Using Interactive Maps in E-Learning #237

Using Interactive Maps in E-Learning #237: Challenge | Recap

E-learning designers use maps to show locations of objects, to guide learners from one point to another, share information about multiple places, or to help learners conceptualize themes with visual context.

When learners have access to map-inspired interactions, their natural inclination is to dig into the details and explore the map to learn more. Maps are also a great way to add context and a sense of location to e-learning courses. And maps are what this week’s challenge is all about!

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to build and share an interactive map to show how they can be used in e-learning courses.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you map out this week’s challenge, take some time to check out the interactive infographics your fellow community members shared over the past week:

Interactive Infographics in E-Learning

Interactive Infographics in E-Learning #236: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a map-tastic week, E-Learning Heroes!

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Debbi Spranza, CPLP
Jeffrey Riley
James Addoms
James Addoms
James Addoms

Thanks Jeffrey. Yes. I found a 3D model that seemed to work with this week's theme in PowerPoint's gallery. Combined with the morph feature, it made it pretty easy to generate videos and then embed them. Using morph, I think this would also work with any several images that had been rotated, so the 3D model isn't critical, but it made it super easy to do. My first crack at 3D/Morph was in a medical course - I rotated a body around to different 'stations' where users could learn about medical treatments. It added a bit more interest than static images and made me look like a 3D Pro - thank goodness for PPT! If I had had a bit more time this week, I would have generated other videos from position to position. Instead of the way I did it, where the perspective always returns to the base 's... Expand

Kevin Merendino
Kevin Thorn
Jack Dickinson
Jay Yearley