Comics are a powerful tool for engaging learners of all ages, because they are:
- Visual by nature;
- Driven by story; and
- Rely on conciseness.
Each of the elements contribute to brain-friendly and effective learning experience. Yet, for a variety of reasons, L&D practitioners tend to shy away from this learning delivery vehicle.
In the first part of this professional development session, Clint Clarkson, author of the popular L&D Scenes comic series, will lead an exploration of comics as a learning tool. You’ll discover the mechanisms for creating effective comics – such as storytelling, character dialogue, character expression and empathy – and review some of the simple tools you can use to easily create your own comics. As Clint will show, artistic talent is not a pre-requisite for creating stylish comics.
In the second part of this session, we’ll take part on a discussion driven by the L&D Scene comics that showcase examples of the session content and demonstrate just one technique for using comics in a learning context.
Clint Clarkson is just another helpless victim who accidentally stumbled down the rabbit hole of corporate learning and development. Over 15 years later, having made stops in the banking, airline, and supply chain industries, he’s become quite fond of the oddities and challenges this line-of-work has to offer. While he’s known for being upbeat, positive, and enthusiastic, Clint is still easily offended by comic-sans, bullet points, and the excessive use of buzzwords. His current focus is the design and development of digital knowledge experiences (a.k.a. eLearning) and helping organizations use these experiences in a way that changes employee behavior for improved business results. His passion project is the L&D Scenes comic series, which can be found on LinkedIn (in/clintclarkson), Twitter (@ClintClarkson) and other social media channels.
Registration: 5:30 pm
Speaker: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm
Members: $40 plus taxes
Future Members: $50 plus taxes
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