I was driving through our neighborhood recently with my son on the way back from soccer practice. It was one of the first really warm days of Spring, so many of the local shopkeepers were busy outside their stores cleaning windows, sweeping sidewalks and putting out colourful chalkboard signs that promised great deals and upcoming sales. It was one of these signs that caught my son’s eye, outside the local Pet store. The sign’s proclamation was simple, if not devastating.
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eLearning can be a very successful training medium if executed well. The rollout of eLearning programs can save organizations on training costs, with the added benefit of faster delivery and the reach of a wider scope of employees. Creating eLearning that is both effective and engaging however, can sometimes be challenging. Here are three tips that are useful when working on eLearning projects. Learning Objectives Having a clear idea of what your learning objectives are help
Here’s a few of my favourite tips and tricks. Keep these in mind when you’re designing your next eLearning module, and they’ll definitely enhance your productivity! TRANSITIONS The Transitions panel at the top of the Storyline can be used to adjust the transition between any two screens. This obviously includes between slides, but it can also be used to transition between layers! This can be a great time-saver, if for example you’re using layers to overlay text or images on t
Depending on who you ask, the ability of an Instructional Designer to write code will bring up a variety of answers. One might think that using just an authoring tool to create their elearning will get the job done and that might be the case depending on what you would like to accomplish. However, if you can add the expertise of a Computer Programmer to provide animations and graphics written with a computer language, then why not? I suggest using a combination of these two s
Here’s a quick look at how to create a cool Storyline-compatible hotspot interaction in Flash for an eLearning module. I recently wanted to make a pick-many activity where the user could select multiple keys on a keyboard. In Storyline, hotspot activities are weakened by the fact that only selectable objects have a hand cursor over them. I got around this by making a huge hotspot that covered the entire keyboard, and then putting the ‘correct’ hotspots on top of that one. Thi
There are options in the marketplace for off-the-shelf elearning solutions, but to take full advantage of elearning’s capabilities, custom is the way to go. You will never get the same attention to detail and tailored feel that a vendor who produces custom solutions will give you as a canned course. The decisions that are made in regards to storyboards and what learning technologies to use are all made for a specific reason – to have the learner fully engaged and take as muc
Good user interface design is one of those things that are invisible when done properly. When a learner is using an elearning module, a great UI keeps the interaction smooth and makes sure the learner understands what to do at any given time. When done badly, it becomes an obstacle for the learner to struggle around while they’re trying to learn the content, and impedes their experience. Think of the UI as a tool for the learner to interact with the material, the way a mouse