04. Patty Shank: Six Solutions for Too Much Content (Nov. 15, 2011)

Webinar: Patti Shank presents: Six Solutions for Online Content

On November 15, 2011, the Rapid Elearning Development SIG will host Patti Shank in a webinar.

Six Solutions for Too Much Content

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Networking/Refreshments

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Virtual Presentation

People involved in developing instructional content tend to face a similar dilemma: TOO MUCH CONTENT! But when we overload learners with too much content it makes it actually harder for them to learn.

If you want your instruction to have the intended impact you cannot clutter it with too much content. That’s because too much content:

    • obscures your message,

    • makes it hard to determine what’s important,

    • is overwhelming and demotivating, and

    • makes nothing (except that that there’s too much) memorable.

In this session, Patti Shank will discuss and show six separate strategies for reducing content in e-learning that can be used separately or together to make your instructional content more impactful, engaging, and ultimately, better for learning.

Who should attend?

Instructional and eLearning designers, content developers and content strategists, technical communicators and anyone who has to organize and manage content.

NOTE: Although this is an online presentation, the SIG is also meeting in person for networking and discussion at the CGS offices.


Computer Generated Solutions

American Express Building, Three World Financial Center

200 Vesey St., 27th floor

New York, NY 10285

Contact:: Carol Ansorge, Rapid ELearning Development SIG Chair

IMPORTANT: Be sure to bring a picture ID to show security at the main entrance. You must RSVP and be on the list at security. No walk-ins will be allowed.


Please REGISTER EARLY. WEBlink for Virtual participants will be sent 1 day before the events.

Register for Patti Shank - Rapid Elearning Development SIG Meeting

SIG Meeting (STC Member) - $10.00

SIG Meeting (Non-Member) -$15.00

SIG Virtual Meeting - Member $5.00

SIG Virtual Non-Member $10.00

All registrations are transferable but non-refundable.

About Patti Shank

Patti Shank, PhD, CPT is the president of Learning Peaks LLC, an internationally recognized instructional design consulting firm that provides learning and performance consulting and training and performance support solutions. She is listed in Who's Who in Instructional Technology and is an often-requested speaker at training and instructional technology conferences. Patti is quoted frequently in training publications and is the co-author of Making Sense of Online Learning (Pfeiffer, 2004), editor of The Online Learning Idea Book (Pfeiffer, 2007, 2011), co-editor of The E-Learning Handbook (Pfeiffer, 2008), and co-author of Essential Articulate Studio ’09 (Jones and Bartlett, 2009). She was an award-winning contributing editor for Online Learning Magazine, and her articles are found in eLearning Guild publications, Adobe’s Resource Center, Training Magazine, Magna Publication’s Online Classroom, and elsewhere.

Patti completed her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, Denver, and her interests include practical, real world instructional design, content development, and instructional authoring. Her research on new online learners won an EDMEDIA (2002) best research paper award. She is passionate and outspoken about the results needed from instructional design and instruction and is engaged in improving instructional design practices and instructional outcomes.

Website: http://www.learningpeaks.com/ Twitter: @pattishank.

Patti Shank, PhD, CPT


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