How to Storyboard for eLearning with Tim Slade

Tim Slade joined #IDIODC on September 21.
September 21, 2022
4 minutes
Tim Slade joined #IDIODC on September 21.

Storyboarding is only one part of the instructional design process. But storyboarding is a craft that's been around for a very long time, and used in the design process of many creative endeavors. There are many different techniques for storyboarding as well.  Some IDs will start with pen and paper sketching out their concepts. Others use templates in digital applications. And many designers, who also develop, will storyboard directly inside their authoring tool.

Tim Slade joined us to help everyone get started with storyboarding no matter how you choose to do the work. We talked about learning the process of storyboarding as different from your instructional design work. But also take full advantage of your efforts designing instruction to help in the storyboarding process.

It's a seemingly simple part of your work as an instructional designer, but not everyone creates them as part of their eLearning development process. And if you're new to instructional design, you may have never been taught a simple storyboarding process and why it's important to do the work.

Join us for this conversation filled with process tips and tricks that sure raise the success bar on your training projects.

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About Tim Slade

Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. He is also a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series, and author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook.

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You can learn more about Tim on his LinkedIn!


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