WHAM! BAM! and POW! Using Comic Book Design to Engage Learners
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A lot of people still think that comic books are only for kids. But comic books share a lot in common with training content -- especially eLearning.* They're both intensely visual, and their success lies largely with the stories that they tell. Comic books aren't just "funny" either -- they have been used to deliver training in serious subjects.
When done well, comic book styling can make a powerful impression on learners -- and ultimately, help training stick. When instructional designers use what's out there, and are inventive and flexible, training can become even better than it was before.
During this interactive session, you will:
*All examples shown in this session are eLearning courses...but these concepts can be extended to other types of training content as well.
- Learn about comic book style and grammars -- and how you can apply them to training content
- Review successful (and not-so-successful) instances of online training done in comic book style
- Identify best practices for using comic book style
Competencies for the Training & Development Profession:
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About the Speaker:
Kevin Gumienny is a curriculum coordinator for the Texas Engineering Extension Service's Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute.
Dr. Gumienny has a diverse background in adult learning, instructional design, and technical writing. He has created, developed, and implemented adult learning solutions at TEEX, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Stony Brook University.
He currently leads a team of subject matter experts, instructional designers, and multimedia specialists to produce instructor-led and online curriculum. He takes an active role in sharing knowledge about online training, having helped organize user groups that focus on development tools for eLearning and given presentations at several conferences.
Dr. Gumienny is also, needless to say, a lifelong comic fanatic.