They say April showers bring May flowers—and this year, we’ll also get the 2017 Lectora® User Conference on May 3-4. The Trivantis® Team has spent much of April preparing for LUC 2017. In honor of the conference next week (which you can still register for if you haven’t already), this post will highlight the top news on LUC 2017, along with eLearning articles we’re reading this month.
Here’s the best of eLearning from April:
The latest LUC 2017 news and things to mark on your calendar:
- Attendees, don’t miss these tips for a successful LUC 2017.
- Check out these breakout sessions to polish your Lectora skills.
- We also highlighted a few more breakout sessions in this blog post.
- Lectora Contest 20 on the Trivantis Community has an LUC 2017 Mission: Possible theme.
- We’re excited to see what LUC attendees have been creating in GoAnimate for the chance to win a full year of GoAnimate. Be sure to stop by the GoAnimate booth to enter.
- Watch this episode of Lectora Live! where host Rick Zanotti of RELATE interviews LUC coordinator, Stephanie Ivec. RELATE is also an exhibitor at the conference, so stop by their booth and see how you can participate in an interview.
- BranchTrack is exhibiting too. Here’s a recent webinar with Sergey Snegirev, CEO of BranchTrack.
- The hands-on workshop at LUC 2017 is a great opportunity to spend a longer period of time learning with the eLearning Brothers (also exhibiting).
- Wish you had registered? There’s still time. Sign up for the conference now. We’d love to see you there!
This could be your nametag!
Here’s some inspiration for creating interactive, engaging courses:
- Kettering Health Network created a scenario-based forest adventure-themed eLearning course that won an award. Read about it and see screenshots here.
- Register for the free webinar on June 7 to see how Bernadette Sacksteder, KHN HR Specialist for HealthStream & Orientation, created the training using Lectora and Pixton.
Ways to learn about using storytelling in eLearning:
- In this blog post, Lectora user John Mortenson shares how to come up with a guide character in your course.
- Watch Lectora Live! 50 where Trivantis Community Manager Jennifer Valley discusses storytelling, common hurdles, and ways to overcome them.
Ways to learn about accessibility and creating accessible courses:
- Watch this episode of Lectora Live! where Rick Zanotti interviews Karen Ngowe, Senior Instructional Technologist at the CDC, about Section 508 and successful course development.
- If you’re at the LUC this year, you can attend the breakout session presented by Karen Ngowe and Dan Richards, Chief Learning Strategy Officer at Interactive Advantage: “Got Accessibility? Accessibility Tips and Tricks in Lectora Inspire and Lectora Online.”
Finally, here’s some of what we’ve been reading this month:
- Instructional designer Christy Tucker discusses using scaffolding in microlearning and different options for incorporating it.
- From Learning Solutions Magazine, this article explains how visual design and graphics impact eLearning, whether it’s mobile or not.
- For more tips from Connie Malamed, or The eLearning Coach, read this article (which also mentions scaffolding) on six strategies you may not be using to reduce cognitive load.
What have you been learning this month? Share it in the Trivantis® Community—or at LUC 2017 next week if you’re attending.