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Technology CoP, Friday, November 6, 2020

  • Friday, November 06, 2020
  • 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • On Zoom - URL provided on registration confirmation email


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"Transitioning into Tech"

Technology Community of Practice, Friday, November 6, 2020

Join the next Technology CoP meeting on Friday, November 6, 2020 @ 2:15 - 3:00 PM.

Session Description

Covid-19 has certainly had a big impact on how training is designed and delivered! 

However, even pre-pandemic there was beginning to be real a shift to virtual training due to the expectations of the modern learner and the obvious cost efficiencies.

More and more, people involved in training and development are contemplating re-skilling to either improve their ability to deliver live training effectively - or to train in the use of tech authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate to design and deliver high impact self-paced eLearning that can be accessed on demand and other engaging online learning experiences.

The November Tech COP meeting provides an opportunity for GOOD Network members to listen first hand from Kari (Knisely) Word an experienced Instructional Designer - who made the transition from middle school math teacher to ISD.

Kari will specifically address:

  • Brief background - previous roles, change in direction, how Kari went about making the change i.e. retraining, gaining experience etc.
  • Current role - setting up consultancy and new job, getting things set up, applying for jobs with a tech focus.
  • Share best practice for people who maybe looking at transitioning roles from a more traditional instructor led training perspective to a more eLearning approach. Why it is important for you to consider for your own career development.
  • Thoughts and opinions about where training is heading (pandemic or not)
  • Instructional Design best practice.

Speaker Bio

Kari is a former middle school math teacher turned instructional designer who enjoys helping people see that online learning experiences can be done well and potentially even better than in-person. Kari currently assists corporate, government, and higher education clients with their instructional design needs and is also is an Instructional Designer for PennyMac Loan Services. Kari is a member of her local ATD Florida Suncoast chapter where she serves on the board as the VP of Marketing & Communications and is a graduate candidate for her PhD and a graduate assistant at Florida State University in the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program. 

Online Meeting Platform:   Once you register, you will find the access link to this session in your confirmation email.  And you will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the meeting confirming the URL again.

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