Shortcut to Learning (Basic) HTML

Shortcut to Learning (Basic) HTML

Chicago eLearning and Technology Showcase August 15, 2017

Logic Test

Supposedly this is one of the questions prospective Apple software developers may have to answer during a job interview.

There are three boxes. One contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual contents of the box it labels. Opening just one box, and without looking in the box, you take out one piece of fruit. By looking at the fruit, how can you immediately label all of the boxes correctly?"


HTML5 (and associated web development technologies) are the basis for much of what we see on the internet. Yet, learning how to perform even basic web development can be difficult for non-technical, instructional design-types.

As eLearning matures, there is a risk that over-reliance on authoring tools can limit how you can support performance and keep pace with changes.

We will demystify web development techniques and show basic (or neophyte) users how to build web pages using shortcuts and templates. You will receive a thumb drive with starter files and job aids to use to continue their learning after the session.


  • Summarize why web development is increasingly important to professionals in the performance improvement, performance support, and learning fields
  • Build or modify web pages to perform typical functions
  • Identify next steps and resources for further development

Pete Hybert

Pete Hybert has been working in the field of human performance improvement and support since 1984 and a consultant since 1989. His clients include many well-known firms, including Eli Lilly, Siemens, Chrysler Financial, General Motors, AT&T, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Hewitt Associates, Hospira Worldwide, SPX Corporation, Huron Consulting, and others.

He has analyzed performance and designed and developed performance solutions for almost every type of business function and process. He has managed over two-hundred projects ranging from e-learning to group-paced simulations to performance-based qualification. He is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT).

PRH Consulting (2002 – Present)

  • Role: Principal Consultant
  • Primary Responsibilities: Lead consultant on projects, development of methods and tools, marketing the business.

CADDI, Inc. (1998 – 2002)

  • Role: Partner
  • Primary Responsibilities: Lead consultant on projects, development of methods for instructional design and qualification, and internal process improvement. Also oversaw information technology, finance, and consultant development and qualification processes.

SWI • Svenson & Wallace, Inc. (1989 – 1998)

  • Role: Senior Consultant
  • Primary Responsibilities: Project team leader, job analysis, curriculum architecture design, client account management.

MCC Powers (1984 – 1989)

  • Role: Senior Instructional Specialist
  • Primary Responsibilities: Job analysis, curriculum design, course development, evaluation and test development.

Ian Hybert

Ian Hybert has worked in Human Performance and Instructional Design with PRH Consulting since 2008. He has developed training, methodologies, and E-learning with clients such as Siemens Building Technologies, Eli Lilly, Hewitt, Huron Consulting, and Hospira. Ian has experience using a variety of e-learning tools such as Storyline, Articulate Presenter, Quizmaker, and Engage, and is an HTML5 beginner.

He graduated cum laude from Augustana College in 2007. Upon graduation, Ian was invited into the Phi Beta Kappa Society based upon academic achievement and leadership.

PRH Consulting (2008 – Present)

  • Role: Project Manager and Developer
  • Primary Responsibilities: Track and communicate project progress using PRH Consulting website tools. Develop content, graphics, and quiz/test items.

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