Nobody likes grainy or low-quality images. When selecting or creating images for e-learning, it's important to keep in mind image resolution and how scaling or manipulating the image can affect image quality and the appearance of your e-learning. If the option is available to send your developer the best quality image, do it! It is always easier for us to use, modify, or scale down a nice image than it is to try to scale up a poor one.
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Recently, I built a scenario-based call center soft skills training course for a client. I was excited to use some of the new features in Articulate’s Storyline 360, including the new illustrated characters. Watch as our character Sheri tackles some tricky situations with a few angry customers.
Over the years, we’ve seen a variety of images come in through our clients – some exceptional, some pretty terrible, and a few that simply could have been equipped with a better file type. But which one? Check out our handy guide below!
Lately (if it wasn’t made apparent in several other blog entries), I’ve been absolutely fascinated with the Slider in Storyline 2. It’s such a simple tool on the surface, but it’s one with tons of potential if you dare to dive deeper.
Information graphics, or “Infographics” for short, are quick and easy ways of presenting information in a more graphical format. They’re all the rage these days, and animating them can raise the bar to a whole new level of coolness!
On January 30th, Interactive Advantage hosted a pilot of our new Interpersonal Performance Assessment (IPA) offering with business leaders from around Atlanta. The purpose of the event was to get some feedback and refine our idea. IPA is designed to video capture, evaluate, improve and certify performance in the areas of sales, leadership, customer support and classroom instruction.
I was asked to develop an interactive presentation of nursing history in the form of a timeline, each date range presenting various key points in nursing history. Not too long before this request, Storyline 2 had come out, providing a wealth of new triggers and interactive objects to use. Among the new features of this program was the all-new Slider Bar. Immediately, I began exploring the applications of this feature.
Here’s an example of a scenario-based training course I made in Storyline 2 recently. This professor wanted something more engaging, something more than just bullet points on a slide. My task was to develop an online activity on patient diagnosis that would expose the learner to realistic patient scenarios, ask them to prescribe a treatment, and allow them to view the outcomes of their decisions.
On October 19, 2015 I'll present an innovative approach to performance improvement for ESMA (Executive Sales and Marketing Association) in Atlanta. For those of you in the Atlanta area, please feel free to attend using the following VIP code: ESMAVIP
For those of you who can't attend in person, check back after the event and I will provide a link to a video of the event.
If you work in e-learning and haven’t been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, you’ve probably heard the buzz surrounding the Tin Can API. The “Experience API” is our future, and for many tried-and-true instructional designers, it’s an ominous one.