Have you ever struggled to explain what instructional designers really do when asked? If so, this session is just for you.
Creating impactful and engaging courses goes beyond mere content creation or presentation. The art and science of instructional design plays a pivotal role in developing instructional materials, ensuring that the content is thoughtfully organized, captivating, and optimally conducive to effective learning. Throughout this session, we will explore five key areas where instructional design transforms the course creation process, refining our approach in our day-to-day work.
Whether you're already an experienced instructional designer or a learning and development professional, or even someone aspiring to enter the field, this Community of Practice session aims to provide invaluable insights and practical strategies that will reshape your approach to course creation.
We will have opportunities to learn, network, and collaborate with fellow attendees and ATD Austin members. Looking forward to seeing you there!
About Your Facilitator:
After being in the L&D industry for nearly a decade (wearing many hats…as we all tend to do), Nicki found her passion in instructional design (ID).
Nicki has had the opportunity to gain ID experience in the traditional landscape of higher education, the process-oriented corporate world, and the fast-paced and ever-changing environment of tech startups!
Nicki has a master's degree specializing in Training and Development. With her educational background and professional experience combined, she takes a systematic approach to help stakeholders achieve their goals regarding L&D.
Whether she is developing curriculum paths, creating training programs, or designing learning products—Nicki is always focused on creating transformative and behavior-based experiences. The opportunity to make someone’s life better (or at least easier) by helping them improve their skills or enhance their scope of knowledge is both rewarding and gratifying.
Outside of the office, you can find Nicki staying caffeinated while visiting all of Austin's local coffee shops!