Tag Archives: Instructional Design

Hacking Informal Learning (video)

A presentation given by Andrea Cole, independent instructional design consultant, to the Austin Chapter of Association for Talent Development (ATD) on June 20, 2014. Since 90% of work-place learning is unstructured, self-directed activity, how can instructional designers incorporate it through incentives and monitoring? She reviews the challenges, solutions, training development changes, and ways to measure success. Duration: 45 minutes. Video production by Clay Leben.

Hacking Informal Learning Opportunities into Formal Processes

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Building Learning Paths: Connecting the Dots (video)

Usually we focus on course development, but what if courses were part of a larger set of learning activities or pathways. The value of learning paths is that they can be linked to career paths or certifications that can reduce overall learning time and costs for employers. Scott Schaffer with Caveo Learning explains how learning paths can be aligned with performance improvement and talent management. Recorded May 16, 2014 in Austin at Austin ATD. Duration: 38:12. Video production by Clay Leben.

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ID Geek Meets Video Chic (video)

Organizations are turning more to video in today’s YouTube culture. So how should you create effective training videos? Shauna Herman, CPLP, and Miles Durkee, CPLP, explain how they use ADDIE as a guide and offer video production tips along the way. Recorded at ASTD Austin, April 14, 2014. Duration 30 minutes. Video production by Clay Leben.

Captivate 4 Text-to-Speech and Captions

Adobe’s Captivate 4 software easy text-to-speech feature makes it possible to add spoken captions for ADA compliance to e-learning course content. Members of Austin ASTD Instructional Design SIG are shown how this can be done by guest speaker Hiram Kuykendall, MicroAssist CTO. How lifelike are the voices? Can you save time and money over recording human voice talent? Hiram demonstrates the software and summarizes the pros & cons of his rapid development strategy.

By the way, Hiram is also involved with organizing the May 26, 2010 E-Learning Symposium in Austin.

Watch my video on Vimeo. Duration: 36:00.

Is Captivate Speaking to Me? from learningman on Vimeo.

Vernon Rooze on Constructing Good Questions

A recording of Vernon Rooze’s  January 24, 2007 presentation to the Instructional Design SIG of the ASTD Austin Chapter.

This presentation on Constructing Good Questions included topics such as special considerations in online testing, writing good test items, common grammar mistakes, and how to write multiple-choice questions that test  Bloom’s taxonomy’s higher levels such as evaluation and application. At the time of this presentation, Vernon was an instructional design specialist at Apple in Austin.

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Contextual Design Methodology – July Austin ID SIG Meeting

ASTD Austin ID SIG Meeting of July 23, 2009.

Its been many months since I attended an ID SIG meeting but the topic drew me in so I drove downtown at rush hour.

It was well worth my time. Robin Brandenburg, Director of Momentum and Innovation at Six Red Marbles did not disappoint, giving a smooth, articulate presentation to about 15 assembled instructional designers. Robin used the slick new slide program called Prezi to good effect. Continue reading