eLearning Specialist Onboarding Trainings

Eastern Kentucky University Training Resource Center (EKU TRC) proudly partners with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop customized training and professional development programs specific to Kentucky's workforce serving children, families, and vulnerable adults across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. EKU TRC's eLearning team collaborates with curriculum developers, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to provide web-based trainings and Microlearning opportunities that center on adult learning with practical experiences.

As the Communications Content Manager, I developed two employee training courses focusing on successful content that prevents cognitive overload so that eLearning specialists can inherit the information to improve their abilities in creating successful online instruction. These onboarding training courses are for eLearning Specialists to assist in improving all new and existing training modules TRC develops.
Applying Color:
Enhancing Retention with Successful Visual Content
Tools Used: Articulate Storyline + Rise, Audacity, Adobe InDesign + Illustrator
Deliverables: Instructional Design Documentation + Instructional Course
Experience the Course
Image of magnifying glass looking at color chart of blues with the heading, " Applying Color: Enhancing Retention with Successful Visual Content" overlay.
The Applying Color course focuses on the significant role colors play in helping learners enhance knowledge acquisition by affecting their perception and evoking different emotions. However, it is also important to remember that excessive use of color leads to cognitive overload, which becomes counter-productive. Therefore, it is imperative to find the right balance.

Upon completion, eLearning Specialists will better understand the importance of color in visual content and how appropriate application enhances retention. In addition, they will be better able to select a suitable color scheme for efficiently communicating the instruction message.

Course Objectives:
  • Learner will recall essential color psychology information and select color appropriate to the mood of the course.
  • Learner can identify the differences between hue, saturation, brightness, and contrast.
  • Learner can demonstrate formulas for choosing color schemes.
  • Learner can illustrate the 60-30-10 and other vital considerations with color applications in their instruction design lessons.
Creating Content:
Elevating Instructional Courses with Successful Creative Media
Tools Used: Articulate Rise
Deliverables: Instructional Course
Experience the Course
Image of female working on a laptop and microphone ready to record audio, with the heading, "Creating Content: Elevating Instructional Course with Successful Media."
The Creating Content course focuses on media's significant role in helping learners enhance knowledge acquisition by building bridges between learners' knowledge and the course's learning objectives. Using media engages students, motivates interest in the subject matter, and illustrates the relevance of many concepts.

Upon completion, eLearning Specialists will better understand the importance of creating content, including audio narrations and videos, to elevate instruction. In addition, they will be better at selecting suitable images for communicating the instruction message in an efficient and accessible way.

Course Objectives:
  • Learner will understand how media can enhance learning by exploring tips for effectively using media and addressing common mistakes to avoid.
  • Learner will be able to select suitable images for courses that illustrate the relevance of studies and ensure they are accessible.
  • Learners will gain insight info recording audio using the program, Audacity. In addition, learners will discover how to make specific edits within the program to amplify their recordings.