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From Sketching to Podcasting



Al Frank  (see bio below)


Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Dinner/Networking begins at 5:30 p.m.

Business Meeting from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Presentation/Discussion typically begins at 6:30 and ends at 8:00 p.m.


Metro State University

1380 Energy Park Dr. (Suite 104)

St. Paul, MN 55108


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Free for first-time guests and current MnISPI members.

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$15 for guests to cover dinner

(No advance registration is required)

Program Overview

After attending an Allen Interactions workshop that introduced me to a “sketching” approach to rapid eLearning design, I tried it out with a client. It worked great and helped the client and me quickly create a simple instructional design for a microlearning module. (We use Trivantis’ Lectora Inspire software for development and CourseMill for the LMS implementation.) The client had budget constraints, so I had to be creative when we got to the audio production. We decided to use the project manager as the voice talent and apply podcasting techniques I’ve used in the past.


During my presentation, I’ll share how we approached the project and offer practical, cost-effective suggestions for using podcasting as part of your microlearning solutions. The session will include an interactive exercise where I will need a volunteer...prepare to participate...it won’t hurt that much.

About our Facilitator

Al Frank, PhD, President of Learning Masters, Inc. Al did his undergrad and graduate work in psychology at the University of Minnesota. He focused on applied behavior analysis.

Al started his career at 3M in 1973. That’s where he began learning about the “wonderful world of instructional design” where you get paid to continuously learn new things.


Al has held leadership roles in several training organizations. Prior to founding Learning Masters in 1988, he was Vice President of Special Design for Wilson Learning. He worked for Wilson for eight years (3 years and then 5 years).


Between stints at Wilson, he was a training manager at CPT, formerly one of the top word processing companies. (Remember word processors?)


For more info on Learning Masters, go to: https://learningmasters.com/