Would love feedback on my first project
Hi. I just created my first project in Storyline. I would love for people in this forum to look at it and provide feedback and suggestions. Although, I'm using the 30-day trial and I only have eight days left so I don't know if I'll have time to make major changes.
Here's the link to it: http://bit.ly/1tF962c (it will open in a new window)
I'm going to remove the project from that link once I've gotten some feedback.
My main concerns with the project:
• I'm concerned about the pacing. Do the word balloons appear/disappear too quickly? Too slowly?
* I'm wondering if the right answers for most questions are too obvious so the learner isn't required to think enough when making a choice.
* I'm also wondering about the opposite: are the right answers too unclear, which encourages too much guessing?
• Most of the questions are of the true/false variety. I tried to focus on having unique responses for each choice, so keeping the choices to true/false made that a lot easier to implement. But I'm wondering if having mostly true/false questions hurts the project.
• If you go through the whole project, I'd love to know what your final score is and if you replayed any rounds. The ending you see depends on your score but I don't know if I've determined the tiers of scores correctly.
• I have one lightbox slide (Credits/Bibliography) that can be accessed anytime. I tried opening it (by clicking its link) at various times when previewing my project. In some cases, when I closed the lightbox slide, the project did not resume where it had left off. Is there a way to solve this issue?
Here's more info on the project:
• I made it because someone who works for a Fortune 500 company said he might be able to get work for me — at his company and elsewhere — as an instructional designer. I'd never heard of instructional design before talking with him.
• He told me to read Michael Allen's book "Guide to E-learning" and then create a 10- to 15-minute sample project in Storyline. He suggested the topic of conducting effective business meetings because it's a topic that is relevant to all companies.
• I'm not an expert on business meetings, so he suggested I read some books on the topic. I based the project mostly on one book that seemed insightful, although its suggestions might be considered radical.
One additional question: I'm not sure how reliable the guy at the Fortune 500 company is. If he can't help me find work as an instructional designer, does my project display enough skills that I might be able to find some work on my own? I don't plan to buy Storyline ($1300 is a lot of money to me) unless I can quickly earn enough money as an instructional designer to pay for it.
(Also, my full first name is revealed in the project, but please call me D. on here. I like having some anonymity in Google's search results.)