Need some feedback on a prototype that I'm working on . . .
For my former employer, I have a small Storyline project to develop a module on leaders as developers of their people. The company recently instituted development planning for all employees (separate now from annual performance planning) and this new module will be part of the new resources for management to help get them up-to-speed as developers of talent.
During the Storyline beta, I did two music videos for fun. But I've always wanted to take that experience and, if possible, in the right circumstances, apply what I learned in a e-learning course in a way that works.
So I've been playing around with the following introductory "music montage" piece as a first prototype for my client. I've seen the technique done before and am not sure what it is called (a type of mash-up?).
Normally I start a course and get right to the WIIFM to, among other things, encourage learner engagement and to get things moving. This is a more "leisurely WIIFM," almost "reflective shock and awe" to get the learner to buy into why this course's topic is important.
Questions--does the intro work? Is it too much? I wanted it shorter but it "felt right" to be as long as the musical piece that I'm using. Normally I might use something like this at the end of a course instead of the beginning.
I like the fact that a Storyline project can be effective without a lot of fancy programming--just the right choice of material and some timeline and simple graphics magic to tell a message. I could have done this in PowerPoint and exported as a movie but I wanted to do as much as I could in Storyline itself. Also, the timeline was a life-saver.
(Disclaimer: My client has not seen this prototype yet so it may or may not be something they approve or adopt. However, everything used in the intro is public knowledge.)
Thanks for any feedback.
[Updated May 23: Link to Demo v2 - thanks again everyone for all the wonderful feedback.]