Showing Meaningful Comparisons in E-Learning #1
E-Learning Challenge #1: Challenge | Recap
This week I worked with an Articulate Storyline user who needed to build some interactive feature comparisons for their products. The interactions needed to simplify product data (specs, costs) and show meaningful comparisons between their products and their competitors’ products (size, weight, proportion).
It made me aware that you can also apply comparisons beyond technical training. For example, you can feature comparisons between behavior (legal vs. illegal), decision-making (ethical vs. unethical), choices (good vs. poor), and more. You could build comparisons on almost anything. The key is to show them, so they’re meaningful to learners. And that's what this week's challenge is all about.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to use the provided source files to create an interactive demo to compare the different sizes of aircraft.
- Objective: Design an interactive graphic to show relative sizes for a series of airplanes. Check out this Wikipedia entry on giant aircraft for inspiration.
- Assets: Download the airplane graphics. They’re available in .png (transparent) and .pptx (PowerPoint) formats.
- Tools: You can use Storyline, Articulate Studio, or PowerPoint to create your interaction or infographic.
Share Your E-Learning Challenge Demos
This is a great way to practice your visual communication skills while building your e-learning portfolio. To share your files, do one of the following:
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published project. The comments section allows links but not attachments. You should use the forums if you have a question or want to share your source files.
- Forums: Create a new thread in the forums and share a link to your published source file. You can also attach your project files if you want help or feedback.
- Personal blog: Post your published example on your blog or website.
Here are a few examples to get you started:
- Scale of the Universe
- Powers of Ten
- Planet size comparison
- What You Can Do in 25 Square Meters
- Cell Size and Scale
- The Size of Our World
- Kingdom of the Blue Whale
- Great whales
- Tapuiassauro, the new dinosaur from Brazil
What are the E-Learning Challenges?
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.