Lessons Learned: What Harry Potter Professors Teach Us About Instructional Design

Speakers

Jamye Sagan
Pharmacy Communication Advisor, H-E-B

Start

August 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

End

August 15, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Lessons Learned: What Harry Potter Professors Teach Us About Instructional Design

As technical communicators, we can stand ready to tackle any project we receive – even ones outside our realms of expertise. For instance, our clients and employers may ask us to help develop training materials and programs, even if we have never formally studied instructional design.

Education plays a crucial role in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. At Hogwarts, the school where Harry Potter and his friends study magic, we witness several examples of instruction in action. Each of these professors – whether terrible or terrific –has important lessons to share with us regarding effective instructional design and training delivery.

In this webinar, we will profile various Hogwarts professors, and analyze the effectiveness of their lesson delivery. Within the lens of each professor profile, we will share practical tips on tackling common training issues, as well as provide some real-life (aka Muggle) training examples. By the end of the webinar, you will have the necessary tools to confidently tackle many basic training requests.

Even if you have neither read the Harry Potter books nor watched the movies, you can still learn something from the Hogwarts professors.

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