This guide is for anyone with an interest in helping others to learn. You may be a teacher, trainer, lecturer or coach. You may be a subject expert with knowledge you want to share or an experienced practitioner who wants to pass on their tips. You may already be a creator of learning content, looking to update their skills. Whatever your interest, this guide will help you to design learning materials that really make a difference.
Digital learning content takes a wide variety of forms, including tutorials, scenarios, podcasts, screencasts, videos, slideshows, quizzes and reference materials. This guide provides you with fundamental principles that you can apply to any content creation activity as well as practical information relating to specific content types.
We are fast approaching a point where all learning content will be digital and online. It’s time to join the revolution, to contribute as much as you consume. Your learning journey starts here.
- Making the most of this guide
- Coming to terms with content
- Building on sound foundations
- Determining roles and processes
- Working with subject experts
- Starting with some universal principles
- Exploiting the power of interactivity
- Working with the basic media elements
- Distributing your content
- Assembling your toolkit
- Creating learning podcasts
- Creating learning slideshows
- Creating learning screencasts
- Creating learning scenarios
- Creating learning videos
- Creating learning tutorials
- Creating quizzes
- Creating reference information
- What does exemplary digital learning content look like?
What they say
In today’s brave new world of learning design where subject matter experts vie with professional teachers and trainers to take on the challenging role of ‘learning designer’, this book should have a great deal to offer as a readable, accessible, simple reference tool.
Mark Bethelemy, in his review:
This is a book I would recommend to anyone who is involved with creating digital learning materials. Even if you’ve been around the industry for a while there will be ideas to pick up. It would be an ideal sourcebook for any training course for new designers, and could even stimulate quite a few heated discussions amongst established design teams!
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