I was recently informed that my submission to eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering next year has been accepted. Whoohooo!!!
I presented a case study of our LMS implementation at this year’s Meridian Users Conference. I received many comments and it was suggested I submit a proposal to present the same case study at an upcoming industry conference.
Submission proposals for DevLearn were already over, so the next opportunity was the Annual Gathering being held in March ’09. I submitted two proposals – one case study, but then I got to thinking to myself….”Self, why not speak on something else? Most folks don’t care what you go through, rather they want to learn tips, techniques, and strategies to get them through.” With that thought, I submitted a second proposal on a very simple topic – graphic communication.
We communicate graphically everyday in ways we probably don’t even pay attention to, but all those graphic symbols speak to us. The McDonald’s arches communicate fast food; The Nike swoosh communicates sports, and/or athletic apparel; an upside down white triangle with a red border communicates we need to yield. “See” what I’m saying?
That’s all fine but how does that apply to eLearning? What does a yield sign symbol have to do with a course I’m building in safe lifting practices? We spend thousands of dollars a year on clip art subscriptions, spend thousands on licensing fees for photo usage, or hire an illustrator to draw custom artwork. In this current economic climate, a penny saved is a penny earned.
“The 5th Language” presents just that – the language of graphic communication and how you can capitalize on some very simple yet effective techniques. This post dots, dashes, and lines explains some of these techniques.
More to come…