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.
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.
I mentioned last time that multiple sliders can share the same variable values, and that slider thumbs can be images. How can we push this to another level? What if the slider thumb was a panoramic image?
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!
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.
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.
Lately, we have kicked off a number of new e-learning courses for clients that are not very familiar with e-learning or instructional design. Often times these clients volunteer lots of their existing learning materials to us immediately and expect us to sift through it and work our magic. While this is somewhat understandable, a different, more direct approach works better in most cases. At IAC, we base our method on Cathy Moore's Action Mapping process.