Best Practice Storyboarding Workshop

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Otago House (University of Otago)

385 Queen Street

Auckland, 1010

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Professional Development for L&D elearning designers!

“Robust storyboarding reduces development time by at least 25%, improves Learning Designer productivity and reduces rework, stress, project management and stakeholder review time”.

Rustica Lamb, Founder, Bloom Learning Technologies

Have you ever designed elearning and heard the following:

Some people think, having an idea in your head and jumping straight to ‘fingers on the keyboard’ is quicker than thinking through a storyboard first. Rustica disagrees.

Storyboarding is one of the biggest opportunities to reduce time to roll out learning modules and a way to unleash your creativity, and at the same time, direct all stakeholders review in a productive and efficient manner. It is also one of the least used tools for rapid module design. Rapid prototyping is still a recommended technique, but after the storyboard is complete and agreed. Storyboards direct solid thinking time.

Over the past 12 months, Rustica and her team have been researching, trialing, and refining the storyboarding process for greatly reduced cost of elearning (think at least 30% less than industry standard). From powerpoint slides, to text heavy tables to film-like sketches, Bloom has trialed them all. Some didn’t have enough detail, others too much, many hard to read, and in all cases, a document that didn’t serve all stakeholders; reviewers, developers, voice over talent and graphics.

At the end of this 3.5 hour workshop you be able to design detailed story boards in around 10 hours.

You will learn:

· Different storyboard structures for different types of elearning (systems training vs. soft skills vs. compliance training etc)

· Understand best practice user experience techniques

· Samples of storyboards

· Design instructions for development, SMEs, reviewers, line managers and voice talent

· Receive a storyboard template and start to create a storyboard

Testimonials from past Storyboarding workshops

"I found this extremely valuable as I am new to this type of role, it was great to learn from Rustica, but also the other attendees."

"Excellent course, clear objectives which shows how important the objectives in our storyboard are."

"I will be using the template to create a storyboard for developers to create our eLearning modules."

"Go back to basics! These principles always work, but sometimes get lost in the forest/trees. Great work Rustica - fantastic content."

"The steps provided will help me organize and plan my next steps better. I will be able to get to my end result faster because of this."

"Very friendly environment - felt comfortable and safe to share."

Book quickly. Limited to 12 people.

Please note:

1. Please arrive no later than 8.45am to set up.

2. Please bring an internet capable device which is capable of USB document transfer.

Our workshops are also available in-house, please enquire if you are interested in this option.

Facilitator Marion Littin

As an experienced primary school teacher, Marion has developed engaging, relevant, and purpose-built learning experiences for children in response to their identified learning needs in order to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Curriculum.

These are also the skills required to design high quality, effective learning for adults. Accurate assessment of a learner's strengths and needs drives quality learning design. It may be formative - to establish the learner's needs, or summative - to determine competency. She has designed assessments, and used norm-referenced industry tools. With any type of assessment, prompt and relevant feedback to the learner enables them to build competency.

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