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Instructional Comics in eLearning Part 2: With Special Guest Kevin Thorn

Episode Summary

This week on IDIODC, Brent and Chris bring back on another special returning guest from a past episode. We wanted to revisit the great conversation from last episode on instructional comics, so we decided to bring back the awesome Kevin Thorn! Kevin thorn is joining us again to discuss the power of instructional comics. In this appearance we'll focus on cultural differences and how presenting instruction through visual comic storytelling has a unique challenge when presented in a global environment. This conversation will also reinforce the necessity of truly understanding your audience and how focusing on culture can increases your chances of delivering a successful learning experience. Fun Fact about dominKnow: We love comics too! With comics samples and comic eLearning templates, we encourage users to get creative and use engaging forms of learning for better learner retention. https://www.dominknow.com/elearning-examples Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences. http://nuggethead.net/ After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects. Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench a creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies. Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018). Learn more about Kevin on his LinkedIn. (and check out his blog!) https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinthorn/ http://nuggethead.net/blog/ Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter (and remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag): - Kevin: @LearnNuggets https://twitter.com/learnnuggets - Brent: @BSchlenker https://twitter.com/bschlenker - Chris: @Chris_V_W https://twitter.com/Chris_V_W Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow Interested in learning more about dominKnow? Sign up for our next live platform demo to learn why we do powerful eLearning-authoring best. (And get a free 14-day trial after you watch the demo!) https://www.dominknow.com/demonstration.html

Episode Notes

This week on IDIODC, Brent and Chris bring back on another special returning guest from a past episode. We wanted to revisit the great conversation from last episode on instructional comics, so we decided to bring back the awesome Kevin Thorn!

Kevin thorn is joining us again to discuss the power of instructional comics. In this appearance we'll focus on cultural differences and how presenting instruction through visual comic storytelling has a unique challenge when presented in a global environment. This conversation will also reinforce the necessity of truly understanding your audience and how focusing on culture can increases your chances of delivering a successful learning experience.

Fun Fact about dominKnow: We love comics too! With comics samples and comic eLearning templates, we encourage users to get creative and use engaging forms of learning for better learner retention.
https://www.dominknow.com/elearning-examples

Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.
http://nuggethead.net/

After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.

Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench a creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies.

Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018).

Learn more about Kevin on his LinkedIn. (and check out his blog!)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinthorn/
http://nuggethead.net/blog/

Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter (and remember you can always stay in the loop with the #IDIODC hashtag):

Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions.

Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow

Interested in learning more about dominKnow? Sign up for our next live platform demo to learn why we do powerful eLearning-authoring best. (And get a free 14-day trial after you watch the demo!) https://www.dominknow.com/demonstration.html