- Custom E-Learning
- E-Learning Overview
- Courseware Development
- Accessible E-Learning
- Learning Management Systems
- E-Learning Case Studies
- Examples of Our Work
- Audio & Video
- The Learning Dispatch
- Classroom Training
- Application Development
- Resource Center
- Ask the Experts
- E-Learning Resources
- Learning Center
- Government Solutions
- Screen Backgrounds
- About MicroAssist
- Career Opportunities
- Community Involvement
- Client Testimonials
- Client Successes
- Contact Us
Converting Instructor-Led Training to Web Based Training
The journey from Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to Web-Based Training (WBT) is fraught with challenges, but it is undoubtedly a journey worth making. We at MicroAssist would like to serve as your guide. In 2011, MicroAssist hosted a five-part series of short seminars geared towards Instructional Designers converting ILT to E-Learning. Great Voyages was so successful that we'd like to share those insights with you.
Are you beginning to explore an E-Learning project? Do you have classroom training you'd like to be able to deliver with consistency at a lower cost? Find out what E-Learning can do for your organization, or email Heather Poggi-Mannis, our E-Learning specialist.
Part One: Setting Sail
- What makes E-Learning effective
- Fundamental learning strategies
- Instructional design considerations
- Best practices for online learning
Part Two: Getting Your Sea Legs
- Characteristics of web-based training versus other training modalities
- Demos of web capabilities, including augmented reality
- How a user's previous web experience shapes their expectations
Part Three: The Lingua Franca
- How do people read online?
- Comparison of reading online versus in print
- Best practices for presenting text online
- How to facilitate online reading
- Basics of screen design
Part Four: Flying Colors
- Visual style - making the first impression
- Graphic design - applying principles the professionals use
- Color - selecting appropriate color schemes
- Informational images - communicating clearly
- Technical considerations - using appropriate file formats
Part Five: Land Ho! The Final Steps
- Usability and accessibility - the law, your image, and your E-Learning's reach
- Accessibility basics - concerns for vision-impaired, color blind, hearing-impaired, and mobility-impaired users
- Testing and tools - where to find them, how to use them, and their challenges
- Usability considerations - demonstrations of poor accessibility, examples of good design and intuitive navigation
Jillian McCarthy is MicroAssist's E-Learning Production Manager. She is passionate about accessibility, and believes the internet provides a rare vehicle for communicating knowledge equitably and is excited to address the challenges that presents. Jillian is MicroAssist's Lectora expert and has taught workshops at events like the E-Learning Council's E-Learning Symposium. She also enjoys competing in Knowbility's Accessibility Internet Rally, a web design competition focused on web accessibility.
Linda Warren is MicroAssist's lead Instructional Designer. With a Masters in instructional technology and a Bachelors in biomedical communications arts, she has lent her E-Learning expertise to graduate level courses at universities, state agencies, and corporations.
Before bringing her focus to E-Learning, Linda worked as a visual communicator, using static and motion graphics to educate audiences about complex and abstract medical subjects. Her visual art background, college-level teaching experience, and web design work lend themselves naturally to her interest in E-Learning.
To see more of Linda and Jillian's work, check out the E-Learning section of our website.
Have a question? Meet Heather Poggi-Mannis, our E-Learning evangelist. Heather has been working in the training industry for 12 years. Her technical background and previous experience includes a