Software & Skills

Software & Skills

BOLD: Intermediate-to-Advanced skill level, frequently used

Normal: Novice-to-Intermediate, infrequently used

Authoring Tools

  • Articulate Storyline
  • Articulate 360
  • Adobe Captivate
  • xapiapps
  • StepShot
  • Chalk

Learning Management System

  • Cornerstone
  • Training Partner
  • Blackboard (mostly as end user)

Website Design

  • Wordpress.org
  • Squarespace
  • HTML

Other Apps

  • Dropbox
  • Gmail, Google Drive, etc
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Office
  • G Suite by Google
  • PollEverywhere
  • SurveyMonkey
  • Eventbrite
  • Jotform

Project Management Tools

  • Slack
  • Smartsheet
  • Asana
  • Any.do
  • LucidChart
  • Zapier
  • Trello
  • Toggl
  • Wrike
  • Basecamp
  • Evernote

Infographics

  • Visme
  • Canva

Presentations

  • Swipe
  • Prezi
  • Haiku Deck

 

Video & Audio Tools

  • Camtasia
  • Audacity
  • Periscope

Art & Graphics

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Snagit

Resources

  • DepositPhotos
  • eLearningBrothers
  • Slideshop  

Additional Instructional Design Skills

  • Kirkpatrick Model
  • Project Management
  • ADDIE
  • RapidPrototype
  • Gamification
  • Screencasts
  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Needs Analysis
  • Evaluations
  • Evidence-based Research
  • xAPI
  • SCORM

Roadmap for New Skill Acquisition

Instructional design changes constantly. While adult education theory may evolve slowly with the generations, technology moves faster than most of us can keep up. I believe that as educators, designers, and developers, we must constantly be building our own toolbox, experimenting with new applications, tools, and techniques, and immersing ourselves in the UX/UI of the social media world our learners experience everyday. With that in mind, this is my personal roadmap of skills I'm currently building on or will be within the next calendar year 2018. I love learning and I love experimenting with new software, so this list is ever-changing.

The list is in the order of personal importance. 

  • JavaScript
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Videography & Photography
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • GoAnimate
  • Agile
  • Adapt
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • Podcasting

After the amazing experience of presenting an adult learning project and new technology at the DevLearn conference in 2017, I will also be pursuing presenting and competing more in 2018 and publishing articles on instructional design and learning.