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502 Writing eLearning

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Thursday, April 21

Tracks: Instructional Design

Instructional designers spend a lot of time writing. We use writing as a tool to clarify, convince, and construct. While writing is a large part of instructional design, it’s actually a separate skill that takes time and practice to master. There are not many resources available for learning writing strategies that promote behavior change. There’s even less information out there about writing for elearning specifically. But we can learn from how other fields use writing strategies and apply them to what we do.

In this session, we’ll address three writing challenges many of us face, especially when writing elearning storyboards. First, we’ll talk about getting started. We’ve all stared at a blank page and wondered how we were going to begin. Those first few words are so important. We’ll look at strategies writers used. Next, we’ll discuss persuasive writing. We are all selling, so how can we use writing strategies to sell learners on the desired behavior change. Finally, we’ll run down a compiled list of writing best practices so you’ll have a set of takeaways that you can begin using right away.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to get started writing your elearning storyboards
  • How to use persuasive writing techniques to promote behavior change
  • How to apply elearning writing best practices to your work

How to find the narrative that you can use to build your course

Hadiya Nuriddin

Senior Learning Strategist

Duets Learning

Hadiya Nuriddin has two decades of experience in learning strategy, instructional design, elearning development, and facilitation. She worked in corporate learning before choosing to found her firm, Duets Learning, where she’s worked with a wide array of companies on a variety of topics. She speaks at events and industry conferences and travels teaching courses for the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Hadiya holds an MEd in curriculum studies, an MA in writing, and the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation. She is the author of the book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect, published by ATD.