Creative ways of presenting a list of 30 line items

Aarti Talwar

42 posts

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM  

Hi Articulate wizards,

 

I'm currently creating a Compliance training (following User Agreement) in Presenter and there's one area where I'm stuck - my SME has just handed me a tip sheet of 30 line items (things that employees can't do) that needs to be included in the training. I don't wish to add them as bullet points and make myself and my learners go to sleep.....

 

Would really appreciate some ideas on how I can show the list more creatively!

 

Thanks,

Aarti


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David Tyler

14 posts

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 8:53 PM  

See if you can group them in a way where you can combine a few into a funny pictorial of people doing some of the 30 things they aren't supposed to do. But in a humorous way so as to make it obvious why they shouldn't be done. But really 30? I'm guessing since it is for Compliance, with a capital c, there is little room for humor since the list is so long. Try it anyway and it will lead to good ideas on how the list can be presented using imagery instead of bullet points. Good luck. Remember, never use password as your password. 


Aarti Talwar

42 posts

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 9:43 PM  

Hi David,

 

Yeah.. that's a really good idea... use funny images or small videos of folks doing some of the don'ts.... maybe I don't have to tell them all 30 in the course... I can tell maybe the top 5 or 6 and include the remaining as an attachment!

 

Thanks, David.... you've got me thinking!

 

Appreciate it!

 

Aarti


Kristen Hull

96 posts

Posted Friday, October 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM  

Did you read Highlights as a kid?  This reminds me of Goofus and Gallant.  One boy would illustrate the proper way to do stuff (Gallant, of course) and Goofus would do everything incorrectly.  Maybe you could do a spin on that.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=goofus+and+gallant+examples&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=xLGKUMr6HJP7yAHThIHwDw&ved=0CBwQsAQ&biw=1264&bih=711


David Baker

27 posts

Posted Friday, October 26, 2012 at 9:28 AM  

If you can do something like...do this/not this...then this might be a design idea. I am thinking of using this idea for one of my courses to show the difference between Lean Manufacturing and Traditional Manufacturing. 

 

http://www.thinglink.com/scene/228857090536374273?buttonSource=undefinedPage

 

 


Aarti Talwar

42 posts

Posted Friday, October 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM  

Kristen and David - Those are both great ideas and I'm thinking of doing a hybrid of the two - something like a video/cartoon contrasting the right way and wrong way of doing things (in my case, what employees can and can't do)!

 

Thanks again for those ideas!

 

Aarti


Wim Timmerman

25 posts

Posted Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 1:32 AM  

Hi Aarti,

if you spread those over more than one page, or the trainee can't have a clear view of all the items (s)he has to answer, may I suggest you put a number/total number somewhere. By doing this you as a learner doesn't feel desperado on how many there are still to come.

 

Curious to learn the outcome of your project.


User Rank Bruce Graham

7,308 posts

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 3:57 AM  

Hi Aarti,

If they are just "tips", there's no reason why (for purposes of the training), that they need to be displayed in one place/contiguously, as mentioned above by Tim.

You could place a small "?" icon, (you will find about 1000 here....) on slide, even in different places.

Every time the learner clicks on one, have a text box with the "Tip" fly-in from bottom, (it starts in a Hidden state),, so that they "collect" them as they go through.

 

At the the end of the course - refer to a resource, or even go through them at that point. If you explain that they have been shown al the way through the course, it validates "summarizing" them in a list or resource format, and (as above), at that point you can group them. You could offer optional "click to reveal examples of where there was an epic fail on this item...." showing personal and financial risks and liabilities as an option exploratory/"aide-memoire" item.

 

Good luck, and let us know how it went.

Bruce


Debra Farmer

4 posts

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4:30 PM  

What about a "what's wrong with this picture"?  Have people doing both right and wrong thing - the learner has to pick out the "wrong" items.  Maybe instead of doing this on one slide (would probably be impossible), you could "sprinkle" them throughout the course.  

 


Mark Mulkerin

16 posts

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:15 PM  

Perhaps a police line up or something Dragnet style.  It will allow you to conceptually group items in terms of types of violation while creating a story or personality to hang the items on.  I.e. you have your Inappropriate Eddie convicted of a variety of inappropriate comments and a general lack of regard for other employees or your Short Cut Steve filling out various paperwork without doing the work etc.


User Rank Daniel Brigham

1,281 posts

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:32 AM  

A simple solution would be to group the items and create a tab interaction. Not riveting, but perhaps a decent way to soften the blow. Personally, I'd talk to the SME explain why this approach won't work, no matter how creative the presentation is.


David Steffek

80 posts

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:47 PM  

Similar to Bruce's idea, sprinkle icons throughout the course (preferrably each tip will have a unique icon) that the learner interacts with to show the tip. Ideally put the tips on pages with topics relevant to the tip.

 

In the background, use variables to keep track of which tips have been found.

 

Then, at the end of a section or other significant point, show a "scorecard" - show in full color the icons of the tips that they found and show in black/white the tips that they missed. Provide a link/tip on the missed ones indicating where to go back and look for them.


User Rank Bruce Graham

7,308 posts

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM  

David Steffek said:

Similar to Bruce's idea, sprinkle icons throughout the course (preferrably each tip will have a unique icon) that the learner interacts with to show the tip. Ideally put the tips on pages with topics relevant to the tip.

In the background, use variables to keep track of which tips have been found.

Then, at the end of a section or other significant point, show a "scorecard" - show in full color the icons of the tips that they found and show in black/white the tips that they missed. Provide a link/tip on the missed ones indicating where to go back and look for them.


Love that as a plan and execution  

Bruce


Rich Johnstun

134 posts

Posted Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 12:34 PM  

Maybe consider build an animated info graphic. They can take some time to do, but I've used them with very high retention and recall. I do a lot of video production so that is where my mind usually goes. 

 

Here is an example of what I mean. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r__UEFT0hPk

 

 


Aarti Talwar

42 posts

Posted Thursday, November 01, 2012 at 5:40 PM  

Hey everyone,

 

Wow, never thought i'd get such cool ideas around displaying 30 bullet lists.... appreciate it totally!

 

Jon - I looked at the info graphic video and it was awesome!

 

I started building out an info graphic using Prezi and was wondering, is there any way I can integrate my Prezi content into my elearning course? I am using Articulate Studio '09 as the authoring tool.

 

I will go ahead and post this question as a general one as well, to get inputs from the community.

 

If anyone has ideas on how this can be done, let me know.

 

Thanks

Aarti


User Rank Bruce Graham

7,308 posts

Posted Friday, November 02, 2012 at 12:05 AM  

Hi Aarti,

There was a thread about Articulate and Prezi integration on the old Articulate Forums, see here.

Hope this helps.

Bruce