The Fourth European Articulate Conference round-up
Another year, another awesome European Articulate Conference: over 100 participants from lots of countries working in academic institutions, in-house training departments, and freelance. Who would have thought: our star guest was none other than E-Learning Hero and author of the extremely popular Rapid E-Learning Blog: Tom Kuhlmann himself!!! Awesome! In fact, what am I saying? Way, way beyond awesome!
We had everything: brilliant presenters, really excited and fun participants, a really good (and occasionally hillarious, it has to be said) discussion beforehand on the E-Learning Heroes forum, a super nice venue, and a tool that I think pretty much all the other e-learning tools out there are desperately trying to copy now: Articulate Storyline.
However, rather than sit here boasting about the day, I’m going to let the participants speak. Here are a few of their highlights:
Everything was brilliant, I loved Tom Kuhlmann’s presentations.
Excellent range of speakers. Well-organised conference.
Aside from winning a raffle prize, my highlights were having a chance to hear all of Tom Kuhlmann’s great design tips.
Useful tips on [e-learning] look and feel and using Storyline. Variety — lots of different presenters. [I am now] aware of more web resources.
I found every minute of the conference excellent. As a newcomer, I will be taking everything away with me. Superb Job!
The way Articulate (Storyline and other versions) can be used to deliver interactive and engaging presentations. The variety of presentations from people coming from various industries and backgrounds to demonstrate the above. Tips from Tom on how a presentation should be structured, and the various rules to follow for a consistent and professional output.
Chance to meet colleagues in the industry. Good to see examples of people’s work.
Feeling part of the overall community! Tips with Studio and PowerPoint 2010 — things I’d never thought of.
Meeting people and sharing ideas has been a key highlight. Looking at the examples shown in the presentations has given me some great ideas I can take forward when I get back to the office.
Project design: storyboarding to prototype. Tom’s presentations are excellent, informative and interesting — well delivered. The sense of community.
… and I could really go on for a long time (I’ve got 8 pages of similar ideas and they are not double-spaced! :))
I will leave you with a link to the Storyline resource I’ve put together to include all the session recordings, slides, demos and more, and I’ll also include the PhotoStory of the day, too. Enjoy these resources and I hope to see some of you at the Fifth European Articulate Conference next year! In the meantime, you know how to get in touch with me: @elearningbakery on Twitter.