The Show is the preceding event to The Learning Conference, which is happening online from August 3rd to 5th 2020. They have got a fantastic lineup of speakers. If you have the time, you should join in the learning.
My Takeaways from The Show
I participated in rounds 1 and 2. Putting yourself out there can be a challenge, but it is also rewarding. Sometimes you need to take a leap, and as the saying goes, JUST DO IT! Share your portfolio pieces and get feedback. Listening and implementing feedback will help you grow as a person and instructional designer.
Everyone on The Show focused on the training that needed to be delivered, but everyone used different tools to get the job done. Learning and development are about the journey and the results, but the tool you use can be different.
During The Show, I was exposed to a few new tools for my ID Toolbox.
to deliver a text message course and information for the Liberty City brief. Everyone has their phones with them all the time, so using text messages to educate is a great idea.
Dima Yousef suggested AppyPie as her solution. This is a no-code platform to help build digital products. This is something I will look into to learn more.
GlideApp is my favorite solution. I am most interested in learning more about. Troy Ashman and Shirleen Wong included this tool in some of their solutions. I never knew you could build an app from a Google sheet. Cath and Devlin will be talking about GlideApp during the conference. The conference app is being developed with GlideApp. I have thought of several applications for this already and can’t wait to learn more.
There are many tool options, and The Show highlighted that there are multiple solutions to the same problem.
Tabatha is an EdTech entrepreneur, instructional designer, content writer, and educator dedicated to developing interactive and engaging learning ecosystems. She has a passion for gamification, learning experience design, and the integration of social learning to improve learner engagement and knowledge retention. Also, she is a respiratory therapist who hosts The Vent Room podcast providing a little inspiration to respiratory therapists.