A lot of text

Hieveryone,

I'm new to Articulate and am required to create 4 E-modules. The first e-module is fairly detailed and will be mandatory for staff to complete. The majority of the first  module required is text explaining Conflict of Interest.
At the end will be 3 or 4 questions for staff to answer. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best approach to make this dense text interesting and interactive? At this point I can only see adding quizmaker to the end slides. (I still have a lot of tutorials and research to do on all elements of Articualte). In the meantime, any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much,

Steph

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Natalia Mueller

Welcome Stephanie!

I took a decent Conflict of Interest course. It was set up so each category only displayed the most necessary information - what it is, the different types and their definitions. They also included a standard example for each. There was also a button for more information that I could click to read more extensive info such as the laws involved. After viewing a few categories it launched in to scenarios. What I liked about them is that they were not obvious. They represented the trickier situations employees can find themselves in and not really realize it's a conflict of interest. I had to apply the basic information and examples they gave to a more complex situation. Believe it or not, it made a rather dull topic very interesting and certainly unexpected.

The scenario portion was not graded, which was good because I learned more from the answers I got wrong. (Yep. I got some wrong) That definitely surprised me but it also made me very interested to read the feedback that was included to explain why it was or was not a conflict. The feedback screen also referenced which category it fell under and the Learn More buttons. 

Of all the many compliance courses I have taken over the years, that is the ONE I remember and it's because the designer made it feel relevant to me. 

Hope that helps!

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi All,

Eric, that's a great link. Thanks! And David's stuff is always really good, as we all know.

"Instructional Designer", Connie is a favorite of mine, that's a great post.

Natalia, I especially enjoyed your comment about how much you learned by choosing the wrong answers. Are y'all familiar with the term "nonexample?" I wasn't, until my instructional design classes. I LOVE it, and use these quite a bit when I teach. This is how little kids learn. They don't hesitate and wait to make the right choice. They jump right in. And the "wrong" choice teaches them so much: why it's wrong, what it does, and some stored away knowledge for when it might be a "right" choice.

I wonder, Stephanie, if you could somehow embed that in the course. So everyone could learn some of the info from the "wrong" choice, not just those who stumble upon it because they got the answer wrong. There's a yin and yang of course. Some people may not want to learn more...and just want to get to the right answer. Anyway, a thought!