One year later, I'm happy to report we are a group of 75 strong and have hosted 5 meetings thus far. Our conversations are lively, our discussions are informative, and our quest for learning better ways to create elearning is never ending.
For our final meeting of 2015, we deconstructed non-elearning inspiration. We discussed how each interaction could be recreated using Storyline. In my research to lead this session, I used David Anderson's curated elearning examples site. Since the group's Storyline experience ranges from still surfing the trial versions and watching tutorial videos to very experienced elearning experts, I broke up the examples into groups: easy, intermediate, and advanced.
Here are some of the sites we visited:
- Will You Be Selected on a Jury? - an interactive survey that asks questions and judges whether or not you'd be selected to serve based on your answers.
- The Downside of the Boom - a news article that portrayed the unfortunate side effects of life in a boomtown. About 20% into the article there is a various assortment of charts and graphs, one being an interactive map of North Dakota and the well site locations throughout the state. When a spot is hovered over, the information is presented.
- JFK Assassination Timeline: In a subject near and dear to my heart, we looked at an interactive illustration of the events leading up to President John F. Kennedy's assassination in downtown Dallas in 1963. As the viewer advanced through the story's narrative, the image of the car moved through the streets.
- Hangman: One of the most popular deconstruction topics of the night was Hangman, by former Articulate employee, Jeanette Brooks. As you can imagine, the player is tasked with trying to guess letters for the 5-letter word before running out of Hangman parts to draw.
Other great examples we viewed were Sudoku and Zombie College. We also talked through a fellow member's multiple question on one slide issue. All-in-all, we had a great meeting with a lot of great dialog. See you all in 2016!