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April Chapter Meeting: Matching E-learning Tools and Instructional Methods

  • 04/16/2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • University of Southern California, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room TCC 227, 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
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  • Deadline for this rate is 4/8.
  • This is for First-Time NEW members. Dinner plus 12 months of membership
  • For members of ATD-OC, ATD-SD, ISPI-LA and ISPI-OC.
  • For members of ATD-OC, ATD-SD, ISPI-LA and ISPI-OC.
  • Earlybird deadline is 4/8


From Articulate to Augmented reality, choosing which e-learning product to use for a specific job is a challenging task. Many of us default to what we know, or what our organization has always used, but this lack of adaptability can be limiting and costly. There are more than 110 e-learning tools out there, all claiming to be the silver-bullet solution for every online learning situation. The truth is that there is no single product that fits every project, and you can limit costs and development time by selecting the right tool for a specific job. This interactive presentation will teach you how to select the most cost-effective e-learning tool, based on instructional methods and content requirements. Employing these practices will help you create engaging education for your learners and stay up-to-date on new technologies, while not breaking the bank.

By the end of the presentation attendees will be able to:

1.     Provide examples of instructional methods used in effective

2.     Select instructional methods and identify e-learning requirements based on content.

3.     Compare and contrast different types of e-learning design tools through rapid prototyping.

4.     Create a basic cost-benefit analysis of a selected e-learning design tool.

About Your Presenter

Phil B. Potter is an instructional designer, e-learning specialist, and founder of Kinetic Instruction; a company that creates educational experiences for schools, corporations, and non-profits. He designed his first educational program at 17, by creating and overseeing a peer-tutoring network at his high school. For the last 15 years, he has worked as an educator in a variety of environments; from K-12 classrooms to the corporate boardrooms of international companies.

Phil earned his Master’s degree from USC Rossier in 2016 as part of the first graduating class of the Learning Design and Technology (LDT) program. He currently serves as the Alumni Representative to both the USC Rossier Advisory board and the USC LDT Student Organization. He is a current member of ATD-LA and serves as their Social Media Manager.

Phil and Kinetic Instruction have launched more than 50 online learning experiences for students in 8 different countries. He and his team produce innovative e-learning solutions for complex situations for industries like healthcare, physical fitness, industrial hardware, and adolescent health.


6:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Registration, Networking and Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Program (all programs begin promptly at 7 pm)

8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Informal Networking

Coming straight from the office with no time to eat? Don't worry, boxed sandwich dinners will be available for all attendees! Let us know your preference when registering.

ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

Location: University of Southern California, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room TCC 227, 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Parking:  $14 at any of these structures

  • Downey Way Structure, 3667 McClintock Ave. Los Angeles 90089 (Use the entrance from Vermont)
  • Gate 3, USC McCarthy Way Structure 3499 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089,
  • USC Hotel (Radisson) 3540 S. Figuero St., Los Angeles 90089, or
  • Gate 4, USC Royal Structure, 672-698 W Jefferson Blvd South Los Angeles.

Please allow 5-10 minutes to walk to the meeting room. Please tell the gate attendant you are attending an event at USC.

USC is Metrolink friendly and it is also a 5 to 10 minute walk to the meeting room.

Pre-Registration Suggested: Cutoff to register with dinner is Monday, April 8.

Please click here for cancellation and refund policies.

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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