I must possess these skills before using PLErify

Keyword searching

Context keyword searching

Boolean searching

Downloading print version of articles in .pdf

Navigating digital library landscape

Understanding different types of periodicals and scholarly sources of materials

Understanding different types of digital formats of text .pdf, xml, rtf, txt in various forms e.g. microfilm, microfiche

Know when proofing is required to explain a theory, concept, idea.

Know analytical methods to use when proofing e.g. expert talking, numbers and analysis, projections, before/after comparisons, differentiation,

Familiarity in use of analytic tools for (2) and insert results to prove a point.

Familiarity to capture screenshots of data elsewhere to prove a point

Ability to save critical data interpretation information in different file formats, .csv or image formats

Ability to download analyzed data in a variety of formats.

Perform screen capture for critical information snapshots

Identifying text-to-mixed media equivalent visual representation

Ability to download royalty-free media assets

Recreate critical text information into a graphical representation using infographic tools

Manipulate digital video creation tools to explain an idea in a minute or less than a minute segments.

Ability to combine different formats at different parts of a course

Ability to conceptualize a project, its purpose and the targeted audience (different types ~ different level of detail)

Ability to envision and break down the essential components of the elearning project and create a full syllabus composed of chapters/subchapters/sections

Ability to create a digital narrative of the syllabus allowing topics flow in a natural progression but also nonlinearly as to present the interconnectedness of main ideas with sub-ideas.

Preference for brevity, coherence and clarity over verbosity through optimum use of mixed media, data, facts and figures and moving media.

Ability to package your project in your choice of Presentation App and upload to LMS

Know preferred Learning Management System for your project

Determine your audience

Enroll your audience

Determine if your elearning project is for free or paid

Determine the look/feel of project in the LMS and test it ‘as a student rather than an Instructor’

With the above skills and an account I’m now able to….

1 Determine the main purpose of the project

2 Build your learning objectives and intended audience

3 Google search the content of your project using essential keywords

4 Using the online databases available to you, do a similar keyword search and  extract key content

5 Make a draft outline and syllabus

6 Refine the narratives in each chapter

1 Extract data for the chapters needing scaffolding information

2 Make sense of the data using analytical tools

3 Visualize the data using graphs, charts

4 Capture these data and store them in a separate directory in your online file storage album and set aside for later use.

5 Determine where to put details e.g. graphs charts mixed media

1 Gather essential conceptual ideas with equivalent mixed media (audio, video, graphics, images, simulation) representation and organize in your online storage folder

2 Mash these content within yoursyllabus’ chapter by chapter until a coherent theme emerges in each chapter.

3 When ready, package your course in a SCORM compliant format and zip it .

1 Launch your choice of LMS

2 Input personal information of intended and preselected attendees

3 Upload the online course to the LMS generating a unique URL

4 Send the link to all attendees

5 You can elect to let your audience pay a fee or not.

6 If preferable, ask your users for feedback