Asking open-ended questions is a great way to encourage your learners to use their critical-thinking skills. By giving them the opportunity to put concepts into their own words, you help them gain insight into their own understanding. But how can you provide them with feedback when the possible answers are literally endless? By giving them the opportunity to compare their answer to an expert’s recommendation.
And thanks to the data entry fields in Storyline 360, it’s super-easy to add engaging compare and contrast activities to your course.
Want to try this out but aren’t sure how to work it into your course? Here are eight incredibly clever compare and contrast examples that are sure to inspire you. Take a look:
- This sophisticated example by Zsolt Olah lets learners choose their own difficulty level to test their knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) terminology.
- Give learners a fun brain challenge with this word scramble compare and contrast example by Taylor Allan.
- Sunet Sullivan demonstrates a serene way to test people’s memory in this beautiful example about yoga poses.
- This brilliant practice activity by Nancy Woinoski challenges learners to be concise when writing copy.
- Test your phonetic skills in this coffee shop–themed example by Carrie Gauthier.
- This compare and contrast project by Molly Fisher shows one way to pair data entry fields and video.
- This cool compare and contrast example from Kelly Cooke makes learning about idioms a piece of cake. (See what we did there? 😉)
- Sit back, enjoy the relaxing music, and flex your green thumb with this houseplant-themed project by Ashi Tandon.
Want to share your own compare and contrast project, but not sure how? Join this E-Learning Challenge and leave a link to your work in the comments. And if you’re aching for more e-learning design inspiration, swing by the Building Better Courses forum for tips, ideas, and more.