better designer
  • That JavaScript is not scary!
  • How to write simple HTML and JavaScript
  • About resources that can help you continue learning the basics of web programming

Audience:
Novice to intermediate designers.

Technology discussed in this session:
HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and text editors.

Anthony Altieri

IDIoT in Chief / President

Omnes Solutions

Anthony Altieri is the IDIoT in Chief (instructional developer for the Internet of Things) and founder of Omnes Solutions, as well as an xAPI evangelist. Anthony has worked on multiple projects implementing global LMS systems. He is a maker, focusing on user analytics and bringing the virtual learning world and the real world together through the use of Bluetooth beacons and other IoT devices using xAPI. Anthony has lectured to audiences on topics ranging from the spread of HIV to network security, content development, why it’s important to learn to code, and, of course, xAPI.

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