This Seminar is For

  • Trainers,
  • Teachers,
  • Keynote speakers and
  • Coaches
  • Instructional Designers

This 3-day seminar is designed for learning professionals who need to make engaging multimodal (multimedia) content for their clients and organizations.  For folks who do not want to outsource to a high-end production company.  And for people who want to take control of the whole video production process themselves.

Seminar in Brief

  • Learn when to use audio, video, screen text and graphics for learning.
  • Learn the production process for making learning podcasts.
  • Learn the production process for making training videos.
  • Follow writing conventions that make e-learning content easier to read.
  • Explore a transmedia/360 approach to creating dynamic learning content.

Seminar Description

Training professionals in tomorrow’s world will be media professionals.  Their work will involve more than just the classroom.

They’ll make videos, podcasts and elearning content.  Cheaper technology that’s easier to use makes it possible for anyone to produce content.

This workshop explores the new digital media ecosystem, what makes good media content and how to craft content that truly leads to learning and is more than an information dump.

The workshop is based on Jonathan Halls’ new book, Rapid Media Development for Trainers.

 

Learn Media Skills for Workplace Learning

In this practical hands-on workshop, you’ll learn to make media that truly facilitates learning.  You’ll take your skills beyond just ‘making content’ to making deliberate content that leads to sustained learning.

You’ll create some real content for audio and video to give you a basic idea of how to do it and how to do it well.  Plus you’ll learn what skills either you or your team needs as they go forward.

The workshop looks at how media is evolving, what that means for production in terms of time and cost.  And also how storytelling will evolve and what that could mean for how you use media.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the relationship between adult learning theory and media psychology drawing on cognitive theory and neuroscience.
  • Determine when and when not to use audio, video, text, animation, and database content in your learning programs.
  • Learn to use rapid media production techniques.
  • Identify key equipment for learning professionals in relation to the level of production commitment.
  • Identify production management issues related to incorporating media into the day-to-day workflow of learning professionals.
  • Discuss the role of user-generated media content in the learning sphere, including the benefits and pitfalls.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the relationship between adult learning theory and media psychology drawing on cognitive theory and neuroscience.
  • Identify 6 key media principles that ensure engaging learning content.
  • Explore the digital media ecosystem as it relates to learning and development.
  • Determine when and when not to use audio, video, text, animation, and database content in your learning programs.
  • Learn to use rapid media production techniques.
  • Identify key equipment for learning professionals in relation to the level of production commitment.
  • Identify production management issues related to incorporating media into the day-to-day workflow of learning professionals.
  • Discuss the role of user-generated media content in the learning sphere, including the benefits and pitfalls.

Administrative Details

  • Duration: 3-days.  (Can be condensed to 2-days by removing some instructional elements)
  • Optimum Number of Participants: 12
  • Pre-work: pre-class survey
  • Preparation: participants are asked to bring a project to work on.  If this is not possible, a project will be assigned on the day of the workshop.
  • Booking:  Available for corporate, government and educational clients to deliver onsite – please contact us for details.  Currently no public offerings.