Jennifer De Vries
Jennifer De Vries, CPT, is a speaker coach and online host for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, and is President and Chief Solutions Architect for BlueStreak Learning. She has over 20 years’ experience managing eLearning programs for organizations such as IBM, Motorola, Joint Commission Resources, and Thomson/NETg. Jennifer frequently writes and speaks on the topic of eLearning, and is best known for her groundbreaking report on rapid eLearning published by Bersin & Associates and for her logical, practical, and business-oriented approach to eLearning. She has been named one of the top 20 most influential people in online learning by OnlineUniversityRankings.org.
Top Tips for Producing Better eLearning Audio August 11, 2014
Most eLearning professionals will need to create a voiceover script from time to time as part of their job. But writing scripts for audio is different from writing text that a learner reads from a display. Where do you learn this skill? There aren’t many courses that teach this. Here are 10 tips that will help you to write better scripts!
Putting Out Fires, Part 4: Setting eLearning Standards August 14, 2013
When working on a large project with multiple team members, it is common to have a set of organizational or project standards for eLearning courses. These standards make it easier for the team members to pick up each other’s work, based on availability. Here’s a quick primer on standards.
Up to this point in the series on picking up someone else’s project, Joe and Jennifer have covered the things you should find out before accepting the job, and what to look for in the project files. Now they detail what to document as you do your revisions—and why!
Putting Out Fires, Part 2: What's In the Source Files? June 20, 2013
In the first part of this series on picking up someone else’s project, Joe and Jennifer provided a checklist to use before accepting the job. Now they alert you to the things you should look for in the project files, especially when the tool that created them was either Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. This article could save you a lot of work!
Has a client ever asked you to revise a course that someone else wrote? This can be either a great opportunity or a train wreck. This, the first of four sets of tips for revising (or fixing) a project, is a checklist to use before you begin such an assignment. These questions will identify “hot spots” and client expectations, helping to ensure a successful engagement!