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ELS Austin 2011 Focus on E-Learning Workshops

Announcing 2011 Austin E-Learning Symposium Workshops!

In tandem with the E-Learning Symposium, MicroAssist will present a series of workshops on Accessibility, Lectora, and Push-Pull Visual Thinking Methods. Each workshop provides additional targeted skills that you can take back to your office and use immediately! Registration for the workshops is separate from the E-Learning Symposium, and registration to the symposium is not mandatory to attend the workshops; a separate $195 fee is required for each workshop session, and all workshops will be held at MicroAssist's location.

Success in an Accessible E-Learning Environment: Technical Template Design
Hiram Kuykendall - CTO, MicroAssist

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Creating engaging E-Learning is tough. Many of us spend hours contemplating issues such as cognitive load, brain-based learning, and other lofty instructional design strategies. Go cognitive accessibility! HOWEVER, when it comes to creating E-Learning materials, the designer is given almost no instruction on technical template construction or how to test for accessibility.

In this ½-day workshop, we will:

  • Discuss Accessibility Testing Strategies
  • Explore a hands-on exercise using JAWS
  • Build a Visual Design Plan for HTML Templates
  • Build an Accessible Navigation Plan for HTML Templates
  • Build an Accessible Navigation Plan with Tool Restrictions for HTML Templates
  • Practice hands-on exercises using Lectora
Visual Thinking 101: Using Push and Pull Visual Thinking Methods
Allison Crow, M. Ed. - Founder, Crow Hill Conversations
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Why Visual Thinking? Join Allison for a workshop on the value of using visuals to clarify ideas, ignite inspiration and ambidextrous thinking, to tell stories, and to capture attention and emotion for enhanced learning. Pick up the pen and start learning to get visual thoughts on paper. Learn the Visual Thinking Alphabet and other shortcuts to doodling well, as well as methods to launch your graphic note taking/presenting skills. Students will also discuss application and using visuals in social sharing online.

Students are encouraged to bring their iPad, favorite stylus (Allison recommends the BOXWAVE or POGO), and the Notes+ app, but an iPad is by no means required!

Lectora 101
Jillian McCarthy - Production Manager, MicroAssist
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Intro to Lectora covers the fundamentals of Lectora principles: the book metaphor; inheritance and modes; and building a project from scratch. You will learn about utilizing objects such as organization title, images, text, buttons, and audio; how to add interactive elements; wizards and other tools; assessment/graded tests; and how to publish your course according to your needs. 

Involved Learning - Intermediate: Using Push and Pull Visual Thinking Methods
Allison Crow, M. Ed. - Founder, Crow Hill Conversations

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Allison's second session will teach students to engage their audience with graphics, how to begin taking sketch notes, and how to create a visual template. Students will also cover the Push method of presenting content and Pull visual thinking methods to engage audiences.

Students are encouraged to bring their iPad, favorite stylus (Allison recommends the BOXWAVE or POGO), and the Notes+ app, but an iPad is by no means required!

 

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To register via Purchase Order, please contact Nicole Stallings at (512)794-8440 or nstallings@microassist.com.

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