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Megan Torrance

Articles by Megan Torrance

Reconciling ADDIE and Agile  July 28, 2014

Many instructional designers know and use the linear ADDIE approach to development projects. At the same time, many are also aware of agile methods that offer significant flexibility and facilitate changes. Does a designer have to choose one or the other? Not really—and this article explains why.

Better eLearning: Agile, LLAMA, and Lean  June 18, 2014

Agile project management and lean manufacturing influence many activities today. LLAMA (lot like agile methods approach) applies those two processes and instructional-design best practices to deliver effective eLearning. At the Learning Solutions 2014 Conference, we crowd-sourced ways to reduce waste in instructional design, and we present the results of that work here.

What Does It Mean to Be Agile?  April 21, 2014

Agile project management is an approach for managing a creative project process, where team members accept and expect change throughout the life of the project. Here are the hallmarks of the agile process, and a way to begin learning how (and why) to put this effective, fluid approach to work for your eLearning development projects.

Photeo Development: Dynamic Linking and Animation (Part 5 of 5)  April 30, 2012

Wrapping up this series on the creation of Photeo presentations, this article will help you use After Effects and Premiere Pro to move compositions between these applications, dynamically link projects, animate your Photeo, and create simple 3-D effects. These are skills that will serve you well in many projects -- not just Photeo!

Photeo Development: Making a Scavenger Photeo (Part 4 of 5)  April 23, 2012

This week in the Photeo series, you will learn how to use Photoshop and After Effects to decompose images and to animate words and letters. These are essential skills in the creation of scavenger Photeos, and the process is faster than creating the same effects by using Flash!

Photeo Development: The Tutorial (Part 3 of 5)  April 16, 2012

A Photeo is the digital evolution of the movie montage: it supports continuity and engagement by telling a story. In the first two articles of this series, you learned what a Photeo is, and you got an overview of the production process. In this article and the next two, you get the hands-on tutorial you’ve been asking for, beginning with Articulate Presenter!

Putting a Photeo Together (Part 2 of 5)  March 26, 2012

In Part 1, you learned what a Photeo is and how you might use one. In this Part, you will walk through a Photeo needs analysis and the creation and execution process, and you will learn about the software it takes to make a Photeo!

Photos + Movement = Photeo (Part 1 of 5)  March 5, 2012

A photeo is a video-like experience that creates a sense of movement and emotion out of still photographs, short video clips from other productions, music, and narration. Readers in North America may be familiar with photeos from Ken Burns’ series on Public Television, “The Civil War.” This three-part series will show you how to use the low-cost photeo technique appropriately in eLearning.