E-Learning for Newbies, Beginners and the Confused


Dianeelkins2016 med (1)
Co-owner, Artisan E-Learning
Amy morrisey president   brooke wood
President and Production Manager, Artisan Learning
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Does reading an e-learning blog result in more questions than answers?  Does reviewing descriptions of conference sessions make you wonder what language they are written in?  Do acronyms such as SCORM, LMS, and LCMS make you dizzy?  If so, then this session is for you.  It can be challenging to understand e-learning information without a baseline of knowledge.  This session is designed to give you that foundation so you can understand everything else you see, hear, and read.  So bring all your questions (yes, even the ones you are afraid to ask), and get the answers you need so that all the other sessions will make sense.

How This Session Addresses the Issue:
For an e-learning beginner, attending a conference can be like trying to jump rope when other people are already spinning the rope very fast.  In this session, we’ll set the rope down and explain all the basics in a clear, safe, and easy way.
While concurrent sessions tend to dive deeply into specific areas of the industry, this session will include a broad brush on many topics such as:
  • The different types of e-learning (self-paced, webinar, MOOC, etc.)
  • Technology used for e-learning (authoring tools, LMSs, social media, etc.)
  • The overall e-learning design and development process (analysis, storyboarding, media, testing, etc.)
  • Managing e-learning projects (timelines, costs, etc.)

Why This Topic is of Interest: Participants at a conference need to maximize the investment of time and money. This won’t happen if they don’t have a base of knowledge for the sessions to make sense. This program will ensure that participants are well grounded in the fundamental concepts so they can be confident they’ll get the most out of the rest of the conference.

Q & A Summary - Click here to download
There was so much interest during the webinar that we ran out of Q&A time BUT Diane and Amy have taken the time to compile all the questions into a 10 page (!) Q & A Summary with answers. Our thanks to Diane and Amy!

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About Diane Elkins

Diane Elkins is the co-owner of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company and E-Learning Uncovered, where she helps people build courses they’re proud of. She has built a reputation as a national e-learning expert by being a frequent speaker at major industry events for ATD, The Learning Guild, and Training Magazine. Her favorite topics include accessibility, instructional design, and authoring tools. She is 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.

About Amy Morrisey

Amy is not only the Production Manager but also the President of Artisan Learning. In additional to leading Artisan Learning, as Production Manager, she oversees a team of project managers and coordinators, instructional designers, and developers who create learning courses. During her tenure with Artisan, Amy has helped Artisan define its culture, drive business goals with real data, and realize many operational efficiencies to double production capacity. Amy started with Artisan as a contract writer/instructional designer, and worked on one of Artisan’s award-winning courses. Before working with Artisan, Amy spent 17 years in corporate training and development as a classroom trainer and executive coach teaching sales training and coaching international teams to deliver persuasive business case presentations.

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