I’m Speaking at DevLearn 2018!

Oh boy! This year at DevLearn, I am going to be BUSY! And that’s fantastic. DevLearn is one of my favourite conferences because from an industry-perspective, it’s incredibly relevant and on-the-pulse, and I get to network with so many of my favourite people (and meet new folks!). If you’re an Instructional Designer or E-Learning Developer and are looking for a fun, worthwhile, and practical conference to attend: DevLearn is it!

This year I’ll be doing a few things:

Delivering a Pre-Conference Certificate Workshop: Introduction to Instructional Design

This year over at Sprout E-Learning, I launched a course, Essentials of Instructional Design. This course has been getting fantastic reception, and is large, in-charge, and very comprehensive. The workshop I’m delivering at DevLearn will be a condensed version of Essentials of Instructional Design (we only have 8 hours!), and my hope is that it demystifies the field, generates interest in Instructional Design, and provides folks with some of the theoretical underpinnings of the field.

Right now there are nearly 50 participants registered for the workshop, which is exciting and terrifying, and I’m hoping a few more jump on the bandwagon – I want to meet you all and preach the gospel of Instructional Design! There will be a workbook, there will be 50 new friends for you to meet, and there will be some fun activities – go sign up now if you’re interested in any of those things!

This workshop will be delivered on Monday, October 22nd.

Facilitating a Morning Buzz on Building Your E-Learning Portfolio

On Wednesday, October 24th, I’ll be facilitating a morning buzz (7:30-8:15am) on Building Your E-Learning Portfolio, a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Morning Buzz’ are very casual conversations that are guided by a facilitator, so you just need to show up with your coffee, tea, water (whatever your liquid of choice is) and groggily engage in a discussion, ask questions, and wake up a bit.

Delivering a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Session on Using Variables in Articulate Storyline

On Thursday, October 25th, I’ll be delivering a BYOD session: Articulate Storyline 360 Let’s Get Variable! These sessions are hands on and are always a ton of fun. I’m always overly ambitious about what I can show folks in 1 hour, so it’s always fast and furious. I delivered this session 2 years ago at DevLearn and it was standing room only….so this year I’ll be bringing more thumb drives with files and some takeaway materials.

In this session, I’ll be showing you how to use variables to control navigation and create custom progress meters (I told you I’m ambitious).

Participating in DemoFest (Tentative)

I haven’t heard back just yet, but my hope is that I’ll be participating in DemoFest on Thursday, October 25th from 4-6pm. There’s a project I worked on earlier in the year that I was particularly proud of, so I’m hoping to show it off and see whether it engages others.

What Else Will I Get Up To?!

To be honest, Las Vegas is not my favourite place, but this year I’m hoping to hit up the Grand Canyon and a Las Vegas Golden Knights game among many dinners/coffees/drinks with new and old friends.

Articulate Storyline 360 Essentials

I’ve been wanting to publish a course on Articulate Storyline for YEARS, and it is finally happening!

If you’ve frequented my site for awhile you’ll probably know that I often post screencast demonstrations of Articulate Storyline, and I love doing them (and will continue to)! They get a lot of positive reception, they help folks out, and they let me share my love of Articulate products with the masses.

Articulate Storyline 360 Essentials is a self-paced,10-module course that aims to walk you through the life cycle of a Storyline project from start to finish. Within this course, you will learn everything you need to know to get up and running with Storyline 360!

Note: I have taught a version of this course at various face-to-face workshops, and have authored Articulate Storyline Essentials and Mastering Articulate Storyline, both for Packt Publishing.

This course will launch on December 21st, 2018, and until November 15th, I will be offering it at a $200 dollar discount. The discounted rate is $495, so if you’re interested, get on this deal!

Heck Yes, I’m Interested! (Click Here)

Free Download: Course Development Plan Template

I’ve been working in higher education for awhile now, and one thing that I always found helpful when working with faculty is to provide them with a template to guide their development. This template would at least inform that with regard to what I needed from them to facilitate putting their course online.

Through the years I have had face-to-face faculty members tell me that they’d like to have a copy of the template as it would help them build out their weekly course content, and it has become a tool that I distribute and share as often as I can. If I can help make an instructor’s life easier, it will help make mine easier! With that being said, I thought I would share a free course development plan template! Click the image below to download the template, or click here.

Feel free to share this resource with anyone you think might find it helpful.

Also, if you’re interested in learning more about Instructional Design, I have a 60+ lesson course, Essentials of Instructional Design that you can check out.

Check it out on Sprout E-Learning!

If you’re on the fence, be sure to check out the Course Outline and Course Brochure!