Introduction – And Newbie to ID Question

Hello, everyone;

I am Kevin EarthSoul. This is my first post, and I would like to do two things:

  1. Introduce myself briefly.
  2. Ask a “where to begin” question for my learning style.

By way of introduction, my goal is to become a Leadership Consultant and Coach, designing seminars and workshops in various leadership principles.

I am approaching the completion of a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Lewis University. I have a graduate concentration in Organizational Training & Development, but we didn’t really get into the use of instructional design software.

I decided it would be important for me to learn elearning course design, particularly in this brave new world of pandemic social-distancing, offering a lot of these workshops and seminars online. I have a feeling that even after the pandemic is done, webinars and virtual workshops will become much more commonplace.

I have a second concentration in Professional & Executive Coaching, and I was also wondering if there might be ways to incorporate eLearning into the coaching process for certain kinds of coaching. It’s something I am going to keep in mind as I learn.

I have decided to try to learn Captivate, because it seems like the most robust of any course creation software out there. It seems a bit daunting– especially the price, but I found out how we can participate in this forum to earn license extensions. Eventually, I’d like to be able to justify the licensing price, but for now, I’m needing to be extra frugal.

My first question: Where might the best place be to begin to learn Captivate as a top-down learner? I am a systems-thinker, and prefer to see the forest before examining the trees. Any high-quality overviews of the features– not just just a superficial overview of them– and how they might integrate together?

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll have a lot more questions in the coming months, but I do hope to add to the shared pool of knowledge here before too long!


Kevin EarthSoul
Overland Park, KS

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Self-introduction and purpose for learning Captivate. Question about where to begin for a top-down learner.
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