One Course with Two Modalities: Determining How-to's and Best Pratices

Hey there my fellow Articulators!

I develop courses for multiple cultures around the world. Some cultures or groups prefer to deliver trainings individually and some prefer group settings. I would want to design and develop one course that can be delivered in both modalities, eLearning and Instructor Lead. My Initial thought is to create one course with an intro story ending with two buttons. Each button would link to two parallel stories (something like a... "Chose how you would like to take this course." option), one for eLearning and one for ILT/Facilitator. Then, the two copies of the same course would differ in the types of activities and of course the ILT would need to have facilitator notes. I am looking to start use Storyline 2 to accomplish this goal. 

If anyone has experience doing this I am sure others will greatly appreciate your input. I know I would.

Some of my thoughts are:

- How can activities be implemented?

- How to enter instructor notes so they only show for ILTs?

- What are the best practices for developing and/or delivering these "dual-modality" courses? 

-Are there any Storyline 2 features that would serve this purpose well?


Please post your thoughts and experiences below.



1 Reply
Bill Kelleher

I think that separate tracks for each modality is definitely the best way to do this, especially given how different the needs for each will be. It all depends on how you design your course. Most ILT will not need the kind of interactivity that a typical elearning course would need, but if the information is static enough, it is fairly simple to have one transfer to the other.

In terms of notes, would it be more of a facilitator's guide rather than notes? Because if it is simply more detail than the presentation, you could make the notes available via a pop out to a new window, which the facilitator could use on another screen. This would also be useful to the user.

Activities would be very different, as you would want to simulate an experience differently because you are focusing on individual users instead of a group.