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Creating e-books / e-learning and workshops.

Creating materials the best way possible

Ever started a project and think, how? When I work on my E-books / E-learning / Workshops I always think about the customer first. What does someone want from what i’m creating? What does someone need from my creation? Does it need to be quick? Simple? Easy?  What purpose is needed for learning? Is there a specific rule? By informing and interviewing we get to the answers we need. This whole page is a reflection of the work i’ve done so far, the work I want to do and the work I plan on doing. Enjoy this! 

I always start with a list of things that for 100% need to be included by looking at the Didactics circle and Pedagogoy methods of learning per group or per client.

Example: The client wants a Workshop that not only explains what New Media is but also goes deeper into the understanding and how to use certain tools.  

Next to this is a list of what I would include and how I would write that down.

the rules on how to learn

From this I begin to create the plan I need to develop my e-learnings and workshops. I look at those two to determine by the info I was given which strategy works. For example when I teach teachers my main focus to show as many examples as possible as well as show them how something works as well. And I want to tell them what it’s about.

 

From this I begin to create the plan I need to develop my e-learnings and workshops. I look at those two to determine by the info I was given which strategy works. For example when I teach teachers my main focus to show as many examples as possible as well as show them how something works. Those two are the main objectives for me to hunt for. Then as it comes to young adults my main focus is for them to  inspire as well as encourage to think differently about what they create and willing to make mistakes. When I create my own e-learnings my main goal is short but sweet explanations by showing / creating small videos or images to make the point come across.

 

One of the important rules is, what do you learn from it and what is the impact of learning it. A lot of times when I myself watch e-learnings I feel the need to look up images to get a more clear view of what is meant. In Designing and creating these e-learnings we need to keep in mind the target audience our work is for. 

 

As I design i always begin with a sketch like below. Is there a brand-book I always start with looking at those too. With that in mind I sketch out several different ideas. If it’s a personal series for videos I always begin with sketching and writing down the ideas for the series and write down all the titles for each video. I also write down what each section should cover in terms of tools or speaking. 

From the sketching and research stage I go into the prototype stage. In this stage I lay down all the sketches i’ve made and actually put them into XD to see if it all looks and works as I had sketched out. If i’m not happy with the results I go and change it to a better layout. The perk of using XD for this is to quicky see it in an overview. It’s just quicker then going into Captivate / InDesign or in Powerpoint or Keynote. But yes it will then take time to put it on there. But the time it took to create it is worth it in the end if there isn’t much work left to do and it works.

In the next stage it’s time to get things together and really dig deep. Opening the programs now and put it inside them. From doing this you can see the results of what it looks like if you went from that initial sketch stage to this new phase.  This stage is the one where you get the final results of all the hard work done. Is it working?  

When I do this whole project by myself I always send things off to a friend as well to see if it’s all working out the way I want it and if they feel it will work out. If they say something isn’t working then I go in and check that out what isn’t working and adjust it. For clients I do the same of course but also let them extra check to see if everything is how they wanted it.  When they give the approval we move onto the definitive phase

The video process

When it comes to making videos the process is pretty much the exact same. You start of with ideas – sketch – UI design – XD – final video recording in iShowUInstant and final development in Adobe After Effects and Premiere. Sometimes special music is created for the video series. This would then be done in Ableron Live or in Garageband for something quick and easy.

Below are some examples of videos I worked on with a bit of explanation on the how it came to be.

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Other Portfolio work

As many other designers of course i’ve worked on other projects as well.E-books and e-training and some more video works. These videos were used for personal use. 

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