Instructional Comics: Are They Effective for Self-Paced Learning? Copy

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Kevin Thorn
Chief NuggetHead, NuggetHead Studios, Certified Facilitator in LEGO Serious Play methodology

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February 19, 2020 - 12:00 PM

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February 19, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Instructional Comics: Are They Effective for Self-Paced Learning?

Instructional designers and content developers are often challenged with coming up with innovative learning solutions or revising dated instruction with a new approach. Unfortunately, we often discard the idea of using the comic medium in adult learning, seeing it as either an unacceptable medium or too costly both in time and budget.

These misconceptions can lead to bypassing an effective and proven medium for learning. Using comics for learning has a long history of telling stories to teach concepts and processes. A one-page comic scene can describe a complex process, or a comic scenario with characters and dialogue can help explain more difficult subjects.

In this webinar we will consider the value of using the comic medium, and explore whether the stories we tell through this medium can maintain instructional value.

 

About the Presenter

Kevin is an award-winning elearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.
After retiring from the U.S. Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.

Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, harnesses a bench of creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics to develop innovative solutions. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is a certified facilitator in LEGO® Serious Play® methodologies

Kevin holds a BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University and a MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis where he also teaches. He can be found on Twitter as @LearnNuggets, on LinkedIn, or around learning and development communities teaching and facilitating workshops where he writes articles, reviews and shares tutorials.

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