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Diversity & Learning Content - eLearning SIG - June 2024 (Virtual ONLY)

  • 19 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 66


  • For established partner organizations, including TODN, ICF, and established ATD Chapter partnerships
  • Prospective Member - limit one event per year


Diversity & Learning Content
June eLearning SIG (virtual only)

Presented by Candace Marles

Sponsored by eparamus


ATD Capability Model:

Personal: Cultural Awareness & Inclusion

Professional: Instructional Design

Organizational: Organization Development & Culture


Join the Research Triangle eLearning community for our June session!

Have you ever walked into a classroom and felt out of place? Or started an e-learning course, only to be put off by images and unrealistic scenarios that you couldn’t relate to? You were likely distracted and unfocused, and your learning suffered.

Research shows that learners need to feel seen, valued, and included to benefit from their learning experience fully. As instructional designers and e-learning developers, we have the power to create an inclusive environment where everyone can engage and learn.

In this session, we’ll survey some simple ways to make a positive impact through our e-learning designs, including through choice of image, coach or avatar, voice types for audio narration, stories, scenarios, and examples, use of inclusive language in our audio scripts and onscreen text, and a person-centered perspective. We’ll also examine the importance of e-learning structure, navigation, and accessibility.

Along the way, we’ll review some examples, talk about the challenges, and discuss some of the resources that can be helpful in this work. Please bring your favorite examples and resources to share with session participants.

Guest Speakers: 

Candace Marles has been a learning and development leader in the RTP area for well over 20 years and has designed e-learning on topics as varied as gender sensitivity, pharmaceutical drug development, LMS administration for training coordinators, and advanced analytics. Working for clients such as the UN Development Programme and The Center for Black Health & Equity has helped Candace understand the importance of inclusive design.

Connect with Candace on LinkedIn

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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