Interactive Conversations Make Text Fun and Engaging #90

Interactive Conversations #90: Challenge | Recap

Hi. Can we talk?

Don’t take this the wrong way, okay? But a friend of a friend knows someone who works with a guy who overheard some people talking about our e-learning. Turns out people think the courses are a little.... boring.

I know... Shocker, right?

Anyway, I don’t think they were trying to be mean. They just felt that, lately, the courses were a little stale.

But that’s okay, because I saw an e-learning example this week that could really help.

What do you say? Are you up for some ideas that could transform text-heavy slides into lively conversations?

What do you want to do?

Right on! I know you’re going to like this.

Is that wicked cool or what?! I never thought text could be so lively... so engaging!

When you think about it, the course is really just a linear presentation. It’s the personalized audio responses and questions that make it feel like so much more.

Building something like that would be a breeze in Articulate Storyline or even PowerPoint.

The real challenge here is crafting the informal tone and questions to simulate playful conversations.

And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!

Challenge of the Week

This week your challenge is to create an example based on the interactive conversation model. 

Feel free to take on any topic you like. Keep it simple and have fun with it. Don't worry about sharing a polished example. The focus this week is on conversational writing.

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The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos. 

Learn more about the challenges in this Q&A post and why and how to participate in this helpful article

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you join this week's conversation, check out the examples your fellow button pushers shared in last week's button challenge: Challenge | Recap

30+ Awe-Inspiring Button Effects for E-Learning

Ryan Martin
Peter Kvamme
David Anderson
Peter Kvamme
Chuck Jones

I like what Ryan did and have an idea for how to create something similar, so time permitting you may see something from me later this week. I just finished a medical professionalism game in which interactive conversation occurs on several levels. First, there is the conversation between the learner and the patient. Typical simulation interaction type of stuff - you see the patient's face, you hear their issue, you answer a question - and then you see the patient's look and hear his (her) voice tone change in response to how you answered their question. That conversation is intrinsic feedback. But I've also built in some extrinsic feedback - in the form of conversation between the learner and an instructor. Both forms of feedback - and therefore both conversations - occur simultaneously... Expand

Michael Burns
David Anderson
Chuck Jones
Meg Lister
Mark Bennett
David Anderson