Using Scrolling Panels to Manage Content in E-Learning #386

Using Scrolling Panels in E-Learning #387: Challenge | Recap

When working with lengthy text blocks in your course design, you can do a few things to ensure the composition is manageable and easy to read:

  1. Break up the text into smaller paragraphs. 
  2. Use typographic hierarchy to ensure the most important information stands out.
  3. Use whitespace to create visual interest and balance. 

But there may be times when you still may need a little extra help. That's where scrolling panels can help.

Scrolling panels are a great option when you're looking for ways to present large images, lengthy text blocks, or other graphics that don't fit well on a slide.

For example, you can divide a long list or set of instructions into manageable chunks by placing each piece of content in its own text box within the scrolling panel. And managing large blocks of content is what this week's challenge is all about.

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an example that demonstrates how scrolling panels can be used to present content that doesn't fit well on the slide.


Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
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  • Personal blog:  If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
  • Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Last Week’s Challenge:

To help get your creative juices scrolling, take a look at the brutalist design examples your fellow challengers shared in last week's challenge:

20 Best Examples of Brutalism in E-Learning Design #386

Brutalism in E-Learning Design RECAP #386: Challenge | Recap

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Jonathan Hill
Jodi M. Sansone
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Stefan Gottfried
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Tracy Carroll
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Maren West
Philip Cranston

Hi Maren, thanks for the feedback!
 Really enjoying developing my skills in SL. I’m even starting to ‘see’ Storyline interactions and triggers in the world around me! I did wonder about adding a hint, but I think making the learner have to do some work helps them stay engaged. In fact, I was thinking about making it harder and putting ‘the clue’ on an earlier slide (maybe in a message on the phone chat screen, or in the cafe), but I wanted my fellow SL slingers to go through the course without too much friction. If it was learners, then - make them work! (As a kid, I used to love the text-based problem-solving games in the late eighties, and trying to figure out the puzzles of “The adventures of Monkey Island”. I guess these were inspirations for this example) Yes, I noticed the iss... Expand

Philip Cranston
Cyd Walker
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