When creating learning experiences, how often do you consider the power of your words? For many, learning experiences can miss the mark in many ways. Someone may ask for an alternative version because the original wasn’t built with accessibility in mind. Or the language in your learning experience may offend someone. What steps can you take to create learning experiences that not only deliver on learning outcomes but create an environment where everyone feels welcomed? In this session, you will learn more about creating learning experiences for all and adopting an inclusive mindset and approach to learning design.
Cara North is an award-winning Senior Learning Experience Designer at The Ohio State University. As part of her role, she creates online courses and facilitates workshops for the College of Education and Human Ecology. She serves as Past President of Central Ohio ATD and is also a Ph.D. student in Learning Technologies at The Ohio State University. Cara was previously an instructional designer at Amazon, where she created learning materials for Amazon Kindle. A self-proclaimed professional development and social media junkie, you can often find her on Twitter (@caranorth11) or hosting her show about Learning Technologies on The Training Learning and Development Cast (https://www.tldc.us).