Advanced eLearning Day – Getting to Know Your Tools
It’s finally here!
You have been provided the tools at your job to create eLearning, but it seems so overwhelming. Where do you start? Which tool do you use? How do you create something that looks modern and is visually appealing?
There are a few industry standard tools that we all need to be familiar with, such as Adobe Presenter or Captivate. There are also tools that are fairly new on the block…but they are starting to make an impact on how we present our learning content. The old standby of PowerPoint is slowly becoming just another tool in the tool belt. Have you heard about or tried rapid design tools like Camtasia, PowToon, or Prezi?
Knowing how to use a tool to create a result is one thing, but being able to make your project visually appealing and looking modern is a whole different skillset you need in your arsenal as well.
Sometimes, it isn’t just about what you know. It can be about WHO you know. Our personal learning network is just as valuable an asset for us as is our skills that we have. As such, an opportunity to learn from and socialize with others in your field can create relationships that, in the long run, are impossible to place a price tag onto.
In the last of our 2014 eLearning and Instructional Design programs, you will learn about these types of tools, as well as many other tips, tricks, and the ability to network with others who are trying to grow in their career, just like you.
Come along with our experienced presenters as we explore these topics in a power-packed, hands-on day. We are going to provide you with experience stretching your visual design muscles and you will get to try out both simple and more complex rapid development tools.
One of our regular Learning Technology presenters, Barry Nadler, will help you find your visual style and coach you as you walk through the process of modeling a design that inspires you so you can turn it into a professional looking eLearning design.
Julie Strauss, of BlueStreak eLearning, will help you develop quick and easy screen captures for software training using Camtasia. If you are on a limited budget, but want to produce a quality product for your learners, this may be your solution!
Barry Nadler will also give you a tour of what Adobe Presenter 9 can offer you in a low- budget rapid design solution. As part of this tour, you will get to practice writing short scripts and recording audio and video.
Two of our students from ISD Bootcamp will share a portion of their projects with you and de-construct how they were developed. They will show you how they used Prezi and PowToon to create professional presentations in a matter of hours. Then, they will guide you as you get to create one for yourself.
Nick Elkins, of Artisan eLearning, will provide you with a three-hour, hands-on practice session using the eLearning industry’s #1 rapid development tool, Adobe Captivate. If you are new to eLearning or are not familiar with this tool, you won’t believe what it can do for you and how it can streamline some of your development processes.
COMING FULL CIRCLE
As you may be aware, it takes a wide range of skillsets to be an eLearning professional. Throughout this year, the Central Florida ASTD chapter has provided a series of learning experiences that would normally cost you well over $500 for all of it.
Throughout is year, we offered you several opportunities for professional development for very reasonable investments on your part.
- Introduction to eLearning Day – we spent a full day introducing you to many of the aspects of eLearning, including what constitutes eLearning, an introduction to ISD/project management/storyboarding, an introduction to what an LMS can offer you, an overview and comparison of some of the top industry tools, and examples of what it means to flip the classroom. Total Cost = $30.
- Conference Buddies at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference. This event offered direct access to some of leading experts in the industry, the ability to see projects other industry professionals are creating, as well as a view into the future direction of your eLearning profession. Total Cost = FREE
- ISD Bootcamp – This 4-week event was a hands-on workshop where 20 individuals got to work and learn directly with local chapter leaders through the Instructional Design process on projects they presented at the end of the event. They also became intimately familiar with when and how to practically apply learning theories and models to real-life projects. Total Cost = $60
WHAT IS THE COST OF THIS FINAL EVENT?
Can you imagine what professionals got out of this if they attended all three of these events? And, we aren’t done yet!
Our goal for this entire series of professional development opportunities was to keep your ENTIRE investment into your growth as a professional under $200.
As such, we are offering this last Professional Development opportunity in 2014 to you for only $95 per person (CFC ASTD member price). If you attended all four opportunities, it would only be a total investment into yourself of $185. That’s truly a bargain, considering the costs of industry-level certificate training and your access to industry professionals that can assist you in building your career.
SPECIAL EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION
To sweeten the deal for you, we have decided to offer an early-bird discount of $80 per person (CFC ASTD Members Only) and $95 per person for non-members. Based on what we have seen at our other Professional Development events, we expect this event to fill up fast, so REGISTER NOW!
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE
Florida Virtual School, Metro West,
2145 Metrocenter Blvd, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32835
Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lunch will be provided.
Bring Your Laptops – please have downloaded free demos of Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, PowToon, Prezi, and Camtasia. You will also want to have a copy of PowerPoint (the more current, the better off you will be). We will not have time for you to download and install these programs at the event.
- You may apply for a full refund up to 3 days before (Sept 22) the day of the event.
- From 3 days before the event and forward (Sept 23), no refunds will be issued.