Audrey Nagel

Audrey is a senior Instructional Designer with the Learning & Professional Development team at Northern Arizona University. She has a B.S. in Electronic Media and Film with an emphasis in Entertainment Management and an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from NAU. With her experience as a newsroom weather director and on-screen talent, as well as multiple years of experience teaching in a university classroom setting, Audrey brings a unique perspective to the LPD team.

Building a Studio

So you want to build a studio? First and foremost, congratulations! You are about to create one of my favorite spaces.  A studio is a nice, quiet, calm space to help you reach new creative levels you might have never even dreamed of. Get ready for some exciting doors to open! You might be wondering where to start, and that’s …

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Social Media in eLearning

Social Media, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary is, “Forms of electronic communication (Such as Web Sites) through which people create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, etc.” But you didn’t need that definition to know what social media is, right? If someone asks you “what is social media?” What comes to mind? The pictures of your dogs in …

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Keying in Premiere Pro CC 2015

A while back I wrote about Utilizing a Green Screen. In that article I focused on lighting, shooting your scene and of course editing. Well, as with any software or program out there, Adobe has made changes to Premiere. With the update to Premiere Pro CC 2015, the garbage matte that was so user friendly when chroma keying a green …

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Staying Current: How

Last month I wrote about Staying Current: Why It’s important. This time around, I want to touch on HOW to stay current. Blogs: One of the best ways to stay current in your field is subscribing to blogs related to your field. This will give you a vast variety of different changes, viewpoints and ideas of what’s coming next. Maybe …

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Staying Current: Why It’s Important

As your day gets hectic, it can turn into a busy week, month, or even year. With our busy work and personal schedules, it’s easy to get behind in our ever changing field if you don’t make an effort to stay up to date. It’s no secret that you want to stay on top of what is happening in your …

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Using Transitions Effectively

Transitions are a great way to move around blocks of content, but without careful attention, they can quickly become distracting. Many novice users will overuse transitions, which can make the training look sloppy, unprofessional, and most notably, a distraction to the learner. There are many transitions to choose from, so it is important to figure out which one works best …

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What to Wear on Camera

Dressing for presentations and dressing for on camera may seem like they are one in the same. However, depending on what you are filming, they can be very different. While you want to make sure you look professional for both in-person presentations and on camera trainings, there are other factors to think about when dressing for being on camera. Patterns: …

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Incorporating Video into Your Trainings

When you think of trainings or tutorials, what first comes to mind? A walk-through demonstration of a process? Or possibly text and visuals accompanied by a voice over? These are two excellent ways to reach your audience and get the information across, and most of the time it is the best, most preferred method for your learner. However, incorporation of …

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Success Starts with SME

Meetings with Subject Matter Experts (SME) typically go one of two ways. One, you leave either feeling confused/unsure of what lies ahead with a project. Or two, you leave with a sense that you think you understand what the client wants. Wouldn’t it be great to leave thinking “I’ve got this. I know what they want, what they expect, and …

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