Building eLearning for the Real World

  • April 19, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hyatt Place Independence, 6025 Jefferson Drive, Independence, OH 44131


  • This rate is for current ATD Greater Cleveland members and includes all member types. Please note: If you do not register prior to the program, walk-ins will be charged the non-member rate, regardless of member status, and attendance can not be guaranteed.
  • To participate in chapter reciprocity, current members of any ATD Chapter in Ohio should use this option. A registration code is required; please contact the ATD Greater Cleveland chapter office for code information.
  • For attendees who are not current members of the guests, non-members, national ATD members, and any members who are paying at the door.

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Building eLearning for the Real World

eLearning is an essential option for every training strategy. Training professionals can no longer watch the eLearning process, but must become an essential part of the process in order to achieve a specific learning goal or objective.

Authoring tools are a great starting point for eLearning but programs built solely with eLearning authoring tools tend to get repetitious - the same kinds of interactions followed by the same kinds of exams followed by the same looking characters and icons. During this session, you'll learn about additional editing tools, graphic design tools, digital cameras and videos all bring additional ways for your students to learn. Whether you are new to eLearning, or have been using authoring tools for years, this session will provide you with new ideas to enhance your eLearning.

It's time to get creative and go beyond what you can do with your authoring tools!

Participants will learn how to:
  • Incorporate an effective model for eLearning design and development into your current instructional design process.
  • Identify the three software components necessary for successful eLearning authoring.
  • Describe the primary features for two of the most popular eLearning authoring tools available.
  • Leverage additional software development tools, like Photoshop and Animate, and integrate these additional graphic and multimedia pieces into your authoring tool.

About Thomas Toth

Thomas has over 20 years of global experience in the design and development of training programs and educational technology. He led the creation and implementation of global learning initiatives for companies like Western Union, Janus Capital Group, and SafeNet. As a consultant, he designed training programs for clients including CHANEL, DiSH, Swarovski, Newmont Mining, Airgas, Murale and Trizetto.

He is a recognized as an expert and innovator in the area of online learning and is a regular speaker for ATD, and delivered presentations to the eLearning Guild, ASCD and Pepperdine University. Thomas is the winner of ELearning! Magazine's Learning Champion Award 2016 and Thomas’ work in the area of leadership program development lead to a 2008 ASTD BEST award.

Thomas is the author of the books Technology for Trainers, first and second edition, and a contributing author to the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals and Michael Allen’s eLearning Annual 2012.


Who should attend?  Instructional Designers, Facilitators, Managers, and anyone who would like to learn how to step outside their boundaries and learn some new techniques for eLearning that will engage learners.

Area of Expertise: Learning Technologies

Program Details & Agenda

Date: Thursday April 19, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:00 PM  Check In  Light Refreshment
  6:00-8:00 PM Welcome and Program
  8:00-8:30 PM Networking 

Event Registration Details*
$35 Current ATD Greater Cleveland Chapter Members
$35 Current Members of any Ohio ATD Chapter 
$45 Non-Members & Guests

Hyatt Place Independence 
6025 Jefferson Drive
Independence, OH 44131

Parking/Directions: Click here for directions to the Hyatt Place Independence. Free parking is available.

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*Registration is required; space is limited and walk-ins will be charged $35, regardless of membership status. Please see the Event Registration Details page for more information about ATD Greater Cleveland's registration & cancelation policy. 

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