Inspiration – Where to Find It

The first session I attended at DEVLEARN 2018 was at 7:30 am on Wednesday .. it was a discussion on unique places to find inspiration for the designing of learning materials, hosted by Kevin Thorn of NuggetHead Studioz. The first challenge he gave us was to design an e-learning module with a menu, based on the hotel elevator ... floors would have different information for the learner. Places for color inspiration: Carpet Fabric Nature Popular board games, Card Games Marketing Ads Children's Toys Comics - Will Eisner (I had actually explored this topic at Teacher's College).  PS Monthly He talked about the inspiration for the "hamburger"  symbol. We brainstormed a design for an e-learning module for emergency preparedness.  He talked about having the learner identify first considerations that affected how they were to prepare ... location, if they were elderly or had elderly inhabitants, young children, the time of year, etc.  Based on what they choose, different information would be provided.  The idea was...
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DEVLEARN 2018

I just returned from a 2 day conference in Las Vegas called DEVLEARN 2018.  It was been quite some time since  I had the opportunity to attend a large national conference.  It was a quick trip, unfortunately, however, I was like the energizer bunny, frantically taking in as many sessions as I could from 7:30 am in the morning till 5:00 pm at night ...  till I would just drop.  This conference is designed for learning developers and I finally felt I had found "my conference".  It was exciting, inspirational and one could just drink in the energy.    There were so many sessions, I found it overwhelming sometimes to choose.  I tried to get a cross section and each session was excellent. What was soooo exciting was that I got to see people I connected with at "a distance" via social media, or LinkedIn.  Others I had attended their webinars, such as Karl Kapp and the Storyline folks.  To see...
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