A few weeks ago I had a chance to attend a session by Bianca Woods, in which she shared her insights on dozens of free and low cost apps that could help you create better visual aids for your next training program. You can check out her full list of recommended apps and accessories for better visual aids here.
As I began to download a few apps that were recommended during her session, I found myself going down a bit of an App Store rabbit hole, finding all sorts of ideas and inspiration for upcoming training programs.
I came across an Inspirational Poster-making app, and I immediately thought this could be a fun way to create better visual aids for activities like a Gallery Walk.
In past presentation skills and Train the Trainer sessions, I have a standard activity in which I have participants walk around the room, exploring cards I have posted on the walls that describe various adult learning principles. A typical card looks like this:
But what if I made wall cards to post around the room that look more like this:
Which one would you prefer to look at and explore if you were in a training session?
Looks matter. Looks can pique a learner’s curiosity. Looks can evoke emotion, which in turn contributes to longer term retention. Looks can help the training room look more professional, which adds to the credibility of a program.
This particular app is called Motivational Poster and will run you $0.99.
What apps have you found to be helpful in creating training resources?