Join the STC IDL SIG for “Webinar School” on October 13, 2014

Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) SIG
Instructional Design & Learning (IDL) SIG

Dr. Elizabeth (Bette) Frick of the Text Doctor LLC will present tips for planning and delivering virtual meetings and training to members, clients, and employees.

Time:
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
12:30 – 2:00 CDT CST
11:30 – 1:00 MDT
10:30 – 12:00 PDT

Payment Information:
$20 IDL SIG Member
$30 STC Member
$50 Non Member

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IDL-SIG Webinar: Making Instructional Video

Making Instructional Video: What We Learn from Pro-Am Content on the Web

When: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3021021804461343234

Increasingly, users of all manner of technology (software, most notably) are turning to their peers on the Web for guidance. There, users find a mix of homegrown instructional content that ranges in quality from frightfully bad to quite good, with plenty in between. Where users are not turning for help is to printed documentation, instead preferring to roll the dice with peer-generated content. Often it is because of the convenience of access and convenience of delivery that this instructional content is so popular.

In this webinar, Jason Swarts (North Carolina State University) considers what lessons can be learned about producing effective instructional video by looking at popular and well-rated content on the Web. By studying a corpus of bad and good video, Swarts derives a rubric for assessing and creating video, one that can help technical communicators learn to produce professional-grade content that will appeal to an elusive user base.

Jason Swarts is an associate professor of technical communication at North Carolina State University. He teaches courses on information design, networked communication, and discourse analysis. His research is on new media, mobile information technologies, and computer-supported cooperative work.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time:
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
12:30 – 2:00 CDT CST
11:30 – 1:00 MDT
10:30 – 12:00 PDT

Payment Information:
$20 IDL SIG Member
$30 STC Member
$50 Non Member

Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3021021804461343234

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Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change Webinar

Announcing the IDL-SIG’s March Webinar “Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change” on Mar 19, 2014 1:30 PM EDT
Speaker: Julie Dirksen
Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3372555462276337153

Frequently, learning design is about showing people how to do the right things, but actually getting them to change behavior can be another challenge. It’s particularly challenging to get people to change those intractable habits and behaviors that we all struggle to avoid, despite the wealth of available information about better choices.

In this session, you will learn:
– How to identify and understand the barriers to behavior change
– Ways to design solutions that don’t just inform learners, but inspire behavior change
– How to use specific models and technique for designing a change effort

About our Speaker: Julie Dirksen

Julie Dirksen instructional designer who has almost 20 years’ experience creating highly interactive e-Learning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative technology startups to major grant-funded research initiatives. Her focus has been on utilizing the disciplines of educational psychology, neuroscience, change management and persuasive technology to promote and support the improvement of peoples’ lives through sustainable long-term learning and behavioral change.

Time:
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
12:30 – 2:00 CDT CST
11:30 – 1:00 MDT
10:30 – 12:00 PDT

Payment Information:
$20 IDL SIG Member
$30 STC Member
$50 Non Member

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