LEARNING DESIGNER PROJECTS
Portfolio of Work
WHY A LEARNING DESIGNER
I really enjoy working as a learning designer. I think it is so important to look at the training or course through the eyes of the participant because we, as “sages” sometimes experience a condition referred to as “professional blindness”. This means that we assume our intended audience knows what we know. As an example, when we began teaching beginning beekeeping classes, we didn’t include information on the pollination process. We thought everyone knew about the process because we all were adults. What we found was that information presented during our elementary school years was forgotten along the way to adulthood because it wasn’t needed any longer. The course was revised and now includes a refresher course in the pollination process and the lesson I learned from this experience is to never assume your audience should already know something, especially if it is key to the point you are making.
As a learning designer for adult participants, I try to create project assets that do the following:
Explain the take-away message
Simple to understand
Use images whenever possible
Interesting enough to read or view
Allow for audience participation
Short and efficient
Easily adapted for multiple uses
Digital for electronic storage
HORNET COMPARISON GUIDE
There is an Asian Hornet that was found on the west coast that is causing quite a scare in the beekeeping industry. This particular hornet decimates a honeybee hive and there is little recourse for controlling the predator. This was an opportune time to create an infographic that could also be used as an informational flyer.
While working with Hummert International, we found the need to create guides for a variety of subjects. Identification of different types of pests can be tricky sometimes but it was also important for the sales team to know the pest so they could recommend the appropriate mediation method.
Project DescriptionThis is your Project Description. It’s a great place to describe your Project in more detail. Add images and provide visitors with essential information about your work, including the project length, partnerships or any successful outcomes. To hook new potential clients, show how your work has provided solutions for past clients.
FROM A WORD DOC TO A PPT
There are times when I am only given a word doc with the basic outline of the presentation needed.
TIPS FOR A GREAT PRESENTATION
Most of the time I am given an old PowerPoint presentation that needs to be updated. So much so that I created a couple of PowerPoint designing tools to share with other presenters.