5 Storyboarding Resources

My team is about to pursue development of multiple eLearning courses and possibly video. During my research I found 5 great resources on storyboarding and script development. Storyboards can serve multiple purposes from eLearning to video based projects. The 5 resources below provide a mix of resources.

  • eLearning Storyboard & Script Writing Full Course by eLearning.net: The eLearning Network – This video provides a great example of a very simple storyboard that provides all information for the project sponsor, instructional designer, narrator, graphics resource, SME, and others. It then proceeds to describe how to write a script.

Read: The Rise of the Crowd-Sourced Syllabus

The Crowd Sourced Syllabus. I like it. previously there were lesson plan sharing sites but this now includes students and possibly participants. The potential for learning for the students either as contributors to the syllabus or recipients of the learning is awesome.

Article Quote

“From the Trump Syllabus 2.0 to the Native Lives Matter Syllabus, crowd-sourced syllabi have popped up as resources for educators and readers looking for background about complex current events.

The rise of crowd-sourced syllabus is an important leap, in both disseminating and gathering knowledge and in shaping active learners, no matter what their age or location.”

via The Rise of the Crowd-Sourced Syllabus — Discover

How Long Does It Take To Create an Hour of Learning #ILT #VILT #eLearning #blendedlearning

Bryan Chapman created two great resources on the cost of developing one hour of learning. They are from a few years ago but still provide great information. They are located here:

To find out more about Bryan Chapman and the Chapman Alliance please visit: http://www.chapmanalliance.com.

Other resources that discuss the same topic are:

Note: These articles are dated but the hours should still be valid. Adjust the rates to what is applicable in your business.


Congratulations Dr. Greg Williams @gregwilliams123 on the TD at Work

The Graduate Program Director of the ISD Masters Degree program that I competed just published a TD at Work titled Creating a Career Portfolio. Description:

This issue of TD at Work offers practical advice to help learning and development professionals show off their best work.

For more information:




Non-Profit Information related to ASTD Chapters

I shared information with my fellow board members regarding ASTD and IRS Non-Profit information. I thought it would be good to place the links in a blog post so that I can easily share the information with others. Paul Signorelli has had an excellent session at the ASTD ALC each year and if I can find the link to his site, I will update the post with a link to his information.
CORE Information from ASTD (Chapter responsibility to ASTD)
NORE  (ASTDs responsibility to the chapters)
IRS Information
  • Our organization can sell memberships and professional development, according to our charter, and this income incurs no taxes. The one area that was always questionable to me was, can we sell books that relate to the topics we are teaching. Our previous accountant always said no. It would be good to get a final answer on this. If we sell books one thing that we must do is collect sales taxes, this is outside of incurring taxable income. Anything that we sell that is taxable income is covered under the  IRS – Unrelated Business Income Defined –  http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=96104,00.html  
  • All the information you ever wanted to know about the IRS and non-profits –  http://www.irs.gov/charities/index.html
  • Compliance Guide for Tax Exempt Organizations (other than 501(c)(3) Public Charities and Private Foundations)    Publ 4221-NC
  • Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization –  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p557.pdf 
IRS 501(c)(3) Form
  • We fall under a group exemption for ASTD so you will not see our name on the form and you must state this to whomever you need to supply the information to.
The goal is to:
  • keep good financial records, 
  • keep good sponsorship records (invoices that show the value of all promised items), 
  • avoid any inurement or personal financial benefit to any of us insiders
  • file all necessary federal, state or local filings
  • comply with all federal and state laws
  • maintain our tax exempt status! 🙂
In my opinion, a great resource for all board members, not just the VP of Finance is the ASTD Chapter Finance Toolkit. It covers non-profit finance, IRS topics, liability insurance and a lot more in a broad view with a smattering of specifics. Additionally, if I can find Paul’s resources I will place it below.

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions for Higher-level Thinking by Mike Dickinson

I will never try to impersonate a good question writer. Otherwise known as a person that is an expert in the field of psychometrics. I have always been curious about the use of multiple choice questions for higher level objectives. This article discusses this topic.

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions for Higher-level Thinking by Mike Dickinson: article thumbnail image
Multiple-choice questions don’t get a lot of respect from some instructional designers when it comes to evaluating higher-level thinking. However, these questions can be effective if the designer knows how to write them. Here is your guide to creating meaningful multiple-choice items.