How do you slow down the flow of information and give learners a chance to reflect or take action? One way is by using gate screens.
What are Gate Screens?
Modal windows and gate screens are a great way to make learners pause and interact with your course before continuing through it. Think of gates like floating dialog boxes that provide a big picture overview or contextual help for a specific slide.
Some typical uses for gate screens are general instructions, navigation and course player tips.
Gate screens can also be used to provide compliance agreements, course checklists, and custom sitemaps for your course.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an e-learning example featuring a gate screen or modal box. Your example can be static or interactive.
We hosted a gate screen challenge seven years ago. You can view the challenge examples in this recap post.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you unlock your creative gates this week, take a few moments to check out the animated examples your fellow challengers shared in last week's Rube Goldberg challenge:
Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to 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.