November ATD Dinner Meeting: Moving from Flying Bullets to Instructional Animations

  • 18 Nov 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • American Tap Room-Clarendon, 3101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
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Flying bullets were the height of fashion…in 1997! And yet they still persist in so much corporate learning both in the classroom and online. So why is this much-maligned presentation technique still so popular? Perhaps because training designers and developers aren’t quite sure what else to do. Many training designers and developers do not have a background in graphic design or information design.

This session presents a case study of an American Red Cross Disaster Services course moved from slides and slides of bullets to useful, engaging instructional animations. You’ll look at “before” and “after" slides that illustrate the transformation from text bullets to the instructional animations that led to an award-winning e-learning course. Whether you are creating training for the classroom, webinars, or self-paced e-learning, you’ll learn to turn some of the specific design techniques used in that transformation into techniques you can use yourself, even if you aren’t a graphic artist.

Diane Elkins is President of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company specializing in the use of Articulate Studio, Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora. Diane has been in the e-learning industry since 2001, speaks regularly at national conferences about e-learning, and is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series.

Dinner will be served.  Contact for questions.


This dinner program will also include our annual meeting. The meeting agenda includes a current snapshot of the Chapter, a farewell to 2015 board members, introduction to the 2016 board, and an overview of the 2015 member survey results.

Special Accommodations

If you have dietary or accessibility restrictions, please email early so that we can make every effort to accommodate your needs.

Cancellation Policy

Metro DC ATD will refund your registration fee when cancelled by the end of the "Early Bird" registration window. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.