May Chapter Learning Event

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Residence Inn 171 E 5300 S, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84107
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11:30 AM

Lunch & Networking


Misty Harding, Program & Instructional Design Manager, Custom Courseware, eLearning Brothers (LinkedIn profile)

Presentation Description: Instructional Design: Elevating eLearning Design

In this session, we’ll explore principles that will help to elevate your e-learning design above the mundane, boring, rote patterns employed by many in our profession to become a stand-out e-Learning designer. Together, we’ll tackle a typical project that’s already been designed as an instructor-led training and convert it to an ELEVATED eLearning course. We’ll start by considering a holistic blueprint design and discussing the role a blueprint plays in creating an elevated design and helping you gain efficiency in your project. We’ll look at blueprint examples together. Then, we’ll storyboard several of the course’s instructional components together: (1) gaining attention/establishing relevance for the topic, (2) designing engaging activities for its core performance objectives, (3) brainstorming creative ways to present content undeserving of an activity, and (4) how to craft scenarios that carry impact. I’ll provide the ‘content’ and we’ll storyboard the designs on paper. I’ll share my ideas, you’ll share yours.

Speaker Bio:

Misty Harding has been a workplace learning and performance professional for nearly 20 years, specializing in instructional design, e-learning, facilitation, and training management.  She has built and led instructional design, e-learning, and corporate training teams for companies like eBay, Qualfon, and eLearning Brothers. She has designed award-winning products and managed learning product relationships for many companies like Nike, Xerox, AT&T, Adobe, NASA, Walmart, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, Mercedes Benz, and GE to name a few. A long time participant in ATD, she helped to revive the Eastern Idaho Chapter and served on the board for several years, and was among the first in the nation to obtain the CPLP when it was introduced. She currently heads the instructional design and organizational effectiveness efforts for eLearning Brothers, residing in Orem with her husband and two children.

Topics and speakers are subject to change without notice. Refunds may be issued up to five days before the event.

We’ve Moved!

Utah ATD will begin holding our monthly events in a new, centrally located venue beginning January 19, 2017! Join us at the Residence Inn Murray (171 E 5300 S) to experience the first event at this updated and central location.

In addition to a new location, January will debut a change to the monthly event format. The event will begin at 11:30-12:00 with lunch and networking. Then, the presentation of the day will run from 12:00-1:30. Presentations will support a variety of areas of expertise, and a significant portion of each presentation will be dedicated to how the information can be used in practical applications. Many of these presentations will also feature activities and more opportunities for participation.

See you there!

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