P16 BYOD: Visual Communication for eLearning
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, March 26
Your objectives are clear. Your content is organized. Your scripts are written and approved. And now you are staring, frozen, at a blank slide, fighting the urge to turn your course into slide after slide of text bullet points. You know good visuals can help with learning and make your course more appealing. But you aren’t an artist. And text bullets are easy—and quick.
Visual communications is the intersection of graphic design, information design, and instructional design. It’s not just about making the course pretty. It’s about finding the right visuals to help your learners understand, remember, and apply the information. Whether you’re trying to illustrate a concept, evoke an emotion, or increase retention, the right visuals support your instructional goals—while the wrong visuals detract from your message. In this course, you’ll learn to analyze content and determine what visual best supports the goal. Plus, you’ll learn simple graphic design techniques to execute your vision, even if you aren’t a graphic designer.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to analyze content to determine the best visual strategy for a slide
- How to combine graphic design, information design, and instructional design to sketch out an effective visual
- How to use PowerPoint to create graphics you can use in the authoring tool of your choice
- How to create a “mood board” of fonts, colors, and design styles to support your overall message
Novice to intermediate designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Participant technology requirements:
Laptop running PowerPoint.
Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered
Diane Elkins is a co-owner of E-Learning Uncovered and of Artisan E-Learning, a custom eLearning development company specializing in Articulate Studio, Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate. Diane has built a reputation as a national eLearning expert by being a frequent speaker at major industry events, such as ATD ICE, ATD TechKnowledge, DevLearn, and Learning Solutions. She is also the co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series as well as E-Learning Fundamentals: A Practical Guide, from ATD Press. She is a past board member of the Northeast Florida and Metro DC chapters of ATD.
Authoring Tools Trainer
William Everhart is an authoring tools trainer at E-Learning Uncovered, helping people get up and running with eLearning. William’s favorite thing in life is to see the lightbulb go off over someone’s head—helping them finally grasp a concept or software technique that has eluded them for so long. An Adobe certified instructor, William was previously the director of training at Lodestone Digital and a contributing author at Lynda.com and Pluralsight. Through classroom training, one-on-one coaching, and online programs, he has helped people learn Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia, video production, audio editing, and graphics creation.